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October 15, 2012
Important packages
Hello All,

Thanks again for helping me get going with D!

I been looking around a little and noticed that there are 
packages for CMake, Qt, and there is vibe.d. If I would have 
realized the existence of these earlier, D would have been much 
higher on my list of things to check out in depth. Someone should 
make mention of these on the main D language web page. Some type 
of a package showcase with code snippets etc. They represent the 
possibility to build end to end cross-platform solutions with a 
great build tool to boot. I had no idea things had progressed 
this far. It makes a BIG difference. I would think this would go 
a long way to convince the casual browser to dig deeper. I was 
just thinking how interesting it would have been, if Google had 
decided to dedicate their considerable resources to D, instead of 
rolling their own language. Then again, it looks like D is ready 
for some serious development. When I think about the latest C++ 
abomination, the timing couldn't be better. I'm going to be 
dedicating some time to get up to speed. Many thanks to those 
that put in the hard work to get D to this point.


Thanks,
-G
October 15, 2012
Re: Important packages
On 10/15/12 12:52 PM, Gerry Weaver wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> Thanks again for helping me get going with D!
>
> I been looking around a little and noticed that there are packages for
> CMake, Qt, and there is vibe.d. If I would have realized the existence
> of these earlier, D would have been much higher on my list of things to
> check out in depth. Someone should make mention of these on the main D
> language web page. Some type of a package showcase with code snippets
> etc. They represent the possibility to build end to end cross-platform
> solutions with a great build tool to boot. I had no idea things had
> progressed this far. It makes a BIG difference. I would think this would
> go a long way to convince the casual browser to dig deeper. I was just
> thinking how interesting it would have been, if Google had decided to
> dedicate their considerable resources to D, instead of rolling their own
> language. Then again, it looks like D is ready for some serious
> development. When I think about the latest C++ abomination, the timing
> couldn't be better. I'm going to be dedicating some time to get up to
> speed. Many thanks to those that put in the hard work to get D to this
> point.
>
>
> Thanks,
> -G

Thanks for pursuing the installation issue and for your suggestion. I, 
too, think we should collect a short list of good D projects and feature 
them on dlang.org. If anyone would like to start designing and 
integrating such a page, please make the pull request and let's talk!

Andrei
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