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reply Chris Miller <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to install D. 
Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't have a choice as to
what libraries I need.

I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my Windows
Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really care.  My biggest
problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.  I've totally given up on
finding an IDE by now.

I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones on
digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller project
hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I can't find.  I
got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then when I tried to build a
helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be
building larger projects with).

I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, though it's
really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.

Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help you can
give!
Feb 18 2008
next sibling parent Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to install D. 
Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't have a choice as to
what libraries I need.
 
 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my Windows
Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really care.  My biggest
problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.  I've totally given up on
finding an IDE by now.
 
 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones on
digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller project
hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I can't find.  I
got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then when I tried to build a
helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be
building larger projects with).
 
 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, though
it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.
 
 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help you can
give!

Do you think it's Vista-specific? --bb
Feb 18 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent jcc7 <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
== Quote from Chris Miller (lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com)'s article
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to
 install D.  Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't
 have a choice as to what libraries I need.

 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my
 Windows Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really
 care.  My biggest problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.

I assume you've been sticking with DMD 1.x since I don't think that Tango or Derelict (or even DDBI?) are available for DMD 2.x. (And the last time I checked the latest DSSS wasn't compatible with the latest DMD 2.x.)
 I've totally given up on finding an IDE by now.

I guess some people use Eclipse with the Descent plug-in, but I think most people just use a simple text editor that's setup to highlight D keywords. I hope you get it figured out, but without more detail about what your problems are, I don't know what more advice to give. By the way, I use batch files for compiling and I've found that I pretty much need the bin directories for both DMD and DSSS in the path to get DSSS to work. I don't know if that's because I'm "doing it wrong" or what, but I can get it to work that way. But I don't use Tango or Derelict or DDBI, so I don't know how those complicate things.
Feb 19 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"Chris Miller" <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:fpdrpn$2nqe$1 digitalmars.com...
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to install 
 D.  Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't have a choice 
 as to what libraries I need.

 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my Windows 
 Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really care.  My 
 biggest problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.  I've totally 
 given up on finding an IDE by now.

 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones on 
 digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller project 
 hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I can't find. 
 I got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then when I tried to build 
 a helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I 
 would be building larger projects with).

 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, though 
 it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.

 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help you 
 can give!

To install Derelict, I've always followed the instruction here: http://dmedia.dprogramming.com/?n=Tutorials.SdlGlTutorial1 Which are linked to from the Derelict project page, but inexplicably not actually _on_ the Derelict project page. They've always worked perfectly (the Windows install instructions). DSSS shouldn't be _that_ hard. It's basically 1) Unzip the DSSS zip to somewhere. 2) Add that path\bin to your PATH. Tango's probably going to be the trickiest part. I've got it installed but TBH I'm not entirely sure how X(
Feb 19 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent Christopher Wright <dhasenan gmail.com> writes:
Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to install D. 
Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't have a choice as to
what libraries I need.
 
 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my Windows
Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really care.  My biggest
problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.  I've totally given up on
finding an IDE by now.
 
 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones on
digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller project
hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I can't find.  I
got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then when I tried to build a
helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be
building larger projects with).
 
 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, though
it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.
 
 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help you can
give!

For Tango, there's http://www.dsource.org/projects/tango/wiki/WindowsInstall The downloads page linked from there is http://www.dsource.org/projects/tango/wiki/DmdDownloads#MSWindows which all include DMD.
Feb 19 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doobnet gmail.com> writes:
Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to install D. 
Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't have a choice as to
what libraries I need.
 
 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my Windows
Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really care.  My biggest
problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.  I've totally given up on
finding an IDE by now.
 
 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones on
digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller project
hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I can't find.  I
got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then when I tried to build a
helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be
building larger projects with).
 
 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, though
it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.
 
 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help you can
give!

I have previously written two installation guides D, DSSS, Tango and Derelict - http://www.gravitygame.se/denvironment.rhtml D, DSSS, Tango and DWT - http://www.dsource.org/projects/dwt/wiki/Installation
Feb 19 2008
next sibling parent reply Chris Miller <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
Jacob Carlborg Wrote:

 Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to install D. 
Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't have a choice as to
what libraries I need.
 
 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my Windows
Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really care.  My biggest
problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.  I've totally given up on
finding an IDE by now.
 
 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones on
digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller project
hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I can't find.  I
got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then when I tried to build a
helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be
building larger projects with).
 
 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, though
it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.
 
 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help you can
give!

I have previously written two installation guides D, DSSS, Tango and Derelict - http://www.gravitygame.se/denvironment.rhtml

That's exactly the kind of tutorial I've been looking for! Unfortunately I'm not at my workstation (using my Ubuntu Linux laptop ATM) so I'll have to take another whack at this when I get home.
 D, DSSS, Tango and DWT - 
 http://www.dsource.org/projects/dwt/wiki/Installation

That's not so bad... coming from a guy who spent about three months messing with C++ and Boost (never did work, but it wasn't my fault either!). I was trained in Java, so I Java-like GUI toolkit will help me greatly! I'm sort of amazed that there isn't a downloadable image that has all of these things by default. To me it would seem second nature to release toolkit images containing the basic libraries for GUI, OpenGL, std (Tango), etc. Once you get this stuff installed it's not that weird, a simple file tree would look something like :d\;:d\dm;:\d\dmd;:d\dsss which the user could unzip to anywhere and have an instant toolchain right there. Just add the stuff to the PATH and you're good to go.
Feb 19 2008
parent reply Chris Miller <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
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Chris Miller Wrote:

 Jacob Carlborg Wrote:
 
 Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to install D. 
Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't have a choice as to
what libraries I need.
 
