KDE SC 4.7 RC and GCC 4.6.1 Are Now Available

By on June 27th, 2011 17:01 GMT

The KDE team has announced on June 25th Release Candidate version for the upcoming KDE Software Compilation 4.7. This morning, the Free Software Foundation released GCC 4.6.1 with lots of interesting changes.

We are announcing that on June 25th, the KDE developers announced KDE Software Compilation 4.7 RC (Release Candidate), a version that is focusing on fixing last-minute bugs and finishing the required documentation and translations.

KDE Software Compilation 4.7 will be released this summer and it will bring various exciting features, such as support for OpenGL-ES 2.0 on KWin window manager, major improvements on Dolphin file manager, support for GRUB2 bootloader on KDM (KDE's login manager), and support for offline address search on Marble.

This is how KDE Software Compilation 4.7 will look like when it will be released, on July 27, 2011. For a complete list of changes brought by KDE SC 4.7 RC please take a look at the official changelog.
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Today, June 27th, we are announcing that the Free Software Foundation unleashed version 4.6.1 of the famous GCC open-source compiler, a release that brings regression fixes, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

The new GCC 4.6.1 compiler brings general optimizer improvements, compile time and memory usage improvements, new languages and language specific improvements, new targets and target specific improvements, documentation improvements and some installation changes.

Good news for Android apps developers, as GCC 4.6.1 now provides support for the Bionic C library, offering an easy way of building native Android applications and libraries.

For a complete list of changes that are present in GCC 4.6.1, please take a look at the official changelog.

While the developers are working hard to bring you all the good stuff in GCC 4.7, the next maintenance update, GCC 4.6.2, will be available worldwide somewhere in late September or early October 2011.

Download KDE Software Compilation 4.7 RC sources right now from Softpedia

Download GCC 4.6.1 sources right now from Softpedia.
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