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reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
http://www.dsource.org

J.C. Calvarese and I have been throwing together a website to host D 
projects.  It has been mentioned previously in the NG here, but with 
little follow-up.  As usual, jobs and other real-world stuff delayed us, 
but we finally have at least the framework of a site and wanted to ask 
everyone to pay us a quick visit.

The site is very young and growing.  Our goal is not to duplicate 
SourceForge, but rather to build a community of active projects for D. 
Your suggestions will shape the site, so don't be shy (not that I think 
anyone in the NG is shy).

Anyone wanting to host a project will have to bear with us.  There are 
no automated tools to set up a project.  I will be building the scripts 
and pages to do this as the first few projects come aboard.

The company I work for has generously donated some bandwidth, but I fear 
this is not infinite.  I would like nothing more than to see this site 
become large enough to move out of our offices and require its own 
server space somewhere.

Now maybe I can take a break from PHP and web stuff so I can get back to 
D.  Something about an SWT port rings some bells...

Cheers,
Brad
Mar 26 2004
next sibling parent reply John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> writes:
Looks like you're starting to get a few new forum members there too now. ;-)
Mar 26 2004
parent reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
I was worried that Chris wasn't going to be able to get Vathix because 
someone else would snatch it up...

John Reimer wrote:
 Looks like you're starting to get a few new forum members there too now. 
 ;-)

Mar 26 2004
parent reply Vathix <vathix dprogramming.com> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:

 I was worried that Chris wasn't going to be able to get Vathix because 
 someone else would snatch it up...
 

huh why? Nice work! -- Christopher E. Miller
Mar 26 2004
parent reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
I meant the account name 'vathix' - it's in demand.  ;)

Vathix wrote:
 Brad Anderson wrote:
 
 I was worried that Chris wasn't going to be able to get Vathix because 
 someone else would snatch it up...

huh why? Nice work!

Mar 26 2004
parent Vathix <vathix dprogramming.com> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:

 I meant the account name 'vathix' - it's in demand.  ;)

Funny. I was just testing things.
Mar 26 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent Dave Sieber <dsieber spamnot.sbcglobal.net> writes:
Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> wrote:

 http://www.dsource.org
 
 J.C. Calvarese and I have been throwing together a website to host D 
 projects.  It has been mentioned previously in the NG here, but with 
 little follow-up.  As usual, jobs and other real-world stuff delayed us, 
 but we finally have at least the framework of a site and wanted to ask 
 everyone to pay us a quick visit.

Looks great! The tutorials are just what I needed. Very well done. -- dave
Mar 26 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent J Anderson <REMOVEanderson badmama.com.au> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:

 http://www.dsource.org

Nice work guys! -- -Anderson: http://badmama.com.au/~anderson/
Mar 27 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"Brad Anderson" <brad dsource.dot.org> wrote in message
news:c435ig$1vcm$2 digitaldaemon.com...
 http://www.dsource.org

 J.C. Calvarese and I have been throwing together a website to host D
 projects.  It has been mentioned previously in the NG here, but with
 little follow-up.  As usual, jobs and other real-world stuff delayed us,
 but we finally have at least the framework of a site and wanted to ask
 everyone to pay us a quick visit.

This is an excellent site! Well done. There's a ton of useful stuff in this newsgroup that can go on there. That'll be much better because in the newsgroup there's no real organization, so it's hard to find things and so a lot of wheels get reinvented.
Mar 27 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Ben Hinkle <bhinkle4 juno.com> writes:
http://www.dsource.org

cute name, too. I can almost hear the hallway conversations "Just go to dsource" "The source?" "No, dsource" "What source?" "D-e-e source!" "oh, that source." "no, not thatsource, dsource." "whatever" ;-)
Mar 27 2004
next sibling parent reply Ilya Minkov <minkov cs.tum.edu> writes:
Subtitle:

ALL YOUR D ARE BELONG TO US!!

