GNU ARM Embedded Toolchain 5-2015-q4-major

The first 5 release

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Project:
GNU ARM Embedded Toolchain
Series:
5.0
Version:
5-2015-q4-major
Released:
2015-12-23  
Registrant:
Thomas Preud'homme
Release registered:
2015-12-23
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Release notes 

The 5 2015q4 update release is available at:

* https://launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/5.0/5.0-2015-q4-major
* https://launchpad.net/~team-gcc-arm-embedded/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

Features:
* All GCC 5 features, plus latest mainline features:
  + Cortex-M7 performance tuning
  + optimization of manual little endian and big endian loads
  + improved jump threading removing the need for -ftree-switch-shortcut
* ARMv8-M Baseline and Mainline alpha support:
  + atomics not included for ARMv8-M Baseline
  + ARMv8-M Security Extensions only supported for assembling and basic linking
* Thumb-1 library optimizations
  + https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2015-10/msg01282.html
* CRC optimization
  + https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2015-11/msg02046.html

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