 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my Windows
Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really care.  My biggest
problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.  I've totally given up on
finding an IDE by now.
 
 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones on
digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller project
hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I can't find.  I
got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then when I tried to build a
helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be
building larger projects with).
 
 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, though
it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.
 
 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help you can
give!

I have previously written two installation guides D, DSSS, Tango and Derelict - http://www.gravitygame.se/denvironment.rhtml

That's exactly the kind of tutorial I've been looking for! Unfortunately I'm not at my workstation (using my Ubuntu Linux laptop ATM) so I'll have to take another whack at this when I get home.

I attempted to install this stuff to a flash drive while at school. It didn't work on the derelict install. I thought it was related to the weird nature of the school machines, but when the error happened again at home... I knew something was wrong. During dsss net install derelict this happens: .. lots of stuff we don't care about ... Exported revision 282. Creating imports for DerelictUtil derelict => DerelictUtil + C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe -Idsss_imports\ -I. -S.\ -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss \lib\ -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss\lib -oqdsss_objs\D -explicit -lib derelic t\util\exception.d derelict\util\loader.d derelict\util\wintypes.d derelict\util \wrapper.d -ofDerelictUtil.lib derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: undefined identifier fromStringz derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: function expected before (), not fromStringz of type int derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: cannot implicitly convert expression (fromSt ringz(cstr)) of type int to char[] Command C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe returned with code 1, aborting. Error: Command failed, aborting. It seems to be choking on the compile, screaming something about the source it's trying to compile in its final moments. I have a few hypotheses: 1) Derelict isn't Tango-compatible. Move back to Phobos, compile Derelict, move back to Tango. 2) The sources dsss downloaded don't compile anyways. Manually check out a previous revision, or wait for someone to fix it. I tried both repositories DSSS gave the the choice of downloading from. Both gave the same results. The Tango example compiled and ran okay though, so I know it isn't an issue with a broken compiler or something like that. Attached are the directory trees of the relevant directories. Thanks for the help, I've already gotten further than I previously would be able to much faster than I would have been able to get on my own. My goal is to have this stuff working by the Ides of March so I can begin the real fun work of coding (which is why I'm a programmer - mucking around with installing stuff is for IT gremlins!)
Feb 19 2008
parent reply Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Chris Miller wrote:
 Chris Miller Wrote:
 
 Jacob Carlborg Wrote:

 Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to install D. 
Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't have a choice as to
what libraries I need.

 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my Windows
Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really care.  My biggest
problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.  I've totally given up on
finding an IDE by now.

 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones on
digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller project
hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I can't find.  I
got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then when I tried to build a
helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be
building larger projects with).

 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, though
it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.

 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help you can
give!

D, DSSS, Tango and Derelict - http://www.gravitygame.se/denvironment.rhtml

Unfortunately I'm not at my workstation (using my Ubuntu Linux laptop ATM) so I'll have to take another whack at this when I get home.

I attempted to install this stuff to a flash drive while at school. It didn't work on the derelict install. I thought it was related to the weird nature of the school machines, but when the error happened again at home... I knew something was wrong. During dsss net install derelict this happens: .. lots of stuff we don't care about ... Exported revision 282. Creating imports for DerelictUtil derelict => DerelictUtil + C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe -Idsss_imports\ -I. -S.\ -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss \lib\ -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss\lib -oqdsss_objs\D -explicit -lib derelic t\util\exception.d derelict\util\loader.d derelict\util\wintypes.d derelict\util \wrapper.d -ofDerelictUtil.lib derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: undefined identifier fromStringz derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: function expected before (), not fromStringz of type int derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: cannot implicitly convert expression (fromSt ringz(cstr)) of type int to char[] Command C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe returned with code 1, aborting. Error: Command failed, aborting. It seems to be choking on the compile, screaming something about the source it's trying to compile in its final moments. I have a few hypotheses: 1) Derelict isn't Tango-compatible. Move back to Phobos, compile Derelict, move back to Tango. 2) The sources dsss downloaded don't compile anyways. Manually check out a previous revision, or wait for someone to fix it. I tried both repositories DSSS gave the the choice of downloading from. Both gave the same results. The Tango example compiled and ran okay though, so I know it isn't an issue with a broken compiler or something like that. Attached are the directory trees of the relevant directories. Thanks for the help, I've already gotten further than I previously would be able to much faster than I would have been able to get on my own. My goal is to have this stuff working by the Ides of March so I can begin the real fun work of coding (which is why I'm a programmer - mucking around with installing stuff is for IT gremlins!)

fromStringz is a function in the latest SVN of Tango. It called fromUtf8z in the 0.99.4 Tango "Frank" release. dsss net install generally downloads latest sources from dsource, so I suspect what happened is that SVN Derelict has been fixed to work with SVN tango, but you are using the release Tango. You can either get Tango from SVN and build it, Or you can maybe find a tarball of Derelict that's compatible with 0.99.4 tango and install that. --bb
Feb 19 2008
next sibling parent reply Chris Miller <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
Bill Baxter Wrote:

 Chris Miller wrote:
 Chris Miller Wrote:
 I attempted to install this stuff to a flash drive while at school.  It didn't
work on the derelict install.  I thought it was related to the weird nature of
the school machines, but when the error happened again at home... I knew
something was wrong.  During dsss net install derelict this happens:
 
 .. lots of stuff we don't care about ...
 Exported revision 282.
 Creating imports for DerelictUtil
 
 derelict => DerelictUtil
 + C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe -Idsss_imports\ -I. -S.\ -IC:\dsss\include\d
-SC:\dsss
 \lib\  -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss\lib  -oqdsss_objs\D  -explicit -lib
derelic
 t\util\exception.d derelict\util\loader.d derelict\util\wintypes.d
derelict\util
 \wrapper.d -ofDerelictUtil.lib
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: undefined identifier fromStringz
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: function expected before (), not
fromStringz
  of type int
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: cannot implicitly convert expression
(fromSt
 ringz(cstr)) of type int to char[]
 Command C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe returned with code 1, aborting.
 Error: Command failed, aborting.
 
