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April 15, 2005
Having too much spare time? (Was: Re: The F Word)
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It seems like some in this newsgroup have way too much free time at hand
- - and, well underestimate the resources required even by tiny projects.

May I suggest that those first try to help existing projects before
starting new ones?

A list of a few projects that might not be that "sexy" but are in my
view essential for D's further development:

GDC - D for GCC
http://home.earthlink.net/~dvdfrdmn/d/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gdcmac/

Ares - Second Coming of Phobos
http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=31

GDB name mangling:
http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=58

DStress - test suite for DMD/GDC
http://dstress.kuehne.cn/www/dstress.html
http://developer.berlios.de/pm/?group_id=2732

This list is by no means complete and present only my very personal
view.

Thomas


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April 15, 2005
Re: Having too much spare time? (Was: Re: The F Word)
Ownedah...
April 15, 2005
Re: Having too much spare time? (Was: Re: The F Word)
Is there any task or project to work on for good-novice programmers? The 
projects seem complicated to work on, for an average programmer.

I have plenty of time but too little skills.

"Thomas Kuehne" <thomas-dloop@kuehne.thisisspam.cn> schreef in bericht 
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> It seems like some in this newsgroup have way too much free time at hand
> - - and, well underestimate the resources required even by tiny projects.
>
> May I suggest that those first try to help existing projects before
> starting new ones?
>
> A list of a few projects that might not be that "sexy" but are in my
> view essential for D's further development:
>
> GDC - D for GCC
> http://home.earthlink.net/~dvdfrdmn/d/
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/gdcmac/
>
> Ares - Second Coming of Phobos
> http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=31
>
> GDB name mangling:
> http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=58
>
> DStress - test suite for DMD/GDC
> http://dstress.kuehne.cn/www/dstress.html
> http://developer.berlios.de/pm/?group_id=2732
>
> This list is by no means complete and present only my very personal
> view.
>
> Thomas
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April 15, 2005
Re: Having too much spare time? (Was: Re: The F Word)
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Joey Peters schrieb am Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:45:17 +0200:
> Is there any task or project to work on for good-novice programmers? The 
> projects seem complicated to work on, for an average programmer.
>
> I have plenty of time but too little skills.

http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?HelpDProgress

How about reviewing/extending/updating the documentation?
http://dsource.org/tutorials/
http://www.quit-clan.de/docwiki/

Dare to test your D knowledge?
https://developer.berlios.de/pm/task.php?group_id=2732&group_project_id=898&func=browse&set=open

Almost very project has some "easy" tasks:
http://dsource.org/forums/
http://sourceforge.net/softwaremap/trove_list.php?form_cat=552

Thomas


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April 15, 2005
Re: Having too much spare time? (Was: Re: The F Word)
Thomas Kuehne wrote:

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> Joey Peters schrieb am Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:45:17 +0200:
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>>Is there any task or project to work on for good-novice programmers? The 
>>projects seem complicated to work on, for an average programmer.
>>
>>I have plenty of time but too little skills.
> 
> 
> http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?HelpDProgress
> 
> How about reviewing/extending/updating the documentation?
> http://dsource.org/tutorials/
> http://www.quit-clan.de/docwiki/

Documentation help would be invaluable, imo.

-David
April 15, 2005
Re: Having too much spare time? (Was: Re: The F Word)
In article <nth3j2-8re.ln1@lnews.kuehne.cn>, Thomas Kuehne says...
>
>It seems like some in this newsgroup have way too much free time at hand
>- - and, well underestimate the resources required even by tiny projects.
>
>May I suggest that those first try to help existing projects before
>starting new ones?
>
>A list of a few projects that might not be that "sexy" but are in my
>view essential for D's further development:
>
>GDC - D for GCC
>http://home.earthlink.net/~dvdfrdmn/d/
>http://sourceforge.net/projects/gdcmac/
>
>Ares - Second Coming of Phobos
>http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=31
>
>GDB name mangling:
>http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=58
>
>DStress - test suite for DMD/GDC
>http://dstress.kuehne.cn/www/dstress.html
>http://developer.berlios.de/pm/?group_id=2732
>
>This list is by no means complete and present only my very personal
>view.
>
>Thomas
>

Ah! Perhaps I was being unclear about my intentions, I appologize for this. I am
not seeking to scatter resources even more, rather, I would like to create and
"umbrella project" which contains resources for anyone wishing to contribute to
the development of D.

As it is now, the projects are scattered over many different websites, having no
central communication method or documentation. Even finding the different
projects can be hard. And the threshold for entering into any of them is a bit
too steep for beginners, and even if there is stuff for them to do, they really
cannot find out what that is. (Well, this is what I experience anyways)

And those are excellent links you have got there! I didn't even know of the
dstress page. Mind if I nab'em? :)

-Nod-
April 15, 2005
Re: Having too much spare time? (Was: Re: The F Word)
In article <d3o95v$6iu$1@digitaldaemon.com>, David Medlock says...
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>Thomas Kuehne wrote:
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>> Joey Peters schrieb am Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:45:17 +0200:
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>>>Is there any task or project to work on for good-novice programmers? The 
>>>projects seem complicated to work on, for an average programmer.
>>>
>>>I have plenty of time but too little skills.
>> 
>> 
>> http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?HelpDProgress
>> 
>> How about reviewing/extending/updating the documentation?
>> http://dsource.org/tutorials/
>> http://www.quit-clan.de/docwiki/
>
>Documentation help would be invaluable, imo.
>
>-David

David, what type of documentation do you need most badly? I am thinking improved
install docs for targets, and perhaps GDC source documentation.

-Nod-
April 15, 2005
Re: Having too much spare time? (Was: Re: The F Word)
I was wondering why would anyone use Ares? :) It's actually the same as
Phobos!

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Dejan Lekic
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