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LLVM 3.4 For Christmas, Should Be "Pretty Great"

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Published on 28 October 2013 12:36 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
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The compiler developers at Apple that are focused upon the LLVM project are beginning to formulate their plans for getting the LLVM 3.4 release out the door around Christmas.

Bill Wendling of Apple on Sunday sent out a "LLVM 3.4 Pre-Announcement!" to the LLVM mailing list. Coming up the first full week in November is the LLVM developer meeting and following that, the developers would like to begin planning the 3.4 release schedule. Bill is asking that LLVM developers at this time begin getting their new features into shape, updating the release notes, and fixing bugs. The release schedule will come after the LLVM developers meeting in California but it should be released before the end of the year pending any delays.

For those not familiar with some of the features coming for the LLVM 3.4 release, this past weekend I happened to write an LLVM 3.4 feature overview. More details on new features and LLVM compiler benchmarks will be forthcoming on Phoronix as the official release approaches in December.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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