Subject: LLVM 2.9 Release!
Date: Thursday 7th April 2011 06:15:54 UTC (over 6 years ago)
Hi LLVM Friends, Fans, Followers and Fanatics, LLVM 2.9 is out, get it while it is fresh and steaming! http://llvm.org/releases/ and read about it here: http://llvm.org/releases/2.9/docs/ReleaseNotes.html This release includes 6 months of development that provide major enhancements and new features over the LLVM 2.8 release. LLVM 2.9 includes much better optimization and code generation than LLVM 2.8 (particularly for modern ARM targets), improved support for C++'0x in Clang, and a much more mature LLDB (see http://lldb.llvm.org/). The LLVM 2.9 release notes cover the new features in LLVM in depth. Some of the major features include integrated assembler support for ELF targets (allowing direct object file writing), substantial improvements for Link Time Optimization (LTO) which make it build faster and able to compile large apps like Firefox 4, automatic recognition of memset and memcpy loops, debugging optimized code improvements, infrastructure for region based optimizations, better use of condition code registers, and progress on a major register allocator rewrite. One particularly notable aspect of this release is that it is the last of the 2.x series. One planned change in 3.0 is that we plan to drop the llvm-gcc 4.2 compiler. The Clang project provides a better solution for C based languages and the DragonEgg project provides a good solution for people interested in integrating LLVM with mainline GCC. This release would not be possible without our volunteer release team. Thanks to our release manager Bill Wendling, as well as Duncan Sands, Anton Korobeynikov, Dimitry Andric, and NAKAMURA Takumi for their work to qualify and shepherd the release. If you have questions or comments about this release, please contact the LLVMdev mailing list! Onward to LLVM 3.0! -Chris LLVM Release Announcement Linked List: http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/pipermail/llvm-announce/2010-October/000036.html