GCC 4.9 is the major GNU Compiler Collection release of 2014. GCC 4.9 features AddressSanitizer support for ARM, continued link-time optimization (LTO) improvements, feedback-directed optimization improvements, improved C11 support, GNAT specifies Ada 2012 by default, and countless other features that were merged during its nearly year of development.

GCC 4.9 Articles & Reviews

GCC 6.1 vs. LLVM Clang 3.9 Compiler Performance   Software   2016-05-10
GCC 4.9 vs. GCC 5.3 vs. GCC 6.1 On A Debian Xeon E5 Linux System   Software   2016-05-07
GCC 5.2 Compiler Benchmarks With ARM Cortex-A57 A Mixed Bag   Software   2015-11-18
LLVM Clang 3.7 vs. GCC Compiler Benchmarks On Linux   Software   2015-08-31
GCC 5 Brings Some Performance Improvements For Intel Broadwell Systems   Software   2015-02-04
Intel Broadwell: GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 Compiler Benchmarks   Software   2015-01-30
A Quick Look At GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5   Software   2014-04-16
GCC 4.9 Compiler Optimization Benchmarks For Faster Binaries   Software   2014-04-14
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

GCC 4.9 Linux & Open-Source News

Linux 5.15 Raises Its GCC Compiler Version Requirement   Linux Kernel   2021-09-14
Linux Kernel Raising Compiler Build Requirement To GCC 4.9   Linux Kernel   2020-07-08
Sailfish OS 3.3 "Rokua" Released With Many Improvements For This Mobile Linux OS   Operating Systems   2020-04-29
The Hurd Microkernel Still Isn't Ready But GNU Had A Great 2010s With GCC + Other Projects   GNU   2019-12-25
Sailfish OS "Hossa" Upgrades From The Old eglibc 2.19, But Still Relying On GCC 4   Operating Systems   2019-05-07
OpenIndiana Has Upgraded To The GCC 6 Compiler   Oracle   2018-02-17
Keeping The Ryzen Threadripper Busy With An Array Of Compiler Benchmarks   AMD   2017-08-28
KWin Now Requires C++14; Perhaps More Of KDE Will Make Use Of Newer C++?   KDE   2017-07-17
GCC 6 Becoming Auxiliary Compiler In OpenIndiana   Operating Systems   2017-04-24
Linux Developers Look At Upping The GCC Requirements For Building The Kernel   Linux Kernel   2016-12-16
OpenIndiana 2016.10 Released With MATE 1.14 Desktop, Drops Sun SSH   Oracle   2016-11-01
GCC 4.9.4 Released, Closes 150+ Bugs   GNU   2016-08-03
GCC 4.9.4 Will Be Released Soon To End GCC 4.9 Series   GNU   2016-07-18
Debian Stretch Continues Eyeing GCC 6   Debian   2016-06-24
AMDGPU, Dota 2 Vulkan, NVIDIA Pascal Were Wowing Linux Users   Phoronix   2016-05-31
HSA IL Front-End Proposed For GCC   GNU   2016-05-16
GCC 6.1 Compiler Optimization Level Benchmarks: -O0 To -Ofast + FLTO   GNU   2016-05-14
GCC 4.8 To GCC 6.1 Benchmarks For A Complex Program   GNU   2016-05-05
OpenIndiana 2016.04 Released To Let OpenSolaris Live On   Operating Systems   2016-04-22
GCC 4.9 vs. 5.3 vs. 6.0 Compiler Benchmarks On Debian 8.4   GNU   2016-04-14
The Most Popular Programming & Compiler News Of 2015   Programming   2015-12-31
AMD Radeon Software Crimson 15.12 For Linux Released   Radeon   2015-12-18
Haiku OS Adds GCC 5 Compiler Packages   Operating Systems   2015-12-14
A Fix For AMD Catalyst On Ubuntu 15.10 Is Coming   AMD   2015-10-27
NixOS 15.09 Released: Ships Updated Desktops, Linux 3.18 Kernel   Operating Systems   2015-09-30
openSUSE Leap Milestone 2 Has Package Updates, Sticks To GCC 4.8   SUSE   2015-09-04
Wine 1.7 Series Turn Two Years Old, No Sign Of Wine 1.8   WINE   2015-08-02
Ubuntu 15.04 On The Tegra X1 Yields Even Better Results, More Benchmarks   NVIDIA   2015-07-30
GNU Guix 0.8.3 Brings 179 New Packages, New Commands   GNU   2015-07-22
Glibc 2.22 Will Have NaCl Support For ARMv7-A, Libmvec Vector Math Library   GNU   2015-07-22
