October 19, 2012Request for Help: D tool for SCons
I do not have access to a Windows box or VM, and to be honest, I would really rather not. This means the D tool for SCons is being developed and tested on Debian Linux and OS X only. This means Windows is untested and uncared for. A corollary is that the D tool in SCons will never be updated, because the Windows tests are failing. Thus there is a need for a person who has access to a Windows machine or two, some knowledge of Python, an interest in D development and D software build, and a willingness to collaborate with me. Oh and must be willing to use Mercurial. From what I can see the current D tool fails the tests but this has only been noticed after a number of years because no SCons CI server had had D installed until recently, and I never tested on Windows at all. This means that the most likely action for the SCons developers is to pull all D support. This is not good for SCons and not good for D. The need is to fix the new stuff on Windows. Clearly for testing in an ideal world we need a Windows with no D, one with each of GDC, LDC and DMD alone, and then all the various combinations. But what is needed immediately is to test with no D and some D so as to get the functional tests not to fail. Thanks. -- Russel. ============================================================================= Dr Russel Winder t: +44 20 7585 2200 voip: sip:email@example.com 41 Buckmaster Road m: +44 7770 465 077 xmpp: firstname.lastname@example.org London SW11 1EN, UK w: www.russel.org.uk skype: russel_winder
October 20, 2012Re: Request for Help: D tool for SCons
Posted in reply to Russel Winder
On Friday, 19 October 2012 at 15:53:45 UTC, Russel Winder wrote: > > The need is to fix the new stuff on Windows. > > Clearly for testing in an ideal world we need a Windows with no D, one > with each of GDC, LDC and DMD alone, and then all the various > combinations. But what is needed immediately is to test with no D and > some D so as to get the functional tests not to fail. Point me at some failing tests!