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. One of the GCC 4.4 features that excite us is the merging of the Graphite framework
, which will ultimately provide automatic parallelization support
. Also on the multi-threaded front, GCC 4.4 supports version 3.0 of OpenMP
. While still experimental, in this GNU Compiler Collection update there is also better support for the C++0x language.
More on the GCC changes that are present in the 4.4 series, head on over to Gnu.org
. The short release announcement for GCC 4.4.0 RC1 can be read on the GCC mailing list
. The official release of GCC 4.4.0 is expected soon.