the latest compiler version comes with gdb-ia or gdb-mic. Obviously idb has been dropped. This is not unexpected (see https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/topic/326535).
But: Intels version of gdb (gdb-ia) seems to provide only a minimalistic text console interface. Not even a TUI like gdb.
Or am I missing something?
The text interface of gdb-ia reminds me of ladebug, the debugger of CFAL (Compaq Fortran for Alpha Linux) from 2001 (a noncommercial version of Digital Fortran). Déjà-vu!?
Is there a commitment to Linux development from Intel?
with the decision to go with GNU* GDB from now, on we don't provide a dedicated GUI. Instead, we expect the GDB we ship to integrate into existing IDEs that already support any vanilla GDB (e.g. Eclipse* CDT).
As of now we only provide Eclipse plug-ins for debug solutions that require non-standard handling, like Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) offload debugging. This requires multiple debug agents running transparently at a time which normal CDT does not support. Hence we provide an own plug-in for that. We don't plan major GUI efforts as of now.
On the other hand, we try to add more features into GDB (command line) that we seem missing, like better Fortran & OpenMP handling. Our debugger engineers are working closely with the GDB community.