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August 03, 2012
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Nice to see 2.060 out, good job everyone involved.

A few quick questions, if I may:

There is an Ubuntu deb, but it isn't clear which version of Ubuntu the
deb is for. Unless everything in the deb is self-contained and
statically linked, this could be a problem.

There is no Debian or Mint deb, is this just lack of resources or
decision not to support anything other than Ubuntu?

There is a Fedora RPM, but it isn't clear which version of Fedora the
RPM is for. Unless everything in the RPM is self-contained and
statically linked, this could be a problem.

Currently I am downloading and installing the zip file but it would be
nice to switch to using debs on my Debian Unstable.

NB The MacOSX DMG link on http://dlang.org/download.html for 1.060 is a
404.
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August 03, 2012
Re: Release items
On 03-08-2012 18:48, Russel Winder wrote:
> Nice to see 2.060 out, good job everyone involved.
>
> A few quick questions, if I may:
>
> There is an Ubuntu deb, but it isn't clear which version of Ubuntu the
> deb is for. Unless everything in the deb is self-contained and
> statically linked, this could be a problem.

It should work with Oneiric and up at least. Don't know about Debian.

>
> There is no Debian or Mint deb, is this just lack of resources or
> decision not to support anything other than Ubuntu?

The .deb will work on Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint. I can confirm the 
latter two at least, and I know others use it on Debian.

>
> There is a Fedora RPM, but it isn't clear which version of Fedora the
> RPM is for. Unless everything in the RPM is self-contained and
> statically linked, this could be a problem.
>
> Currently I am downloading and installing the zip file but it would be
> nice to switch to using debs on my Debian Unstable.

I don't see any reason you can't use the .deb.

>
> NB The MacOSX DMG link on http://dlang.org/download.html for 1.060 is a
> 404.
>

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August 03, 2012
Re: Release items
On 8/3/12 12:56 PM, Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
> On 03-08-2012 18:48, Russel Winder wrote:
>> Nice to see 2.060 out, good job everyone involved.
>>
>> A few quick questions, if I may:
>>
>> There is an Ubuntu deb, but it isn't clear which version of Ubuntu the
>> deb is for. Unless everything in the deb is self-contained and
>> statically linked, this could be a problem.
>
> It should work with Oneiric and up at least. Don't know about Debian.
>
>>
>> There is no Debian or Mint deb, is this just lack of resources or
>> decision not to support anything other than Ubuntu?
>
> The .deb will work on Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint. I can confirm the
> latter two at least, and I know others use it on Debian.
>
>>
>> There is a Fedora RPM, but it isn't clear which version of Fedora the
>> RPM is for. Unless everything in the RPM is self-contained and
>> statically linked, this could be a problem.
>>
>> Currently I am downloading and installing the zip file but it would be
>> nice to switch to using debs on my Debian Unstable.
>
> I don't see any reason you can't use the .deb.

Alex, you seem to be quite versed with some OSs that are not represented 
on the download page. Could you please author a pull request to add them 
(along with their logo)?

Thanks much,

Andrei
August 04, 2012
Re: Release items
On 03-08-2012 19:01, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> On 8/3/12 12:56 PM, Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
>> On 03-08-2012 18:48, Russel Winder wrote:
>>> Nice to see 2.060 out, good job everyone involved.
>>>
>>> A few quick questions, if I may:
>>>
>>> There is an Ubuntu deb, but it isn't clear which version of Ubuntu the
>>> deb is for. Unless everything in the deb is self-contained and
>>> statically linked, this could be a problem.
>>
>> It should work with Oneiric and up at least. Don't know about Debian.
>>
>>>
>>> There is no Debian or Mint deb, is this just lack of resources or
>>> decision not to support anything other than Ubuntu?
>>
>> The .deb will work on Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint. I can confirm the
>> latter two at least, and I know others use it on Debian.
>>
>>>
>>> There is a Fedora RPM, but it isn't clear which version of Fedora the
>>> RPM is for. Unless everything in the RPM is self-contained and
>>> statically linked, this could be a problem.
>>>
>>> Currently I am downloading and installing the zip file but it would be
>>> nice to switch to using debs on my Debian Unstable.
>>
>> I don't see any reason you can't use the .deb.
>
> Alex, you seem to be quite versed with some OSs that are not represented
> on the download page. Could you please author a pull request to add them
> (along with their logo)?
>
> Thanks much,
>
> Andrei

