LLVM 4.0 Planned For Release At End Of February, Will Move To New Versioning Scheme
Written by Michael Larabel in LLVM on 5 December 2016 at 04:33 PM EST. 10 Comments
Hans Wennborg has laid out plans to release the LLVM 4.0 (and Clang 4.0, along with other LLVM sub-projects) toward the end of February.

The proposal by continuing LLVM release manager Hans Wennborg puts the 4.0 branching followed by RC1 at 12 January, RC2 at 1 February, and the official release around 21 February.

This next version of LLVM is LLVM 4.0 following the recent LLVM 3.9 release. But after LLVM 4.0 they are moving to the versioning scheme where they will keep bumping the major version number... Thus the next release after LLVM 4.0 is LLVM 5.0, then LLVM 6.0, etc. They're the latest project joining the big version number race, but at least it's a bit more clear than GCC's versioning scheme where x.1 is the first stable release, etc.

More details on the LLVM 4.0 release schedule proposal via this mailing list thread.
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