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

By Cedric Andreolli,

Published:05/24/2019   Last Updated:12/06/2019

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

Linux* Release Notes Windows* Release Notes

Overview:

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

2019

Update 5

Linux* Release Notes Windows* Release Notes

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

Linux* Release Notes Windows* Release Notes

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

Linux* Release Notes Windows* Release Notes

Overview:

  • Adds support of "Shadow Stack" and "Indirect branch tracking" capabilities of "Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET)" to native GDB-IA.
Update 2

Linux* Release Notes Windows* Release Notes

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 Java11 and Eclipse 2018-12.
Initial Release

Linux* Release Notes Windows* Release Notes

Overview:

  • GDB 8.0.1 (application debugger)
  • Improved support for Intel® Processor Trace and Intel(R) 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(R) Memory Protection Extensions for GDB 7.12
  • Intel® Debugger for Heterogeneous Compute 2018

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