 It seems to be choking on the compile, screaming something about the source
it's trying to compile in its final moments.
 
 I have a few hypotheses:
 
 1) Derelict isn't Tango-compatible.  Move back to Phobos, compile Derelict,
move back to Tango.
 2) The sources dsss downloaded don't compile anyways.  Manually check out a
previous revision, or wait for someone to fix it.

fromStringz is a function in the latest SVN of Tango. It called fromUtf8z in the 0.99.4 Tango "Frank" release. dsss net install generally downloads latest sources from dsource, so I suspect what happened is that SVN Derelict has been fixed to work with SVN tango, but you are using the release Tango. You can either get Tango from SVN and build it, Or you can maybe find a tarball of Derelict that's compatible with 0.99.4 tango and install that.

Hmm, I don't know. The version file says it's a compatible version (I think.) It says version 0.995, which is >0.994, so it should work (right?) excerpt from Version.d: module tango.core.Version; public const Tango = 0.995f;
Feb 19 2008
parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doobnet gmail.com> writes:
Chris Miller wrote:
 Bill Baxter Wrote:
 
 Chris Miller wrote:
 Chris Miller Wrote:
 I attempted to install this stuff to a flash drive while at school.  It didn't
work on the derelict install.  I thought it was related to the weird nature of
the school machines, but when the error happened again at home... I knew
something was wrong.  During dsss net install derelict this happens:

 .. lots of stuff we don't care about ...
 Exported revision 282.
 Creating imports for DerelictUtil

 derelict => DerelictUtil
 + C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe -Idsss_imports\ -I. -S.\ -IC:\dsss\include\d
-SC:\dsss
 \lib\  -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss\lib  -oqdsss_objs\D  -explicit -lib
derelic
 t\util\exception.d derelict\util\loader.d derelict\util\wintypes.d
derelict\util
 \wrapper.d -ofDerelictUtil.lib
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: undefined identifier fromStringz
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: function expected before (), not
fromStringz
  of type int
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: cannot implicitly convert expression
(fromSt
 ringz(cstr)) of type int to char[]
 Command C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe returned with code 1, aborting.
 Error: Command failed, aborting.

 It seems to be choking on the compile, screaming something about the source
it's trying to compile in its final moments.

 I have a few hypotheses:

 1) Derelict isn't Tango-compatible.  Move back to Phobos, compile Derelict,
move back to Tango.
 2) The sources dsss downloaded don't compile anyways.  Manually check out a
previous revision, or wait for someone to fix it.

It called fromUtf8z in the 0.99.4 Tango "Frank" release. dsss net install generally downloads latest sources from dsource, so I suspect what happened is that SVN Derelict has been fixed to work with SVN tango, but you are using the release Tango. You can either get Tango from SVN and build it, Or you can maybe find a tarball of Derelict that's compatible with 0.99.4 tango and install that.

Hmm, I don't know. The version file says it's a compatible version (I think.) It says version 0.995, which is >0.994, so it should work (right?) excerpt from Version.d: module tango.core.Version; public const Tango = 0.995f;

I think you have an old version of tango where they haven't changed to fromStringz yet. As far as I know Tango 0.99.5 hasn't been released yet but I've heard it will be soon. You can download the svn trunk, I usually don't recompile the library I just replace the source files, I think it should be enough.
Feb 20 2008
parent reply Chris Miller <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
Jacob Carlborg Wrote:

 Chris Miller wrote:
 Bill Baxter Wrote:
 
 Chris Miller wrote:
 Chris Miller Wrote:
 I attempted to install this stuff to a flash drive while at school.  It didn't
work on the derelict install.  I thought it was related to the weird nature of
the school machines, but when the error happened again at home... I knew
something was wrong.  During dsss net install derelict this happens:

 .. lots of stuff we don't care about ...
 Exported revision 282.
 Creating imports for DerelictUtil

 derelict => DerelictUtil
 + C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe -Idsss_imports\ -I. -S.\ -IC:\dsss\include\d
-SC:\dsss
 \lib\  -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss\lib  -oqdsss_objs\D  -explicit -lib
derelic
 t\util\exception.d derelict\util\loader.d derelict\util\wintypes.d
derelict\util
 \wrapper.d -ofDerelictUtil.lib
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: undefined identifier fromStringz
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: function expected before (), not
fromStringz
  of type int
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: cannot implicitly convert expression
(fromSt
 ringz(cstr)) of type int to char[]
 Command C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe returned with code 1, aborting.
 Error: Command failed, aborting.

 It seems to be choking on the compile, screaming something about the source
it's trying to compile in its final moments.

