Ubuntu 17.10 Soon Switching Over To GCC 7
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 27 July 2017 at 06:31 PM EDT. 17 Comments
UBUNTU --
Ubuntu will begin their transition from GCC 6 to GCC 7 in early August.

Matthias Klose is again organizing the compiler change-over in Ubuntu. The default changing of Ubuntu's compiler from GCC 6 to GCC 7.1 is expected to happen the first week of August.

Details on this transition for Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" can be found via this ubuntu-devel posting. See our many GCC 7 articles for plenty of compiler benchmarks and more details on this big update to the GNU Compiler Collection that was released earlier this year.
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