On Tuesday, 30 January 2018 at 19:57:39 UTC, aberba wrote:
On Tuesday, 30 January 2018 at 18:30:56 UTC, Johan Engelen
On Tuesday, 30 January 2018 at 09:38:26 UTC, aberba wrote:
On Monday, 29 January 2018 at 07:40:10 UTC, Dominikus Dittes
On Saturday, 27 January 2018 at 21:42:49 UTC, aberba wrote:
[...] Ubuntu 16.04
This is a long-term support distribution.
Don't expect those to have actual tip versions of any SW
They rely on stabe versions that don't have the latest
but only those very well tested.
The semver 1.7 is not an unstable package. Its that their
reason for no updates?
LDC 1.7.0 includes major changes to the frontend and is not
If you want a better-tested recent LDC, I recommend LDC 1.6.0,
which is used in production at Weka.
I expected at least 1.6 to be available in the repo by now. I
remember the availability of LDC in ubuntu was celebrated
here...now it seem abandoned after such an effort. Maybe
someone from the team can answer what happened.
1.6 is in Debian - as other explained before Debian is __very__
focused on stability.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/ldc ("Unstable" - 1.6)
https://packages.debian.org/buster/ldc (Debian 9 - 1.5)
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/ldc (Debian 8 - 1.0)
Ubuntu usually lags one version behind Debian packages:
https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/ldc ("Unstable" - 1.5)
https://packages.ubuntu.com/artful/ldc (17.10 - 1.4)
If you want to have the latest D compiler on Debian/Ubuntu, you
have these options:
- use d-apt (d-apt.sourceforge.net)
- use the official install script (https://dlang.org/install.html)
- install the official deb package yourself
- use a different distro
This is not something that can __ever__ be fixed. It's the
fundamental way Debian's packaging and release cycle work.