GCC 5 Is Branched, GCC 6.0 Enters Development
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 12 April 2015 at 04:11 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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GCC 5 is expected to be released this month and it's now a step closer to making its debut. Mainline GCC is now also marked for GCC 6.0 development.

A few minutes ago in the SVN/Git code, the GCC 5 code was branched to gcc-5-branch. Following that, the trunk/mainline code was set for GCC 6.0.0.

GCC 5 is expected for release this month while GCC 6 will be about one year away. GCC 5 is bringing many major features as previously talked about on Phoronix over the past few months along with numerous compiler benchmarks while more coverage is forthcoming.

GCC 5 is to be the first release under the GNU Compiler Collect's new versioning scheme. The new versioning scheme is outlined on the GCC develop page. Right now the code is at GCC 5.0.0 for the GCC 5 branch but it will become GCC 5.0.1 when in the pre-release state and GCC 5.1.0 will be the first release from the GCC 5 branch, GCC 5.2.0 will be the second release from the GCC 5 branch, etc.
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