(you have no chance to survive make your time)




Ben Hinkle schrieb:

http://www.dsource.org

cute name, too. I can almost hear the hallway conversations "Just go to dsource" "The source?" "No, dsource" "What source?" "D-e-e source!" "oh, that source." "no, not thatsource, dsource." "whatever" ;-)

Mar 27 2004
parent C <dont respond.com> writes:
They set us up the bomb!

On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 14:00:20 +0100, Ilya Minkov <minkov cs.tum.edu> wrot=
e:

 Subtitle:

 ALL YOUR D ARE BELONG TO US!!

 (you have no chance to survive make your time)




 Ben Hinkle schrieb:

 http://www.dsource.org

cute name, too. I can almost hear the hallway conversations "Just go to dsource" "The source?" "No, dsource" "What source?" "D-e-e source!" "oh, that source." "no, not thatsource, dsource." "whatever" ;-)


-- = D Newsgroup.
Mar 27 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent C <dont respond.com> writes:
Flip it up abbot and costello style :).

C
On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 07:57:35 -0500, Ben Hinkle <bhinkle4 juno.com> wrote=
:

 http://www.dsource.org

cute name, too. I can almost hear the hallway conversations "Just go to dsource" "The source?" "No, dsource" "What source?" "D-e-e source!" "oh, that source." "no, not thatsource, dsource." "whatever" ;-)

-- = D Newsgroup.
Mar 27 2004
prev sibling parent "jw" <letron_2000no__spam yahoo.com> writes:
Dlightful!
Mar 28 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent Mark T <Mark_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <c435ig$1vcm$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Brad Anderson says...
The company I work for has generously donated some bandwidth, but I fear 
this is not infinite.  I would like nothing more than to see this site 
become large enough to move out of our offices and require its own 
server space somewhere.

when that happens, maybe it will be time to move that project to SourceForge
Mar 27 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent Helmut Leitner <helmut.leitner wikiservice.at> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:
 
 http://www.dsource.org
 
 J.C. Calvarese and I have been throwing together a website to host D
 projects.  It has been mentioned previously in the NG here, but with
 little follow-up.  As usual, jobs and other real-world stuff delayed us,
 but we finally have at least the framework of a site and wanted to ask
 everyone to pay us a quick visit.

That's a great step forward, thank you very much. You could even integrate the wiki in a framed layout: <http://www.wikiservice.at/wiki4d/wikiframe.cgi> Layout could be adapted to fit. -- Helmut Leitner leitner hls.via.at Graz, Austria www.hls-software.com
Mar 27 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Karl Bochert <kbochert copper.net> writes:
On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 00:05:15 -0600, Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> wrote:
 http://www.dsource.org
 

miserably with the Opera 5 browser -- it displays only the tabs, and nothing else. Opera 5 is rather old, and often displays pages a little differently than newer browsers, but this is the first site I have seen that doesn't display at all Karl Bochert
Mar 27 2004
next sibling parent reply Hauke Duden <H.NS.Duden gmx.net> writes:
Karl Bochert wrote:
http://www.dsource.org

It may not matter to you, but you should know that your site fails miserably with the Opera 5 browser -- it displays only the tabs, and nothing else.

It works fine with Opera 7. Maybe it's time to upgrade ;).
Mar 27 2004
parent reply Karl Bochert <kbochert copper.net> writes:
On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 19:46:50 +0100, Hauke Duden <H.NS.Duden gmx.net> wrote:
 Karl Bochert wrote:
http://www.dsource.org

It may not matter to you, but you should know that your site fails miserably with the Opera 5 browser -- it displays only the tabs, and nothing else.

It works fine with Opera 7. Maybe it's time to upgrade ;).

