On Tuesday, 12 April 2016 at 16:57:41 UTC, Joseph Rushton
On Tuesday, 12 April 2016 at 01:58:13 UTC, Matthias Klumpp
I can ask, but given that the Xenial final freeze is on 24.
April (release on 26.) and changing compiler versions that
late in the cycle is potentially dangerous, I guess there is
only a slim chance of success... On the pro-side is that
having a beta compiler in the LTS release is undesirable, but
even then I need to find an Ubuntu developer who does have
time to do the sync and get the feature-freeze-exception. LDC
FTBFSing on armel in Debian (and not entering testing due to
that at time) is also an issue :-/
Ouch :-( Well, if you are happy to look into it, that would be
great -- no pressure, though. :-)
Freeze exception for LDC was approved last-minute, which means
the final release will be in Xenial :-)
BTW, the package description for ldc, in both Debian and
Ubuntu, is insanely out of date: it reads,
LDC already compiles a lot of D code, but should still be
considered beta quality. Take a look at the tickets to get
a better impression on what still needs to be implemented.
... which AFAICT is unchanged from something like 5+ years ago,
when the ldc packaged in Debian/Ubuntu was a D1-only compiler
still in heavy development.
Yeah, the description is really off-putting and should absolutely
be changed... You can contect the Debian maintainer, Konstantinos
Margaritis <mar...@debian.org> about it.
Alternatively, I can also report a bug against LDC (need to find
time for that, maybe tomorrow).