GCC 13 Ends Stage 1 Development, Moves To Bug Fixing Phase

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 15 November 2022 at 05:41 AM EST. 1 Comment
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As of Monday the GCC 13 compiler has concluded its stage one feature development and has progressed onto stage three that now just focuses on bug fixing.

As usual for GCC's yearly release calendar, GCC 13 has now shifted from stage one feature development and onto stage three. With stage three development, the changes are focused on fixing bugs. But during stage three changes can land for new ports that do not require changes to other parts of the compiler. New functionality isn't intended to be introduced.

Come January, GCC 13 will then shift to stage four development where it's intended only to land regression fixes or bugs involving incorrect code generation and other show-stopping problems.

So per Richard Biener's status report yesterday, GCC 13 is now officially into its "bug-fixing mode" state. Feature development is officially over. As of writing there are 33 known P1 priority bugs as well as some 473 P2 bugs and 113 P3 bugs.

GCC 13.1 as the first stable release of the GCC 13 compiler should in turn be released in the usual March~April timeframe.
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