On 19.09.2014 03:36, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
Most notable change since DConf is that on Windows, Digger can now build
D from source (including x64 versions) without requiring Git or Visual
Studio to be installed. It achieves this by downloading and locally
installing (unpacking) all the software it needs.
Digger is a tool for working with D's source code and its history. It
can build D (including older D versions), customize the build with
pending pull requests or forks, and find the exact pull request which
introduced a regression (or fixed a bug). It comes together with a web
interface which makes building D from source trivial even for people new
to D, Git or the command line.
I tried it on Windows and Digger does an amazing job at installing
dependencies. I think we should recommend it as the first thing to run
when trying to get your hands on building dmd/phobos.
In case someone starts creating patches: Would it be possible to also
write a batch file into the repository folder to redo a build of dmd,
druntime and phobos without checking all the dependencies?
How about running the test suite?