[Lazarus] win 32: GDB downgraded to 7.2

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 15:23:19 CEST 2012

On 28-9-2012 15:02, Martin wrote:
> On win 32 there is currently a choice between:
> - gdb 7.2 (or older)
>   does not have http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=14018
> which means the debug session can be lost at any time.
>   all later versions have this issue.
> - gdb 7.3 (which has both known issues...)
> - gdb 7.4 / 7.5
>   which can set environment vars for the debuggee
> http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=10989
> There is also an error with stepping, if a library is unloaded (or maybe
> it is a thread being closed). It was observed with 7.4 and 7.5. But as
> it is not reproducible, it is not known, if it will occur with earlier
> versions.
> If encountered, the IDE will display a gdb message about being unable to
> set a breakpoint with a negative number.
> Otherwise, all Lazarus debugging abilities seem to run equally good on
> 7.2 and 7.4/7.5
> This should affect all win32 snapshots from tomorrow (including "fixes
> branch"), and all future releases.
> Given the choice I decided to go back to 7.2. Since the stability
> affects everyone.
> If you need environment, then please keep a copy of 7.4. (All IDE
> changes are usually tested for all gdb 7.x versions)
> If you encounter other issues please mail.
Thanks, Martin,

I noticed the files in
contains 7.2, but
for 64 bit has GNU gdb (GDB)

Is that as expected?


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