[see also the Mac OS X or the GNU/Linux versions]

Please note: The D Programming Language version 1 is discontinued effective December 31, 2012.

For the latest language development, see: dlang.org

There is now no support for GCC versions older than 4.7.0, and the new license is GPL version 3.

For the latest compiler development, see: gdcproject.org

gdcwin - GCC D Compiler for Windows (MinGW GCC)

SourceForge.net Project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gdcwin/

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D is a general purpose systems and applications programming language.

The D programming language is a higher level language than C++, but retains the ability to write high performance code and interface directly with the operating system API's and with hardware. D is not a scripting language, nor an interpreted language.

The Digital Mars D Compiler (DMD), is also available for various systems

DMD by Digital Mars, see http://www.digitalmars.com/d/1.0/

The official D "reference" compiler, DMD, is based on the same back-end as the Digital Mars C/C++ compiler for Windows. The GDC compiler was made by adapting the DMD frontend source code, to work with the regular GCC backend.

The GCC D Compiler (GDC) is based on the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

GDC by David Friedman, see http://dgcc.sourceforge.net/

You can run programs created with GDC on any Windows machine (no special run-time libraries required) It is also possible to link with programs created by the usual MinGW versions of GCC C Compiler (gcc) and GCC C++ Compiler (g++).

Current Release

Note: The packages have some issues with later Windows versions, as they were built originally for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Download GDC r229 for MinGW, based on DMD 1.030 and released in June 2008:

 GDC r229 for MinGW32 (Windows) based on MinGW GCC 3.4.5-20060117-3 - 2.3 MB

You need to have regular Minimalist GNU for Windows already installed, in order to use this GDC package. Or do you need some additional help,  Getting Started with GDC ? If you don't like Installers, tarballs (and source code) are available too

Please note that the "gdmd" wrapper requires Perl to be installed in the path. The "gdc" command does not. You can run the created programs either with a Windows operating system or by using the WINE compatibility layer on other platforms.

Previous Release

Download GDC 0.24 for MinGW, based on DMD 1.020 and released on Aug 22 2007:

 GDC 0.24 for MinGW32 (Windows) based on MinGW GCC 3.4.5-20060117-1 - 2.4 MB
 Use these files for the other mingw- binary tarballs, above installer was made with Windows XP
 GDB-D 0.2 for MinGW32 (Windows) based on MinGW GDB 6.3-20051128-2 - 1.7 MB
 This is the GNU debugger with patches for D support, above installer was made with Windows XP

Software License

GDC is Free Software, released under the GNU General Public License (GPL)

Free Software grants you four basic freedoms: (see also the License Agreement)

  • Freedom to use the program, for any purpose.
  • Freedom to study how the program works and to adapt it to your needs (source code access).
  • Freedom to copy and distribute (you can help your neighbour).
  • Freedom to improve the program and make the enhancements available so all the community benefits.