Julia, the high-performance, high-level technical computing programming language written against LLVM, has made it to version 0.4.
For anyone dependent upon PHP's PEAR extensions, version 1.10 of PEAR is now available ahead of next month's planned PHP 7 release.
Perl 6 was unveiled last night in San Francisco by Larry Wall.
A month out from the launch of PHP 7, Rogue Wave Software has announced they've acquired Zend Technologies, the main company behind PHP for the enterprise.
Quick note for anyone who has a vested interest in LLVM/Clang on Windows or in Windows XP: LLVM has ended its support.
Tom Stellard of AMD has once again stepped up to maintain stable point releases of the LLVM compiler stack. He's laid out his plans now for doing minor updates to LLVM 3.7.
Earlier this month was an inquiry to upstream LLVM developers about including an Atmel AVR back-end in the mainline repository, which up to now has been developed out of tree. LLVM developers are now discussing this back-end and it's looking like it may be added once reviewed.
The MIPS P5600 processor is now supported by LLVM thanks to a now-merged patch from Imagination Technologies.
Since the beginning of the year Sony has been working on landing their PlayStation 4 compiler changes back into upstream LLVM/Clang. More of that code is now hitting mainline.
This year has been interesting watching Microsoft from the Linux/open-source world for several reasons, among them has been for their growing adoption of LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler.
Yeppp! is a very fast vector math library that works with a variety of programming languages, designed to work on a vast array of hardware across multiple architectures, and with that is designed to be super fast.
For those interested in the Rust programming language, Rust 1.3 was released today.
Python 3.5.0 was released this morning with a number of major new features and other changes.
Just one month after the gigantic release of Go 1.5, the first minor point release is now available.
HippyVM is an open-source project that's striving for 100% compatibility with Zend PHP while being more than seven times faster than stock PHP and more than twice as fast as Facebook's HHVM.
WebAssembly, the low-level programming language for in-browser, client-side scripting that's a joint effort by all leading web browser vendors, continues making progress.
Just two weeks after releasing PHP 7.0 RC1, the second release candidate is now available for this gigantic update to PHP.
Earlier this year we learned of Facebook's plans for HHVM to integrate LLVM support into their PHP interpreter that also powers their Hack programming language. That work is now bearing some public progress.
LLVM 3.7 along with sub-projects like Clang 3.7.0 have been officially released this afternoon.
With PHP 7.0 RC1 having been released last week, I've spent a fair amount of time in the past few days trying out this first release candidate for the huge PHP 7 milestone.
For those who routinely build LLVM/Clang from SVN/Git or rely upon the LLVM.org APT repository, for at least some platforms the latest code is causing issues.
Hans Wennborg of Google announced the LLVM 3.7-RC4 tagging today and reaffirmed the expectation that LLVM/Clang 3.7.0 will be released next week.
The LLVM 3.7 release is imminent so here's our usual look at the new features/improvements for this open-source compiler stack. Complete OpenMP 3 support is a big one but there's also many other big ticket items to find in this major compiler update.
A new SIMD scheme is now available in the latest nightly versions of the Rust programming language.
The release of LLVM 3.7 is imminent.
One of the big focuses as of late for GCC compiler development is device offloading support (e.g. GPGPU, MICs, etc) and as part of that support for the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA).
LLVM 3.7 is very close to being released and the third/final release candidate has now been tagged. LLVM 3.7-RC3 will be promoted to being the final release build should nothing critical arise in the days ahead.
The first release candidate is out today for PHP 7.0 and it marks the sixth pre-release for the PHP 7 series.
Development of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is currently centered around a Subversion (SVN) repository while there is a Git mirror that can be cloned from. However, in acknowledging today's advantages of Git and it being the dominant version control system by open-source projects, they're looking at moving to Git.
Last year Apple spun off LLVM into its own foundation so this leading open-source compiler stack can be treated as its own entity. Today the project announced they've been granted 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status by the US IRS.
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