Upgraded to Opera 7. Didn't work, Fatal errors. Moreover it converted my Opera 5 from registered to adware. Opera support no help with either problem. I also use FireFox so Its not fatal. On the other hand, it means that dsource.com is doing something different than 99% of the sites out there. (Some undocumented feature? etc.) Being the !only site to break !any browser would worry me. Karl Bochert
Mar 27 2004
parent reply John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> writes:
 
 Upgraded to Opera 7. Didn't work, Fatal errors. Moreover it
 converted my Opera 5 from registered to adware.
 Opera support no help with either problem.
 
 I also use FireFox so Its not fatal.  On the other hand, it means that
 dsource.com is doing something different than 99% of the sites
 out there. (Some undocumented feature? etc.)
 Being the !only site to break !any browser would worry me.
 
 
 Karl Bochert

Hmmmmm.... I look at it the other way. Of all the browsers out there, yours appears to be the only one that doesn't work. Mozilla/Firefox is one of the most standards compliant of browsers and works just fine at dsource.org (and many, many other sites). So do most of its derivatives: Epiphany, Konquerer, etc. It appears that the Opera browser is not up to standards or is buggy, if it doesn't work. As for standards, it was my understanding that on the internet, such things are rather hit and miss. For quite a few years, many websites were designed to operate with MS Internet Explorer only, a far from standards-compliant web-browser (but used by the majority of web surfers). I say stick with firefox.
Mar 27 2004
next sibling parent C <dont respond.com> writes:
Opera 7 works fine here.  Site looks great.

C
On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 11:59:04 -0800, John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> wro=
te:

 Upgraded to Opera 7. Didn't work, Fatal errors. Moreover it
 converted my Opera 5 from registered to adware.
 Opera support no help with either problem.

 I also use FireFox so Its not fatal.  On the other hand, it means tha=


 dsource.com is doing something different than 99% of the sites
 out there. (Some undocumented feature? etc.)
 Being the !only site to break !any browser would worry me.


 Karl Bochert

Hmmmmm.... I look at it the other way. Of all the browsers out there,=

 yours appears to be the only one that doesn't work.  Mozilla/Firefox i=

 one of the most standards compliant of browsers and works just fine at=

 dsource.org (and many, many other sites). So do most of its derivative=

 Epiphany, Konquerer, etc. It appears that the Opera browser is not up =

 standards or is buggy, if it doesn't work.

 As for standards, it was my understanding that on the internet, such =

 things are rather hit and miss.  For quite a few years, many websites =

 were designed to operate with MS Internet Explorer only, a far from =

 standards-compliant web-browser (but used by the majority of web =

 surfers).

 I say stick with firefox.

-- = D Newsgroup.
Mar 27 2004
prev sibling parent reply Karl Bochert <kbochert copper.net> writes:
On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 11:59:04 -0800, John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> wrote:
 
 Upgraded to Opera 7. Didn't work, Fatal errors. Moreover it
 converted my Opera 5 from registered to adware.
 Opera support no help with either problem.
 
 I also use FireFox so Its not fatal.  On the other hand, it means that
 dsource.com is doing something different than 99% of the sites
 out there. (Some undocumented feature? etc.)
 Being the !only site to break !any browser would worry me.
 
 
 Karl Bochert

Hmmmmm.... I look at it the other way. Of all the browsers out there, yours appears to be the only one that doesn't work.

No problem then -- I expect Opera5 to fail on more and more sites as time goes by. Probably there is some standard feature that dsource.org is among the first to utilize. I would not have mentioned it except that dsource.org is the very first site that Opera 5 has failed to display at all. Just another indication of how special D is ? :-)
 Mozilla/Firefox is 
 one of the most standards compliant of browsers and works just fine at 
 dsource.org (and many, many other sites). So do most of its derivatives: 
 Epiphany, Konquerer, etc. It appears that the Opera browser is not up to 
 standards or is buggy, if it doesn't work.

 
 As for standards, it was my understanding that on the internet, such 
 things are rather hit and miss.  For quite a few years, many websites 
 were designed to operate with MS Internet Explorer only, a far from 
 standards-compliant web-browser (but used by the majority of web surfers).
 