 I have a few hypotheses:

 1) Derelict isn't Tango-compatible.  Move back to Phobos, compile Derelict,
move back to Tango.
 2) The sources dsss downloaded don't compile anyways.  Manually check out a
previous revision, or wait for someone to fix it.

It called fromUtf8z in the 0.99.4 Tango "Frank" release. dsss net install generally downloads latest sources from dsource, so I suspect what happened is that SVN Derelict has been fixed to work with SVN tango, but you are using the release Tango. You can either get Tango from SVN and build it, Or you can maybe find a tarball of Derelict that's compatible with 0.99.4 tango and install that.

Hmm, I don't know. The version file says it's a compatible version (I think.) It says version 0.995, which is >0.994, so it should work (right?) excerpt from Version.d: module tango.core.Version; public const Tango = 0.995f;

I think you have an old version of tango where they haven't changed to fromStringz yet. As far as I know Tango 0.99.5 hasn't been released yet but I've heard it will be soon. You can download the svn trunk, I usually don't recompile the library I just replace the source files, I think it should be enough.

I downloaded this: http://downloads.dsource.org/projects/tango/snapshots/tango-bin-win32-CURRENT-dmd.1.025.zip Which is the fourth link down on this page: http://dsource.org/projects/tango/wiki/DmdDownloads Which I got to from here: http://dsource.org/projects/tango/wiki/Download From the "Get Tango" box here: http://dsource.org/projects/tango So you think it may be that that binaries aren't the right version, and that I should install Tango through DSSS? Didn't someone say that installing Tango through DSSS was unreliable? Furthermore, if I install Tango through DSSS (dsss net install tango), how will I force it to use the DSSS installation and not the Tango already in :\dmd? Will the DSSS installation take precedence over the :\dmd version by default? Should I change some configuration settings in :\dsss? Getting scared and running back to Java isn't an option for me anymore, so you may be stuck with me ;) After the Fibers in Tango I get real excited and thought "wow, this is the language for me!" Fibers reminded me of the Python Generators I read about elsewhere. Thanks for your help, hopefully we can figure out the problem and fix it. At which point someone should update the page on Wiki4D or something...
Feb 20 2008
parent Chris Miller <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
Jesse Phillips Wrote:

 On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 17:36:42 -0500, Chris Miller wrote:
 
 Jacob Carlborg Wrote:
 
 Chris Miller wrote:
 Bill Baxter Wrote:
 
 Chris Miller wrote:
 Chris Miller Wrote:
 I attempted to install this stuff to a flash drive while at school.
  It didn't work on the derelict install.  I thought it was related
 to the weird nature of the school machines, but when the error
 happened again at home... I knew something was wrong.  During dsss
 net install derelict this happens:

 .. lots of stuff we don't care about ... Exported revision 282.
 Creating imports for DerelictUtil

 derelict => DerelictUtil
 + C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe -Idsss_imports\ -I. -S.\
 -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss \lib\  -IC:\dsss\include\d
 -SC:\dsss\lib  -oqdsss_objs\D  -explicit -lib derelic
 t\util\exception.d derelict\util\loader.d derelict\util\wintypes.d
 derelict\util \wrapper.d -ofDerelictUtil.lib
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: undefined identifier
 fromStringz derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: function expected
 before (), not fromStringz
  of type int
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: cannot implicitly convert
 expression (fromSt ringz(cstr)) of type int to char[]
 Command C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe returned with code 1, aborting.
 Error: Command failed, aborting.

 It seems to be choking on the compile, screaming something about
 the source it's trying to compile in its final moments.

 I have a few hypotheses:

 1) Derelict isn't Tango-compatible.  Move back to Phobos, compile
 Derelict, move back to Tango. 2) The sources dsss downloaded don't
 compile anyways.  Manually check out a previous revision, or wait
 for someone to fix it.

fromUtf8z in the 0.99.4 Tango "Frank" release. dsss net install generally downloads latest sources from dsource, so I suspect what happened is that SVN Derelict has been fixed to work with SVN tango, but you are using the release Tango. You can either get Tango from SVN and build it, Or you can maybe find a tarball of Derelict that's compatible with 0.99.4 tango and install that.

Hmm, I don't know. The version file says it's a compatible version (I think.) It says version 0.995, which is >0.994, so it should work (right?) excerpt from Version.d: module tango.core.Version; public const Tango = 0.995f;

fromStringz yet. As far as I know Tango 0.99.5 hasn't been released yet but I've heard it will be soon. You can download the svn trunk, I usually don't recompile the library I just replace the source files, I think it should be enough.

I downloaded this: http://downloads.dsource.org/projects/tango/snapshots/tango-bin-win32-

 Which is the fourth link down on this page:
 http://dsource.org/projects/tango/wiki/DmdDownloads Which I got to from
 here:
 http://dsource.org/projects/tango/wiki/Download From the "Get Tango" box
 here:
 http://dsource.org/projects/tango
 
 So you think it may be that that binaries aren't the right version, and
 that I should install Tango through DSSS?  Didn't someone say that
 installing Tango through DSSS was unreliable?
 
 Furthermore, if I install Tango through DSSS (dsss net install tango),
 how will I force it to use the DSSS installation and not the Tango
 already in :\dmd?  Will the DSSS installation take precedence over the
 :\dmd version by default?  Should I change some configuration settings
 in :\dsss?
 
 Getting scared and running back to Java isn't an option for me anymore,
 so you may be stuck with me ;)  After the Fibers in Tango I get real
 excited and thought "wow, this is the language for me!"  Fibers reminded
 me of the Python Generators I read about elsewhere.
 