I deferred to Adam since he knows web stuff better than I do: 
https://github.com/D-Programming-Language/d-programming-language.org/pull/147

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Alex Rønne Petersen
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August 04, 2012
Re: Release items
On Fri, 2012-08-03 at 18:56 +0200, Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
> On 03-08-2012 18:48, Russel Winder wrote:
[…]

> > There is no Debian or Mint deb, is this just lack of resources or
> > decision not to support anything other than Ubuntu?
> 
> The .deb will work on Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint. I can confirm the 
> latter two at least, and I know others use it on Debian.

I have given up on Ubuntu, my machines now are usually Debian Unstable
but can boot into Fedora 17. I just loaded up the deb on Debian Unstable
and it does seem to work fine. Given that the executables are set up for
dynamic linking this is rather surprising. Excellent, but surprising.

Installing the 64-bit DMD deb does though pull in a world of GCC 32-bit
stuff :-(

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August 04, 2012
Re: Release items
On 04-08-2012 10:35, Russel Winder wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-08-03 at 18:56 +0200, Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
>> On 03-08-2012 18:48, Russel Winder wrote:
> […]
>
>>> There is no Debian or Mint deb, is this just lack of resources or
>>> decision not to support anything other than Ubuntu?
>>
>> The .deb will work on Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint. I can confirm the
>> latter two at least, and I know others use it on Debian.
>
> I have given up on Ubuntu, my machines now are usually Debian Unstable
> but can boot into Fedora 17. I just loaded up the deb on Debian Unstable
> and it does seem to work fine. Given that the executables are set up for
> dynamic linking this is rather surprising. Excellent, but surprising.
>
> Installing the 64-bit DMD deb does though pull in a world of GCC 32-bit
> stuff :-(
>

Yeah, that's because DMD has -m32 to cross-compile for 32-bit. It's a 
bit silly that it's not optional.

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Alex Rønne Petersen
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August 04, 2012
Re: Release items
On Sat, 2012-08-04 at 15:11 +0200, Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
[…]
> Yeah, that's because DMD has -m32 to cross-compile for 32-bit. It's a 
> bit silly that it's not optional.

Not a big deal though, just a bit of a surprise.

Kudos to Jordi Sayol the "Ubuntu" deb works fine on Debian Unstable.
Mayhap add this to the download webpage?

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August 04, 2012
Re: Release items
On 04-08-2012 15:52, Russel Winder wrote:
> On Sat, 2012-08-04 at 15:11 +0200, Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
> […]
>> Yeah, that's because DMD has -m32 to cross-compile for 32-bit. It's a
>> bit silly that it's not optional.
>
> Not a big deal though, just a bit of a surprise.
>
> Kudos to Jordi Sayol the "Ubuntu" deb works fine on Debian Unstable.
> Mayhap add this to the download webpage?
>

Already done: http://dlang.org/download.html

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Alex Rønne Petersen
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August 11, 2012
Re: Release items
On Sat, 2012-08-04 at 16:13 +0200, Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
> On 04-08-2012 15:52, Russel Winder wrote:
> > On Sat, 2012-08-04 at 15:11 +0200, Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
> > […]
> >> Yeah, that's because DMD has -m32 to cross-compile for 32-bit. It's a
> >> bit silly that it's not optional.
> >
> > Not a big deal though, just a bit of a surprise.
> >
> > Kudos to Jordi Sayol the "Ubuntu" deb works fine on Debian Unstable.
> > Mayhap add this to the download webpage?
> >
> 
> Already done: http://dlang.org/download.html

Excellent :-)

Thanks for doing that, it makes it much clearer that it is a general
deb.

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