 I say stick with firefox.

I mostly use FireFox -- It is very slow to load and crashes my system about 3 times a day. There appear to be timeslices where it ignores mouse clicks. I can live with that, (it will get better), but sometimes using Opera5 and seeing it snap right up (and not crash) is a pleasure. Karl Bochert
Mar 27 2004
next sibling parent reply Ilya Minkov <minkov cs.tum.edu> writes:
Karl Bochert schrieb:

 I mostly use FireFox -- It is very slow to load and crashes my system about 3
 times a day. There appear to be timeslices where it ignores
 mouse clicks. I can live with that, (it will get better),  but sometimes using
 Opera5 and seeing it snap right up (and not crash) is a pleasure.

On my oldest and slowest computer, i use K-Meleon (http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/), which is a Mozilla-based ultra-lightweight Windiws browser initiated by the guys at AEGIS Corp. (http://www.pouet.net/groups.php?which=136) It loads within a fraction of a second on a Pentium MMX notebook with 64 MB RAM. It has some bugs and might crash, as opposed to the (rather slow) mega-mozilla i use here, although if i recall correctly i haven't experienced any more crashes since the most recent upgrade. But it loads and runs much faster than Firebird/Firefox and than MSIE. It has a lot of possibility for configuration. -eye
Mar 27 2004
parent kinghajj <kinghajj_member pathlink.com> writes:
On my oldest and slowest computer, i use K-Meleon 
(http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/), which is a Mozilla-based 
ultra-lightweight Windiws browser initiated by the guys at AEGIS Corp. 
(http://www.pouet.net/groups.php?which=136) It loads within a fraction 
of a second on a Pentium MMX notebook with 64 MB RAM. It has some bugs 
and might crash, as opposed to the (rather slow) mega-mozilla i use 
here, although if i recall correctly i haven't experienced any more 
crashes since the most recent upgrade. But it loads and runs much faster 
than Firebird/Firefox and than MSIE. It has a lot of possibility for 
configuration.

-eye

I like Mozilla : sure, its a little slow starting up, but on my Athlon XP 2200+, it's really not that much of a problem. I have firefox too, but don't really use it. What really sucks is this Longhorn build I got (build 4051): it's very glitchy! The screen flashes and freezed all the time (which is cured in about 3 sec.) but, it does have it's perks...
Mar 27 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> writes:
 
 No problem then -- I expect Opera5 to fail on more and more sites
 as time goes by.  Probably there is some standard feature that dsource.org
 is among the first to utilize.
 I would not have mentioned it except that dsource.org is the very first
 site that Opera 5 has failed to display at all.
 Just another indication of how special D is ? :-)
 

Well, I have to make a disclaimer: these opinions are my own, so you issues may matter very much to the people designing the site. I'm sorry if I gave the impression that I spoke for them. Brad and Justin seem very intent on doing anything they can to make the site usable by everybody. Bravo to them for that.
 
 I mostly use FireFox -- It is very slow to load and crashes my system about 3
 times a day. There appear to be timeslices where it ignores
 mouse clicks. I can live with that, (it will get better),  but sometimes using
 Opera5 and seeing it snap right up (and not crash) is a pleasure.
 
 Karl Bochert
 

It seems strange that Firefox crashes on your system. It's actually a very stable browser. Nonetheless, I wish you the best of luck in finding a solution. It looks like Brad is trying to do what he can to fix things too. So your complaint was not unwarranted, perhaps. Later, John
Mar 27 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
 I mostly use FireFox -- It is very slow to load and crashes my system

 times a day. There appear to be timeslices where it ignores
 mouse clicks. I can live with that, (it will get better),  but sometimes

 Opera5 and seeing it snap right up (and not crash) is a pleasure.

