Patch By Patch, LLVM Clang Gets Better At Building The Linux Kernel
With each kernel revision, LLVM Clang gets closer to being able to build the mainline Linux kernel. There's now just a few dozen patches outstanding for LLVMLinux to be a mainline success.
Behan Webster gave his usual talk at LinuxCon in Chicago this week about the state of LLVMLinux -- building the Linux kernel with Clang rather than GCC. There's been many Phoronix articles about the topic so there isn't too much more to share beyond that many developers want to use Clang to compile the Linux kernel to lead to better code portability of the kernel, faster compilation times of Clang, potential performance differences, LLVM and Clang are more liberally licensed, and there's a host of other development extras with Clang.
release plan continues as follows:
- two weeks to let the alpha version stabilize, and only merge small
features along with bug fixes
- RC1 release on September 5th, Friday
- RC2 release on September 12th, Friday
- hopefully no more bugfixing much
- 1.6.0 release on September 19th, Friday
- at some point later master branch opens again for all new things.
Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated
A Munich city council spokesman has attempted to clarify the reasons behind its plan to re-examine the role of open-source software in local government IT systems.