GCC 4.8 was released in 2013 and uses C++ as its implementation language of the GNU Compiler Collection. GCC 4.8 offers expanded support for C11 and C++11, libstdc++ standard library improvements, AArch64 ARM 64-bit architecture support, support for new ARM Cortex options, new Intel x86 instruction support, and AMD Steamroller and Jaguar CPU support.

GCC 4.8 Articles & Reviews

GCC 5.2 Compiler Benchmarks With ARM Cortex-A57 A Mixed Bag   Software   2015-11-18
Building The Linux Kernel With LLVM's Clang Yields Comparable Performance   Software   2014-05-30
Clang's Competition For GCC On Intel Haswell   Software   2014-02-06
LLVM Clang 3.4 Is Running Very Well On AMD's High-End APU   Software   2014-02-01
GCC 4.9 Shows Little Change For AMD's Kaveri   Software   2014-01-30
Clang 3.4 Performance Very Strong Against GCC 4.9   Software   2013-12-30
GCC 4.9 Compiler Benchmarks On A Dual-Core Haswell   Software   2013-12-24
Intel Core i3/i5 Linux Performance Update   Processors   2013-12-14
GCC vs. LLVM Clang Is Mixed On The Ivy Bridge Extreme   Software   2013-10-13
GCC vs. LLVM/Clang On The AMD Richland APU   Software   2013-07-06
GCC 4.8 vs. LLVM/Clang 3.3 On Intel's Core i7 4770K   Software   2013-06-21
Optimized Binaries Provide Great Benefits For Intel Haswell   Processors   2013-06-15
GCC 4.8.0 vs. LLVM Clang 3.3 Compiler Performance   Software   2013-05-25
LLVM/Clang 3.3 Delivers Speed Improvements   Software   2013-04-19
LLVM/Clang 3.3 Very Competitive To GCC 4.8   Software   2013-04-07
Benchmarking The New Optimization Level In GCC 4.8   Software   2013-02-12
LLVM/Clang 3.2 Compiler Competing With GCC   Software   2012-12-27
Benchmarking LLVM/Clang 3.2, GCC 4.8, DragonEgg Compilers   Software   2012-11-09
GCC 4.8 Compiler On AMD's Eight-Core Piledriver   Software   2012-10-30
Intel Ivy Bridge: GCC 4.8 vs. LLVM/Clang 3.2 SVN   Software   2012-08-18
Benchmarking GCC 4.2 Through GCC 4.8 On AMD & Intel Hardware   Software   2012-07-23

GCC 4.8 Linux & Open-Source News

Linux Kernel Raising Compiler Build Requirement To GCC 4.9   Linux Kernel   2020-07-08
Sailfish OS "Hossa" Upgrades From The Old eglibc 2.19, But Still Relying On GCC 4   Operating Systems   2019-05-07
OpenSUSE Rolling Out Retpoline Support, Xen Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation   Linux Security   2018-01-28
AMD Releases Optimizing C/C++ Compiler For Ryzen   AMD   2017-05-16
HHVM 3.18 Released With Garbage Collection Options, Ubuntu 16.10 Support   Programming   2017-02-15
Linux Developers Look At Upping The GCC Requirements For Building The Kernel   Linux Kernel   2016-12-16
GCC 7 & Clang Are Nearing Full C++1z/C++17 Support   LLVM   2016-10-14
Some Fresh Debian 8.4 vs. Debian Testing (Stretch) For A Xeon + Radeon System   Debian   2016-05-08
GCC 4.8 To GCC 6.1 Benchmarks For A Complex Program   GNU   2016-05-05
Early Ubuntu 14.04 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Intel Xeon E5 Benchmarks   Ubuntu   2016-02-13
PC-BSD / FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT Performance   BSD   2016-01-28
Haiku OS Adds GCC 5 Compiler Packages   Operating Systems   2015-12-14
NetBSD 7.0 Released With New ARM Board Support, Lua Kernel Scripting   BSD   2015-10-08
Is The Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux Faster Than Other Distributions?   Operating Systems   2015-10-01
openSUSE Leap Milestone 2 Has Package Updates, Sticks To GCC 4.8   SUSE   2015-09-04
NetBSD 7.0-RC3 Brings Fixes, Enables SMP For The Raspberry Pi 2   BSD   2015-08-18
SQLite Just Got A Big Speed Boost: Now 2x As Fast As SQLite 3.8.0   Free Software   2015-07-30
NetBSD 7.0-RC2 Released   BSD   2015-07-29
NetBSD 7.0 RC1 Adds New Intel/Radeon DRM Support, Lua Scripting & More   BSD   2015-06-21
LibreOffice Continues Moving Along With C++11 Adoption   LibreOffice   2015-02-08
Why Google Chrome Switched To The Clang Compiler On Linux   LLVM   2015-01-05
FreeBSD Ports 2015Q1 To Bring Many Changes   BSD   2015-01-01
