GCC 8.2 Release Candidate Arrives For Compiler Testing
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 19 July 2018 at 09:37 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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GCC 8.2 as the first point release to the stable GCC 8 compiler is tentatively set to debut next Thursday, 26 July, but available now for testing is the release candidate.

Available today is 8.2.0-RC-20180719 as the release candidate to GCC 8.2.0.

No release overview has been provided, but it basically boils down to various bug/regression fixes and documentation updates. Those curious about a particular change to GCC 8 can see the gcc-8-branch change-log.

One change important to this release that is indeed included is the fix for better "-march=native" performance on Intel Skylake CPUs and newer as for the past number of months when using the -march=native option on the newer Intel micro-architectures it hasn't been properly tuned.

More GCC benchmarks will be coming up on Phoronix shortly.
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