At Apple's recent WWDC event besides announcing a new 3D graphics API, Apple also announced Swift, a new programming. However, Apple developers don't yet know -- or can't admit -- whether Swift will ultimately be open-source or made to be cross-platform.
This year's GNU Tools Cauldron is taking place next month at the University of Cambridge where some very interesting compiler-related discussions will be taking place.
PathScale, the company behind the EKOPath compiler and other compiler technologies for both CPUs and GPGPU solutions, is looking to hire one or two kernel developers to work on improving the open-source AMD Linux graphics drivers... Particularly, to improve the GPGPU/OpenCL compute support in the driver, improve the Hawaii GPU and APU support, and potential optimizations for GPUs with 4GB+ of video memory.
We might finally have OpenMP support added to LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler!
Back in March Apple open-sourced their ARM 64-bit LLVM back-end (dubbed ARM64) many months after other ARM vendors had already developed a competing 64-bit ARM back-end (dubbed "AArch64" as ARM's official name for architecture). Since Apple opened up their back-end, Apple and outside LLVM developers have been working to converge the competing 64-bit ARM back-ends into a single 64-bit ARM target. That work is now complete.
For those that haven't already moved over to the recently released GCC 4.9, the third point release to the GNU Compiler Collection 4.8 series has finally surfaced.
One of LLVM's Clang compiler benefits that has long been trumpeted has been about its speedy compiler times in comparison to GCC. The latest results of using Clang with Qt Creator further reinforce the insanely fast compile times.
Those having a stake in the LLVM compiler infrastructure are now encouraged to test the LLVM 3.4.2 release candidate ahead of its official release in the days ahead.
In furthering along Wine's ARMv7 (and Windows RT) efforts, some Wine developers have been working on MinGW-w64 compiler support that can target ARM.
While this shouldn't come as a big surprise for those that follow the development of LLVM, the next major update to this compiler infrastructure should be due out in August.
The Neu Framework is a C++11 framework for creating artificial intelligence applications, compiler construction, and similar tasks.
LLVM 3.4.1 was released just a few days ago but already there's a plan to ship another LLVM 3.4 stable point release in about two weeks time.
Version 2.3 of the PyPy interpreter that targets to be compliant with CPython 2.7.6 has been released.
Back in March Apple open-sourced their 64-bit LLVM compiler back-end (ARM64) but by the time that was done there was already a 64-bit ARM back-end (AArch64) present within mainline LLVM that was created by other ARM stakeholders. For the past several weeks, all of the LLVM developers have been working on converting towards a single LLVM 64-bit ARM back-end. In the days ahead, that work should be complete.
The first point release to LLVM 3.4 is now available to mainly offer up fixes for the compiler infrastructure that saw its most recent major release in early January.
LLVM 3.4 was released in January and since then LLVM 3.5 has been under heavy development and will be released this summer.
LLVM's Clang compiler can now support tuning its code generation for AMD's future "Excavator" micro-architecture.
For those using Xamarin Studio for their Mono app development, the integrated development environment will soon be featuring some enhancements for an improved debugging experience.
The Ada programming language as compiled by GCC now has support for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) architectures.
Jakub Jelinek on behalf of all the GNU Compiler Collection developers associated with the Free Software Foundation, has announced the official release of the GCC 4.9 compiler.
Besides shorter compile times and other benefits, one of the other commonly talked about advantages of using LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler is its arguably excellent static analyzer tool.
Google has released a port of their GCC AutoFDO utility for LLVM for directing optimizations back into the compiler from the Linux kernel perf support.
Two weeks ago Apple open-sourced their 64-bit ARM back-end to LLVM. Following last week's EuroLLVM meeting, they have decided that the community's existing open-source 64-bit ARM back-end will likely be merged into Apple's now-public back-end.
The GCC 4.9 compiler that's about to be released has many improvements, including in the area of LTO (Link-Time Optimizations), but you must still have a fair amount of patience to compile with LTO support.
Fracture is another open-source project aiming to offer users/developers the ability to decompile binaries back into an intermediate form.
A few hours ago I wrote about the most interesting features for the Linux 3.15 kernel from my perspective as it didn't look like anything else interesting would be introduced this late in the merge window before the imminent 3.15-rc1. However, this time I've been happily proven wrong with Clang patches being added to the Linux 3.15 kernel.
The annual European LLVM Conference happened this past week in Edinburgh, Scotland. Slides and other media from the LLVM compiler infrastructure presentation are now available.
Using the AMD Athlon 5350 AM1 APU with its four "Jaguar" cores operating at 2.05GHz, I ran some benchmarks from Ubuntu 14.04 Linux comparing the performance of binaries compiled under GCC 4.8.2 and this week's GCC 4.9.0 RC1. Is GCC 4.9 better able to exploit the potential out of AMD's Jaguar microarchitecture? Let's see.
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