GCC 4.8.4 Officially Released   GNU   2014-12-19
Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   2014-11-21
Ubuntu 14.10 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0 Trial Benchmarks With A Haswell-EP   Operating Systems   2014-11-10
Ubuntu 14.04 In The Power8 Cloud From RunAbove   Hardware   2014-10-25
openSUSE 13.2 Beta 1 vs. Fedora Linux Benchmarks   SUSE   2014-09-25
The Features Coming For Fedora 21   Fedora   2014-09-23
Trying Out The OpenSUSE 13.2 Beta: The Installer Is Still Lacking   SUSE   2014-09-22
Checking On The Performance Of PHP 5.6   Programming   2014-08-28
Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap   GNU   2014-07-26
Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison   Ubuntu   2014-07-04
Valve Working Towards A New Steam Runtime SDK With GCC/Clang Changes   Valve   2014-06-22
GCC 4.7.4 Released   GNU   2014-06-13
GCC 4.8.3 Compiler Released   GNU   2014-05-22
NixOS 14.04 Released   Operating Systems   2014-04-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Is Looking Fantastic   Red Hat   2014-04-23
GCC 4.9.0 Released, Brings Many Compiler Features   GNU   2014-04-22
Oracle Linux 6.5 vs. Oracle Linux 7.0 Beta Benchmarks   Oracle   2014-04-20
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" Officially Released   Ubuntu   2014-04-17
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Server Benchmarks   Ubuntu   2014-04-17
Link-Time Optimizing Improved, But Still Takes A While On GCC 4.9   GNU   2014-04-13
Running GCC 4.9 On AMD's AM1 Kabini With Jaguar Cores   GNU   2014-04-12
GCC 4.8.2 vs. GCC 4.9.0 Benchmarks On Intel's Core i7 Haswell   GNU   2014-03-30
GCC 4.9 Is Working Towards A Possible Release In April   GNU   2014-03-19
Recapping The AMD Kaveri Linux Experience   AMD   2014-02-09
LLVM Clang vs. GCC Compilers For AMD's Steamroller   LLVM   2014-01-19
Daily LLVM Clang Packages Come For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS   LLVM   2014-01-17
Benchmarks Of Fedora 20 Updates + Linux 3.12 Kernel   Fedora   2014-01-09
Linux x32 ABI Interest Faded In 2013   Free Software   2013-12-24
AMD APU Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.3 vs. SVN   LLVM   2013-12-07
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Begins With Key Package Upgrades   Ubuntu   2013-10-21
GCC 4.8.2 Compiler Brings 70+ Bug Fixes   Red Hat   2013-10-16
Ubuntu 13.04 vs. Ubuntu 13.10 In A VMware VM   Virtualization   2013-09-26
Slackware 14.1 Goes Into Beta, Brings New Packages   Operating Systems   2013-09-18
Chromebook Cortex-A15: GCC 4.8 vs. LLVM/Clang 3.3   LLVM   2013-09-05
GCC 4.9 Stacks Up ADA, Fortran Changes   GNU   2013-08-29
GCC 4.9 So Far Brings Few Intel Haswell Changes   Intel   2013-08-23
GCC Compiler Tuning On The AMD A10-6800K APU   AMD   2013-06-30
Running GCC 4.9 With Intel's Core i7 "Core-AVX2"   GNU   2013-06-27
The Best Features Of Fedora 19, Schrödinger's Cat   Fedora   2013-06-25
Assessing The Current Intel Haswell Linux Experience   Intel   2013-06-21
Gaming, Linux Desktop Advances For May 2013   Phoronix   2013-05-31
GCC 4.8.1 Released With Compiler Bug-Fixes   GNU   2013-05-31
The Best Features Of LLVM / Clang 3.3   LLVM   2013-05-26
GCC 4.8.1 Compiler Due To Be Out Next Week   GNU   2013-05-18
OpenSUSE 13.1 Milestone 1 Released   SUSE   2013-05-17
Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Enters Development Sights   Debian   2013-05-09
GCC 4.9 Diagnostics Will Begin Playing With Colors   GNU   2013-05-02
What Was Striking On Phoronix Last Month   Phoronix   2013-05-01
Arch-Based Manjaro Linux Runs Against Ubuntu 13.04   Arch Linux   2013-04-24
LLVM's Clang Compiler Is Now C++11 Feature Complete   LLVM   2013-04-19
GCC 4.7.3 Released With 118+ Bug-Fixes   GNU   2013-04-11
LLVM 3.3 Picks Up More Support For Intel AVX2   LLVM   2013-03-29
Intel Ivy Bridge Optimization Benchmarks On GCC 4.8   GNU   2013-03-28
