A new release of DMD has hit the streets. You can download the all-inclusive zip straight from the changelog, or see the newsgroup announcement for links to the various platform installers and the ongoing discussions.
If you are an Arch Linux user, you will most likely be interested in this news. Dicebot has taken over maintenance of the D-related Arch packages. Compilers and tools, it all belongs to him now. Find out everything you need to know in his newsgroup announcement thread.
One of the new changes in the DMD release cycle is that we will now be seeing minor releases that fix regressions not caught in beta. On that note, DMD 2.063.2 has been pushed out the door. I know it fixes a few regressions, but I don’t know which ones as I don’t see anything in the changelog or in the newsgroup announcement. At any rate, you probably want it.
A new version of DMD has been released sporting 260 bug fixes and enhancements as well as a very detailed change log. Although I think all the enhancements and fixes are great, it’s the new change log format that I love best. It’s getting lot of kudos in the announcement thread as well. A big thanks to Andrej Mitrovic for putting it together.
DMD 2.062 is fresh out of the factory (I managed to catch the news early this time). I’m not a big fan of the new changelog format (introduced with the previous release). I understand it makes it easier for the maintainers, but it’s a bit of a pain to click through four different links and scan Bugzilla entries for the highlights to report here. When everything was listed on the changelog, it was easy to tell at a glance which changes/fixes were newsworthy. Now, you’ll just have to see for yourself.
Suffice it to say that there’s a ton of fixes for the compiler, several fixes for Phobos, a handful of new/changed features, and a few fixes to DRuntime. As always, you can download the zip directly from the changelog. You can also find it along with a Winsdows installer, deb packages and rpms at the Digital Mars download page. Have fun!