November 15, 2013
Hello,


As part of a larger program to support the open source community, Facebook has is putting bounties on bugs in the D programming language implementation. The initial budget is small, but if we find that it accelerates development we may add to it.

As a sample we've added $80 bounties to three regressions:

http://goo.gl/JvajFP
http://goo.gl/LLhRIw
http://goo.gl/2crX4V

We're still tweaking the best allocation of sums to bugs depending on their importance and difficulty. I will update this list once I've allocated the entire budget, likely before the end of day today.

Beyond the money involved, this is a gesture of good faith, confidence, and investment in the future of D. Let's respond in kind!


Andrei
November 15, 2013
On 11/15/13 9:51 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
[snip]

http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/1qpdil/facebook_puts_bounties_on_bugs_in_the_d/

Andrei
November 15, 2013
On 11/15/13 9:51 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
[snip]

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6740999

Andrei

November 15, 2013
On Friday, 15 November 2013 at 17:51:54 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
> As part of a larger program to support the open source community, Facebook has is putting bounties on bugs in the D programming language implementation. The initial budget is small, but if we find that it accelerates development we may add to it.
>

Anyone interested better hurry before Kenji wakes up in a few hours. :P
November 15, 2013
On Friday, 15 November 2013 at 17:51:54 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
> As part of a larger program to support the open source community, Facebook has is putting bounties on bugs in the D programming language implementation. The initial budget is small, but if we find that it accelerates development we may add to it.
>
> As a sample we've added $80 bounties to three regressions:
>
> http://goo.gl/JvajFP
> http://goo.gl/LLhRIw
> http://goo.gl/2crX4V
>
> We're still tweaking the best allocation of sums to bugs depending on their importance and difficulty. I will update this list once I've allocated the entire budget, likely before the end of day today.
>
> Beyond the money involved, this is a gesture of good faith, confidence, and investment in the future of D. Let's respond in kind!
>
>
> Andrei

The D Programming Language? $80? Ha... Fail.
November 15, 2013
On Friday, 15 November 2013 at 21:05:56 UTC, Joseph Frank wrote:
> On Friday, 15 November 2013 at 17:51:54 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>>
>> As part of a larger program to support the open source community, Facebook has is putting bounties on bugs in the D programming language implementation. The initial budget is small, but if we find that it accelerates development we may add to it.
>>
>> As a sample we've added $80 bounties to three regressions:
>>
>> http://goo.gl/JvajFP
>> http://goo.gl/LLhRIw
>> http://goo.gl/2crX4V
>>
>> We're still tweaking the best allocation of sums to bugs depending on their importance and difficulty. I will update this list once I've allocated the entire budget, likely before the end of day today.
>>
>> Beyond the money involved, this is a gesture of good faith, confidence, and investment in the future of D. Let's respond in kind!
>>
>>
>> Andrei
>
> The D Programming Language? $80? Ha... Fail.

It is a start! What IDE is facebook using for D development? Would it be an option to support the development of that too?
November 16, 2013
On 11/15/13 1:05 PM, Joseph Frank wrote:
> The D Programming Language? $80? Ha... Fail.

How do you mean that? The budget is of course much larger than that. I'd just started assigning it.

Andrei

November 16, 2013
On Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 00:45:18 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> How do you mean that? The budget is of course much larger than that. I'd just started assigning it.
>
> Andrei

What's going to be the bounty for getting a precise GC in D? Is it even fair to say there's a single bounty hunter?

OK, OK, just kidding! I think it's great that FB does this.

-- Brian

November 16, 2013
On 11/15/2013 5:40 PM, Brian Rogoff wrote:
> On Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 00:45:18 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> How do you mean that? The budget is of course much larger than that. I'd just
>> started assigning it.
>>
>> Andrei
>
> What's going to be the bounty for getting a precise GC in D? Is it even fair to
> say there's a single bounty hunter?
>
> OK, OK, just kidding! I think it's great that FB does this.


It's not restricted to FB. Using the site https://www.bountysource.com/trackers/383571-d-programming-language any outfit (or individual!) using D that wants to encourage the community to fix a particular bug can post any bounty they like there.

Sometimes companies do ask me if there is a way they can "give back" to the D community (since we make free software), and this is a great way to do it.
November 16, 2013
On Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 02:13:56 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 11/15/2013 5:40 PM, Brian Rogoff wrote:
>> On Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 00:45:18 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>> How do you mean that? The budget is of course much larger than that. I'd just
>>> started assigning it.
>>>
>>> Andrei
>>
>> What's going to be the bounty for getting a precise GC in D? Is it even fair to
>> say there's a single bounty hunter?
>>
>> OK, OK, just kidding! I think it's great that FB does this.
>
>
> It's not restricted to FB. Using the site https://www.bountysource.com/trackers/383571-d-programming-language any outfit (or individual!) using D that wants to encourage the community to fix a particular bug can post any bounty they like there.
>
> Sometimes companies do ask me if there is a way they can "give back" to the D community (since we make free software), and this is a great way to do it.

Off Topic:

Was a big fan of yours during your symantec C++ days ( spent tons of time going through the standard library implementations ).

Have never heard of D before today. Will be sure to check it out.

Thanks for all your contributions to the community.
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