After almost 10 years since the first version, version 1.0.0 of the Icecream distributed build tool has been released.
Yes, it’s been almost a decade with us. And as it usually is with versions 1.0.0 after such a long time, it doesn’t actually bring anything breadth-taking. But there of course have been some fixes and improvements since version 0.9.7, and in fact even one larger feature found its way in, out-of-the-box support for the Clang compiler, including support for its plugins. Written by yours truly, after finding out about this compiler and finding out it was pretty difficult to get it to work with 0.9.7 icecream at least in some way. And also being the reason for repeatedly bugging Coolo about another icecream release .
And, on the way to 1.0.0, the development repository has been moved to GitHub. Which should be good, as IMO the fact that it used to be developed in the KDE SVN helped to make the false impression that it is somehow specific to KDE, limiting its use among developers of other projects. This is probably actually the biggest feature of the 1.0.0 release.
So, thanks to everyone who has helped to make compiling a much more pleasant experience (possibly even with the added colors in the icecream monitor ).