GCC 8.2 Released, GCC 8.3 Coming Around Year's End
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 26 July 2018 at 08:12 AM EDT. 8 Comments
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Jakub Jelinek of Red Hat today announced the relase of GCC 8.2 stable as the first point relase to the stable GCC 8 compiler that debuted earlier this year.

GCC 8.2 just contains bug/regression fixes over GCC 8.1. Coming in though as perhaps the most notable fix for GCC 8.2 is fixed tuning when using -march=native on Intel Skylake CPUs and newer with this glaring shortcoming having been part of the GCC8 release for several months. If you tune for "-march=native" on GCC 8 with newer Intel CPUs, this fix may be noticeable for performance-sensitive workloads.

The brief GCC 8.2 relase announcement can be read on the GCC mailing list. GCC 8.3 as the next bug-fix release is expected around the end of the year or start of 2019. GCC 9 meanwhile is the next major feature release in development and should debut as GCC 9.1 around the end of Q1'2019.

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