GCC 7.0 Now In Development, GCC 6.1 Likely Coming Next Week

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 15 April 2016 at 11:21 AM EDT. 15 Comments
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) made it today to having no P1 regressions (the highest priority) and thus they've now branched the code for the GCC 6 series, GCC 7.0 is now on the master branch, and GCC 6.1 should be released next week.

For those still confused by the new GCC versioning scheme, GCC 6.1 will be the first stable release in the GCC 6 series. Jakub Jelinek of Red Hat who is managing the release hopes to ship GCC 6.1 by the end of next week or shortly after that point. A GCC 6.1 RC1 candidate is meanwhile imminent.

He shared the details in this mailing list post with the GCC 6 branching and the GCC 6.1 release to happen in about one week. GCC Git/SVN master is now marked as GCC 7.0.0 for development leading up to GCC 7.1 about this time next year.

If you are not familiar with the new features of GCC 6, see Recapping The New Features Of GCC 6: OpenMP 4.5, HSA, C++14, AMD Zen & More.
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