LLVM/Clang 3.3 Offers Performance Improvements   LLVM   2013-03-26
Intel Ivy Bridge Benchmarks On The GCC 4.8 Compiler   GNU   2013-03-25
Intel Core i7 Benchmarks On GCC 4.8.0   GNU   2013-03-23
GCC 4.8 Release Brings Improved C++11, Optimizations   GNU   2013-03-22
C++ Doesn't Change The Speed Of GCC   GNU   2013-03-22
Compilation Times, Binary Sizes For GCC 4.2 To GCC 4.8   GNU   2013-03-17
GCC 4.8.0 Release Candidate Now Available   GNU   2013-03-16
GCC Link-Time Optimizations On The ARM Cortex-A9   Arm   2013-03-02
Windows, Wine, Intel, Compilers Top February   Phoronix   2013-02-28
GCC 4.8 To Bump Up Speed On NVIDIA's Tegra 3   GNU   2013-02-27
GCC Prepares Compiler Support For Intel Broadwell   GNU   2013-02-26
GCC 4.8 Compiler Performance On ARM Cortex-A15   GNU   2013-02-25
LLVM's Clang Compiler Nearly C++11 Feature Complete   LLVM   2013-02-22
Initial Benchmarks Of The LLVM/Clang 3.3 Compiler   LLVM   2013-02-19
GCC 4.8 Has Support For AMD Steamroller, Jaguar   GNU   2013-02-16
Link-Time Optimizations With GCC 4.8   GNU   2013-02-09
The Last Round Of Fedora 19 Feature Proposals   Fedora   2013-01-29
Fedora 19 Feature Talk: Cloud, Java 8, Yum, Syslinux   Fedora   2013-01-24
Fedora Looks To Replace MySQL With MariaDB   Fedora   2013-01-21
GCC 4.8 Improves Its Runtime Library (libstdc++)   GNU   2013-01-17
More Fedora 19 Feature Talk: BIND10, GCC 4.8, E17, Etc   Fedora   2013-01-16
Intel's Cilk Plus Still Waiting To Get Into GCC   Intel   2012-12-26
OpenACC Still Not Loved By Open Compilers   Programming   2012-12-04
Using AddressSanitizer & ThreadSanitizer In GCC 4.8   Programming   2012-11-30
More Open-Source Projects Eyeing Up C++11   KDE   2012-11-26
LLVM 3.2 Improves PowerPC Compiler Support   LLVM   2012-11-25
Tiny C Compiler Is Still Around, But Not Quickly Moving   Programming   2012-11-15
GCC 4.8 Has More Optimizations   GNU   2012-11-14
GCC 4.8 Compiler Development Is Over   GNU   2012-11-06
GCC 5.0 Compiler Might Be On The Way   GNU   2012-11-05
Ubuntu 13.04 Aims For 64-bit ARM Support (AArch64)   Ubuntu   2012-10-31
GCC 4.8 Nearing End Of Stage One Development   GNU   2012-10-29
AArch64 Called For Merging To GCC Trunk   GNU   2012-10-23
Local Register Allocator Merged Into GCC (LRA)   GNU   2012-10-22
New Features Coming Up For The GCC 4.8 Compiler   GNU   2012-10-18
GCC 4.8 To Handle More C++11, Initial C++1y Support   GNU   2012-10-17
GNU Unified Parallel C Still Aiming For GCC 4.8   GNU   2012-10-15
AMD Drops Steamroller "bdver3" Compiler Support   AMD   2012-10-11
GCC 4.5 Through 4.8 For AMD's Bulldozer   LLVM   2012-09-28
An "-Og" Optimization Level For GCC   GNU   2012-09-03
Intel Is Ready For Merging Cilk Plus Into GCC   Intel   2012-08-30
More Of What's Landing For The GCC 4.8 Compiler   GNU   2012-08-25
Unified Parallel C (UPC) Proposed For GCC 4.8   GNU   2012-08-23
GCC Moves Forward With Conversion To C++   GNU   2012-08-12
Upcoming Linux Benchmarks For August 2012   Free Software   2012-08-01
AMD Prepares "Bobcat 2" Compiler Support   AMD   2012-07-20
A GCC Proposal To Build It Better, Faster   GNU   2012-07-12
GCC 4.8 To Improve Diagnostics Abilities   GNU   2012-07-11
Optimizing Marvell Graphics With iwMMXt   Programming   2012-07-06
GCC 4.8 Compiler - Is It Faster Yet?   GNU   2012-06-24
Upcoming Linux Benchmarks For July 2012   Phoronix   2012-06-23
Merging The GNU D Compiler Into GCC, Again   GNU   2012-06-20
GCC 4.8 Aims To Switch To C++ Mode By Default   GNU   2012-04-05
Talk Of GCC 5.0 To Be Modular, More Like LLVM   LLVM   2012-03-19
The Prominent Changes For The GCC 4.7 Compiler   GNU   2012-03-15
GCC 4.7 RC2 Released; The State Of C99 Support   GNU   2012-03-14
GCC 4.7 Release Candidate 1 Offers Many Changes   GNU   2012-03-03
It's Time To Start Thinking About GCC 4.8   GNU   2012-03-02
LLVM 3.0 Branches Today, D Likely Not Till GCC 4.8   LLVM   2011-10-14
The State Of GCC 4.7.0: Still Months Away   GNU   2011-09-13
What's Coming Up For GCC 4.7   GNU   2011-08-15