June 01
On Monday, 1 June 2020 at 09:15:33 UTC, berni44 wrote:
> On Sunday, 9 February 2020 at 10:04:25 UTC, berni44 wrote:
>> On Friday, 7 February 2020 at 20:00:16 UTC, berni44 wrote:
>>> I still don't know, if I will leave or stay...
>>
>> I really don't fit in here...
>
> I will delete my github account next week. If you want to keep anything from it copy it now or never.

If you're no longer interested in working on a project, I would recommend using github's "archive" feature [1] to make it read-only.

[1] https://help.github.com/en/github/creating-cloning-and-archiving-repositories/archiving-repositories
January 17
On Sunday, 9 February 2020 at 11:41:56 UTC, Jonathan Marler wrote:
> On Sunday, 9 February 2020 at 10:04:25 UTC, berni44 wrote:
>> On Friday, 7 February 2020 at 20:00:16 UTC, berni44 wrote:
>>> I still don't know, if I will leave or stay...
>>
>> I really don't fit in here...
>
> Social dynamics in open source is fascinating to me. Can you
> elaborate a bit on why you don't think you don't fit in? I'd
> like to learn from your perspective.

Better late, than never: The reason for my perspective was probably
not the community but a mental health problem on my side: I featured a
medium recidivating depression, which I didn't know at that time.
During corona lockdown this got worse. But the good news is: I'm
completely (and hopefully permanently) healed meanwhile.

I now can't say, what exactly I disliked at that time. But there are a
few things, that come to mind:

* There is a lot of off-topic discussion in this forum. Maybe, because
it doesn't feature private messages like other forum software (like
myBB) does. Better formatting features would also be nice.

* I'm missing a list of people with offical role including contact
information.

* I dislike very much bug preserving solutions in fear of code
breakage. The most prominent example is probably: writefln("My friends
are %-(%s, %).", ["John", "Nancy"]);

* "The best is the worst enemy of the better": I dislike comments on
PRs of the sort "This could also be fixed for ..., would you please
add this?" A better approach would be to accept my PR and then file a
second PR oneself.

* IMHO the focus should be more on removing bugs/improving docs than
on implementing new features. I also support the removal of stuff with
little use (std.zip, std.zlib, std.signals, std.uri, and maybe even
support for reals?) to reduce the load of stuff, that needs taken care
of.

> I see that you had alot of the same thoughts that I've had.
> Issues with PRs and bugs that stay open forever with the focus
> on new features rather than fixing issues. Do you think this
> community is beyond hope?

No. With the two new PR managers there is some hope. ;-)

In ernest: I was really happy, when I read about them a few days ago.
And, coincidentially, I recently felt desire for working on phobos
again. So all in all: I'll give the D community a second chance (and
hope for a second chance myself). :-)
January 17
On Sunday, 17 January 2021 at 17:46:32 UTC, Berni44 wrote:
> on implementing new features. I also support the removal of stuff with
> little use (std.zip, std.zlib, std.signals, std.uri

I actually use std.zip, std.zlib, and std.uri more often than any of the other modules aside from std.stdio, std.file, std.conv, and std.socket.

std.signals can go tho lol.

January 17
On Sunday, 17 January 2021 at 17:46:32 UTC, Berni44 wrote:
> And, coincidentially, I recently felt desire for working on phobos again. So all in all: I'll give the D community a second chance (and hope for a second chance myself). :-)

Great that your personal issues have been resolved, and that you are back with D.
January 17
Welcome back with good news. :)

Ali

January 18
On Sunday, 17 January 2021 at 17:46:32 UTC, Berni44 wrote:
> On Sunday, 9 February 2020 at 11:41:56 UTC, Jonathan Marler wrote:
>> [...]
>
> Better late, than never: The reason for my perspective was probably
> not the community but a mental health problem on my side: I featured a
> medium recidivating depression, which I didn't know at that time.
> During corona lockdown this got worse. But the good news is: I'm
> completely (and hopefully permanently) healed meanwhile.
>
> [...]

Many agree with you on *certain* issues, but maybe we're a bit more optimistic 😉

Thanks for all your efforts fwiw!
January 18
On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 05:46:32PM +0000, Berni44 via Digitalmars-d wrote: [...]
> So all in all: I'll give the D community a second chance (and hope for
> a second chance myself). :-)

Welcome back!  We're happy to have you again.


T

-- 
Unix is my IDE. -- Justin Whear
January 18
On Sunday, 17 January 2021 at 17:46:32 UTC, Berni44 wrote:
>
> And, coincidentially, I recently felt desire for working on phobos
> again. So all in all: I'll give the D community a second chance (and
> hope for a second chance myself). :-)

I'm happy to hear that you're back in action, welcome again!

Be sure to visit Slack (I think I've sent you an invite a while back - let me know if you need me to send a new one), as that way you can have a more real-time discussion with other contributors and you can ping people for reviews. I know many people (myself included) are not able to keep up with notifications from GitHub and so asking for feedback on one of the public channels (say #phobos) or DM-ing people is much more effective way to have one's PRs reviewed in a timely manner. Of course, the new PR managers will help fix the slow process, but still, be sure to ping on Slack for feedback :P
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