This Week in D March 8, 2015

Welcome to This Week in D! Each week, we'll summarize what's been going on in the D community and write brief advice columns to help you get the most out of the D Programming Language.

The D Programming Language is a general purpose programming language that offers modern convenience, modeling power, and native efficiency with a familiar C-style syntax.

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The team is preparing for the next official dmd release, and is only merging major bug fixes and regressions found in the beta at this time.

Major Changes

DMD now requires a working D compiler to be built, a step toward making a self-hosting dmd compiler.

D 2.067.0-b3, the next beta for the soon-to-be-coming release, is out. If you use the beta, please file regression bugs as soon as possible so we can fix them before the release.

DIP75 was written, aiming to formalize the release process. It seems uncontroversial.

In the community

Community announcements

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Significant Forum Discussions

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