New forum, dropping D1 support

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David Nadlinger

Feb 21, 2013, 5:44:38 PM2/21/13
Hi everyone,

first, as you might have already noticed, we have a new LDC forum at Like the other
digitalmars.D groups, it is also accessible via NNTP. It is intended
to replace this mailing list completely, at least until development
activity is high enough to warrant a developer/user split. Right now
there, seem to be some problems with setting up the mailing list
interface, though, which is why I have not announced the move on this
list earlier.

The main reason I'm writing this message, though, is to alert you of a
forum discussion regarding the status of D1 support in LDC:

As the interest in D1 seems to have pretty much faded on the user as
well as the developer side and upstream support for it has ended too,
Kai and I are thinking about dropping D1 support from master very
soon. The next release would already be D2-only, with the D1 code
being »archived« in the form of a Git branch where anybody still
interested could continue to work on it. A short rationale can be
found at the linked discussion.

We would love to hear some opinions on the topic, from users and
contributors alike!

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