Auke's email about systemd reminded me about the toolchain updates coming
soon. March is an interesting month with both GCC and LLVM releasing. We're
getting GCC 9 and LLVM 8.
We'll also take this opportunity to apply a few system-wide changes as we
rebuild the world. This email serves as a notification that it will happen and
also to see if there's anything else that we should do. Please chime in with
other things we should do.
My current To-Do list includes the following:
- apply  to LLVM, so the main library is called libLLVM.so.8, as opposed
to the current libLLVM-7.so
- add GCC option --enable-default-pie, so GCC compiles all executables with
the -pie linker option (we already build all sources with -fPIC)
- figure out the same solution for Clang -- may involve patching it
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
Software Architect - Intel System Software Products