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Google To Work On Better PGO Support For LLVM

Some of Google's compiler developers will be working on upstream improvements to LLVM for better supporting Profile Guided Optimizations.
26 February 2015 - Profile Guided Optimizations - 3 Comments

Pyston 0.3 Released For High-Performance Python

Version 0.3 of the high-performance Python programming implementation is now available.
24 February 2015 - Pyston 0.3 - 15 Comments

LLVM Clang Compiling The Linux Kernel Is A Big Topic For 2015

It's been talked about for years and is still an ongoing but very active endeavor: building the mainline Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang compiler rather than GCC.
21 February 2015 - LLVM Clang Linux Kernel - 17 Comments

Rust 1.0 Alpha 2 Lands All Major API Changes

The second alpha release of the forthcoming Rust 1.0 is now available and it marks the landing of all major API revisions for this programming language's major milestone.
20 February 2015 - Rust 1.0 Alpha 2

Facebook Announces The Hack Specification

Developers at Facebook today announced the initial specification for the Hack programming language.
19 February 2015 - Hack - 4 Comments

HHVM Plans To Integrate LLVM This Year

Coming soon is the HHVM 3.6 release for making PHP even faster and Facebook's Hack derivative even better, but further out into 2015 are even more exciting improvements.
17 February 2015 - HHVM Plans

LLVM 3.6 Release Candidate 3

The third release candidate of LLVM 3.6 is available for some Friday the 13th testing.
13 February 2015 - LLVM 3.6 RC3

Eric S. Raymond Calls LLVM The "Superior Compiler" To GCC

Joining in on the heated discussion that originated over Richard Stallman voicing concerns over adding LLVM's LLDB debugger support to Emacs, Eric S Raymond has come out to once again voice his support in favor of LLVM/Clang and express his feelings that GCC's leading days are over.
10 February 2015 - ESR On Clang - 126 Comments

LibreOffice Continues Moving Along With C++11 Adoption

With the recent release of LibreOffice 4.4 there was a significant bump in compiler requirements in order to begin allowing LibreOffice developers to use basic C++11 functionality. Going forward, the compiler requirements will continue to rise as the developers of this open-source office suite seek to utilize more modern C++ features.
8 February 2015 - LibreOffice C++11 - 14 Comments

Intel386 psABI Version 1.0 Released

As the first update to supplement the System V ABI in nearly two decades, version 1.0 of the Intel386 psABI was announced today.
5 February 2015 - Intel386 psABI v1.0

LLVM 3.6 Release Candidate 2 Now Available

The second release candidate to LLVM 3.6 is out today.
3 February 2015 - LLVM 3.6 RC2

LLVM Preparing To Raise Its Visual Studio Requirements

As a forewarning for anyone that might be forced to use MSVC / Visual Studio at their place of employment, LLVM developers are preparing to raise their compiler requirements for building out LLVM unless any old pre-2013 MSVC users raise their concerns.
31 January 2015 - MSVC 2013 - 8 Comments

LLVM Adds Options To Do Fuzz Testing

The latest additions to LLVM and Clang begin adding support for fuzzing capabilities.
28 January 2015 - LLVM Fuzzing - 4 Comments

PlayStation 4 System Compiler Support Landing In LLVM

Support for Sony's PlayStation 4 game console code generation is landing within LLVM's open-source compiler infrastructure.
27 January 2015 - Sony PS4 - 19 Comments

How To Use GCC 5's OpenMP & OpenACC Offloading Support

With the upcoming GCC 5 compiler release there is the offloading infrastructure support in place as OpenMP 4.0 and OpenACC compute offloading to accelerators begin to mature in this open-source compiler. For those willing to toy with the latest experimental code, it's possible to get your feet wet if you have a NVIDIA GPU or supported Intel Xeon Phi MIC card.
25 January 2015 - GCC 5 Offloading - 2 Comments

BPF Backend Merged Into LLVM To Make Use Of New Kernel Functionality

The newest LLVM back-end in the mainline code is for supporting BPF, the "universal in-kernel virtual machine" present in the latest releases of the Linux kernel.
24 January 2015 - BPF Backend

New "ORC" JIT API Land In LLVM

The new "ORC" Just-In-Time compilation APIs have landed within mainline LLVM.
24 January 2015 - ORC LLVM JIT - 4 Comments

Facebook Releases HHVM 3.5 As A PHP Alternative

Facebook developers have released version 3.5.0 of HHVM as a faster alternative to the reference PHP implementation.
20 January 2015 - HHVM 3.5 - 3 Comments

LLVM Developers Are Bringing LLDB To Windows

On Linux there have been developers looking forward to having LLDB mature to become an advanced debugger alternative to GDB while Windows users are now being able to utilize this LLVM debugger as well.
20 January 2015 - LLVM Debugger

GCC Trunk Is Now In Stage 4 Ahead Of GCC 5

GCC 5 feature development is over and as of today the mainline code is in "stage four" development ahead of the GCC 5 release.
19 January 2015 - GCC Stage 4 - 1 Comment

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