On Tuesday, 26 September 2017 at 15:20:54 UTC, Vadim Lopatin
New DlangIDE version is released.
I've only had time to take a quick look, but this IDE seems
pretty good. I was surprised at how fast it loaded up, and how it
downloaded the dependencies for the sample project on it's own.
The text rendering needs work though. Honestly, I passed this
editor up the first time I came across it because of the way the
text looks. It reminds me of Visual Studio 2005. I couldn't help
but assume the IDE was outdated and probably be abandon-ware.
I would definitely change the default font to the platform-IDE
Visual Studio: Consolas
XCode: Menlo Regular
Also, FreeType has made improvements lately, and now does a much
better job of rendering fonts at small sizes(no so blurry). In
particular 2.8.1, which just came out, implements a patent-free
substitute for MS style clear-type rendering.
The thick bezels and deep 3D shading make it look retro as well.