 Thanks for your help, hopefully we can figure out the problem and fix
 it.  At which point someone should update the page on Wiki4D or
 something...

I don't really have suggestions, couldn't exactly follow what was being asked or tried, but I'll see if I can explain some things. DSSS builds against Phobos thus you can not install the Tango-dmd bundle and then compile DSSS.

I never tried building DSSS.
 "Furthermore, if I install Tango through DSSS (dsss net install tango), 
 how will I force it to use the DSSS installation and not the Tango 
 already in :\dmd?"

Wouldn't it build a version of Tango and stick that in \dsss\import or something?
 This question really has me lost, I think you have some misunderstanding. 
 DSSS is a build tool that uses dmd, Tango is a run-time library for dmd 
 to link in. Thus you should be able to use DSSS, Tango and DMD as one big 
 happy family. I've never installed Tango with dsss netinstall nor have I 
 installed either in windows.

I wouldn't suggest trying much of anything in Windows except for fdisk c: I try to stick with Linux, but there does come a time when it's necessary to make it work on Windows.
Feb 20 2008
prev sibling parent reply Mike Parker <aldacron71 yahoo.com> writes:
Bill Baxter wrote:
 Chris Miller wrote:
 Chris Miller Wrote:

 Jacob Carlborg Wrote:

 Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to 
 install D.  Much of it is because of my library choices, but I 
 don't have a choice as to what libraries I need.

 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my 
 Windows Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really 
 care.  My biggest problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and 
 DDBI.  I've totally given up on finding an IDE by now.

 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones 
 on digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The 
 DInstaller project hasn't been good, since it installs everything 
 to somewhere I can't find.  I got DSSS working once, which was 
 nice...  but then when I tried to build a helloworld.d file it 
 didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be building 
 larger projects with).

 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, 
 though it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.

 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or 
 help you can give!

D, DSSS, Tango and Derelict - http://www.gravitygame.se/denvironment.rhtml

Unfortunately I'm not at my workstation (using my Ubuntu Linux laptop ATM) so I'll have to take another whack at this when I get home.

I attempted to install this stuff to a flash drive while at school. It didn't work on the derelict install. I thought it was related to the weird nature of the school machines, but when the error happened again at home... I knew something was wrong. During dsss net install derelict this happens: .. lots of stuff we don't care about ... Exported revision 282. Creating imports for DerelictUtil derelict => DerelictUtil + C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe -Idsss_imports\ -I. -S.\ -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss \lib\ -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss\lib -oqdsss_objs\D -explicit -lib derelic t\util\exception.d derelict\util\loader.d derelict\util\wintypes.d derelict\util \wrapper.d -ofDerelictUtil.lib derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: undefined identifier fromStringz derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: function expected before (), not fromStringz of type int derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: cannot implicitly convert expression (fromSt ringz(cstr)) of type int to char[] Command C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe returned with code 1, aborting. Error: Command failed, aborting. It seems to be choking on the compile, screaming something about the source it's trying to compile in its final moments. I have a few hypotheses: 1) Derelict isn't Tango-compatible. Move back to Phobos, compile Derelict, move back to Tango. 2) The sources dsss downloaded don't compile anyways. Manually check out a previous revision, or wait for someone to fix it.


 
 fromStringz is a function in the latest SVN of Tango.
 It called fromUtf8z in the 0.99.4 Tango "Frank" release.
 
 dsss net install generally downloads latest sources from dsource, so I 
 suspect what happened is that SVN Derelict has been fixed to work with 
 SVN tango, but you are using the release Tango.
 
 You can either get Tango from SVN and build it,
 Or you can maybe find a tarball of Derelict that's compatible with 
 0.99.4 tango and install that.
 
 --bb

I recently, as in a week or so ago, updated the Derelict trunk with a fix that allows it to work with both the current Tango release and the current trunk. I tested 'dsss net install derelict' with the current Tango release (i.e. the one with fromUTF8z rather than fromStringz, which Crhis appears to be using) and it worked fine. Chris, I suggest you uninstall Derelict (dsss uninstall derelict) and then pull it down again with a net install to make sure you have the latest trunk.
Feb 20 2008
parent reply Chris Miller <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
Mike Parker Wrote:

 Bill Baxter wrote:
 Chris Miller wrote:
 Chris Miller Wrote:

 Jacob Carlborg Wrote:

 Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to 
 install D.  Much of it is because of my library choices, but I 
 don't have a choice as to what libraries I need.

 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my 
 Windows Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really 
 care.  My biggest problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and 
 DDBI.  I've totally given up on finding an IDE by now.

 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones 
 on digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The 
 DInstaller project hasn't been good, since it installs everything 
 to somewhere I can't find.  I got DSSS working once, which was 
 nice...  but then when I tried to build a helloworld.d file it 
 didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be building 
 larger projects with).

 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, 
 though it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.

 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or 
 help you can give!

D, DSSS, Tango and Derelict - http://www.gravitygame.se/denvironment.rhtml

Unfortunately I'm not at my workstation (using my Ubuntu Linux laptop ATM) so I'll have to take another whack at this when I get home.

