[llvm-announce] LLVM 2.3 Release!

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Mon Jun 9 04:26:26 CDT 2008


Hi Everyone,

LLVM 2.3 is now officially released!  You can download it from 
http://llvm.org/releases/ or view the release notes here: 
http://llvm.org/releases/2.3/docs/ReleaseNotes.html

LLVM 2.3 includes many bug fixes, vastly improved support for the X86-64 
ABI, support for SSE 4.1 on X86 chips, support for functions that return 
multiple results in memory, a new 'llvmc' tool, support for atomic 
operations, improved gfortran support, and many new and improved optimizer 
and code generator passes.  Overall, LLVM 2.3 generates significantly 
better code in less time than LLVM 2.2, which was released less than 4 
months ago - an amazing rate of progress.  Please see the release notes 
for more details.

A new addition to the LLVM family is "vmkit".  vmkit is an implementation 
of a Java Virtual Machine and a CLI Virtual Machine (".NET") that use the 
Just-In-Time compiler of LLVM, as well as many facilities provided by the 
LLVM framework.  The VMs have similar performance to industrial and top 
open-source VMs, thanks to the LLVM JIT and optimization passes.  vmkit is 
not included as part of LLVM 2.3, but is available from the LLVM SVN 
server under the standard LLVM license.

Planning for the 2008 LLVM Developer Meeting is well underway for August 
1, 2008 in Cupertino, CA, USA.  If you are interested in attending, please 
see http://llvm.org/devmtg/ details.

If you have any questions or comments about this release, please contact 
the LLVMdev mailing list (llvmdev at cs.uiuc.edu)!

-Chris

Previous Announcement (LLVM 2.2):
http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/pipermail/llvm-announce/2008-February/000025.html


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