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Feature: D Programming


Update D environment:

  • ldc compiler to latest stable compiler
  • build against llvm 3.1
  • update standard library to dmd front-end 2.060
  • update gtkd package to support gtk3
  • update derelict package to version 3
  • add DSQLITE package for use sqlite in D
  • add gl3n package for OpenGL Maths for D
  • add glamour package an OpenGL wrapper for the D programming language.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-10-09
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Looking reviewer to completed this feature, thanks

Detailed Description

Since Fedora 14 step by step enhance environment for D developer. With Fedora 18 we provides more tools for D user. In more each package will provides tag for geany.

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora will take some benefit to increase its community of developers with the inclusion of this feature. And an easy way for people who want to try this language. Fedora could to become a good choice for everyone who use D or want learn D programming. In more with this feature they are several tool for making games or 3D application. Create a GUI through GTKD is very attractive.


Required steps are:

  1. LLVM 3.1 [OK]
  2. LDC package [OK]
  3. druntime package [OK]
  4. phobos package [OK]
  5. gtkd package [OK]
  6. derelict package [OK]
  7. gl3n package [OK]
  8. glamour package [pending] waiting gl3n
  9. dsqlite [pending] waiting review #846008

How To Test

  • Ensure that unnitest works
  • Collect feedback from volunteers regarding their experience with D programming

Contingency Plan

None necessary. We should fix existing packages in order to help the Community. We should also monitor upstream development process for potentially discovered issues and pro-actively apply patches.


Release Notes

The D programming language is available in Fedora 18. D is a modern language with high performance near C/C++ with a simple syntax. C/C++ and Java developers can easily migrate to D.

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