I attempted to install this stuff to a flash drive while at school. It didn't work on the derelict install. I thought it was related to the weird nature of the school machines, but when the error happened again at home... I knew something was wrong. During dsss net install derelict this happens: .. lots of stuff we don't care about ... Exported revision 282. Creating imports for DerelictUtil derelict => DerelictUtil + C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe -Idsss_imports\ -I. -S.\ -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss \lib\ -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss\lib -oqdsss_objs\D -explicit -lib derelic t\util\exception.d derelict\util\loader.d derelict\util\wintypes.d derelict\util \wrapper.d -ofDerelictUtil.lib derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: undefined identifier fromStringz derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: function expected before (), not fromStringz of type int derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: cannot implicitly convert expression (fromSt ringz(cstr)) of type int to char[] Command C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe returned with code 1, aborting. Error: Command failed, aborting. It seems to be choking on the compile, screaming something about the source it's trying to compile in its final moments. I have a few hypotheses: 1) Derelict isn't Tango-compatible. Move back to Phobos, compile Derelict, move back to Tango. 2) The sources dsss downloaded don't compile anyways. Manually check out a previous revision, or wait for someone to fix it.


 
 fromStringz is a function in the latest SVN of Tango.
 It called fromUtf8z in the 0.99.4 Tango "Frank" release.
 
 dsss net install generally downloads latest sources from dsource, so I 
 suspect what happened is that SVN Derelict has been fixed to work with 
 SVN tango, but you are using the release Tango.
 
 You can either get Tango from SVN and build it,
 Or you can maybe find a tarball of Derelict that's compatible with 
 0.99.4 tango and install that.
 
 --bb

I recently, as in a week or so ago, updated the Derelict trunk with a fix that allows it to work with both the current Tango release and the current trunk. I tested 'dsss net install derelict' with the current Tango release (i.e. the one with fromUTF8z rather than fromStringz, which Crhis appears to be using) and it worked fine.

I don't see how that can happen. I'm using a fresh install of DSSS, which should have pulled the Derelict trunk out.
 Chris, I suggest you uninstall Derelict (dsss uninstall derelict) and 
 then pull it down again with a net install to make sure you have the 
 latest trunk.

I'll try that right away and let you know.
Feb 20 2008
parent reply Chris Miller <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
Chris Miller Wrote:

 Mike Parker Wrote:
 
 Bill Baxter wrote:
 Chris Miller wrote:
 Chris Miller Wrote:

 Jacob Carlborg Wrote:

 Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to 
 install D.  Much of it is because of my library choices, but I 
 don't have a choice as to what libraries I need.

 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my 
 Windows Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really 
 care.  My biggest problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and 
 DDBI.  I've totally given up on finding an IDE by now.

 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones 
 on digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The 
 DInstaller project hasn't been good, since it installs everything 
 to somewhere I can't find.  I got DSSS working once, which was 
 nice...  but then when I tried to build a helloworld.d file it 
 didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be building 
 larger projects with).

 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, 
 though it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.

 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or 
 help you can give!

D, DSSS, Tango and Derelict - http://www.gravitygame.se/denvironment.rhtml

Unfortunately I'm not at my workstation (using my Ubuntu Linux laptop ATM) so I'll have to take another whack at this when I get home.

I attempted to install this stuff to a flash drive while at school. It didn't work on the derelict install. I thought it was related to the weird nature of the school machines, but when the error happened again at home... I knew something was wrong. During dsss net install derelict this happens: .. lots of stuff we don't care about ... Exported revision 282. Creating imports for DerelictUtil derelict => DerelictUtil + C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe -Idsss_imports\ -I. -S.\ -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss \lib\ -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss\lib -oqdsss_objs\D -explicit -lib derelic t\util\exception.d derelict\util\loader.d derelict\util\wintypes.d derelict\util \wrapper.d -ofDerelictUtil.lib derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: undefined identifier fromStringz derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: function expected before (), not fromStringz of type int derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: cannot implicitly convert expression (fromSt ringz(cstr)) of type int to char[] Command C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe returned with code 1, aborting. Error: Command failed, aborting. It seems to be choking on the compile, screaming something about the source it's trying to compile in its final moments. I have a few hypotheses: 1) Derelict isn't Tango-compatible. Move back to Phobos, compile Derelict, move back to Tango. 2) The sources dsss downloaded don't compile anyways. Manually check out a previous revision, or wait for someone to fix it.


 
 fromStringz is a function in the latest SVN of Tango.
 It called fromUtf8z in the 0.99.4 Tango "Frank" release.
 
 dsss net install generally downloads latest sources from dsource, so I 
 suspect what happened is that SVN Derelict has been fixed to work with 
 SVN tango, but you are using the release Tango.
 
 You can either get Tango from SVN and build it,
 Or you can maybe find a tarball of Derelict that's compatible with 
 0.99.4 tango and install that.
 
 --bb

I recently, as in a week or so ago, updated the Derelict trunk with a fix that allows it to work with both the current Tango release and the current trunk. I tested 'dsss net install derelict' with the current Tango release (i.e. the one with fromUTF8z rather than fromStringz, which Crhis appears to be using) and it worked fine.

I don't see how that can happen. I'm using a fresh install of DSSS, which should have pulled the Derelict trunk out.
 Chris, I suggest you uninstall Derelict (dsss uninstall derelict) and 
 then pull it down again with a net install to make sure you have the 
 latest trunk.

I'll try that right away and let you know.

Nope, it says that Derelict isn't installed. It checks out the sources again when I tried to install again. I'm using the dsource mirror for DSSS, by the way. I'm going to try installing Tango a la DSSS, then see if Derelict works. I'll keep you posted in any event.
Feb 20 2008
parent Chris Miller <lordSaurontheGreat gmail.com> writes:
Chris Miller Wrote:
 I'm using the dsource mirror for DSSS, by the way.
 
