Subject: LLVM 3.0 Release!
Date: Thursday 1st December 2011 21:49:47 UTC (over 6 years ago)
Hello LLVM People, Welcome to LLVM 3.0! Get it here: http://llvm.org/releases/ or read about it: http://llvm.org/releases/3.0/docs/ReleaseNotes.html This release represents approximately 6 months of development over LLVM 2.9, and delivers a large number of improvements. Some of the bigger leaps include a new register allocator (which can provide substantial performance improvements in generated code), full support for atomic operations and the new C++ memory model, major improvement in the MIPS backend, and support for gprof/gcov style of profiling information. In addition to these enhancements, there are countless smaller improvements - please see the release notes for more information and details. Though this release is another incremental improvement over LLVM 2.9, the "3.0" number gives us the excuse to drop some old baggage. As such, LLVM 3.0 no longer includes support for the llvm-gcc frontend (please use Clang or Dragonegg instead) and does not read LLVM .bc or .ll files from LLVM 2.8 or earlier. Our goal is for *all* future releases of LLVM to be able to read LLVM 3.0 files, making it a stable file format. Speaking of Clang, Clang 3.0 has also made numerous big leaps in this release: many new C'1x and C++'11 (aka C++'0x) features are implemented and it supports the Objective-C 'Automatic Reference Counting' system. Clang generates faster code, compiles faster, and produces even better error and warning messages than LLVM 2.9. Clang also includes its own release notes for this release with many more details: http://llvm.org/releases/3.0/docs/ClangReleaseNotes.html 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, Conrad Taylor, Jonas Bülow, Roman Divacky, Pawel Worach, NAKAMURA Takumi, Joe Abbey, Nikola Smiljanic, and Tanya Lattner 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 3.1! -Chris LLVM Release Announcement Linked List: http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/pipermail/llvm-announce/2011-April/000037.html