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Two New Manpower Initiatives
6 days ago
Mike Parker
6 days ago
aberba
5 days ago
Jacob Carlborg
5 days ago
Mike Parker
4 days ago
Piotrek
April 15
I've just published a post on the blog introducing two new initiatives, the Manpower Share and the Manpower Fund, that came out of our quarterly D Language Foundation meetings. The goal is to help focus energy on getting more effort directed at the issues that fall by the wayside. The blog post has all the details, so I encourage everyone who cares about improving D and its ecosystem to give it a read.

The blog:
https://dlang.org/blog/2019/04/15/manpower-in-the-d-ecosystem-or-resources-resources-resources/

Reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/bde7zq/manpower_in_the_d_ecosystem_or_resources/
April 15
On 15.04.19 12:08, Mike Parker wrote:
> ...
> The blog:
> https://dlang.org/blog/2019/04/15/manpower-in-the-d-ecosystem-or-resources-resources-resources/ ...

On of the options to contribute to the d language foundation is amazon smile. Is there a way to also have amazon smile enabled for e.g. amazon.de?

cK


6 days ago
On Monday, 15 April 2019 at 10:08:31 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> I've just published a post on the blog introducing two new initiatives, the Manpower Share and the Manpower Fund, that came out of our quarterly D Language Foundation meetings. The goal is to help focus energy on getting more effort directed at the issues that fall by the wayside. The blog post has all the details, so I encourage everyone who cares about improving D and its ecosystem to give it a read.
>
> The blog:
> https://dlang.org/blog/2019/04/15/manpower-in-the-d-ecosystem-or-resources-resources-resources/
>
> Reddit:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/bde7zq/manpower_in_the_d_ecosystem_or_resources/

I'm proud of the ever increasing momentum being put behind D.
6 days ago
On Monday, 15 April 2019 at 17:41:03 UTC, Christian Köstlin wrote:
> On 15.04.19 12:08, Mike Parker wrote:
>> ...
>> The blog:
>> https://dlang.org/blog/2019/04/15/manpower-in-the-d-ecosystem-or-resources-resources-resources/ ...
>
> On of the options to contribute to the d language foundation is amazon smile. Is there a way to also have amazon smile enabled for e.g. amazon.de?
>
> cK

Unfortunately, if smile is available at the .de domain, the D Language Foundation will not be. The .com domain is restricted to US-based organizations, the .co.uk domain to UK-based organizations, etc.
5 days ago
On 2019-04-15 12:08, Mike Parker wrote:
> I've just published a post on the blog introducing two new initiatives, the Manpower Share and the Manpower Fund, that came out of our quarterly D Language Foundation meetings. The goal is to help focus energy on getting more effort directed at the issues that fall by the wayside. The blog post has all the details, so I encourage everyone who cares about improving D and its ecosystem to give it a read.

Looking at the Ecosystem Task List, I had expected something more specific than just "close as many bugs as possible" for various projects.

-- 
/Jacob Carlborg
5 days ago
On Wednesday, 17 April 2019 at 18:51:19 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:

>
> Looking at the Ecosystem Task List, I had expected something more specific than just "close as many bugs as possible" for various projects.

That's how I initially envisioned it. But on reflection, that's probably not the best way to go about it. The time available is extremely limited. Specific tasks need to be trivial enough to be completed within a single workday. That's a broad category. That would mean populating the list with a bunch of issues from the priority projects. Which issues? All of them that fit? Then why put them on the list at all? Just let the tasked worker sort through the project's issues page. They're in a better position than I am to judge how long it should take them to finish a lot of those items anyway.

But this is just to seed the list and get us started. Anyone can suggest specific tasks to add to it and submit an issue or a PR. I expect such tasks to be added as time goes by.
4 days ago
On Monday, 15 April 2019 at 10:08:31 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> I've just published a post on the blog introducing two new initiatives, the Manpower Share and the Manpower Fund, that came out of our quarterly D Language Foundation meetings. The goal is to help focus energy on getting more effort directed at the issues that fall by the wayside. The blog post has all the details, so I encourage everyone who cares about improving D and its ecosystem to give it a read.
>
> The blog:
> https://dlang.org/blog/2019/04/15/manpower-in-the-d-ecosystem-or-resources-resources-resources/
>
> Reddit:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/bde7zq/manpower_in_the_d_ecosystem_or_resources/

Great write-up. IMO, the direction is right and looks promising. Of course, besides me only talking, I'm aware that something material can be done. And hopefully, I won't miss a chance ;)

Cheers,
Piotrek