Latest pre-built LDC for Win64
As of August 2015, LDC has got support for Windows CI (Continuous Integration) via AppVeyor. As convenient side effect, the debug job publishes the LDC installation directory (a compressed 7-Zip archive) as GitHub release artifact, downloadable for you guys and thus saving you the hassle of building LDC yourselves:
- Head over to the GitHub release and download the latest .7z artifact at the bottom.
- Extract it somewhere. For it to work out-of-the-box, extract it to c:\projects\ldc-x64, otherwise you'll have to adapt the etc\ldc2.conf configuration file and replace the absolute paths to the LDC installation directory.
- LDC is built with RelWithDebInfo CMake configuration, assertions enabled, with a pre-built LLVM 3.7 (Release CMake configuration, LLVM assertions enabled) and Visual Studio 2015. It's linked dynamically against the MS C runtime, so it requires the 2015 runtime.
- If you want to use it in combination with Visual Studio 2013, you'll have to remove the default switch -Llegacy_stdio_definitions.lib in the configuration file etc\ldc2.conf. But apparently there's still a zlib issue in the C parts of the runtimes preventing successful linking with the VS 2013 linker. So currently, you'll need to build LDC yourself if you want to use it with VS 2013.