It's Time To Start Testing LLVM 3.7
Written by Michael Larabel in LLVM on 18 July 2015 at 10:51 AM EDT. 1 Comment
It's time to start testing out LLVM 3.7 with the first release candidate having been tagged this week.

Hans Wennborg of Google's Chrome team is managing the LLVM 3.7 release and is planning for it to ship in late August. LLVM/Clang 3.7 brings the new ORC JIT API, the BPF back-end for the Linux in-kernel virtual machine, upstreaming of PlayStation 4 compiler support, numerous AMDGPU back-end improvements, SafeStack support, and perhaps most notable is complete OpenMP 3.1 support along with some of OMP4. There's also many other changes and new features that will be covered in its own Phoronix feature overview in due time.

With LLVM 3.7 RC1 being tagged in SVN/Git, if you're interested in testing out the compiler stack now that 3.7 has been branched, you can find out the testing details via this mailing list post. Daily benchmarks of the latest upstream LLVM/Clang code continues to be done by us for tracking the performance over on
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