Is HibernateD dead?

Matthias Klumpp matthias at
Thu May 3 18:01:07 UTC 2018

On Thursday, 3 May 2018 at 10:27:47 UTC, Pasqui23 wrote:
> Last commit on
> was almost a year ago
> So what is the status of HibernateD?Should I use it if I need 
> an ORM? Or would I risk unpatched security risks?

I was just browsing the forums thinking about the same issue and 
whether I should ask a question about it.
I am using Hibernated in one bigger project, ripping it out at 
this point would be quite painful and I only ever want to do that 
if there is a sustainable and actively developed alternative that 
is comparable in features[1].

Truth is, so far I haven't found any D ORM that compares to 
Hibernated in terms of supported features and databases. 
Hibernated also has issues though, at the time I maintain a 
forked version with changes that I hope to upstream soon - 
unfortunately, the trivial open pull-request on the project 
doesn't look promising.

DiamondMVC looks nice, but I would need PostgreSQL support for 
Therefore, I think there are three options:
  1) Extend the DiamondMVC ORM to support missing features that 
Hibernated has (maybe make it use ddbc as backend?)
  2) Revive Hibernated - contacting Vadim Lopatin would be key for 
that, and maybe the project could be maintained in the 
dlang-community organization (although there are competing 
projects for it...)
  3) Find a different D ORM that does the job and expand it to 
include missing features.

I really don't want to write ORMs in D and I actually lack the 
skills to do it properly, but I rely pretty heavily on Hibernated 
and ddbc. So, if anyone has a solution for this, I would help 
with it for sure.
Asking Vadim (buggins) on the state of Hibernated would be the 
first thing to do, I think.


[1]: In fact, when I switched the database backend once in the 
past from an attempt to not use an ORM to using Hibernated, I was 
very close to rewriting the whole thing in Python - in D, there 
are tons of ORMs and database abstraction layers written, but not 
a single one compares even remotely to the likes of SQLAlchemy. 
It would be awesome if instead of 5 70% completed projects, we 
had one 90% complete one.

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