GCC 8 was added alongside GCC 6 and GCC 7: these compiler packages include modifications for building illumos.
Late news (known issues)
It was found that due to bug in vmnat new OpenSSH client behind VMware NAT fails to communicate with outside servers (connection terminates with broken pipe after authentication). Recommended workaround is to add "IPQoS throughput" to your /etc/ssh/ssh_config.
Desktop software and libraries
- A lot of fixes by Toomas Soome make illumos closer to be compiled by GCC 7 and newer compilers.
- 9812 headers are now free from excessive SUS compiler checks, hence application porting should be easier.
- 9627 32-bit boot archive is not being generated.
- 9598 Eager FPU restore defeats side channel attacks. See CVE-2018-3665.