Compiler News Archives
LLVM 3.7 Is Very Close To Release

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.

22 August 2015 - LLVM 3.7 - Add A Comment
GCC Developers Might Finally Switch Over To Using Git

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.

20 August 2015 - GCC Git - 2 Comments
LLVM Becomes A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit

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.

20 August 2015 - LLVM Non-Profit - 10 Comments
GCC's JIT Library Is Still Working Out Speed Improvements

Present in GCC 5.x is libgccjit, an embeddable Just-In-Time compiler for the GNU Compiler Collection. While it's still largely experimental and I haven't heard of any projects really utilizing it in a production setting yet, more performance improvements are ahead.

6 August 2015 - libgccjit - Add A Comment
PHP 7.0 Beta 2 Released

Just two weeks after PHP 7 decided to go into beta, the second beta release is now available for testing.

24 July 2015 - PHP 7 - 2 Comments
Khronos To Soon Open-Source Initial SPIR-V LLVM Work

One of the big things we've been looking forward to with SPIR-V is the to/from LLVM IR pass in order to open up the possibilities for this new industry-standard intermediate representation to be used by Vulkan and OpenCL. Some code will soon be opened up, but it's not the end game.

7 July 2015 - Tossing It Out - 19 Comments
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Switching Over To GCC 5.1.1

The current stable version of GCC 5, GCC 5.1.1, has been added to openSUSE Factory and in turn will see all packages rebuilt against this new compiler and this will become the default compiler in the openSUSE Tumbleweed snashot due out later in the week.

16 June 2015 - Tumbleweed GCC5 - 9 Comments

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