Linaro GCC 4.8 and 4.7 2014.04 released

Written for Linaro GCC by Yvan Roux on 2014-04-10

The Linaro Toolchain Working Group is pleased to announce the 2014.04
release of both Linaro GCC 4.8 and Linaro GCC 4.7.

As announced at Linaro Connect USA 2013 Linaro GCC moved to a pattern of
quarterly stable releases, with engineering releases in the intervening
months. This is the second stable release, and contains no known regressions
compared to the 2014.01 release.

The next stable release of GCC 4.8 will be the 2014.08 release. There will be
no engineering releases of GCC 4.8 until this release, as it enters in

No more releases of GCC 4.7 are planned.

Next month's release - 2014.05 - will be based off GCC 4.9 and be an
engineering build.

Linaro GCC 4.8 2014.04 is the thirteenth and last development release in the
4.8 series before entering maintenance. Based off the latest GCC 4.8.3+svn208968
release, it includes performance improvements and bug fixes.

Interesting changes include:
* Updates to GCC 4.8.3+svn208968
* Cortex-a53 support
* A fix for LP #1292489: Buggy vectorization of dot products
* A fix for LP #1268893: ICE when building kernel raid6 neon code
* A fix for LP #1273511: ICE APCS Frame & optimize-sibling-calls

Linaro GCC 4.7 2014.04 is the twenty third release in the 4.7 series. Based
off the latest GCC 4.7.4+svn209005 release, this is the tenth release after
entering maintenance and the final one.

Interesting changes include:
* Updates to GCC 4.7.4+svn209005
* A fix for LP #1129013: Internal compiler error in push_reload during
  bootstrap stage 2
* A fix for LP #1292489: Buggy vectorization of dot products
* A fix for LP #1301335: Compiler segmentation fault while cross-compiling QT5

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