There’s always a lot going on in DLand, both behind the scenes and out in public view. Here’s a taste of some things that are happening now.
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
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
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
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
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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The latest release of the Digital Mars D compiler (DMD) is now available. Version 2.087.0 marks 44 closed Bugzilla issues and 22 major changes courtesy of 63 contributors. See the changelog for the details and related links. Visit the Digital Mars Downloads page to get the release package for your platform(s). One of the changes… Continue reading DMD 2.087.0 Released
Last year, Symmetry Investments sponsored three programmers to work on projects in the D community. Two completed successfully. Francesco Gallà worked on adding support for HTTP/2 to vibe.d and got the grand prize of a bonus payment and a free trip to DConf 2019, where he gave a talk about the experience and his project.… Continue reading Get Ready for Symmetry Autumn of Code 2019
I announced the Human Resource Fund back in April as part of an initiative we’re working on with companies using D in production. It was seeded by WekaIO. Now we need to see it grow. We always have an excess of t-shirts after DConf. Often, they are given away. This year, we intentionally ordered many… Continue reading DConf T-Shirts and the Human Resource Fund