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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for April 14, 2000

On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, David Starner wrote:

> Yes, we are releasing a badly broken gdb with potato. That's been
> true for all of potato, and attempts to fix it by uploading a new
> gdb-4.17 that was basically slink's gdb were strongly objected
> to by Vincent Renardias. Seems it's the users' fault that gdb

Going back to 4.17 is not an option since 4.18 fixed a lot of bugs...
However, I've always said I'd welcome a patch porting the functionnalities
from 4.17 to 4.18... So far nobody has even bothered to send me an updated
patch for ada and pthread, so I assume it's not really important. If you
happen to disagree, please send me a patch or motivate someone to do so.
(I got a new objc patch a few days ago but haven't tried it yet).

> development has problems and the latest version of gdb doesn't
> handle half the stuff the older version does. So, no, if you
> run potato, you can't debug Ada, or ObjC, or PThreads (I believe).

Indeed, you can't. The people to blame are the upstream gdb maintainers
who refuse to integrate the patches. I integrate patches to add
functionnalities to gdb, but don't develop them, so in case of upstream
upgrade, most patches have to be rethought.


"Si ca sent bon : mange-le, sinon pisse dessus..."  [Proverbe chien]

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