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digitalmars.D - gdc 2.064.2 in next Ubuntu LTS

reply "Iain Buclaw" <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> writes:
Hi,

The next Ubuntu LTS release will include gdc-4.8 using the D 
2.064.2 frontend, and I do not plan to push in any updates other 
than bug fixes.  This may be important to bear in mind, as there 
may be users who choose to use gdc (I hope they do) and may 
develop using this version of D for the next six months, two 
years, or maybe six years depending on how conservative they are.

Oh, and gdc should be coming to ARM in this release too.  :)

Regards
Iain.
Apr 13 2014
next sibling parent "Rikki Cattermole" <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 13 April 2014 at 11:22:46 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Hi,

 The next Ubuntu LTS release will include gdc-4.8 using the D 
 2.064.2 frontend, and I do not plan to push in any updates 
 other than bug fixes.  This may be important to bear in mind, 
 as there may be users who choose to use gdc (I hope they do) 
 and may develop using this version of D for the next six 
 months, two years, or maybe six years depending on how 
 conservative they are.

 Oh, and gdc should be coming to ARM in this release too.  :)

 Regards
 Iain.

Oooo ARM. Any chance for a 'supported' devices(os/cpu) list? I've heard some interesting things like ARM architecture being easier than x86 and would love to get into it.
Apr 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> writes:
On 13 April 2014 12:22, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> wrote:
 Hi,

 The next Ubuntu LTS release will include gdc-4.8 using the D 2.064.2
 frontend, and I do not plan to push in any updates other than bug fixes.
 This may be important to bear in mind, as there may be users who choose to
 use gdc (I hope they do) and may develop using this version of D for the
 next six months, two years, or maybe six years depending on how conservative
 they are.

By way of example, I've been trying to use dub to track down some ICE's however I don't even get that far as it seems that vibe.d has broken backwards compatibility with 2.064.2. Regards Iain.
Apr 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Dicebot" <public dicebot.lv> writes:
On Sunday, 13 April 2014 at 21:22:53 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 By way of example, I've been trying to use dub to track down 
 some
 ICE's however I don't even get that far as it seems that vibe.d 
 has
 broken backwards compatibility with 2.064.2.

 Regards
 Iain.

Usually vibe.d maintains compatibility with latest DMD frontend version and one before it. So either you are trying to use vibe.d master or can file 2.064.2 compatibility issue as a bug :)
Apr 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> writes:
On 13 April 2014 22:39, Dicebot <public dicebot.lv> wrote:
 On Sunday, 13 April 2014 at 21:22:53 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 By way of example, I've been trying to use dub to track down some
 ICE's however I don't even get that far as it seems that vibe.d has
 broken backwards compatibility with 2.064.2.

 Regards
 Iain.

Usually vibe.d maintains compatibility with latest DMD frontend version and one before it. So either you are trying to use vibe.d master or can file 2.064.2 compatibility issue as a bug :)

Actually, it might be me! GDC doesn't differentiate between warning and deprecations in its diagnostics, so if -Werror is turned on, all deprecations are errors by default.
Apr 13 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
On 13/04/14 13:22, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 The next Ubuntu LTS release will include gdc-4.8 using the D 2.064.2 frontend,
 and I do not plan to push in any updates other than bug fixes.  This may be
 important to bear in mind, as there may be users who choose to use gdc (I hope
 they do) and may develop using this version of D for the next six months, two
 years, or maybe six years depending on how conservative they are.

 Oh, and gdc should be coming to ARM in this release too.  :)

Thanks and congratulations, Iain. That's great news to hear. :-)
Apr 13 2014
prev sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 4/13/14, 4:22 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Hi,

 The next Ubuntu LTS release will include gdc-4.8 using the D 2.064.2
 frontend, and I do not plan to push in any updates other than bug
 fixes.  This may be important to bear in mind, as there may be users who
 choose to use gdc (I hope they do) and may develop using this version of
 D for the next six months, two years, or maybe six years depending on
 how conservative they are.

 Oh, and gdc should be coming to ARM in this release too.  :)

 Regards
 Iain.

Fantastic, congratulations!! -- Andrei
Apr 13 2014