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LLVM 3.7 Is Planned For A Late August Release

Hans Wennborg of Google has laid out plans for releasing LLVM 3.7 at the end of August.
26 May 2015 - LLVM 3.7

LLVM 3.6.1 Brings R600 & MIPS Fixes

The first point release to the LLVM 3.6 compiler stack is now available.
26 May 2015 - LLVM 3.6.1

AMD & Others Are Working On The LLVM SPIR-V Converter

AMD is among the companies working on adding a reader/writer for SPIR-V within LLVM.
25 May 2015 - SPIRV Reader + Writer

GCC 6 Gets Support For The IBM z13 Mainframe Server

The latest GNU Compiler Collection code now has proper optimization targeting/tuning support for the IBM z13.
23 May 2015 - GCC z13

Using The New LLVM/Clang OpenMP Support

As of this month, the mainline code for LLVM and Clang finally have complete OpenMP support (currently against the OMP 3.1 specification).
22 May 2015 - OpenMP 3.1

Zapcc Claims To Be A "Much Faster C++ Compiler"

Zapcc is the latest compiler I heard about this morning... Zapcc is based on LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler but claims to be much faster than it.
22 May 2015 - Zapcc C++ Compiler

Rust 1.0 Language Officially Released

Rust 1.0 has been officially released!
15 May 2015 - Rust 1.0

LLVM's Clang Adds Support For ARM/AArch64 v8.1a

LLVM's Clang compiler now has support for ARM's v8.1a architecture revision of 64-bit ARM.
14 May 2015 - ARMv8.1a

LLVM Clang FInally Has Complete OpenMP 3.1 Support!

In our routine compiler benchmarks looking at LLVM/Clang vs. GCC, the performance has certainly gotten tight over the years but one of the areas where there's still been a large difference are in workloads that can make use of OpenMP for multi-threading. Fortunately, Clang has finally finished up its OpenMP 3.1 support.
11 May 2015 - Clang OpenMP 3.1

Musl Libc Support Lands In Mainline GCC

Musl has long aimed at being a lightweight, simple, free, and correct libc library. However, hindering its adoption has been out-of-tree patches required against GCC for supporting the Musl C library. Fortunately, Musl support has now been merged into GCC.
8 May 2015 - Musl GCC - 6 Comments

GCC 6 Will Look To Switch To C++11 By Default

With GCC 5 the C compiler changed its default to C11/GNU11 and now for the next version, GCC 6, C++11 might become the default C++ language compiler target.
7 May 2015 - GCC 6 C++11 - 4 Comments

HHVM 3.7 Brings More Performance Improvements

Facebook today announced the public release of HHVM 3.7.0, the latest version of the HipHop Virtual Machine that powers their Hack language and PHP implementation.
4 May 2015 - HHVM 3.7.0

Microsoft's Visual C++ Team Is Improving Clang For Windows

While LLVM's Clang has been supported on Windows for some time and there's been improvements made to the Clang Windows support over the years by various vendors, Microsoft is now working on Clang within Visual Studio.
2 May 2015 - Visual C++ - 28 Comments

OpenMP 4.1 Support Is In The Works For GCC

This month's release of GCC 5 brought OpenMP 4.0 support -- including the initial offloading support -- while GCC developers now are already at work on OpenMP 4.1 support.
29 April 2015 - OpenMP 4.1

DragonEgg Starts Cracking In LLVM

Going back to the earlier days of LLVM has been the DragonEgg plug-in. DragonEgg is a GCC plug-in that implements LLVM's optimizers and code generators within GCC. With Clang becoming suitable for day-to-day use on large production workloads and GCC also improving, the benefits of DragonEgg have greatly diminished.
29 April 2015 - DragonEgg Losing - 1 Comment

GCC 4.9.2 vs. GCC 5 Benchmarks On An Intel Xeon Haswell

For those craving some more GCC 5 compiler benchmark numbers following last week's release of GCC 5.1, here's some new comparison numbers between GCC 4.9.2 stable and the near-final release candidate of GCC 5.1.
27 April 2015 - GCC 5 Benchmarks - 14 Comments

GCC 5.1 Officially Released

Those behind the GNU Compiler Collection have announced this morning the official release of GCC 5.1, the first major release of GCC 5.
22 April 2015 - GCC 5 - 23 Comments

LLDB Is Getting Into Shape For Linux 64-bit Debugging

From Valve's interest in the LLDB debugger to many other firms also being interested in LLVM's debugger as an alternative to GDB on Linux, LLDB is getting into very usable shape for 64-bit Linux systems.
20 April 2015 - LLDB On Linux x86_64

GCC 5.1 RC2 Arrives, GCC 5.1 Planned For Next Week

One week after the debut of the GCC 5.1 Release Candidate, a second release candidate was made available today in facilitating last-minute testing of the big GCC 5 compiler update.
18 April 2015 - GCC 5.1 - 7 Comments

DragonFlyBSD Pulls In GCC 5 Compiler

While GCC 5 hasn't been officially released yet, DragonFlyBSD has pulled in a near-final revision of the open-source compiler for use by their BSD operating system.
17 April 2015 - GCC 5 DragonFlyBSD

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