 I'm going to try installing Tango a la DSSS, then see if Derelict works.
 
 I'll keep you posted in any event.

What transpired was really quite interesting, so I'll document it in order. 1) Tried dsss net install derelict. It did not work because of the aforementioned string issue 2) Tried dsss uninstall derelict. It said derelict was not installed. 3) Tried dsss net install tango. It installed fine, but I didn't notice a message complaining of a missing Exception.d file. 4) Tried dsss net install derelict. It worked this time (go figure!). 5) Tried this example to test the system: import derelict.opengl.gl; import tango.io.Stdout; void main() { try { DerelictGL.load(); Stdout("Successfully loaded the OpenGL shared library.").newline; } catch (Exception e) Stdout("Could not load the OpenGL shared library.").newline; } It didn't work because of the missing Example.d file. To build it I used "dsss build gl_test.d" though I also tried "rebuild gl_test.d" wondering if that would get different results (it didn't). 6) Considered playing a video game to take my mind off of the problem so that perhaps I'd attack it from a new angle next go around. 7) Didn't have any sufficiently interesting games installed (sorta why I'm building one). 8) Realized that there wasn't anything in my setup that couldn't be regenerated. Fire-and-forget mode now activated. 9) Downloaded the current release of Tango/DMD (http://downloads.dsource.org/projects/tango/0.99.4/tango-0.99.4-bin- in32-dmd.1.024.zip) and unzipped it to \dmd, overwrote all files. 10) Tried to build the example file again. Worked just fine. 11) Ran the example file. Worked just fine. So now I have these: o Digital Mars D Compiler version 1.024 o Tango version 0.994 o Derelict o DDBI Which leaves only DWT off the list. Assuming I follow the DWT-win instructions to the letter, I should get a working system, right? At which point I'm planning on zipping the whole mess up and waiting until everything in the above list is available through DSSS :)
Feb 20 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent Jesse Phillips <jessekphillips gmail.com> writes:
On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:41:56 -0500, Chris Miller wrote:

 Jacob Carlborg Wrote:
 
 Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to
 install D.  Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't
 have a choice as to what libraries I need.
 
 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my
 Windows Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really
 care.  My biggest problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI. 
 I've totally given up on finding an IDE by now.
 
 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones
 on digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller
 project hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I
 can't find.  I got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then
 when I tried to build a helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using
 rebuild, which is what I would be building larger projects with).
 
 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like,
 though it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.
 
 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help
 you can give!

I have previously written two installation guides D, DSSS, Tango and Derelict - http://www.gravitygame.se/denvironment.rhtml

That's exactly the kind of tutorial I've been looking for! Unfortunately I'm not at my workstation (using my Ubuntu Linux laptop ATM) so I'll have to take another whack at this when I get home.
 D, DSSS, Tango and DWT -
 http://www.dsource.org/projects/dwt/wiki/Installation

That's not so bad... coming from a guy who spent about three months messing with C++ and Boost (never did work, but it wasn't my fault either!). I was trained in Java, so I Java-like GUI toolkit will help me greatly! I'm sort of amazed that there isn't a downloadable image that has all of these things by default. To me it would seem second nature to release toolkit images containing the basic libraries for GUI, OpenGL, std (Tango), etc. Once you get this stuff installed it's not that weird, a simple file tree would look something like :d\;:d\dm;:\d\dmd;:d\dsss which the user could unzip to anywhere and have an instant toolchain right there. Just add the stuff to the PATH and you're good to go.

Digitalmars is the only ones (except Tangos special privileges) to distribute dmd. This has caused limited ability for community driven packages. And yes this has come up in discussions before.
Feb 19 2008
prev sibling parent Jesse Phillips <jessekphillips gmail.com> writes:
On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 17:36:42 -0500, Chris Miller wrote:

 Jacob Carlborg Wrote:
 
 Chris Miller wrote:
 Bill Baxter Wrote:
 
 Chris Miller wrote:
 Chris Miller Wrote:
 I attempted to install this stuff to a flash drive while at school.
  It didn't work on the derelict install.  I thought it was related
 to the weird nature of the school machines, but when the error
 happened again at home... I knew something was wrong.  During dsss
 net install derelict this happens:

 .. lots of stuff we don't care about ... Exported revision 282.
 Creating imports for DerelictUtil

 derelict => DerelictUtil
 + C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe -Idsss_imports\ -I. -S.\
 -IC:\dsss\include\d -SC:\dsss \lib\  -IC:\dsss\include\d
 -SC:\dsss\lib  -oqdsss_objs\D  -explicit -lib derelic
 t\util\exception.d derelict\util\loader.d derelict\util\wintypes.d
 derelict\util \wrapper.d -ofDerelictUtil.lib
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: undefined identifier
 fromStringz derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: function expected
 before (), not fromStringz
  of type int
 derelict\util\wrapper.d(71): Error: cannot implicitly convert
 expression (fromSt ringz(cstr)) of type int to char[]
 Command C:\dsss\bin\rebuild.exe returned with code 1, aborting.
 Error: Command failed, aborting.

 It seems to be choking on the compile, screaming something about
 the source it's trying to compile in its final moments.