I always use firefox, and it has never crashed since I installed it. So perhaps Firefox isnt the problem. Phill.
 Karl Bochert

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Mar 27 2004
prev sibling parent reply Ant <duitoolkit yahoo.ca> writes:
On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 22:02:14 +0000, Karl Bochert wrote:


 I mostly use FireFox -- It is very slow to load and crashes my system about 3
 times a day. There appear to be timeslices where it ignores
 mouse clicks. I can live with that, (it will get better),  but sometimes using
 Opera5 and seeing it snap right up (and not crash) is a pleasure.
 
 Karl Bochert

my firefox started crashing when I upgraded to xfree 4.4 (I don't know what OS you use - mine is linux 2.6.0) and stoped crashing when I installed mozilla 1.7b (probably firefox is using the new mozilla installation) Ant
Mar 28 2004
parent Ant <duitoolkit yahoo.ca> writes:
On Mon, 29 Mar 2004 00:18:14 -0500, Ant wrote:

 On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 22:02:14 +0000, Karl Bochert wrote:
 
 
 I mostly use FireFox -- It is very slow to load and crashes my system about 3
 times a day. There appear to be timeslices where it ignores
 mouse clicks. I can live with that, (it will get better),  but sometimes using
 Opera5 and seeing it snap right up (and not crash) is a pleasure.
 
 Karl Bochert

my firefox started crashing when I upgraded to xfree 4.4 (I don't know what OS you use - mine is linux 2.6.0) and stoped crashing when I installed mozilla 1.7b (probably firefox is using the new mozilla installation) Ant

allow me to add that I tried to use mozilla for 2 days but I didn't liked it. I used galeon before firebird (that was before firefox). Ant
Mar 28 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
Karl,

It matters quite a bit that someone cannot use the site.  No matter the 
browser, we want the content to be accessible.  There will be more 
browsers in the future, mostly mobile, so we want everyone to have 
access.  For this reason, we will most likely shy away from ActiveX, 
Flash, Shockwave, Java applets, etc.

Our goal was to be XHTML 1.0-compliant, and I checked our home page at 
the validator:

http://validator.w3.org

Sure enough, I had omitted all of the </li> tags from the lists.  We are 
now compliant on the home page.  I'm not sure if this matters to Opera 
5, or if that browser is even capable of XHTML 1.0, but give it another 
try.  I will change the other pages in a day or so, and validate them all.

Thanks for the info.

BA



Karl Bochert wrote:
 On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 00:05:15 -0600, Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> wrote:
 
http://www.dsource.org

It may not matter to you, but you should know that your site fails miserably with the Opera 5 browser -- it displays only the tabs, and nothing else. Opera 5 is rather old, and often displays pages a little differently than newer browsers, but this is the first site I have seen that doesn't display at all Karl Bochert

Mar 27 2004
prev sibling parent "Derjo Phar" <not available.com> writes:
"Karl Bochert" <kbochert copper.net> wrote in message
news:1103_1080411934 bose...
 On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 00:05:15 -0600, Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org>

 http://www.dsource.org

miserably with the Opera 5 browser -- it displays only the tabs, and nothing else. Opera 5 is rather old, and often displays pages a little differently than newer browsers, but this is the first site I have seen that doesn't display at all

Works just fine with Opera 7.23. -- Derek
Mar 27 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent Emile Cormier <ecorm nbnet-dot-nb.ca> writes:
Excellent work! Hopefully, this will become a nucleus for a D library 
similar to Boost.

Brad Anderson wrote:
 http://www.dsource.org
 
 J.C. Calvarese and I have been throwing together a website to host D 
 projects.  It has been mentioned previously in the NG here, but with 
 little follow-up.  As usual, jobs and other real-world stuff delayed us, 
 but we finally have at least the framework of a site and wanted to ask 
 everyone to pay us a quick visit.
 
 The site is very young and growing.  Our goal is not to duplicate 
 SourceForge, but rather to build a community of active projects for D. 
 Your suggestions will shape the site, so don't be shy (not that I think 
 anyone in the NG is shy).
 