GCC 5 Is One Week Away From Landing In Ubuntu 15.10   Ubuntu   2015-07-21
GCC 4.9 vs. GCC 5.1 vs. GCC 6.0 SVN Compiler Benchmarks   GNU   2015-06-07
Ubuntu 15.10 Will Use The GCC 5 Compiler By Default   Ubuntu   2015-05-06
GCC 4.9.2 vs. GCC 5 Benchmarks On An Intel Xeon Haswell   GNU   2015-04-27
Ubuntu 15.04 Released, Now Available For Download   Ubuntu   2015-04-23
Ubuntu 15.04 Now Under Final Freeze   Ubuntu   2015-04-16
HHVM Continues Beating PHP At Its Own Game   Standards   2015-03-13
Benchmarks Of The $129 8-Core 64-bit ARM Development Board   Arm   2015-03-06
GCC 5 Will End Up Coming To Fedora 22   Fedora   2015-01-22
Fedora's FESCo Makes A Bold Move To Try To Release Fedora 22 On Time   Fedora   2015-01-14
GCC Soars Past 14.5 Million Lines Of Code & I'm Real Excited For GCC 5   GNU   2015-01-05
The Most Viewed Compiler News & Milestones Of This Year   Programming   2014-12-27
GCC 4.8.4 Officially Released   GNU   2014-12-19
New Ruby Benchmarks On GCC vs. LLVM Clang Compilers   LLVM   2014-12-17
Debian 8.0 Jessie - GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks   Debian   2014-12-14
Ruby Compiled With Clang Is Noticeably Faster Than GCC   LLVM   2014-12-12
Fedora 21 Is Coming In Just Two Days With Big Improvements   Fedora   2014-12-07
Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance Benchmarks   Fedora   2014-11-30
GCC 5 To Boast New x86 Optimizations   GNU   2014-11-29
GCC Compiler Optimization Benchmarks With A 16-Thread Haswell-EP   GNU   2014-11-11
Ubuntu 14.10 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0 Trial Benchmarks With A Haswell-EP   Operating Systems   2014-11-10
GCC 5 Is Compiling Faster, But Still Falls Short Of Clang   LLVM   2014-11-09
LLVM Clang vs. GCC On Fedora 21 With A High-End Xeon   LLVM   2014-11-08
Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 Adds GCC 4.9, Nginx 1.6   Red Hat   2014-10-30
GCC 4.9.2 Released Today To Fix Regressions   GNU   2014-10-30
Ubuntu 14.10 Officially Released   Ubuntu   2014-10-23
OpenMP 4.0 Offloading Is Closer For GCC 5   GNU   2014-09-30
The Most Dominating Linux Stories Of Q3'2014   Phoronix   2014-09-29
The Features Coming For Fedora 21   Fedora   2014-09-23
Running GCC 5 On Intel's Haswell-E i7-5960X   GNU   2014-09-13
GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 On Intel's Haswell-E Platform Under Linux   LLVM   2014-09-11
GCC 5 Will Have Full Support For Intel's Cilk Plus   GNU   2014-09-10
Intel Releases Updated Cilk Plus LLVM Compiler   LLVM   2014-09-08
New GCC 5.0 Changes, Command-Line Options That Landed So Far   GNU   2014-08-26
Ubuntu 14.10's Feature Freeze Is This Wednesday   Ubuntu   2014-08-19
AMD Compiler Optimization Benchmarks With GCC 4.10 (GCC 5.0)   GNU   2014-08-16
GCC 5.0 Doesn't Show Much Difference Yet For AMD's Steamroller   GNU   2014-08-15
Fedora 21 Was Just Delayed By Another Week   Fedora   2014-08-13
Drivers & Drama Dominated Linux Talk In July   Phoronix   2014-07-31
Linux 3.16-rc7 Calms Things Down For The Linux 3.16 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2014-07-27
Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap   GNU   2014-07-26
GCC 5.0 Is Expected Next Year   GNU   2014-07-21
GCC 4.9.1 Released, Adds OpenMP 4.0 To Fortran   GNU   2014-07-16
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
LLVM 3.4.2 Brings Bug-Fixes   LLVM   2014-06-20
GCC 4.10 Performance: Not Much To See Yet   GNU   2014-06-15
GCC 4.7.4 Released   GNU   2014-06-13
GCC 4.8.3 Compiler Released   GNU   2014-05-22
LLVM 3.4.2 Is Now Ready For Testing   LLVM   2014-05-16
GCC 4.9 Will Soon Be The Default In Debian, Ubuntu 14.10   Debian   2014-05-13
