Lots and lots and lots of stuff has been going on in D-Land since over the past month or so that I haven’t posted here. I’ve kept up with the newsgroups, but haven’t been following other sources of D news (not that there are that many). Here’s a list, in no particular order, of announcements that I’ve not posted yet. Apologies if I’ve missed anything.
A bugfix release, version0.12.1, of LDC, the LLVM-based D compiler, was announced back in early December. This one really did slip under my radar.
Dylan Knutson has put up a Travis-CI skeleton for D.
Dylan has another project over at github, called Temple, which is a templating engine for D. Temple allows you to embed executable D code in arbitrary text files and is compatible with vibe.d and is dub-enabled.
Jacob Carlborg put out version 0.4.2 of DVM, the D Version Manager, which makes it easy to use different versions of DMD side-by-side.
Alexander Bothe has put out several iterations of Mono-D, the D plugin for MonoDevelop. It seems the latest version is 1.2.7. See the Mono-D site for details.
Speaking of blog posts, Peter Alexander wrote up a bit about his range-based graph library. The application of D’s ranges is an area that is still be explored and experimented with. Peter’s post takes advances the knowledge-base a bit.
Rainer announced version 0.3.37 of VisualD. In addition to improvements and bugfixes, the installer now supports Visual Studio 2013.
Rikki Cattermole is working on Cmsed, a component library for vibe.d aiming to provide the building blocks of a CMS.
If you’re looking to use QT from D, you now have a new alternative in QtE, which, from what I can tell, aims to be smaller and simpler to develop with than the existing binding.
If you’re looking to use ZeroMQ from D, Lars Kyllingstad’s ZMQD (or, more properly, ?MQD) will be of interest. It’s a wrapper over the low-level C API intended to be more D-ish. You can find the source on github. It’s also dubified.
Finally, if you want to help shake the bugs out of the next release of DMD, 2.065 beta 2 is available for testing. The more the merrier!
And with that, I’m mostly caught up with the news. I’d like to part with a reminder that the deadline for DConf 2014 submissions, January 31, is quickly approaching. That also goes for the discounted ticket price of $250. I’m still hoping I get to go!