Intel® System Studio - GNU* Project Debugger (GDB*) Release Notes and New Features

Published: 05/24/2019  

Last Updated: 12/06/2019

By Cedric Andreolli

This page provides the current Release Notes for the GNU* Project Debugger (GDB*). The notes are categorized by year, from newest to oldest, with individual releases listed within each year.

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2020

Initial Release

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Overview:

  • GDB 8.3 (application debugger)
  • Updated to Python* 3.

2019

Update 5

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Overview:

  • Intel System Studio 2019 - GNU Project Debugger (GDB) Update 5 includes functional and security updates. Users should update to the latest version.

Update 4

Overview:

  • Intel System Studio 2019 - GNU Project Debugger (GDB) Update 4 includes functional and security updates. Users should update to the latest version.
  • Updates GDB version to 8.2.1.
  • Adds Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET) debug support for GDB server.
  • Updates outbound license for GDB Eclipse plugin to “Eclipse public license 2.0“.
  • Temporarily removes following faulty debug features for Fortran:
    • Extended support for additional function entry points
    • Setting breakpoints by name on nested functions
    • Variable-length array (VLA) stride support
    • Dynamic string support
    • Extended support for intrinsic functions (KIND, LBOUND, UBOUND, RANK, SIZE, ASSOCIATED and ALLOCATED)
  • Attention: In future releases of GDB, the included Python runtime will contain the highest version of Python 3. The present release includes the Python 2.7.16 version. Customers are requested to transition their scripts from Python 2 to Python 3 before the next release of GDB.

Update 3

Overview:

  • Adds support of "Shadow Stack" and "Indirect branch tracking" capabilities of "Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET)" to native GDB-IA.

Update 2

Overview:

  • Intel® System Studio 2019 - GNU* Project Debugger (GDB) Update 2 includes functional and security updates. Users should update to the latest version.
  • Updates GDB-IA CDT plugin to work with Java* 11 and Eclipse* 2018-12.

Initial Release

Overview:

  • GDB 8.0.1 (application debugger)
  • Improved support for Intel® Processor Trace and Intel® Memory Protection Extensions for GDB 8.0.1

2018

Initial Release

Linux Release Notes Windows Release Notes

Overview:

  • GDB 7.12 (application debugger)
  • Improved support for Intel Processor Trace and Intel Memory Protection Extensions for GDB 7.12
  • Intel® Debugger for Heterogeneous Compute 2018

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