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D - Slashdotter asks: How far along?

reply tamills ups.com writes:
I found my way here via a slashdot article.  I found lots of great documentation
about D but not much about D's progress.  By that, I mean, "How far along is D?"


I found the announcement about release 0.82.  But I'm not sure what that means.
Is D still in pre-alpha?  If so, what will it take to proceed to a full release?
How long will that take?  Will D take a debian-like stance (we won't release
until we're done with it!) or is there a defined release schedule?

I'm just curious about how much attention to pay to it.  If it really is as much
like C and C++ as advertised, I'm not worried about learning it.  And I can't
really help develop it.  The PHB wouldn't like that.  But if its production
ready now, I can probably pay attention to it.  

Any info would be appreciated.
Apr 19 2004
parent reply J Anderson <REMOVEanderson badmama.com.au> writes:
tamills ups.com wrote:

I found my way here via a slashdot article.  I found lots of great documentation
about D but not much about D's progress.  By that, I mean, "How far along is D?"


I found the announcement about release 0.82.  But I'm not sure what that means.
Is D still in pre-alpha?  If so, what will it take to proceed to a full release?
How long will that take?  Will D take a debian-like stance (we won't release
until we're done with it!) or is there a defined release schedule?

I'm just curious about how much attention to pay to it.  If it really is as much
like C and C++ as advertised, I'm not worried about learning it.  And I can't
really help develop it.  The PHB wouldn't like that.  But if its production
ready now, I can probably pay attention to it.  

Any info would be appreciated.

Then D 1.0 will be set in stone and later on Walter will begin work on D 2.0. Should be ready later this year. March was a target date (for 1.0) I think but that has come and gone. Still its getting ever closer to 1.0. Any help, even just getting the word out would be useful (the build up to 1.0, what fun). -- -Anderson: http://badmama.com.au/~anderson/
Apr 19 2004
parent Russ Lewis <spamhole-2001-07-16 deming-os.org> writes:
I think that you can consider the current levels to be late beta 
quality.  They aren't formally "release candidates," but we keep hearing 
from Walter that 1.0 is just a matter of a few more bug fixes.

J Anderson wrote:
 tamills ups.com wrote:
 
 I found my way here via a slashdot article.  I found lots of great 
 documentation
 about D but not much about D's progress.  By that, I mean, "How far 
 along is D?"


 I found the announcement about release 0.82.  But I'm not sure what 
 that means.
 Is D still in pre-alpha?  If so, what will it take to proceed to a 
 full release?
 How long will that take?  Will D take a debian-like stance (we won't 
 release
 until we're done with it!) or is there a defined release schedule?

 I'm just curious about how much attention to pay to it.  If it really 
 is as much
 like C and C++ as advertised, I'm not worried about learning it.  And 
 I can't
 really help develop it.  The PHB wouldn't like that.  But if its 
 production
 ready now, I can probably pay attention to it. 
 Any info would be appreciated.

Then D 1.0 will be set in stone and later on Walter will begin work on D 2.0. Should be ready later this year. March was a target date (for 1.0) I think but that has come and gone. Still its getting ever closer to 1.0. Any help, even just getting the word out would be useful (the build up to 1.0, what fun).

Apr 19 2004