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LinuxProgramming: Sun's Forte Developer tool suite adds support for GNU compatibility

Sep 06, 2001, 01:25 (3 Talkback[s])

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"The new debugging capability is based on an extension to the dbx debugger, an interactive, source-level, graphical and command-line tool, that now accepts the GNU debugger (gdb) commands. The extension employs the JVMDI (Java VM Debugging Interface) to implement a native debugging agent running on a Java Virtual Machine. Developers using Java with C /C++/Fortran to build applications for the Solaris OE now have a single tool to debug their entire application.

The compilers in Forte Developer have also been updated to improve interoperability between GNU and open source applications across the Solaris and Linux platforms, further demonstrating Sun's commitment to open source and Linux developers. The new compiler capability also accepts more GNU C++ syntax and reduces the need to re-write source code."

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