It's been over three years since the last major Open64 compiler update and development of Open64 seems more or less over. This open-source compiler with a long history vanished from the web this week and some question whether its website will even return.
GCC 5 is almost in shape to be released with the latest status update on this big GNU compiler update showing a significant drop in the number of high-priority bugs.
For full OpenMP support in LLVM/Clang that's hoped for Clang 3.7 after some OpenMP pragmas made it in for LLVM Clang 3.6. It looks like the 3.7 release will indeed deliver better OMP support with more functionality having been implemented in recent days.
Facebook developers announced the release today of HHVM 3.6.0, the HipHop Virtual Machine that's at the heart of their Hack programming language and also serving as a popular PHP alternate implementation thanks to its high performance.
Ravi is a new open-source project that's an experimental dialect/derivative of Lua using LLVM for JIT compilation.
There's yet another conversation taking place within the GCC camp about modularizing the GNU Compiler Collection.
Interested individuals are already discussing the prospects of dealing with SPIR-V intermediate representation for the new Vulkan graphics API within the GNU Compiler Collection.
There is yet another small hobbyist, open-source code compiler to talk about this weekend. Hello 8cc.
While running a few days late, LLVM 3.6 was officially released today.
LLVM 3.6 and Clang 3.6 are due to be released any day now and with this new version of the increasingly-used BSD-licensed compiler infrastructure stack are many improvements and new features to benefit the vast majority of users.
Some of Google's compiler developers will be working on upstream improvements to LLVM for better supporting Profile Guided Optimizations.
Version 0.3 of the high-performance Python programming implementation is now available.
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.
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.
Developers at Facebook today announced the initial specification for the Hack programming language.
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.
The third release candidate of LLVM 3.6 is available for some Friday the 13th testing.
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.
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.
As the first update to supplement the System V ABI in nearly two decades, version 1.0 of the Intel386 psABI was announced today.
The second release candidate to LLVM 3.6 is out today.
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.
The latest additions to LLVM and Clang begin adding support for fuzzing capabilities.
Support for Sony's PlayStation 4 game console code generation is landing within LLVM's open-source compiler infrastructure.
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.
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.
The new "ORC" Just-In-Time compilation APIs have landed within mainline LLVM.
Facebook developers have released version 3.5.0 of HHVM as a faster alternative to the reference PHP implementation.
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.
GCC 5 feature development is over and as of today the mainline code is in "stage four" development ahead of the GCC 5 release.
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