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.
A university student that successfully wrote OpenCL and GLSL back-ends to the Low Level Virtual Machine (LLVM) is arranging to have the code open-sourced if there is interest, which already LLVM developers are requesting.
The Low-Level Virtual Machine (LLVM) developers have released a new version of their Clang C/C++ compiler. What's new to this Clang release, which comes months after the 2.9 release of LLVM and Clang, is that it integrates SAFECode Technology. SAFECode provides memory safety checking, which LLVM developers designed to be superior to Valgrind -- the tool commonly used by open-source developers for running memory checks on their code.
Early this morning I mentioned some of the features for GCC 4.7 as what one can expect when this next major open-source compiler update is out in a matter of months. There was some speculation in the forums that this article was a preemptive article coming just before a big code drop. As luck would have it, this afternoon there's a big Intel GCC announcement.
GCC 4.6 was released back in March with various Intel hardware optimizations, initial AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions) support, Google Go programming support, new optimization paths, and a number of other new features. While not yet ready for release, version 4.7 of the GNU Compiler Collection is also collecting a number of highlights. This is also good news seeing yesterday's news about C++0x.
The ISO has unanimously approved C++0x, the next version of C++, to become an international standard. The International Organization for Standardization will now prepare the standards document for C++0x and release it in the coming months.
It turns out there's another fairly interesting Google Summer of Code project being worked on this summer beyond the exciting projects and the Mesa/X/Wayland projects that have piqued our interest this year. This project was somehow skipped past when looking at the GSoC information before, but it's a continued effort (by the same student last year) to write a Python front-end to GCC.
As expected when mentioning the GCC 4.6.1 release candidate one week ago, GCC 4.6.1 has been officially released this Monday morning.
Version 4.6.1 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is imminent. A 4.6.1 status report issued this morning signals there are no outstanding P1 regressions and that this point release branch is now frozen. The GCC 4.6.1 release candidate was subsequently issued.
As planned, version 2.9 of the Low-Level Virtual Machine was released over the night. LLVM 2.9 brings many interesting updates to this compiler infrastructure and to Clang, which is the C/Objective-C/C++ compiler front-end, and other components.
Lately we have been talking a lot about this year's Google Summer of Code whereby Google pays student developers to work on various free software projects over the summer. While GSoC has been taking place for several years, this year there's been several interesting proposals expressed. Among the proposals to catch our attention has been experimental work on KDE's KWin for Wayland, an OpenGL 4.1 Gallium3D state tracker that's now turned into a video acceleration state tracker for WebM/VP8 on VDPAU, better multi-GPU support, and ReactOS improvements, among many other expressed proposals from dozens of free software projects. Another one was just brought up by a student developer and that's to provide support for compiling Microsoft Direct3D HLSL in LLVM.
While no release announcement has yet to hit the wire, GCC 4.6.0 is now available. Uploaded to the GCC mirrors yesterday afternoon was the GCC 4.6.0 final source packages, right ahead of their planned release which is/was expected to be around Monday. It was only earlier this month that the first release candidate arrives, but this is one rather nice update to the GNU Compiler Collection.
GCC 4.6 is set to be released next week barring any last minute problems and there are already release candidates out in the wild. Apple and the other developers working on LLVM and Clang are also targeting to release LLVM 2.9 in early April. The second release candidate of LLVM 2.9, Clang 2.9, and LLVM-GCC 2.9 is now available.
The GNU developers responsible for GCC have eliminated all of the P1 regressions (their most serious class of regressions in this open-source compiler) in the GNU Compiler Collection 4.6.0 code-base, so they have went ahead and tagged the first release candidate.
Not only is GCC 4.6 on the way, but the developers at Apple and elsewhere are preparing to release version 2.9 of LLVM, the Low-Level Virtual Machine.
While it's taken a while to clear out the most prominent bugs/regressions for GCC 4.6, its release candidate is now coming very soon. There's just four P1 regressions left before the release candidate of GNU Compiler Collection version 4.6 arrives.
There's a new status report from Red Hat's Jakub Jelinek as to the state of GCC 4.6. While a GCC 4.6 release candidate is nearing, as Jakub says in today's update, "significant effort has been made recently to fix lots of regressions, yet there are still way too many serious regressions."
A release candidate for version 4.6.0 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is nearing. Novell's Richard Guenther has provided a GCC 4.6 status update whereby this version of the leading free software compiler has now left "stage 3" of its development and the code-base is now only receiving regression fixes and documentation work.
While GCC 4.6 is nearing release, Ubuntu 11.04, Fedora 15, and other H1'2011 Linux distributions will continue shipping with GCC 4.5, which was released in April and so far has been succeeded by just one point release. A second point release, GCC 4.5.2, is however being prepared for release shortly.
Walter Bright of Digital Mars has brought up with the GCC list what steps need to be traveled so that GDC, the GNU D Compiler, can be merged into GCC. Right now the GNU Compiler Collection doesn't have support for the D programming language, but that may soon change if this merge by Digital Mars is successful.
Novell's Richard Guenther has just announced that GCC 4.6.0 has now left stage one of development and has immediately entered the third stage. This means no new features or other major work aside from bug-fixes will be accepted into this next major release of the GNU Compiler Collection.
For those interested in compilers, particularly GCC, or are interested in some technical slides to look over this weekend, the presentations from the 2010 GNU Compiler Collection Summit are now available online.
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