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January 18, 2013
short praise
Hi,

I just updated to dmd 2.061 and I am very happy to see that the 
segfault thrown by one of my unittests that bugged me for the 
last few hours is now gone. It seemed to be a nasty bug in the 
runtime which is now fixed. I am really happy that there are 
people continuously updating the tools and working on the bugs! 
Thanks to all those involved!

One brief question:
Having just updated to dmd 2.061, I see that 2.062 is released, 
but it is not on the website. Is that on purpose?

Stephan
January 18, 2013
Re: short praise
Am Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:45:09 +0100
schrieb "Stephan" <stephan80@mac.com>:

> One brief question:
> Having just updated to dmd 2.061, I see that 2.062 is released, 
> but it is not on the website. Is that on purpose?
> 

2.062 hasn't been released yet. I guess you got that impression from
the changelog on dlang.org? It's actually the changelog that's wrong,
not the download page...
January 18, 2013
Re: short praise
On Friday, 18 January 2013 at 15:50:02 UTC, Johannes Pfau wrote:
> Am Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:45:09 +0100
> schrieb "Stephan" <stephan80@mac.com>:
>
>> One brief question:
>> Having just updated to dmd 2.061, I see that 2.062 is 
>> released, but it is not on the website. Is that on purpose?
>> 
>
> 2.062 hasn't been released yet. I guess you got that impression 
> from
> the changelog on dlang.org? It's actually the changelog that's 
> wrong,
> not the download page...

Yeah I noticed that too. I guessed that it was there to inform 
people what's coming next. If that's the intention, I think it's 
a very good idea, but it should be explained better, and we 
really REALLY need access to periodic snapshots of the beta 
package on the download page so that the users of D can easily 
test the next release before it gets released. I already want to 
try out some new things but the pain of installing from source is 
putting it off.

--rt
January 18, 2013
Re: short praise
On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 07:21:41PM +0100, Rob T wrote:
> On Friday, 18 January 2013 at 15:50:02 UTC, Johannes Pfau wrote:
> >Am Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:45:09 +0100
> >schrieb "Stephan" <stephan80@mac.com>:
> >
> >>One brief question:
> >>Having just updated to dmd 2.061, I see that 2.062 is released,
> >>but it is not on the website. Is that on purpose?
> >>
> >
> >2.062 hasn't been released yet. I guess you got that impression from
> >the changelog on dlang.org? It's actually the changelog that's wrong,
> >not the download page...
> 
> Yeah I noticed that too. I guessed that it was there to inform
> people what's coming next. If that's the intention, I think it's a
> very good idea, but it should be explained better, and we really
> REALLY need access to periodic snapshots of the beta package on the
> download page so that the users of D can easily test the next
> release before it gets released. I already want to try out some new
> things but the pain of installing from source is putting it off.
[...]

What OS are you using? Installing from source is actually very easy on
Linux (and other Posix OS's).

	http://wiki.dlang.org/Building_DMD

(Very easy, compared to installation of other toolchains, like GCC,
which is a royal pain in the behind to build from source. And that's an
understatement.)


T

-- 
MACINTOSH: Most Applications Crash, If Not, The Operating System Hangs
January 18, 2013
Re: short praise
On Friday, 18 January 2013 at 18:39:43 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> What OS are you using? Installing from source is actually very 
> easy on
> Linux (and other Posix OS's).
>
> 	http://wiki.dlang.org/Building_DMD
>
> (Very easy, compared to installation of other toolchains, like 
> GCC,
> which is a royal pain in the behind to build from source. And 
> that's an
> understatement.)

The point I wanted to state, is that we should work towards 
making it as simple as possible to test out the latest beta 
snapshot, so that even the most casual D user can try it out. The 
more beta testers we have, the better tested the next release 
will be. A packaged snapshot would be a lot simpler than having 
users installing from source.

One thing about this, when testing a beta version, you still need 
to use the released version, so if there's ever a packaged beta 
made available, the package should allow two (or more) versions 
of the compiler to co-exist.

--rt
January 18, 2013
Re: short praise
On Friday, 18 January 2013 at 15:50:02 UTC, Johannes Pfau wrote:
> Am Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:45:09 +0100
> schrieb "Stephan" <stephan80@mac.com>:
>
>> One brief question:
>> Having just updated to dmd 2.061, I see that 2.062 is 
>> released, but it is not on the website. Is that on purpose?
>> 
>
> 2.062 hasn't been released yet. I guess you got that impression 
> from
> the changelog on dlang.org? It's actually the changelog that's 
> wrong,
> not the download page...


Thanks for clarifying. I anticipated it must be something like 
that.
By the way, to the folks who want earlier access to the beta: 
Can't you simply download from gihub?

Stephan
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