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digitalmars.D - phobos unstable builds

reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
I'm considering deploying Phobos unstable builds that track new work 
closely (as opposed to waiting weeks for a new dmd release, or 
downloading and building Phobos from svn).

The unstable build would be relatively convenient to get via http 
download and would include the std/ tree and the associated phobos.lib 
or libphobos2.a file. Also, there would be updated documentation 
foreshadowing the official documentation on 
www.digitalmars.com/d/phobos/2.0/.

Is there interest in something like this? Walter granted me permission. 
If enough votes are gathered, I'll set things up.


Andrei
Jul 12 2009
next sibling parent reply dsimcha <dsimcha yahoo.com> writes:
== Quote from Andrei Alexandrescu (SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org)'s article
 I'm considering deploying Phobos unstable builds that track new work
 closely (as opposed to waiting weeks for a new dmd release, or
 downloading and building Phobos from svn).
 The unstable build would be relatively convenient to get via http
 download and would include the std/ tree and the associated phobos.lib
 or libphobos2.a file. Also, there would be updated documentation
 foreshadowing the official documentation on
 www.digitalmars.com/d/phobos/2.0/.
 Is there interest in something like this? Walter granted me permission.
 If enough votes are gathered, I'll set things up.
 Andrei

Well, one of the things that often keeps me from playing with pre-release Phobos builds is that often those builds only work on unreleased compilers. As long as this is the case, I don't see how this would be of much benefit.
Jul 12 2009
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
dsimcha wrote:
 == Quote from Andrei Alexandrescu (SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org)'s article
 I'm considering deploying Phobos unstable builds that track new work
 closely (as opposed to waiting weeks for a new dmd release, or
 downloading and building Phobos from svn).
 The unstable build would be relatively convenient to get via http
 download and would include the std/ tree and the associated phobos.lib
 or libphobos2.a file. Also, there would be updated documentation
 foreshadowing the official documentation on
 www.digitalmars.com/d/phobos/2.0/.
 Is there interest in something like this? Walter granted me permission.
 If enough votes are gathered, I'll set things up.
 Andrei

Well, one of the things that often keeps me from playing with pre-release Phobos builds is that often those builds only work on unreleased compilers. As long as this is the case, I don't see how this would be of much benefit.

Yah, indeed. With time I hope two distinct phenomena will happen. One, there will be fewer changes to dmd, and two, we will get to distribute pre-release versions of dmd as well. Andrei
Jul 12 2009
prev sibling parent Lutger <lutger.blijdestijn gmail.com> writes:
Yes, interested.
Jul 13 2009