openSUSE Tumbleweed Switches Over To GCC 7
Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE on 1 June 2017 at 06:16 AM EDT. 4 Comments
openSUSE's Tumbleweed rolling-release Linux distribution has now switched over to using GCC7 as its default code compiler.

As of this week, openSUSE Tumbleweed is using GCC 7.1 as its default code compiler. GCC 7.1 was released at the start of May.

If you haven't yet seen our GCC 6 vs. GCC 7 benchmarks or related feature overview articles, see our dozens of articles covering GCC 7 as the big annual update to this GNU compiler.

More details on Tumbleweed's transition via

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