Language History and Future
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D Language Milstones
1999 Start of Development by Walter Bright
The Big Bang
2001 Dec. 8.: Release of D 0.00 (!)
Life Starts Growing
2002 Jan.: Release of D 0.15 "I've finally got packages implemented" (W. Bright)
2002 Apr.: Release of D 0.29 - Released the front and compiler source
2002 Sep.: Release of D 0.40 - Implemented templates
2003(?): Start of D IRC channel on [Freenode|irc://irc.freenode.net/d]
2003 May: Release of D 0.63 - Added linux version
The First Dinosaurs
2003 Aug.: Release of D 0.69 - Added dchar keyword, Added bool as an alias for bit
2003 Sep. 3: Release of D 0.71 - Added foreach statement
2003 Sep. 18 Release of D 0.73 - Added static asserts, Added properties
2004 Jan. 2 Release of D 0.77 - Added typeof, pragmas, template alias parameters
2004 May 17: Release of D 0.89 - Mixins added
2005 May 19: Release of D 0.124 - Added static if and iftype (iftype???)
2005 June 7: Release of D 0.126 - === now deprecated, replaced with is, add dmd --help
The Short Story of D1
2007 Jan Release of D 1.0 - No interesting changelog, arbitrary tag - Tango announced publicly a few days after this release
20.? Release of D 2.0
2009 1. Release of: The D Programming Language by Andrei Alexandrescu
......... D Language Foundation setup.
2013 Mai First global D Conference: DConf2013
2015 Aug. 19 Release of: Programming in D: Tutorial and Reference by Ali Cehreli
2015 Nov. DMD front end written in D
2016 The D Language Foundation became a tax-exempt non-profit organization
2016 New DLang Tour on line
2016 DConf first time held in Europe (Berlin, Germany)
2016 June Sociomantic Ocean open source release! (Tsunami)
2017 DMD Backend 100% free
2017 spring 1000th package registered on code.dlang.org (DUB)
2017 DCompute (GPU-Computation) in LDC
2017 GDC to be included in GCC
Some missing events:
New layout of dlang.org?
DUB + code.dlang.org official?
Vibe.d first public release?
LDC first release and 1.0 GDC first release and 1.0...?
The release Days of the other D books! Adam + Kai + Mike +?
New DIP Process?
1. D Blog post?
1. Adams Week in D ?
Forum = Mailinglist + Newsgroup + Website since?
Important Next Steps on the Agenda
D Foundation Membership Schema for Individual and Company
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Many dates collected from here: DConf Talk 2016: http://dconf.org/2016/talks/lucarella.extended.pdf