"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."