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LLVM Seeks New Code Owners

At Chris Lattner's keynote for the LLVM Developers' Conference that took place last week in California, he called for more "code owners" within the LLVM code-base.
12 November 2012 - LLVM Code Owners - 1 Comment

LLVM 3.2 Was Branched Last Night

The components making up LLVM 3.2 were all branched last night in preparation for an official release in December.
12 November 2012 - Branched - 2 Comments

LLVM's Clang Is Finally The FreeBSD x86 Compiler

After talking about FreeBSD's transition to Clang as the default C/C++ compiler rather than GCC, the move has finally happened where for x86/x86_64 systems the LLVM-based compiler has replaced GCC.
7 November 2012 - Clang - 25 Comments

GCC 4.8 Compiler Development Is Over

GCC 4.8 has reached the end of new development activity.
6 November 2012 - GCC 4.8 Stage 3

GCC 5.0 Compiler Might Be On The Way

GCC developers have brought up the topic of tagging a GCC 5.0 release soon based upon recent changes.
5 November 2012 - It's Being Talked About - 11 Comments

Moving Towards Building The Linux Kernel With Clang

While it hasn't been a news item for a couple months, a group of developers are still hard at work to advance the LLVM/Clang compiler and the Linux kernel to a point where this alternative compiler to GCC can be used for building the Linux kernel.
4 November 2012 - Still An Active Target - 37 Comments

A New Language Implemented Atop LLVM

ESL, the Embedded Systems Language, is a new programming language intended for embedded/small systems and its compiler was implemented atop the LLVM infrastructure.
3 November 2012 - ESL Programming - 3 Comments

GCC 4.8 Nearing End Of Stage One Development

The GCC trunk is nearing the completion of stage one development for the GCC 4.8 release due out in early 2013.
29 October 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 1 Comment

Benchmarking LLVM's Automatic Loop Vectorizer

Yesterday I wrote about an automatic loop vectorizer having been committed to LLVM this week. I've now carried out some benchmarks of this automatic loop vectorizer in conjunction with the Clang compiler to see the performance impact of this still experimental but promising feature.
27 October 2012 - Loop Vectorization - 1 Comment

The First GNOME 3.8 Development Release

The first development release of the GNOME 3.8 is now available with new features for the GNOME desktop.
26 October 2012 - GNOME 3.8 - 25 Comments

LLVM Gets An Automatic Loop Vectorizer

A loop vectorizer has been committed to LLVM 3.2 that's capable of automatically vectorizing small loops.
26 October 2012 - LLVM 3.2 - 4 Comments

AArch64 Called For Merging To GCC Trunk

The ARM 64-bit compiler port (AArch64) of the GNU Compiler Collection is now ready for merging to trunk.
23 October 2012 - ARM 64-bit

Local Register Allocator Merged Into GCC (LRA)

The LRA branch has been merged into GCC trunk as a new feature of GCC 4.8.
22 October 2012 - LRA Branch - 9 Comments

China Makes A Java Version Of Core LLVM

Developers at a university in China have developed their own Java version of LLVM. Their reasoning for re-implementing LLVM is that they prefer Java to the C++ language.
19 October 2012 - Java - 17 Comments

Initial ARMv8 Support For 32-bit GCC Port

Developers from ARM Holdings have published their initial ARMv8 patch for the GNU Compiler Collection for the 32-bit "AArch32" compiler port.
19 October 2012 - ARMv8

New Features Coming Up For The GCC 4.8 Compiler

Aside from greater C++11 compliance and early C++1y support, GCC 4.8 as the next major Free Software Foundation compiler release will also have many other interesting features.
18 October 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 1 Comment

LLVM Turns To Phabricator As New Review Option

The LLVM project has announced that they will be turning to Facebook's "Phabricator" project for handling code review.
18 October 2012 - Phabricator - 5 Comments

GCC 4.8 To Handle More C++11, Initial C++1y Support

GCC 4.8 is set to support more of the C++11 ISO standard and it also starts working on very early support for "C++1y", the next C++ standard that is still years away.
17 October 2012 - New C++

GCC Approves AArch64, ARM 64-bit Compiler Port

The Linux 3.7 kernel introduces support for 64-bit ARM, a.k.a. AArch64. In further enabling 64-bit ARM support under Linux, the GCC Steering Committee has now officially accepted the AArch64 port of the GNU Compiler Collection. 64-bit ARM now has a compiler!
15 October 2012 - GCC 64-bit ARM

GNU Unified Parallel C Still Aiming For GCC 4.8

Developers behind GUPC, the GNU Unified Parallel C implementation, are still hoping to see their several year old project merged into the GCC 4.8 compiler release.
15 October 2012 - GUPC - 2 Comments

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