 Anyone wanting to host a project will have to bear with us.  There are 
 no automated tools to set up a project.  I will be building the scripts 
 and pages to do this as the first few projects come aboard.
 
 The company I work for has generously donated some bandwidth, but I fear 
 this is not infinite.  I would like nothing more than to see this site 
 become large enough to move out of our offices and require its own 
 server space somewhere.
 
 Now maybe I can take a break from PHP and web stuff so I can get back to 
 D.  Something about an SWT port rings some bells...
 
 Cheers,
 Brad

Mar 29 2004
prev sibling parent reply Ant <Ant_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <c435ig$1vcm$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Brad Anderson says...
http://www.dsource.org

It looks very nice. unfortunatly the forums are the worst I ever saw. (I used them to post and read messages for a few weeks now) (I hope that the suggestions to move this ng to a forum don't mean something like the forums at dsource). Ant
Mar 30 2004
next sibling parent reply C <dont respond.com> writes:
 unfortunatly the forums are the worst I ever saw.

I like the forums , very clean. What do you consider a good forum ? C On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 12:58:51 +0000 (UTC), Ant <Ant_member pathlink.com> wrote:
 In article <c435ig$1vcm$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Brad Anderson says...
 http://www.dsource.org

It looks very nice. unfortunatly the forums are the worst I ever saw. (I used them to post and read messages for a few weeks now) (I hope that the suggestions to move this ng to a forum don't mean something like the forums at dsource). Ant

-- D Newsgroup.
Mar 30 2004
parent Ant <Ant_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <opr5oo4yjwehmtou localhost>, C says...
 unfortunatly the forums are the worst I ever saw.

I like the forums , very clean. What do you consider a good forum ?

Did you tried to follow a conversation? most of the screen space if just that... space, empty. it's impossible to clearly see the tree of replys, Did you try to post a reply? it's very difficult to embed your comments. Why the avatars? As soon as possible I'll remove those from my customized view. (as I do on other forums that type). (Ok, I had an avatar on another forum...:( but I removed it) I'm just afraid those forums are taking over... I guess they are usefull for web based discussions, just need a carefull customization. (we're drifting from D discussions) Ant
Mar 30 2004
prev sibling parent reply Lars Ivar Igesund <larsivar igesund.net> writes:
Ant wrote:

 In article <c435ig$1vcm$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Brad Anderson says...
 
http://www.dsource.org

It looks very nice. unfortunatly the forums are the worst I ever saw. (I used them to post and read messages for a few weeks now) (I hope that the suggestions to move this ng to a forum don't mean something like the forums at dsource). Ant

phpBB which is the system used by dsource's forum is AFAIK _the_ most used forum on the net. It's very easy, very customizable, full of features (if you want to use them) and IMO great. I still like the NG very much, though. Btw: Do others have problems with www.dsource.org today? Seems like it don't receive my requests. Pinging times out, at least. Lars Ivar Igesund
Mar 30 2004
next sibling parent reply Ant <Ant_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <c4c1rr$od8$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Lars Ivar Igesund says...
Ant wrote:

 In article <c435ig$1vcm$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Brad Anderson says...
 
http://www.dsource.org

It looks very nice. unfortunatly the forums are the worst I ever saw. (I used them to post and read messages for a few weeks now) (I hope that the suggestions to move this ng to a forum don't mean something like the forums at dsource). Ant

phpBB which is the system used by dsource's forum is AFAIK _the_ most used forum on the net. It's very easy, very customizable, full of features (if you want to use them) and IMO great.

then I guess Brad and John didn't have the time yet... I used other forums of that type (can't tell if exactly the same) that weren't as bad. (are we drifting from D conversation...)
I still like the NG very much, though.

I'm just afraid that people think phpBB (whatever) forums are better. people get blind by things like the avatars and different color quotes.
Btw: Do others have problems with www.dsource.org today? Seems like
it don't receive my requests. Pinging times out, at least.

yep... Ant
Mar 30 2004
parent reply John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> writes:
Ant wrote:
 In article <c4c1rr$od8$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Lars Ivar Igesund says...
 
