Status/future of the DDT project?

Samuel Lampa samuel.lampa at
Wed Aug 3 09:54:02 PDT 2011

On 08/03/2011 06:35 PM, Bruno Medeiros wrote:
> On 01/08/2011 12:39, Samuel Lampa wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm looking into using D for some sysadmin tools I need to develop att
>> UPPMAX, and thus is looking for a good IDE for use on Linux, that
>> supports debugging (step/go-into etc) debugging and code completion.
>> I found out about the DDT project, after seeing that Descent is dead
>> [1], and just wanted to hear what is the current status for the project
>> (etc for the very technical status, I can try to figure out myself), is
>> it going to be actively maintained in the foreseeable future etc?
> At the moment it is just me working on DDT in any significant way 
> (although Gyula Gubacsi aka progician has submitted some code). But I 
> do plan and expect to work on it at least until the 1.0 milestone, 
> which I consider to be a highly stable and usable state: Concretely, 
> this means having debugger support, and updating/reimplementing the 
> parser so that it is stable, recognizes the newer D2 language 
> features, and is easy to modify (see 
> )
> I really can't quite say how long it will take until this point is 
> reached.

Ok, big thanks for the update! Very much looking forward to that :) 
(happened to mention my hopes for DDT in threads such as [1]).

Also, though I don't know if my little bit of Eclipse RCP experience 
(from developing Bioclipse plugins) will really be enough for any more 
demanding stuff, I hope to find time for at least some 
testing/submitting bugs.

// Samuel


System Expert / Bioinformatician
Uppsala University, Sweden
E-mail: samuel.lampa at
Phone: +46 (0)18 - 471 1060

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