On Saturday, 25 July 2015 at 12:21:19 UTC, Martin Nowak wrote:
Second beta for the 2.068.0 release.
Also available on Travis-CI as dmd-2.068.0-b2.
The changelog (http://dlang.org/changelog.html#2.068.0)
contains a list
of all fixed issues that will be included in 2.068.0.
A description of library and language changes is still upcoming.
This beta comes with 27 dmd, 2 druntime, and 4 phobos fixes.
Please report any bugs at https://issues.dlang.org.
Sorry for the following rant but I am frustrated by the poor
quality of support for Windows 64 development.
Will the change over to DDMD finally make Win64 a fully supported
platform? And will I finally be able to build the most recent
code snapshot without having to get a Win64 build toolchain setup
(Win64 is not really supported for DMD development: )?
I just wasted a lot of time again trying to get Win64 set up on a
machine I had to wipe. I had it working for 2.067.1 somehow but
was never able to duplicate that on other machines I have. The
information at  is outdated. Neither the Windows 7 nor 8.1 SDK
install a linker for me now for some reason. I had to install VS
2015 to get a 64-bit linker. This fixed the linker not found post
installation issue. But then I got a LIBCMT.lib not found issue.
I copied it and other library files to the D installation lib64
subdirectory (I couldn't figure out what to modify in the sc.ini
file; tried various modifications). Now I am getting a cryptic
LNK4229 error that makes no sense to me. At this point I quit.
I shouldn't have to modify the sc.ini file at all to get any of
this working. This is after using the Windows installer and when
I use the -m64 compilation switch.
By way of comparison, I can download other languages and run
their installer. After that everything just works: linker
included. Why do I have to install a MS toolchain just to get
64-bit linking for DMD?
I like D a lot. I have been using it for a while. But I have
always had trouble with Win64 development. I need that platform
for my work. But I will have to dev on Linux again just for
64-bit support. And hope that this can finally get fixed.
Although I am real close to just walking away on this one.
Hope this can be fixed.
 http://wiki.dlang.org/Building_DMD -- Windows - step by step