Richard Guenther of SUSE on behalf of the GNU Compiler Collection development community has announced the official release of GCC 4.7.0.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Version 4.6.3 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is now available.
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.
The number of projects taking advantage of LLVM continues to rise. Another project is ELLCC, which uses LLVM/Clang for cross-compiling.
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.
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.
Just as expected, LLVM 3.0 has been officially released along with updates to the DragonEgg and Clang compiler components.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's a new status report by Red Hat's Jakub Jelinek about the state of the GNU Compiler Collection 4.7.0 release.
Version 4.6.2 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is now available.
Clang, the C/C++ compiler for LLVM, can now build a patched version of LibreOffice.
There's been a lot of talk about LLVM/Clang this week since LLVM 3.0 is approaching and there's been numerous OpenCL announcements that depend upon LLVM/Clang as its front-end for the Open Computing Language: Portable OpenCL, libclc, and now the high-performance Saarland project. There's now another worthwhile announcement and it comes from MIPS.
This week has been busy with OpenCL news with the release of Portable OpenCL and libclc, but now there's been another project brought up and that's a German university research project to create a high-performance OpenCL driver for the CPU.
It was just two days ago that the Portable OpenCL project was announced, but today there's another open-source OpenCL project that takes advantage of LLVM/Clang: libclc, an OpenCL C library implementation.
There's open-source compiler news this week for both GCC and LLVM.
While GCC developers are currently discussing merging the D programming language front-end into their compiler, LLVM developers are currently discussing their IR and its sufficiency.
Nearly one year ago I wrote about Digital Mars wanting to merge the GNU D Compiler into GCC. Finally it looks like merging the compiler for the D programming language is nearing a point of reality.
It's been announced on Oktoberfest-eve that Apple is planning to officially release LLVM 3.0 in the middle of November. This is a major update to this increasingly popular compiler infrastructure.
Red Hat's Jakub Jelinek has issued a new status update concerning the state of the GCC 4.7 compiler.
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