It's been announced on Oktoberfest-eve that Apple is planning to officially release LLVM 3.0 in the middle of November. This is a major update to this increasingly popular compiler infrastructure.
The tentative release schedule for LLVM 3.0 was mentioned in this email
by Apple's Bill Wendling. The plan is to branch 3.0 in the middle of October, go through two rounds of testing in October and early November, and then go gold on the 16th of November.
With LLVM 3.0, the LLVM-GCC support (the GCC front-end to the Low-Level Virtual Machine) will be discontinued in favor of the Clang compiler and the DragonEgg plug-in for GCC. When the branching of LLVM 3.0 takes place in October, the feature list will be finalized so we'll talk more about what's there to like about this major update at that time.
To be entertained in the meantime, Oktoberfest 2011
will begin in Munich in just a couple of hours. For those not in Bavaria right now, here's a few shots from today.
Oktoberfest doesn't officially begin until this weekend, but that never stops me from showing up early to get a glance of the wiesn (the Oktoberfest fairgrounds) when there aren't millions of people roaming.
In just a few hours, there will be thousands of people in this tent... Thanks to my connections, I've already had a fresh glass of Augustiner Oktoberfest at the wiesn. This year's tastes slightly better than last year and comparable to the quality of Augustiner from Oktoberfest of 2009.
There's a few changes to the Augustiner tent this year. There's a larger gated area on the north-west corner of the tent. In that area is also an outdoor biergarten / patio connected to the second floor balcony.
The view of Munich from the temporary Phoronix office for the next three weeks -- where I'm at when not in the Augustiner tent. The wiesn is in the lower right hand corner of the photo while downtown Munich and the rest is off to the left.
, pretzel, and a liter of Augustiner at the Augustiner-keller biergarten for lunch.
Why care about Oktoberfest if you're not into beer, Bavarian traditions, etc? It's this annual pilgrimage that empowers me to crank out lots of Phoronix content, Phoronix Test Suite developments, etc for the rest of they year. I also meet with several business colleagues and technology sources in the tents. When not at the wiesn (or even when there, thanks to moble Internet), I'm still banging out new Phoronix Test Suite ideas. This year at Oktoberfest I'm also planning the new Phoronix.com web-site
. Plus it's a chance for Phoronix readers to earn a free Phoronix Premium subscription
by buying me a liter (or more) of Augustiner.