Linaro Toolchain 2010.10 release

Michael Hope michael.hope at
Tue Oct 12 08:04:29 UTC 2010

The Linaro Toolchain Working Group is pleased to announce the 2010.10
consolidation release including Linaro GCC 4.4, Linaro GCC 4.5, and
the first version of Linaro GDB 7.2.

Linaro GDB 7.2 2010.10-0 is the first release in the 7.2 series. Based
off the latest GDB 7.2, it includes a number of ARM-focused bug fixes
and enhancements.

Interesting changes include:
 * Backtraces in Thumb-2 code are significantly improved
 * Much better prologue and epilogue parsing
 * Improved software watchpoint support
 * Many test suite tidy-ups

Linaro GCC 4.5 is the third release in the 4.5 series. Based off the
latest GCC 4.5.1+svn, it includes many ARM-focused performance
improvements and bug fixes.

Linaro GCC 4.4 is the fourth release in the 4.4 series. Based off the
latest GCC 4.4.5, it fixes many of the issues found during building
Ubuntu over the last few months.

Interesting changes include:
 * Linaro GCC 4.4 is now based off FSF GCC 4.4.5
 * Cortex A8 and Cortex A9 scheduler NEON improvements
 * Better code generation for constant addresses with inline assembly
 * Better code for copying small constant strings
 * Various correctness improvements

Downloads are available from the Linaro GCC and GDB pages on Launchpad:

-- Michael

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