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Support for the TMS320C6000 (TI C6X) processor family was added. The hppa/som targets can now be compiled on any host. Support was added for displaying the contents of .debug.macro sections. readelf can now display ARM unwind tables (.ARM.exidx/.ARM.extab) using the "-u"/"--unwind" option. A new tool, elfedit, was added. Many new commandline options were implemented, such as "--dyn-syms" for readelf, "--preprocessor-arg" for windres, "--dwarf-start" and "--dwarf-end" for readelf and objdump, "--interleave-width" for objcopy, and "--addresses" and "--pretty-print" for addr2line.
This release contains fixes for regressions and serious bugs in 2.20.
Support for delay importing to dlltool was added. gprof can now read symbols from a file. objcopy and objdump have received new output formatting options. Many other options were added or enhanced.
Many new command line options were added.
Support was added for thin archives, for SSE5 in the i386 port.
37 coding problems in bfd were resolved, including
static array overruns, null pointer dereferences,
and use of a malloc buffer after it has been
freed. The binutils sources are now released under
GPLv3. A new tool "windmc" has been added for some
targets. Codepage support was added to the windres
tool. The --extract-symbol command line option was