Mon, 10 Jul 2017The 0.8.x branch marks the final step before switching each individual sub package to version 1.0.0. This has already been done for the Diet template module (now "diet-ng") and for the new "vibe-core" package that is being released simultaneously. The most prominent changes in this release are a full separation of all sub modules into individual folders, as well as the use of @safe annotations throughout the code base. The former change may require build adjustments for projects that don't use DUB to build vibe.d, the latter leads to some breaking API changes.
Mon, 10 Jul 2017vibe.d's core package contains the fundamental building blocks for all of the high-level functionality, such as the HTTP server, the web framework, database connectivity and so on. It's responsible for running the event loop and for layering the fiber based task concept on top, hiding the event based nature of the system. The original system has been almost rewritten from scratch, modernizing and optimizing the existing code base as rigorously as possible without breaking backwards compatibility for the library user.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017This release is a backport release of the smaller changes that go into 0.8.0. The 0.7.x branch will continue to be maintained for a short while, but only bug fixes will be included from now on. Applications should switch to the 0.8.x branch as soon as possible.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017Michael Parker has put together a project highlight on the official D blog, covering vibe.d's motivation, its current state and the plans for the future. It gives a good, brief overview of the project status.