On Monday, 11 April 2016 at 14:21:46 UTC, Matthias Klumpp wrote:
As part of that work, the dub package an build management
system is now available in Debian, and I will ensure it works
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).
That's great news. Thank you very much!
Related note: I see the lcd version in xenial is 0.17.0~beta2 --
I don't suppose there's any chance of upgrading that to the
stable 0.17.1 release ... ? (Not asking you to do it personally,
just wondering if that's something that could be achieved.)
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.
That sounds very cool. I'm very grateful that you are doing this
work; it's going to save me my usual from-source install, and
looks like it opens the gates for a bunch more D code getting
into the Debian + Ubuntu universe.
Curious question: what's the Debian policy these days on what D
compiler should be used to build D packages? And has dub's
config been tweaked accordingly in terms of which compiler it
prefers to use ... ?
Thanks & best wishes,