About five days ago, Sönke announced a new release of vibe.d and, just a few days later, a new release of DUB. The new vibe.d has quite a long list of improvements and fixes. So does the new DUB. And if you follow that link to the DUB changelog, you’ll notice that version 0.9.21 is at the top. That’s because it’s already in beta. It’s starting to look like Sönke never sleeps.
December 02, 2013
November 26, 2013
It’s on! DConf 2014 is scheduled for May 21-23 in Menlo Park, California. Facebook will once again be hosting it. A call for submissions has gone out, with a deadline of January 31, 2014. Also, Andrei has asked for help with enhancing the conference web site, if any of you are interested in lending a hand.
At this year’s conference, I didn’t have enough time to explore the area. I was passing through after a couple of weeks in Atlanta and only had a few hours the day before it kicked off. I spent a couple of hours in San Francisco and drove along El Camino Royale for a bit and that’s about it. From now, I’m going to begin the process of convincing my wife that it is indeed beneficial to allocate funds for an extended stay in Silicon Valley next spring. If I’m successful, then I expect she and I will be seeing the sights for a week or so, either before or after the conference. There’s a lot I want to see.
November 19, 2013
* Brian Schott announced a new version of the D Completion Daemon, “an auto-complete system for the D programming language that is not tied to any specific text editor or IDE.” If anyone develops a DCD plugin for Sublime Text 3, do let me know!
* Facebook has started offering bounties for DMD bugs. Daniel Murphy has already claimed one. If you’ve got the know-how and some spare time, knock yourself out.
* Fedora users may be interested in Dejan Lekic’s RPM work.
* Finally, I’ve tagged a 2.0.0 branch of DerelictSDL2 and made sure it is updated to the SDL 2.0.0 release (it was actually missing a few things). The master branch now coincides with SDL 2.0.1. Also, I’ve added a release tag of 1.0.0 to DerelictUtil. I recommend that anyone maintaining third-party Derelict-style bindings add the 1.0.0 tag as a dependency for dub rather than ~master. I’ve also updated the SDL2 binding in Derelict3 to SDL 2.0.1. If you are using Derelict3, please be aware that I will stop updating it in the near future, once I’ve gotten everything I want moved from there to DerelictOrg.