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Linux Programming: GCC Version 3.0 Is Released; Includes Support for Java and IA-64

Jun 18, 2001, 14:34 (30 Talkback[s])

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"The Free Software Foundation announced today the 3.0 release of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). GCC is a Free (as in freedom) Software compiler toolset, licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

This version of GCC fully incorporates a native-code compiler for the Java programming language. This allows Java programs that run faster, while using a completely Free Software system without depending on a proprietary Java compiler.

GCC 3.0 includes rewritten support the Intel and AMD 32-bit family of processors, which includes all Pentium systems. GCC 3.0 now generates much better output for these processors. This allows programs to run faster on such systems."

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