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Compiler News Archives

LLVM 3.1 Will Be Released In May

LLVM 3.0 was just released in early December, but the release of LLVM 3.1 (along with Clang 3.1 and co) is quickly approaching.
22 March 2012 - LLVM/Clang 3.1

Talk Of GCC 5.0 To Be Modular, More Like LLVM

Last week a large discussion began among GCC developers about their hopes and plans for GCC 5.0. The common theme is for GCC 5 to be more like the increasingly-popular LLVM compiler infrastructure project.
19 March 2012 - GCC 5 - 20 Comments

The Prominent Changes For The GCC 4.7 Compiler

With GCC 4.7 being released soon, new compiler benchmarks at Phoronix will be published in the coming weeks (beginning next week Monday), but for those wondering what's different on the feature side, here's a look.
15 March 2012 - GCC 4.7 - 1 Comment

GCC 4.7 RC2 Released; The State Of C99 Support

The second release candidate of GCC 4.7 is available today for those wishing to try out this open-source compiler that will be officially released in the coming weeks. Separately, there's also updated documentation concerning the state of the C99 language support.
14 March 2012 - GCC 4.7 RC2 - 1 Comment

A New OpenCL Back-End For LLVM Is Published

Besides the open-source AMD Radeon support for OpenCL finally taking shape, there's more good open-source OpenCL news: a newly open-sourced LLVM OpenCL back-end.
7 March 2012 - Woohoo - 4 Comments

GCC 4.7 Release Candidate 1 Offers Many Changes

Just as expected, the first release candidate of GCC 4.7 is now available for testing. This major update to the GNU Compiler Collection introduces several new language features, hardware support improvements, and other support enhancements to the GPLv3-licensed compiler.
3 March 2012 - GCC 4.7 - 2 Comments

It's Time To Start Thinking About GCC 4.8

While GCC 4.8 will likely not see the light of day in 2012, GCC 4.7 was branched today with an imminent release candidate and now it's "trunk" code-base is open for GCC 4.8 development efforts.
2 March 2012 - GCC 4.8 - 3 Comments

GCC 4.6.3 Released With 70+ Fixes

Version 4.6.3 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is now available.
1 March 2012 - New Release - 1 Comment

GCC 4.7 Moves Along Into Stage 4

GCC 4.7 is still on track with its development plans for an official release in March or April and this popular open-source compiler will deliver on many new features.
29 January 2012 - Development - 1 Comment

ELLCC: Using LLVM/Clang For Cross-Compiling

The number of projects taking advantage of LLVM continues to rise. Another project is ELLCC, which uses LLVM/Clang for cross-compiling.
10 January 2012 - Another LLVM Project - 5 Comments

LLVM 3.1 Will Enhance AVX & Bring AVX2 Support

While LLVM 3.0 has been barely out for one month and a release schedule for LLVM 3.1 hasn't even been plotted yet, there are already some new details about what this next release of the extremely popular open-source compiler infrastructure will offer.
26 December 2011 - Next LLVM Release

Emscripten: Bang Out JavaScript From LLVM Bitcode

There's an interesting new open-source LLVM-using project called Emscripten. Emscripten allows JavaScript to be automatically generated from LLVM bit-code. In other words, you can take C/C++ code-bases and easily translate them into JavaScript.
20 December 2011 - New Project - 8 Comments

LLVM/Clang Developer Videos Worth Watching

LLVM is a popular topic right now with NVIDIA's new and open CUDA compiler being based upon it, LLVM being used within graphics drivers, and general advancements to its compiler support. For those wanting to learn more, here's some interesting videos worth watching from the LLVM 2011 Developer Meeting.
15 December 2011 - LLVM

LLVM 3.0 Release Brings Lots Of Compiler Fun

Just as expected, LLVM 3.0 has been officially released along with updates to the DragonEgg and Clang compiler components.
2 December 2011 - Clang - 3 Comments

What's Exciting About LLVM 3.0 & The New Clang

Version 3.0 of LLVM is expected to be released tomorrow, along with a major update to Clang. Here's some of the noteworthy enhancements.
29 November 2011 - Release Notes - 2 Comments

Apple Delays Release Of LLVM 3.0

Version 3.0 of LLVM was supposed to be released this Friday along with the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end and related components, but it's been challenged by a last-minute delay.
16 November 2011 - Compiler

Open64 5.0 Compiler Released w/ New Features

Open64, the open-source (GPLv2-licensed) compiler for C/C++ and Fortran that's backed by AMD and has been developed by SGI, HP, and various universities and research organizations, has reached a major milestone today. Version 5.0 of Open64 has been christened with many changes.
10 November 2011 - Open64 5.0 - 8 Comments

LLVM/Clang Performance On Intel Sandy Bridge

Lately there's been a lot of compiler benchmarks on Phoronix, particularly when looking at the performance on AMD's Bulldozer architecture and their FX-8150 system. However, here's some more compiler benchmarks, but this time under Intel Sandy Bridge.
10 November 2011 - More Benchmarks - 7 Comments

GCC 4.7 Enters Stage 3, Ready By March Or April

There's a new status report by Red Hat's Jakub Jelinek about the state of the GNU Compiler Collection 4.7.0 release.
8 November 2011 - New Status Report

GCC 4.6.2 Compiler Released

Version 4.6.2 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is now available.
27 October 2011 - GNU CompilerCollection

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