Tuesday, October 19, 2010

LTO Support for GCC

GCC in -Current has been enhanced by LTO (Link Time Optimization) after the packages has been rebuilt and new package has been added in order to support LTO which is libelf.

Hopefully, future Slackware-Current packages will take benefit of this new feature in the compiler so that it will be more optimized than previous one.

I think Pat is ensuring to deliver the best toolchain in order for the next major Slackware release. That's why it took some time for him to release the packages to public because he is doing a thorough testing with the team first.