After a long journey - it took over eight months - the new core package is finally ready. Along with it, version 0.8.0 of vibe.d is released. This marks a major milestone in vibe.d's development.

Apart from offering support for using the new core package, 0.8.0 now also employs @safe and nothrow where possible, making it possible to write fully @safe vibe.d applications. And of course, as always, there is also a long list of other improvements and bug fixes.

The core package can be considered as a complete rewrite of the original vibe-d:core package, retaining a mostly backwards compatible API from a library user's point of view. Lots of changes went into modernizing the code and removing inherent performance limits of the previous design*.

See the dedicated blog post for a basic explanation of the changes:
https://vibed.org/blog/posts/introducing-vibe-core

The change log for vibe.d 0.8.0 is listed here:
https://vibed.org/blog/posts/vibe-release-0.8.0

Finally, to make use of the vibe-core module, which is highly recommended outside of critical production systems, you'll have to manually enable it in the package recipe of your project:

- dub.sdl:
    dependency "vibe-d:core" version="~>0.8.0"
    subConfiguration "vibe-d:core" "vibe-core"

- dub.json:
    {
        ...
        "dependencies" : {
            ...
            "vibe-d:core": "~>0.8.0"
        },
        "subConfigurations": {
            ...
            "vibe-d:core": "vibe-core"
        }
    }

DUB packages:
https://code.dlang.org/packages/vibe-d/0.8.0
https://code.dlang.org/packages/vibe-core/1.0.0

* Note that no dedicated performance tuning has been done yet, so performance levels are expected to still be on a similar level.

(Note: this is the third try to get this in the forum, this time from a different IP)

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