March 08
On Tuesday, 26 February 2019 at 22:34:45 UTC, Seb wrote:

> The D Language Language got accepted as a Google Summer of Code organization!

That's pretty darned cool!


March 13
On Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at 16:05:28 UTC, JN wrote:
> On Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at 16:01:15 UTC, Bastiaan Veelo wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 26 February 2019 at 22:34:45 UTC, Seb wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I have some very exciting news to share.
>>>
>>> The D Language Language got accepted as a Google Summer of Code organization!
>>>
>>> The official GSoC page provides a few initial pointers and details:
>>>
>>> https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/6103365956665344
>>
>> You guys give a very nice description of the language on that page. If I didn’t already use D, I would want to now!
>>
>> Bastiaan.
>
> Or be turned off. If I didn't know about D, from that description I'd think it's some experimental language for whom Boost wasn't crazy enough with templates. "The best, most innovative ways to use the D language are yet to be discovered." That's great. But it doesn't answer the most important questions - what can it be used for, what makes it different than say C++ or Java.
>
> Although I doubt it matters in a description on a page like that.
>
> As for GSoC, good luck to all participants. I think just as important are the ideas, it's important to deliver on them, so we don't end up with lost effort such as with std.experimental.xml, which is kind of in a limbo right now.

Being too technical can sometimes blind you from expressing yourself in a way that is friendly to new adopters. Something I've noticed...and when you throw in java, C++ etc., that's poor marketing...you just assumed the person already knows and have use those programming languages. You sell your product as it is, don't bring competitors in your pitch... ruins the whole flow sometimes.
March 19
On Thursday, 7 March 2019 at 10:01:33 UTC, Seb wrote:
> On Tuesday, 26 February 2019 at 22:34:45 UTC, Seb wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I have some very exciting news to share.
>>
>> The D Language Language got accepted as a Google Summer of Code organization!
>>
>> The official GSoC page provides a few initial pointers and details:
>>
>> https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/6103365956665344
>>
>> Below, I will try to answer a few common questions:
>>
>> What projects will be offered?
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> You can find a list of potential projects at the D wiki:
>>
>> https://wiki.dlang.org/GSOC_2019_Ideas
>>
>> However, students can, of course, come up with their own projects, too!
>>
>> ...
>>
>> Happy hacking!
>
> @Students: you can find idea threads with more detailed and specific information about individual DLang GSoC subcomponents on our General Newsgroup with the [gsoc] tag.
> So far, these idea finding thread exists:
>
> - DUB (https://forum.dlang.org/thread/eftttpylxanvxjhoigqu@forum.dlang.org)
> - DMD (https://forum.dlang.org/thread/iwvtxsecerbshhagaunj@forum.dlang.org)
>
> Please don't be shy and start your own thread ;-)

@students: There are a few more [gsoc] threads now:

- Mir project: https://forum.dlang.org/post/jyzgzxqgaggltgifwnxx@forum.dlang.org
- D Language server: https://forum.dlang.org/post/ersuicbdvzxsliafvpjv@forum.dlang.org

Also please don't forget that the application period starts next week (March 25 18:00 UTC) and ends on
April 9 18:00 UTC.

-> https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline

We're looking forward to your applications!
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