DragonFlyBSD Defaulting To GCC 8 Compiler, Replacing The Old GCC 5

submited 06 September 2018

With the last of the major GCC 8 build issues of the DragonFlyBSD code-base resolved, this BSD operating system has switched to using this latest stable release of the GNU Compiler Collection by default.

This is a big default change for DragonFlyBSD as up to now its default compiler was using the several year old GCC 5. With the default move to GCC 8 comes many optimizations, particularly for newer Intel and AMD CPU microarchitectures. This is especially good news for AMD Zen "znver1" CPU users. There is also support for newer C/C++ language features and many other enhancements as we've covered over the past few years.

The BSD community linklog
Made a script? Written a blog post? Found a useful tutorial? Share it with the BSD community here or just enjoy what everyone else has found!

Submit

13 November 2019
p2k19 Hackathon Report: Good vibes from Bucharest  

The first p2k19 hackathon report comes from Marc Espie.

FreeBSD Security Advisory and Errata  

12 November, 2019

  • FreeBSD-SA-19:26.mcu
  • FreeBSD-SA-19:25.mcepsc
  • FreeBSD-EN-19:19.loader
12 November 2019
OpenZFS Developer Summit 2019  

The seventh annual OpenZFS Developer Summit took place on November 4th and 5th in San Francisco and brought together a healthy mix of familiar faces and new community participants. Several folks from iXsystems took part in the talks, hacking, and socializing at this amazing annual event. The messages of the event can be summed up as Unification, Refinement, and Ecosystem Tooling.

load more