Andrew Cagney

Having graduated from University in the mid ‘80’s, Andrew Cagney has spent many years slow working, first around Australia, and then, more recently, around the world. Andrew is a long time participant in open software development and, since the mid ‘90’s, a significant contributor to the Free Software Foundation and GDB.
Andrew is GDB’s current lead Maintainer.


GDB, the GNU project debugger, is ar guably the most diverse debugger in the world. As well as supporting most host platforms it has also been ported to almost every target architecture in existence. This presentation will firstly provide a brief overview of GDB and its history. It will then go on to discuss a number of recent architectural renova-tions and how they are allowing GDB to, once again, learn new tricks.11.05–11.50 GDB: Old dog, new tricks? Having graduated from University in the mid ‘80’s,
Andrew Cagney has spent many years slow working, first around Australia, and then, more recently, around the world. Andrew is a long time participant in open software development and, since the mid ‘90’s, a significant contributor to the Free Software Foundation and GDB. Andrew is GDB’s current lead M aintainer. GDB, the GNU project debugger, is ar guably the most diverse debugger in the world. As well as supporting most host platforms it has also been ported to almost every target architecture in existence. This presentation will firstly provide a brief overview of GDB and its history. It will then go on to discuss a number of recent architectural renovations and how they are allowing GDB to, once again, learn new tricks.