 I have a few hypotheses:

 1) Derelict isn't Tango-compatible.  Move back to Phobos, compile
 Derelict, move back to Tango. 2) The sources dsss downloaded don't
 compile anyways.  Manually check out a previous revision, or wait
 for someone to fix it.

fromUtf8z in the 0.99.4 Tango "Frank" release. dsss net install generally downloads latest sources from dsource, so I suspect what happened is that SVN Derelict has been fixed to work with SVN tango, but you are using the release Tango. You can either get Tango from SVN and build it, Or you can maybe find a tarball of Derelict that's compatible with 0.99.4 tango and install that.

Hmm, I don't know. The version file says it's a compatible version (I think.) It says version 0.995, which is >0.994, so it should work (right?) excerpt from Version.d: module tango.core.Version; public const Tango = 0.995f;

fromStringz yet. As far as I know Tango 0.99.5 hasn't been released yet but I've heard it will be soon. You can download the svn trunk, I usually don't recompile the library I just replace the source files, I think it should be enough.

I downloaded this: http://downloads.dsource.org/projects/tango/snapshots/tango-bin-win32-

 Which is the fourth link down on this page:
 http://dsource.org/projects/tango/wiki/DmdDownloads Which I got to from
 here:
 http://dsource.org/projects/tango/wiki/Download From the "Get Tango" box
 here:
 http://dsource.org/projects/tango
 
 So you think it may be that that binaries aren't the right version, and
 that I should install Tango through DSSS?  Didn't someone say that
 installing Tango through DSSS was unreliable?
 
 Furthermore, if I install Tango through DSSS (dsss net install tango),
 how will I force it to use the DSSS installation and not the Tango
 already in :\dmd?  Will the DSSS installation take precedence over the
 :\dmd version by default?  Should I change some configuration settings
 in :\dsss?
 
 Getting scared and running back to Java isn't an option for me anymore,
 so you may be stuck with me ;)  After the Fibers in Tango I get real
 excited and thought "wow, this is the language for me!"  Fibers reminded
 me of the Python Generators I read about elsewhere.
 
 Thanks for your help, hopefully we can figure out the problem and fix
 it.  At which point someone should update the page on Wiki4D or
 something...

I don't really have suggestions, couldn't exactly follow what was being asked or tried, but I'll see if I can explain some things. DSSS builds against Phobos thus you can not install the Tango-dmd bundle and then compile DSSS. "Furthermore, if I install Tango through DSSS (dsss net install tango), how will I force it to use the DSSS installation and not the Tango already in :\dmd?" This question really has me lost, I think you have some misunderstanding. DSSS is a build tool that uses dmd, Tango is a run-time library for dmd to link in. Thus you should be able to use DSSS, Tango and DMD as one big happy family. I've never installed Tango with dsss netinstall nor have I installed either in windows. Hope I clarified something.
Feb 20 2008
prev sibling parent reply Clay Smith <clayasaurus gmail.com> writes:
Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to install D. 
Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't have a choice as to
what libraries I need.
 
 I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my Windows
Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really care.  My biggest
problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.  I've totally given up on
finding an IDE by now.
 
 I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones on
digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller project
hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I can't find.  I
got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then when I tried to build a
helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using rebuild, which is what I would be
building larger projects with).
 
 I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like, though
it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.
 
 Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help you can
give!

Here's what I do. 1) Install DMD and DMC from the .zip (DMC unzip first) as per instructions on the web. 2) Install latest stable tango release from the .zip on their page, overwrite necessary files. Tango is now installed. 3) Set up DSSS by unzipping in D:\dsss 4) Learn how to add dsss.exe, dmd.exe, dmc.exe to your PATH 5) Learn how to create dsss .conf files 6) Install ddbg, add to PATH http://ddbg.mainia.de/doc.html 7) Use 'cmd' prompt, type 'dsss build' to build your software. For an editor, I like DScite. 8) You should be good to go.
Feb 19 2008
parent naryl <cy ngs.ru> writes:
On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 01:21:33 +0300, Clay Smith <clayasaurus gmail.com>  
wrote:

 Chris Miller wrote:
 I've been having some major issues for a long while now trying to  
 install D.  Much of it is because of my library choices, but I don't  
 have a choice as to what libraries I need.
  I've been working to try and get a working installation of D on my  
 Windows Vista workstation.  Whether it's DMD or GDC I don't really  
 care.  My biggest problem is that I need Tango, Derelect, and DDBI.   
 I've totally given up on finding an IDE by now.
  I've been following the instructions online to the letter (the ones on  
 digitalmars.com) and they keep throwing me grief.  The DInstaller  
 project hasn't been good, since it installs everything to somewhere I  
 can't find.  I got DSSS working once, which was nice...  but then when  
 I tried to build a helloworld.d file it didn't work (tried using  
 rebuild, which is what I would be building larger projects with).
  I can provide further documentation of what I've tried if you like,  
 though it's really just me hitting wall after wall after wall.
  Thanks for your time, and thanks in advance for any pointers or help  
 you can give!

Here's what I do. 1) Install DMD and DMC from the .zip (DMC unzip first) as per instructions on the web. 2) Install latest stable tango release from the .zip on their page, overwrite necessary files. Tango is now installed. 3) Set up DSSS by unzipping in D:\dsss 4) Learn how to add dsss.exe, dmd.exe, dmc.exe to your PATH 5) Learn how to create dsss .conf files 6) Install ddbg, add to PATH http://ddbg.mainia.de/doc.html 7) Use 'cmd' prompt, type 'dsss build' to build your software. For an editor, I like DScite. 8) You should be good to go.

I've got weird link errors when I installed tango w/ tangobos and DMD separately. And the only way to make tangobos work was to install everything with DSSS. Except the latest DMD of course.
Feb 20 2008