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In early December the OpenCL specification was unveiled, which is an open framework initially conceived by Apple for extending the power of graphics processors to better handle GPGPU computing in a unified way. Both ATI/AMD and NVIDIA are working on bringing Open Computing Language support to their proprietary Linux drivers, while nothing has yet to be started on the open-source side to integrate the support within Mesa. Though as OpenCL consists of a C99-based language for programming, what's the status on the compiler front?
1 February 2009 - It's Being Discussed - 23 Comments
It's been just under three months since GCC 4.3.0 was released with support for Intel's SSE4.1/SSE4.2 instruction sets and experiment C++0x support, and now there is GCC 4.3.1. The GCC 4.3.1 release fixes a number of regressions and other bugs, which are all laid out within the GCC BugZilla. The release announcement was made on the GNU mailing list.
10 June 2008 - Bug Fixes For The GNU Compiler - 4 Comments
GCC 4.2.0 was released less than a year ago, but arriving yesterday was the release of GCC 4.3.0. Version 4.3.0 of the GNU Compiler Collection has its middle-end integrated with the MPFR math library, experimental support for the forthcoming C++0x ISO standard, GCJ now uses the Eclipse Java Compiler for Java parsing, all Java 1.5 language features now supported by both the compiler and at run-time, and new GCJ Java tools. GCC 4.3.0 also has performance tuning for the Intel Core 2 and AMD Geode processors. In addition, there is now support for Intel's SSE4.1, and SSE4.2 instruction sets. There are many more changes, so be sure to check out the GCC 4.3 change-log. The release announcement on the GNU mailing list provides additional details.
11 March 2008 - GNU Compiler Gets Updated - 10 Comments
Continuing in the GCC 4.2 series is the release of GCC 4.2.2. GCC 4.2.2 contains changes and other fixes since GCC 4.2.1. As was mentioned in the GCC 4.2.1 announcement, all future releases would be under version 3 of the GNU General Public License. With that said, GCC 4.2.2 is now GPLv3 software. The official announcement hasn't yet come down the gcc-announce wire, but it should come shortly seeing as their slated release date was October 7.
8 October 2007 - GCC Now GPLv3
GCC 4.2.1 has been released to address bugs and other regressions in GCC. Significant about this release is that all releases after GCC 4.2.1 will be released under the GNU GPLv3 license as opposed to the GPLv2. Read more about the GCC 4.2.1 release at GNU.org.
22 July 2007
Hitting the web recently was the release of GCC 4.2.0. This inaugural release in the GCC 4.2 branch supports OpenMP in C / C++ / Fortran, new command line options, a number of improvements to C++, fastjar being removed from GCC 4.2 and later, and a variety of other changes to the GNU C Compiler. The GCC 4.2 page is here along with a GCC 4.2 changes page.
16 May 2007
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