Thread overview
Range of dub package versions
December 28
I can build my app using dub, which has a dependency on the particular version of dlangui that was available when I originally created the project:

	"dependencies": {
		"dlangui": "~>0.9.182",
		...etc..
	},

I've recently noticed that the dlangui package is now on v0.9.186.

According to [1] this means:

"Restrict to a certain minor version: "~>2.2.13", equivalent to ">=2.2.13 <2.3.0""

which I understood means that a 'dub build' would automatically download and use this latest version (well, up to v0.10.0 anyway).

But I probably misunderstood this - since this does not happen and a 'dub build' still reports:

dlangui 0.9.182: target for configuration "default" is up to date.

Is this behaviour correct?

If it is, then does this not imply that one still have to manually track and update the json file each time a dependency package is updated (if you want to stick with the latest version)? Note that I do understand that, if I had v0.9.186 package on my machine, the same json file (that specifies "~>0.9.182") will still work and actually use this version of the package.

But the thing is, how would I get v0.9.186 on my machine except by doing a explicit 'dub fetch/add' step?  What then is the advantage to the "~>0.9.182" syntax compared with simply specifying the actual version (as in "dlangui": "==0.9.182" if it anyway boils down to a tracking dependency versions manually?

What am I missing?

[1] https://dub.pm/package-format-json.html#version-specs
December 29
$ dub upgrade

https://dub.pm/commandline.html#upgrade

dub.selections.json hasn't been deleted/upgraded so the versions would have gotten pinned to a known good state. Unless you change the version invalidating it, it most likely won't upgrade by itself.
December 29
On Monday, 28 December 2020 at 23:49:02 UTC, rikki cattermole wrote:
> $ dub upgrade
>
[..]
> Unless you change the version invalidating it, it most likely won't upgrade by itself.

Thanks Rikki - that explains it and, indeed, worked perfectly. Thanks!