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AppWatch: GDB 5.0 and Insight 5.0 released

May 19, 2000, 12:38 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to John D. Rowell for this announcement. ]

This new stable version of the GNU Debugger (and Insight, the Tcl/Tk interface to GDB) features greatly improved C++ support, New native configurations (ARM GNU/Linux, PowerPC GNU/Linux), New targets (Motorola MCore, x86 VxWorks, PowerPC VxWorks, TI TMS320C80), and many more improvements and bugfixes.

"The purpose of a debugger such as GDB is to allow you to see what is going on "inside" another program while it executes - or what another program was doing at the moment it crashed. GDB can do four main kinds of things (plus other things in support of these) to help you catch bugs in the act: Start your program, specifying anything that might affect its behavior; make your program stop on specified conditions; examine what has happened, when your program has stopped, and change things in your program, so you can experiment with correcting the effects of one bug and go on to learn about another. You can use GDB to debug programs written in C and C++. Support for Modula-2 and Chill is partial."

"Insight is a graphical user interface to GDB - the GNU Debugger - written in Tcl/Tk. It is a mature interface that is able to give you access to much of GDB's power."

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