Thread overview
LDC 1.6.0-beta1
Nov 12
kinke
Nov 12
Nordlöw
Nov 13
Brian
Nov 13
Joakim
Nov 13
Joakim
November 12
Hi everyone,

on behalf of the LDC team, I'm glad to announce the first beta for LDC 1.6. The highlights of this version in a nutshell:

* Based on D 2.076.1.
* Experimental support for dynamic codegen at runtime ('manual JIT').
* Many std.math functions are now CTFE-able.

Full release log and downloads: https://github.com/ldc-developers/ldc/releases/tag/v1.6.0-beta1

Thanks to all contributors!
November 12
On Sunday, 12 November 2017 at 15:57:19 UTC, kinke wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> on behalf of the LDC team, I'm glad to announce the first beta for LDC 1.6. The highlights of this version in a nutshell:
>
> * Based on D 2.076.1.
> * Experimental support for dynamic codegen at runtime ('manual JIT').
> * Many std.math functions are now CTFE-able.
>
> Full release log and downloads: https://github.com/ldc-developers/ldc/releases/tag/v1.6.0-beta1
>
> Thanks to all contributors!

Wow, that's fast!

I'm looking forward to discussions concerning the new feature:

    dynamic codegen at runtime

Are there any plans on also using LLVMs jit for run-time generative (meta) programming?
November 13
On Sunday, 12 November 2017 at 15:57:19 UTC, kinke wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> on behalf of the LDC team, I'm glad to announce the first beta for LDC 1.6. The highlights of this version in a nutshell:
>
> * Based on D 2.076.1.
> * Experimental support for dynamic codegen at runtime ('manual JIT').
> * Many std.math functions are now CTFE-able.
>
> Full release log and downloads: https://github.com/ldc-developers/ldc/releases/tag/v1.6.0-beta1
>
> Thanks to all contributors!

Fast update, thank you!

There is no version for FreeBSD?

November 13
On Monday, 13 November 2017 at 02:35:11 UTC, Brian wrote:
> On Sunday, 12 November 2017 at 15:57:19 UTC, kinke wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> on behalf of the LDC team, I'm glad to announce the first beta for LDC 1.6. The highlights of this version in a nutshell:
>>
>> * Based on D 2.076.1.
>> * Experimental support for dynamic codegen at runtime ('manual JIT').
>> * Many std.math functions are now CTFE-able.
>>
>> Full release log and downloads: https://github.com/ldc-developers/ldc/releases/tag/v1.6.0-beta1
>>
>> Thanks to all contributors!
>
> Fast update, thank you!
>
> There is no version for FreeBSD?

See my prior response:

http://forum.dlang.org/post/ewhlrbimojselcefbeya@forum.dlang.org
November 13
On Monday, 13 November 2017 at 02:35:11 UTC, Brian wrote:
>
> Fast update, thank you!
>
> There is no version for FreeBSD?

Yeah. Apparently if your on FreeBSD, you're meant to go build it yourself :-(

Not sure why.

Win32 gets a binary release though ;-)
November 13
On Monday, 13 November 2017 at 13:28:57 UTC, codephantom wrote:
> On Monday, 13 November 2017 at 02:35:11 UTC, Brian wrote:
>>
>> Fast update, thank you!
>>
>> There is no version for FreeBSD?
>
> Yeah. Apparently if your on FreeBSD, you're meant to go build it yourself :-(
>
> Not sure why.
>
> Win32 gets a binary release though ;-)

I explained why, the last time we put out a stable release for FreeBSD, ldc 1.2, it only got 4 downloads:

http://www.somsubhra.com/github-release-stats/?username=ldc-developers&repository=ldc

By comparison, the Win32 build got 282 downloads.  Presumably that's why whoever was compiling those FreeBSD builds stopped bothering.
November 13
On Monday, 13 November 2017 at 13:37:20 UTC, Joakim wrote:
> I explained why, the last time we put out a stable release for FreeBSD, ldc 1.2, it only got 4 downloads:
>
> http://www.somsubhra.com/github-release-stats/?username=ldc-developers&repository=ldc
>
> By comparison, the Win32 build got 282 downloads.  Presumably that's why whoever was compiling those FreeBSD builds stopped bothering.

Fair enough.

4 is better than 0 though.

And, you never know, that could have been 4 large enterprises ;-)
(plenty of large enterprise use FreeBSD).

Now it's getting no downloads at all.