LLVM 3.6 Will Be Branched Next Month
Written by Michael Larabel in LLVM on 19 December 2014 at 12:14 PM EST. Add A Comment
We're starting to hear details about the LLVM 3.6 release plans.

Hans Wennborg, who is now serving as the new LLVM release manager and part of the Chromium team at Google, has expressed plans to branch LLVM 3.6 from SVN mainline in early January. This would come after the LLVM 3.5.1 release that ships stable bug-fixes on top of LLVM 3.5.

The other developers responding to Wennborg's message are satisfied with a branching in January, which would put the actual LLVM 3.6 release several weeks later. It was also noted that LLVM has been slipping from its traditional six month release cadence to now being more of 7~8 months per release cycle.

There's still hope that Clang 3.6 could have OpenMP support, but besides that there's more AMD GPU back-end improvements, enables C11 mode by default, integrates Go bindings, offers various ARM improvements, and x86/x86_64 has seen its usual improvements too.
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