I am very new to the D community and just recently finished a
project in D, which I want to make available in Debian (reason
for choosing D was mostly its speed and similarity to C++ and C,
making a very shallow learning curve for someone knowing these
languages. And porting Python code to D was incredibly easy. I'll
likely blog about my experience with D).
As part of that work, the dub package an build management system
is now available in Debian, and I will ensure it works well.
Additionally, it was possible to make dub available late in the
Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial) development cycle, so dub will also be part
of the upcoming LTS release of Ubuntu (kudos here go to Matthias
Klose for pointing me at the "new" --push-state linker directive
to work around dub not linking properly against libcurl when the
latter is compiled with --as-needed).
Co-maintainers and feedback from the dub developers is very
welcome, and I hope this addition is useful for you.
On the roadmap are adding debhelper sequences to simplify
packaging dub-based D code in Debian based distros, auto-test
support in Debian's CI, and of course the usual bugfixing.
: Especially from the d-apt people - helping with official
Debian packages is possible even if you're no Debian Developer /