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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
maintenance.

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
  Webkit

The source tarball is available from:
 http://releases.linaro.org/14.04/components/toolchain/gcc-linaro/4.8
 http://releases.linaro.org/14.04/components/toolchain/gcc-linaro/4.7

Downloads are available from the Linaro Releases website:
 http://www.linaro.org/downloads/

More information on the features and issues are available from the
release page:
 https://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/4.8/4.8-2014.04
 https://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/4.7/4.7-2014.04

Mailing list: http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-toolchain

Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/

Questions? https://ask.linaro.org/

Interested in commercial support? Inquire at support@linaro.org

Linaro GCC 4.8 2014.03 released

Written for Linaro GCC by Yvan Roux on 2014-03-14

The Linaro Toolchain Working Group is pleased to announce the 2014.03
engineering release of Linaro GCC 4.8.

As announced at Linaro Connect USA 2013 Linaro GCC is moving to a
pattern of quarterly stable releases, with engineering releases in the
intervening months. This is the second engineering release. The next stable
release will be the 2014.04 release.

Linaro GCC 4.8 2014.03 is the twelfth release in the 4.8 series. Based
off the latest GCC 4.8.3+svn208264 release, it includes performance
improvements and bug fixes.

Interesting changes include:
* Updates to GCC 4.8.3+svn208264

The source tarball is available from:
 http://releases.linaro.org/14.03/components/toolchain/gcc-linaro/4.8

Downloads are available from the Linaro Releases website:
 http://www.linaro.org/downloads/

More information on the features and issues are available from the
release page:
 https://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/4.8/4.8-2014.03

Mailing list: http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-toolchain

Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/

Questions? https://ask.linaro.org/

Interested in commercial support? Inquire at support@linaro.org

Linaro GCC 4.8 2014.02 released

Written for Linaro GCC by Yvan Roux on 2014-02-13

The Linaro Toolchain Working Group is pleased to announce the 2014.02
engineering release of Linaro GCC 4.8.

As announced at Linaro Connect USA 2013 Linaro GCC is moving to a
pattern of quarterly stable releases, with engineering releases in the
intervening months. This is the first engineering release. The next stable
release will be the 2014.04 release.

Linaro GCC 4.8 2014.02 is the eleventh release in the 4.8 series. Based
off the latest GCC 4.8.3+svn207411 release, it includes performance
improvements and bug fixes.

Interesting changes include:
* Updates to GCC 4.8.3+svn207411
* ARM-v8 crypto intrinsics support
* New vectorizer cost model

The source tarball is available from:
 http://releases.linaro.org/14.02/components/toolchain/gcc-linaro/4.8

Downloads are available from the Linaro Releases website:
 http://www.linaro.org/downloads/

More information on the features and issues are available from the
release page:
 https://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/4.8/4.8-2014.02

Mailing list: http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-toolchain

Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/

Questions? https://ask.linaro.org/

Interested in commercial support? Inquire at support@linaro.org

Linaro GCC 4.8 and 4.7 2014.01 released

Written for Linaro GCC by Christophe Lyon on 2014-01-21

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

As announced at Linaro Connect USA 2013 Linaro GCC is moving to a
pattern of quarterly stable releases, with engineering releases in the
intervening months. This is the first stable release, and contains no
known regressions compared to the 2013.12 release.

The next release of GCC 4.7 will be the 2014.04 stable release. There
will be no engineering releases of GCC 4.7 in 2013.02 or 2013.03.

The next stable release of GCC 4.8 will be the 2014.04 release. Next
month's release - 2013.02 - will be an engineering build.

Linaro GCC 4.7 2014.01 is the twenty second release in the 4.7
series. Based off the latest GCC 4.7.4+svn206380 release, this is the
ninth release after entering maintenance.

Interesting changes include:
* Updates to GCC 4.7.4+svn206380

Linaro GCC 4.8 2014.01 is the tenth release in the 4.8 series. Based
off the latest GCC 4.8.3+svn206350 release, it includes performance
improvements and bug fixes.

Interesting changes include:
* Updates to GCC 4.8.3+svn206350
* Enhanced multilib support

The source tarballs are available from:
 http://releases.linaro.org/14.01/components/toolchain/gcc-linaro/4.7
 http://releases.linaro.org/14.01/components/toolchain/gcc-linaro/4.8

Downloads are available from the Linaro Releases website:
 http://www.linaro.org/downloads/

More information on the features and issues are available from the
release pages:
 https://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/4.7/4.7-2014.01
 https://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/4.8/4.8-2014.01

Mailing list: http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-toolchain

Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/

Questions? https://ask.linaro.org/

Interested in commercial support? Inquire at support@linaro.org

Linaro GCC 4.8 and 4.7 2013.12 released

Written for Linaro GCC by Christophe Lyon on 2014-01-06

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

Linaro GCC 4.7 2013.12 is the twentiy first release in the 4.7
series. Based off the latest GCC 4.7.4+svn205768 release, this is the
eighth release after entering maintenance.

Interesting changes include:
 * Updates to GCC 4.7.4+svn205768
 * Fixed MULTILIB_DEFAULTS in linux-eabi case.

Linaro GCC 4.8 2013.12 is the ninth release in the 4.8 series. Based
off the latest GCC 4.8.3+svn205577 release, it includes performance
improvements and bug fixes.

Interesting changes include:
* Updates to GCC 4.8.3+svn205577
* AArch64: enable build of libjava and libatomic. Change frame growth
  direction, thus enabling libssp build.

The source tarballs are available from:
 http://releases.linaro.org/13.12/components/toolchain/gcc-linaro/4.7
 http://releases.linaro.org/13.12/components/toolchain/gcc-linaro/4.8

Downloads are available from the Linaro Releases website:
 http://www.linaro.org/downloads/

More information on the features and issues are available from the
release pages:
 https://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/4.7/4.7-2013.12
 https://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/4.8/4.8-2013.12

Mailing list: http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-toolchain

Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/

Questions? https://ask.linaro.org/

Interested in commercial support? Inquire at support@linaro.org

Updated on 2014-01-06.

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