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0.99.8 Sean release - Announcement

26th of March, 2009

Dear D community

A new version of Tango is now available for download. The release is named after Sean Kelly for his past work on the Tango runtime and now druntime. The release have several new features, and a fairly major changes to bring the IO even closer together. To make the transition easier, the previous incarnation is still available for this release.

This has been a much delayed release compared to the earlier Tango releases, but time has been spent fairly well, covering 301 closed tickets and more than 600 commits.

  • Final refinement of the IO
  • JSON parser/builder
  • FTP adapter for the VFS by Lester L. Martin II
  • Serial port support by Robin Kreis
  • Inter-thread communication by Steven Schveighoffer
  • /dev/null support by Fawzi Mohamed
  • Random framework by same Fawzi
  • BigInt by Don Clugston
  • Updated for DMD 1.041, including Mac support
  • Support for LDC
  • OpenSolaris support by BlueZeniX
  • New API docs courtesy of Aziz and Moritz
  • More containers such as HashFile

For a complete list of changes please see the changelog. We welcome all feedback and testing.

We're in the process of updating to new API docs as mentioned above, now generated by dil. You can see the docs for 0.99.8 at or download them from via the download pages.

We are always looking for new participants, so feel free to contact us via the page linked below. In particular, we are looking for someone to help drive the online presence via our Trac pages.

The Tango homepage can be found at


See for more detailed installation instructions for your system.



The Tango Team