LLVM 3.4.2 Will Be Released Later This Month   LLVM   2014-05-12
Clang Now Handles AMD Excavator "Bdver4" Tuning   LLVM   2014-05-02
AMD's AM1 Platform & Linux 3.15 Dominated April   Phoronix   2014-04-30
GCC Ada Now Supports 64-bit ARM   GNU   2014-04-29
What Else Would You Like To See On Phoronix This Spring?   Phoronix   2014-04-23
GCC 4.9.0 Released, Brings Many Compiler Features   GNU   2014-04-22
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
AMD Athlon 5150 & Sempron 2650/3850 APUs On Linux   AMD   2014-04-11
Bringing Major Features, GCC 4.9 RC1 Has Been Released   GNU   2014-04-11
Fedora 21 Receives Another Helping Of Features   Fedora   2014-04-10
LTO Support Coming To Linux 3.15, Making For A Faster Kernel   Linux Kernel   2014-04-07
Link-Time Optimizations Near Reality For x86 Linux Kernel   Linux Kernel   2014-04-01
GCC 4.8.2 vs. GCC 4.9.0 Benchmarks On Intel's Core i7 Haswell   GNU   2014-03-30
openSUSE 13.2 To Use Btrfs By Default, Major Changes   SUSE   2014-03-19
GCC 4.9 Is Working Towards A Possible Release In April   GNU   2014-03-19
Intel Gets AVX-512 Support Going In GCC   GNU   2014-02-10
Recapping The AMD Kaveri Linux Experience   AMD   2014-02-09
AMD "Bdver3" Steamroller GCC Testing With Kaveri   AMD   2014-02-03
Samsung Brings OpenACC 1.0+ Support To GCC Fortran   GNU   2014-01-24
LLVM 3.4 Compiler Officially Released With Many Features   LLVM   2014-01-06
Exciting Upcoming Linux Hardware Reviews, Articles   Hardware   2013-12-12
Intel Cilk Spawn, Sync Merged For The GCC Compiler   GNU   2013-12-12
LLVM Clang OpenMP 4 Support Nears Reality   LLVM   2013-12-09
AMD APU Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.3 vs. SVN   LLVM   2013-12-07
LLVM Clang 3.4 Is On Track To Arrive This Month   LLVM   2013-12-02
December Should Be Very Exciting For Linux Users   Phoronix   2013-12-02
Linux 3.13, NVIDIA GPUs Won Over November   Phoronix   2013-11-30
GCC 4.9 Compiler Supports IBM's Super-Fast POWER8   GNU   2013-11-25
GCC 4.9 Is Now In Bug-Fixes-Only Stage 3 Mode   GNU   2013-11-22
LLVM 3.4 Branched, Christmas Compiler Present Planned   LLVM   2013-11-20
AMD Excavator Enablement Lands For GCC 4.9   AMD   2013-11-18
GCC 4.9 Continues Piling On New Features   GNU   2013-11-17
Intel Cilk Plus Support Continues For GCC   GNU   2013-11-16
AMD Publishes Bdver4 (Excavator) GCC Compiler Patch   AMD   2013-11-13
GCC Lands Intel Cilk Plus Multi-Threading Support   Intel   2013-11-06
C11 Atomic Support Appears Ready For GCC   GNU   2013-11-05
Features Coming For The LLVM 3.4 Compiler Stack   LLVM   2013-10-27
GCC 4.9 Will Make Compilers More Exciting In 2014   GNU   2013-10-26
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
JIT Compiler Support Might Be Added To GCC 4.9   GNU   2013-10-13
OpenMP 4.0 Support Is Ready For The GCC Compiler   GNU   2013-10-08
Intel Cilk Plus Multi-Threading Support Going Into GCC   GNU   2013-10-08
Intel Bay Trail / Silvermont Linux Hardware Support   Intel   2013-09-12
System76 Gazelle Pro: A High Performance Linux Laptop   Phoronix   2013-09-05
GCC Core-AVX2 "Haswell" CPU Optimization Tests   Intel   2013-09-01
Undefined Behavior Sanitizer Added To GCC   GNU   2013-08-30
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 4.9, Clang 3.4 Will Have Better C++14 Support   LLVM   2013-07-25
GCC 4.9 Is Friendly Toward Intel's Silvermont   GNU   2013-06-27
Running GCC 4.9 With Intel's Core i7 "Core-AVX2"   GNU   2013-06-27
GCC 4.8.1 Compiler Due To Be Out Next Week   GNU   2013-05-18
GCC 4.9 Diagnostics Will Begin Playing With Colors   GNU   2013-05-02
Intel's Cilk Plus Still Waiting To Get Into GCC   Intel   2012-12-26
The State Of GCC 4.7.0: Still Months Away   GNU   2011-09-13