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Ubuntu 12.10 Open For Development With GCC 4.7

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Published on 30 April 2012 02:07 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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Development on Ubuntu 12.10, the Quantal Quetzal, is now officially underway.

This morning Matthias Klose announced Quantal open for development. While it has not even been a week since the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with the six-month release cycle it's already time to get working on the Ubuntu Quantal release. Coming up next week is also the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit where some of the new features will be discussed for this release expected to land in mid-October, per the Ubuntu 12.10 release schedule.

In kicking off the Ubuntu 12.10 development, GCC 4.7 is being uploaded to the Quantal repository to serve as the release's default compiler. GCC 4.7.0 was out before the 12.04 LTS release, but the "Precise Pangolin" was shipping with the older GCC 4.6 series release.

Among the "good stuff" about the GNU Compiler Collection 4.7 series is better AMD Bulldozer support, Intel Sandy Bridge improvements, initial support for Intel Ivy Bridge and Intel Haswell CPUs, better C++11 support, good support for Google Go, and many other new features.

OpenJDK 7 is also replacing OpenJDK 6 within Ubuntu 12.10. Python 3 is also going to be the only installed version of Python for Ubuntu 12.10 from the ISO/installation media.

Look for more information next week out of Oakland with live Phoronix information.

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