LLVM 12.0 Should Be Released Soon Following RC3 Release

Written by Michael Larabel in LLVM on 11 March 2021 at 12:05 AM EST. 5 Comments
LLVM 12.0 was aiming for release at the start of March but it missed that goal post and a third release candidate was tagged on Wednesday. But, fortunately, it looks like the official release will be out soon.

Tom Stellard as the LLVM release manager announced LLVM 12.0-RC3 on Wednesday and indicated that it should be the last release candidate barring any new major issues from becoming known. This will be the first major LLVM release of 2021 and keeping up with their roughly half-year release cadence should be succeeded by LLVM 13 come September/October.

Those wanting to help out in testing LLVM 12 ahead of its official release can find the 12.0-RC3 components via GitHub.

There are many features with LLVM 12.0 like supporting x86-64 micro-architecture feature levels like GCC, initial AMD Zen 3 support, support for Intel Alder Lake and Sapphire Rapids, continued C++20 language support, AMDGPU back-end improvements, and much more.

More LLVM/Clang 12 benchmarks will be coming up on Phoronix upon the official release in the coming days.
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