Ant wrote:


In article <c435ig$1vcm$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Brad Anderson says...


http://www.dsource.org

It looks very nice. unfortunatly the forums are the worst I ever saw. (I used them to post and read messages for a few weeks now) (I hope that the suggestions to move this ng to a forum don't mean something like the forums at dsource). Ant

phpBB which is the system used by dsource's forum is AFAIK _the_ most used forum on the net. It's very easy, very customizable, full of features (if you want to use them) and IMO great.

then I guess Brad and John didn't have the time yet... I used other forums of that type (can't tell if exactly the same) that weren't as bad. (are we drifting from D conversation...)

Just to straighten people out here. I had nothing to do with the dsource site creation. All the hard work of building that wonderful site was the result of the efforts of Brad and Justin (jcc7). I just kind of got on the forum early because I was helping with DWT. So...as much as I'd like to take credit for it... I had no involvement at all. Brad did talk to me intially about it, but I lacked the skills necessary...sooo...
 I'm just afraid that people think phpBB (whatever) forums are better.
 people get blind by things like the avatars and different color
 quotes.
 

I like both ways. But I actually really like the phpBB forums. It's a whole different layout style; quoting and styling is much more powerful than possible here. I would say both the forum and the newsgroup have their own important place. This newsgroup most definitely should remain here for very D centered topics. But the dsource forum helps keep the newsgroup from being overloaded with issues related to D projects. Whenever a D centered issue arises, we say "go post it on the newsgroup so Walter can see it." So it's an excellent way of filtering material. That said, I believe this newsgroup probably should never be replaced with an outside forum. It's doing well as it is, but it's getting heavily loaded with issues better worked on elsewhere. Also, given the number of "newbie" questions that repeatedly surface here, I think the dsource.org forum can handle those better. It's getting a little tiresome seeing the same questions asked here: printf and use of "%.*s" ; trying to access an uninitialized class reference (need to "class A= new A;" before using; etc. Hopefully the ready access of the d tutorials at www.dsource.org can fix that problem. Just an opinion, John
Mar 30 2004
parent reply Antonio <Antonio_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <c4cfuc$1g2c$1 digitaldaemon.com>, John Reimer says...
Ant wrote:
It looks very nice.

unfortunatly the forums are the worst I ever saw.
(I used them to post and read messages for a few weeks now)

(I hope that the suggestions to move this ng to a forum
don't mean something like the forums at dsource).

Ant

phpBB which is the system used by dsource's forum is AFAIK _the_ most used forum on the net. It's very easy, very customizable, full of features (if you want to use them) and IMO great.

then I guess Brad and John didn't have the time yet... I used other forums of that type (can't tell if exactly the same) that weren't as bad. (are we drifting from D conversation...)

Just to straighten people out here. I had nothing to do with the dsource site creation.

sorry, John. I also notice I'm making only bitter comments latelly. I appologise. I believe it's because my Canadian citizenship process is not moving, it's making me crazy! :( Every month I get a little madder. just A couple weeks ago I knew of another process that took 6 months only. mine is going on 2 years almost... I'm feeling so bad about this that I even allow myself to post it here! this is also why I'm so concern about my english skills. so, now you know guys, sorry. I sign "Ant" because I didn't want to give clues on my original country, I have nothing good to say about it. I think I better get over it. Antonio
Mar 30 2004
next sibling parent J C Calvarese <jcc7 cox.net> writes:
Antonio wrote:
 In article <c4cfuc$1g2c$1 digitaldaemon.com>, John Reimer says...
 
Ant wrote:

It looks very nice.

unfortunatly the forums are the worst I ever saw.
(I used them to post and read messages for a few weeks now)

(I hope that the suggestions to move this ng to a forum
don't mean something like the forums at dsource).

