GCC 5 Is One Week Away From Landing In Ubuntu 15.10
Debian unstable is switching to GCC 5 and so is Ubuntu 15.10. Here's the latest update on the planned transition from GCC 4.9 to GCC 5.2 by month's end.
Matthias Klose sent out an update on Monday for landing GCC5 into Ubuntu 15.10 on 31 July. Besides this update being huge for the new compiler features, switching over to GCC 5 might be a bit nasty due to a partial ABI transition within their C++ standard library (libstdc++6). Due to this, coming with the landing of GCC 5 will be a rebuild of more than three thousand packages.
Debian/Ubuntu developers wishing to learn more about the planned GCC 5 transition that's scheduled to take place on the last day of the month can read Klose's latest message.