Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 17th Apr 2010 08:40 UTC
FreeBSD Roman Divacky on behalf of the ClangBSD team writes "ClangBSD is a branch of FreeBSD that aims at integrating clang into FreeBSD, replacing GCC as a system compiler. Recently, we've achieved the state when clang can compile all of FreeBSD world on i386/amd64 platforms (including all the C++ apps we have and itself) and a bootable kernel. Thus we feel that the time has come to ask the FreeBSD community for wider testing on i386/amd64 (you sure can help with other platforms too :))."
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Competition is welcome
by unavowed on Sat 17th Apr 2010 09:31 UTC
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While I don't see why this is such good news for FreeBSD itself, it is certainly good for the collective free software developer world. The presence of an additional fully-featured free compiler creates competition in the area, which will increase the quality of both compilers and benefit all developers and users.

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