Ant

phpBB which is the system used by dsource's forum is AFAIK _the_ most used forum on the net. It's very easy, very customizable, full of features (if you want to use them) and IMO great.

then I guess Brad and John didn't have the time yet... I used other forums of that type (can't tell if exactly the same) that weren't as bad. (are we drifting from D conversation...)

Just to straighten people out here. I had nothing to do with the dsource site creation.

sorry, John. I also notice I'm making only bitter comments latelly. I appologise. I believe it's because my Canadian citizenship process is not moving, it's making me crazy! :( Every month I get a little madder. just A couple weeks ago I knew of another process that took 6 months only. mine is going on 2 years almost...

sorry to hear that. good luck with this.
 I'm feeling so bad about this that I even allow myself
 to post it here!
 this is also why I'm so concern about my english skills.
 
 so, now you know guys, sorry.
 
 I sign "Ant" because I didn't want to give clues on
 my original country, I have nothing good to say about it.
 I think I better get over it.
 
 Antonio

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Mar 30 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent larry cowan <larry_member pathlink.com> writes:
Hey, I liked "Ant".  Stick with it, it's a winner.
Sorry about your troubles.
Mar 30 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent John Reimer <jjreimer telus.net> writes:
 I also notice I'm making only bitter comments latelly.
 I appologise. I believe it's because my Canadian citizenship
 process is not moving, it's making me crazy! :(
 Every month I get a little madder. just A couple weeks
 ago I knew of another process that took 6 months only.
 mine is going on 2 years almost...
 I'm feeling so bad about this that I even allow myself
 to post it here!
 this is also why I'm so concern about my english skills.
 
 so, now you know guys, sorry.
 
 I sign "Ant" because I didn't want to give clues on
 my original country, I have nothing good to say about it.
 I think I better get over it.
 
 Antonio
 
 

Hey Ant, don't worry. I feel for you about your current situation. I've heard lots about the current immigration difficulties in Canada. It's really hard times for it. I hope yours goes through eventually because we need more smart fellas like you to help get this confused country productive again ;-). As for your name, I don't know what clues it would give or why we would think ill of it. There's so many different names here, that a name is just a name. Just be glad you don't have a name like "John," where almost every 3rd person shares it :-). As for life troubles, everyones got 'em. Some people pretend not to have them, but in the end everybody's just trying to keep there head above the water (there's an English expression for you). The difference is that you voiced them while other's might not. No harm done at all. Just be happy you're not around me because, when I'm frustrated, I voice them to the nearest person that happens to be around at the time (well, if I know them well enough). Take it easy and best of luck, John
Mar 30 2004
prev sibling parent reply "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
 I sign "Ant" because I didn't want to give clues on
 my original country, I have nothing good to say about it.
 I think I better get over it.

I dont see why you should be ashamed of your origin, you should be proud! I know a lot of your paesano's(dont know how to spell it sorry) and all they often talk of fond memories of their country. Phill.
 Antonio

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Mar 31 2004
parent Ant <Ant_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <c4e3f2$10d8$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Phill says...

 paesano

wrong country. let's just drop this thing. thanks for the support. Ant
Mar 31 2004
prev sibling parent Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
Site is back up.

I'll track down why it was not responding last night.    I was home and 
can't restart it remotely (SSH wasn't responding either).

BA

Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:
 Ant wrote:
 
 In article <c435ig$1vcm$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Brad Anderson says...

 http://www.dsource.org

It looks very nice. unfortunatly the forums are the worst I ever saw. (I used them to post and read messages for a few weeks now) (I hope that the suggestions to move this ng to a forum don't mean something like the forums at dsource). Ant

phpBB which is the system used by dsource's forum is AFAIK _the_ most used forum on the net. It's very easy, very customizable, full of features (if you want to use them) and IMO great. I still like the NG very much, though. Btw: Do others have problems with www.dsource.org today? Seems like it don't receive my requests. Pinging times out, at least. Lars Ivar Igesund

Mar 30 2004