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The LLVM 64-bit ARM64/AArch64 Back-Ends Have Merged

Back in March Apple open-sourced their ARM 64-bit LLVM back-end (dubbed ARM64) many months after other ARM vendors had already developed a competing 64-bit ARM back-end (dubbed "AArch64" as ARM's official name for architecture). Since Apple opened up their back-end, Apple and outside LLVM developers have been working to converge the competing 64-bit ARM back-ends into a single 64-bit ARM target. That work is now complete.
24 May 2014 - ARM64 - 1 Comment

GCC 4.8.3 Compiler Released

For those that haven't already moved over to the recently released GCC 4.9, the third point release to the GNU Compiler Collection 4.8 series has finally surfaced.
22 May 2014 - GCC 4.8.3 - 5 Comments

Qt Creator Can Be Compiled In Under 3 Minutes With Clang

One of LLVM's Clang compiler benefits that has long been trumpeted has been about its speedy compiler times in comparison to GCC. The latest results of using Clang with Qt Creator further reinforce the insanely fast compile times.
21 May 2014 - Qt Creator - 13 Comments

LLVM 3.4.2 Is Now Ready For Testing

Those having a stake in the LLVM compiler infrastructure are now encouraged to test the LLVM 3.4.2 release candidate ahead of its official release in the days ahead.
16 May 2014 - LLVM 3.4

MinGW-w64 Starts Working On ARMv7 Support For Wine

In furthering along Wine's ARMv7 (and Windows RT) efforts, some Wine developers have been working on MinGW-w64 compiler support that can target ARM.
15 May 2014 - Wine

LLVM / Clang 3.5 Will Likely Be Released In August

While this shouldn't come as a big surprise for those that follow the development of LLVM, the next major update to this compiler infrastructure should be due out in August.
14 May 2014 - LLVM 3.5

C++11 Neu Framework Released

The Neu Framework is a C++11 framework for creating artificial intelligence applications, compiler construction, and similar tasks.
14 May 2014 - Neu

Apple Implements LLVM JIT Back-End For WebKit JavaScript

For speeding up the JavaScript performance within upstream WebKit, Apple developers have implemented a new just-in-time (JIT) back-end that's based upon LLVM.
14 May 2014 - WebKit - 13 Comments

LLVM 3.4.2 Will Be Released Later This Month

LLVM 3.4.1 was released just a few days ago but already there's a plan to ship another LLVM 3.4 stable point release in about two weeks time.
12 May 2014 - LLVM 3.4

PyPy 2.3 Interpreter Released

Version 2.3 of the PyPy interpreter that targets to be compliant with CPython 2.7.6 has been released.
12 May 2014 - PyPy - 7 Comments

LLVM's 64-bit ARM Back-End Is Almost Merged With Apple's Code

Back in March Apple open-sourced their 64-bit LLVM compiler back-end (ARM64) but by the time that was done there was already a 64-bit ARM back-end (AArch64) present within mainline LLVM that was created by other ARM stakeholders. For the past several weeks, all of the LLVM developers have been working on converting towards a single LLVM 64-bit ARM back-end. In the days ahead, that work should be complete.
9 May 2014 - AArch64

LLVM 3.4.1 Released With R600 GS Support, Other Fixes

The first point release to LLVM 3.4 is now available to mainly offer up fixes for the compiler infrastructure that saw its most recent major release in early January.
9 May 2014 - LLVM 3.4.1 - 1 Comment

Changes So Far For LLVM 3.5

LLVM 3.4 was released in January and since then LLVM 3.5 has been under heavy development and will be released this summer.
7 May 2014 - LLVM 3.5 - 4 Comments

Clang Now Handles AMD Excavator "Bdver4" Tuning

LLVM's Clang compiler can now support tuning its code generation for AMD's future "Excavator" micro-architecture.
2 May 2014 - bdver4

Xamarin Studio Working On New Debugging Support

For those using Xamarin Studio for their Mono app development, the integrated development environment will soon be featuring some enhancements for an improved debugging experience.
29 April 2014 - Xamarin - 15 Comments

GCC Ada Now Supports 64-bit ARM

The Ada programming language as compiled by GCC now has support for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) architectures.
29 April 2014 - AArch64 - 2 Comments

GCC 4.9.0 Released, Brings Many Compiler Features

Jakub Jelinek on behalf of all the GNU Compiler Collection developers associated with the Free Software Foundation, has announced the official release of the GCC 4.9 compiler.
22 April 2014 - GCC 4.9 - 1 Comment

EmScripten Merges Its Speedy "Fastcomp" Backend

EmScripten, the innovative project for turning C++ code into JavaScript that can be run within web-browsers, has merged its brand new LLVM compiler back-end that is faster and also yields other benefits.
21 April 2014 - EmScripten - 4 Comments

Using Clang's Static Analyzer To Find Bugs In Your Code

Besides shorter compile times and other benefits, one of the other commonly talked about advantages of using LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler is its arguably excellent static analyzer tool.
18 April 2014 - Clang - 1 Comment

Google Releases An AutoFDO Converter For Perf In LLVM

Google has released a port of their GCC AutoFDO utility for LLVM for directing optimizations back into the compiler from the Linux kernel perf support.
15 April 2014 - AutoFDO

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