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  • GCC 4.4.0 Release Candidate Is Now Out There

    Phoronix: GCC 4.4.0 Release Candidate Is Now Out There

    If you are into compilers and have not already tried out the latest bits from GCC 4.4, you may want to give the GCC 4.4.0 Release Candidate 1 a whirl. GCC 4.4.0 RC1 was tar'ed up yesterday and is now ready for testing. GCC 4.4 has a number of benefits over GCC 4.3 in all areas...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzIwNQ

  • #2
    You must be kidding. The gcc 4.4.0 branch has still 78 "serious" regressions open. (+other bugs, +P4/P5 regressions and other bugs)

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    • #3
      So will this fix the performance problems that Firefox has been having on Linux if you use GCC 4.4.0 to compile Firefox ??

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      • #4
        benchmark time. there could be some pretty big speedups if that auto parallelizing kicks in.

        this is the last regression report i can see on the gcc mailing list before the 4.3.0 release
        http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gcc.devel/96916

        Their release criteria are no P1 bugs and less than 100 P2, see
        http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gcc.devel/105312 . they passed that months ago, but have been held up by the licensing issues. basically they don't think any of the remain issues are important enough to hold up the release.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bugmenot View Post
          So will this fix the performance problems that Firefox has been having on Linux if you use GCC 4.4.0 to compile Firefox ??
          no.


          AHHH, FINALLY! GCC 4.4!
          i've been waiting for it for months. finally, some proper c++0x support, although not complete. god, i'm SO gonna use strongly typed enums.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ssam View Post
            Their release criteria are no P1 bugs and less than 100 P2,
            This policy really should be thought over. There are open P2 regressions that appeared in 3.x and since then have been postponed again and again with each release.

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