Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 783677
llvm 3.1 for april
Last modified: 2012-02-01 20:35:58 EST
like LLVM 3.1 will be released around april. It will be great if fedora 17 repo can follow upstream periodiaclly to 3.1
Can't do -- as we've discussed previously, because LLVM is used in critical parts (e.g. for Mesa -- in fact, GNOME Shell 3.4's ability to run without 3D acceleration depends on this), we can't ship an upgraded LLVM unless upstream starts doing pre-release testing before our feature freeze. Which they have not.
Right now, with GCC 4.7.0 in Rawhide, we can't even build either LLVM 3.0 or LLVM trunk. LLVM 3.1 is definitely not a good idea at this stage.
Once F17 is branched and Rawhide is free-for-all again, I'd consider this, but even then, from experience many of the packages that build against LLVM only support stable releases, so there'll be an outcry when the LLVM snapshot lands. I think I'll actually ask rel-eng for a special tag for rebuilding the LLVM stack against the 3.1 pre-releases, and only land them in Rawhide once the major parts are ready.