Wiki article: Starting as a Contributor

Steven Schveighoffer via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Mon Aug 3 15:30:23 PDT 2015

On 8/3/15 5:25 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> I had to set up dmd and friends on a fresh Ubuntu box, so I thought I'd
> document the step-by-step process:

You should make sure there's no overlap with this:

I think it's a great idea to have a bootstrap for how to get your 
environment set up. It's been a long time since I did it. What I did is 
to download a dmd release zipfile, then delete the dmd, druntime, and 
phobos src, replacing it with cloned git repositories.

I also deleted all the binaries/libraries under bin/os directory, and 
use symlinks to the built files from their appropriate source 
directories. This way I can test changes without having to create a new 
installation somewhere.


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