LLVM 3.7 Is Very Close To Release
Written by Michael Larabel in LLVM on 22 August 2015 at 03:17 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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LLVM 3.7 is very close to being released and the third/final release candidate has now been tagged. LLVM 3.7-RC3 will be promoted to being the final release build should nothing critical arise in the days ahead.

Hans Wennborg announced the third release candidate on Thursday for LLVM 3.7. The Google engineer explained, "Again, a lot of patches got merged between rc2 and rc3, but hopefully nothing that should upset things...This is a release candidate in the real sense: at this point I have zero release blockers on my radar. I will now only accept fixes for critical regressions, and if nothing comes up, rc3 will be promoted to 3.7.0-final."

More details via this mailing list post.

LLVM 3.7 is a very exciting half-year update to this open-source compiler stack with having the needed AMDGPU back-end changes for handling OpenGL 4.1 with Mesa 11.0 on the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver, OpenMP 3.1 support, and many other changes. I'll provide an LLVM 3.7 feature overview on Phoronix in the next few days.

The latest LLVM Clang code (now on 3.8 SVN) continues to be benchmarked daily over at LinuxBenchmarking.com.
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