GCC 7 Now Default Compiler in Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), Qt 5.9 Coming Soon

  • Post Updated: April 3, 2024

Work on the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system continues, and since the development process became so transparent lately, we can tell you today that the latest GCC 7 has become default compiler.

Last week when we reported on the upcoming Feature Freeze stage for Ubuntu 17.10, which is currently set for August 24, we also told you that the GCC 7, Python 3, Perl 5.26, and libevent transitions are still in progress. As of today, Canonical reports that GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 7 is the default compiler in Artful.

Canonical says that this major changed unblocked many of the packages that had been stuck in the artful-proposed repository, including the new Linux … (read more)

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