LLVM Project News and Details from the Trenches

Monday, May 26, 2014

LLVM Weekly - #21, May 26th 2014

Welcome to the 21st issue of LLVM Weekly, a weekly newsletter (published every Monday) covering developments in LLVM, Clang, and related projects. LLVM Weekly is brought to you by Alex Bradbury. Subscribe to future issues at http://llvmweekly.org and pass it on to anyone else you think may be interested. Please send any tips or feedback to asb@asbradbury.org, or @llvmweekly or @asbradbury on Twitter.

I'm back in the UK and mostly recovered from the ensuing jetlag. I am however disturbed that all mailing lists on GMANE don't seem to have been updated for the past week and have been unable to find any explanation of what is going on online. GMANE is an important and massively useful aggregrator and archiver of free software development lists and I really hope these are only temporary problems. For this issue, I have instead linked directly to the mailman archives at UIUC.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

LLVM Weekly - #20, May 19th 2014

Welcome to the twentieth issue of LLVM Weekly, a weekly newsletter (published every Monday) covering developments in LLVM, Clang, and related projects. LLVM Weekly is brought to you by Alex Bradbury. Subscribe to future issues at http://llvmweekly.org and pass it on to anyone else you think may be interested. Please send any tips or feedback to asb@asbradbury.org, or @llvmweekly or @asbradbury on Twitter.

This week's issue is perhaps a little less thorough than normal. I've been in San Francisco most of the week for Maker Faire this weekend, where I was at the Raspberry Pi booth with some other Foundation members. As this issue goes out, I'll be enjoying my last day in SF before heading to the airport for the long flight home and the ensuing jetlag.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

LLVM Weekly - #19, May 12th 2014

Welcome to the ninteenth issue of LLVM Weekly, a weekly newsletter (published every Monday) covering developments in LLVM, Clang, and related projects. LLVM Weekly is brought to you by Alex Bradbury. Subscribe to future issues at http://llvmweekly.org and pass it on to anyone else you think may be interested. Please send any tips or feedback to asb@asbradbury.org, or @llvmweekly or @asbradbury on Twitter.

I'm flying out to San Francisco tomorrow and will be there for the Bay Area Maker Faire at the weekend with some other Raspberry Pi Foundation people. If you're around, be sure to say hi.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

LLVM 3.4.1 Release

LLVM 3.4.1 has been released!  This is a bug-fix release that contains fixes for the AArch64, ARM, PowerPC, R600, and X86 targets as well as a number of other fixes in the core libraries.

The LLVM and Clang core libraries in this release are API and ABI compatible with LLVM 3.4, so projects that make use of the LLVM and Clang API and libraries will not need to make any changes in order to take advantage of the 3.4.1 release.

Bug-fix releases like this are very important for the project, because they help get critical fixes to users faster than the typical 6 month release cycle, and also make it easier for operating system distributors who in the past have had to track and apply bug fixes on their own.

A lot of work went into this release, and special thanks should be given to all the testers who helped to qualify the release:

Renato Golin
Sebastian Dre├čler
Ben Pope
Arnaud Allard de Grandmaison
Erik Verbruggen
Hal Finkel
Nikola Smiljanic
Hans Wennborg
Sylvestre Ledru
David Fang

In addition there were a number community members who spent time tracking down bugs and helping to resolve merge conflicts in the 3.4 branch.  This is what made this release possible, so thanks to everyone
else who helped.

I would like to keep the trend of stable releases going to 3.5.x and beyond (Maybe even 3.4.2 if there is enough interest), but this can only be
done with the help of the community.  If you would like to help with the next stable release or even regular release, then the next time you see a proposed release schedule on the mailing list, let the release manager know you can help.  We can never have too many volunteers.

Thanks again to everyone who helped make this release possible.

-Tom





Monday, May 5, 2014

LLVM Weekly - #18, May 5th 2014

Welcome to the eighteenth issue of LLVM Weekly, a weekly newsletter (published every Monday) covering developments in LLVM, Clang, and related projects. LLVM Weekly is brought to you by Alex Bradbury. Subscribe to future issues at http://llvmweekly.org and pass it on to anyone else you think may be interested. Please send any tips or feedback to asb@asbradbury.org, or @llvmweekly or @asbradbury on Twitter.

I'm going to be in the San Francisco area May 13th-20th with some other Raspberry Pi people. We'll be at Maker Faire Bay Area on the 17th and 18th. Let me know if there's anything else I should check out while over there.

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