DConf 2020: Submission Deadline, Early-Bird Registration, and Invited Keynote

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In early January, I announced that Symmetry Investments is bringing DConf back to London for our 2020 edition. At the same time, I said we’d start taking submissions from anyone who wanted to send them in. In the interim, we’ve fixed our deadlines and prepared to start accepting reservations. There was only one thing remaining … Continue reading DConf 2020: Submission Deadline, Early-Bird Registration, and Invited Keynote

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DIP Reviews: Discussion vs. Feedback

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For a while now, I’ve been including a link to the DIP Reviewer Guidelines in the initial forum post for every DIP review. My hope was that it would encourage reviewers to keep the thread on topic and also to provide more focused feedback. As it turns out, a link to reviewer guidelines is not … Continue reading DIP Reviews: Discussion vs. Feedback

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Recent D Compiler Releases

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The LDC team closed out the old year with release 1.19.0 of the LLVM-based D compiler, and the core D team opened the new year with version 2.090.0 of the reference D compiler, DMD. And if you haven’t yet heard, there was some big news about the GCC-based D compiler, GDC, a while back. Time … Continue reading Recent D Compiler Releases

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DMD 2.089.0 Released

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The latest release of DMD, the D reference compiler, is ready for download. It’s a relatively light release in terms of changes and features, with 11 major changes and 66 closed Bugzilla issues. Most of the changes cover narrow use cases. To highlight a few: proper non-D mangling in template mixins, a renamed default linker, … Continue reading DMD 2.089.0 Released

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D Language Foundation Funding: New Platforms, New Bounties

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When I first announced the HR Fund here on the blog back in April, there was talk among the D Language Foundation team of hiring one or more people to flesh out the specification and implementation of shared. That sort of work requires a very specific skillset that only a few people in the orbit … Continue reading D Language Foundation Funding: New Platforms, New Bounties

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DMD 2.088.0 Released

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The newest DMD has rolled off the assembly line and is ready for download. A total of 58 contributors fixed 58 bugs and introduced 27 major changes to version 2.088.0 of the compiler. I’m always looking for the big ticket items in a new DMD release to highlight on the blog, but this is a … Continue reading DMD 2.088.0 Released

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SAOC 2019 Projects and Participants

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Last Sunday, August 18, was the deadline for Symmetry Autumn of Code 2019 applications. We received a total of eight applications, which is the same number we saw last year. This time around we were able to accept more than three: five of the applicants will be participating. The applications were reviewed by the five … Continue reading SAOC 2019 Projects and Participants

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Task Bounties Have Arrived

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In 2013, Facebook launched a page for D bounties at BountySource. It saw a burst of excitement, a few bugs fixed, and then went quiet. By 2017, it had been “deemed unsuccessful”. In internal discussions on fundraising options and how to increase community participation in fixing bugs, the topic of bug bounties has often come … Continue reading Task Bounties Have Arrived

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