Debian Finally Moves to GCC 5


Debian-logoUbuntu and Debian developers have been working for some time to make GCC 5.x the default compiler for the project, and they have finally made it. Ubuntu was the first one to achieve this, and now it looks like Debian has joined the party as well.

The decision to upgrade the default compiler is an important one, as it has ramifications throughout the project. Very few components have such a huge impact on all the packages in a distro, so it’s understandable why it took them … (read more)