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D.gnu - Funds for gdc

reply Vincenzo Ampolo <vincenzo.ampolo gmail.com> writes:
Hi guys,

Today i received a very good mail which stated that what we are doing 
in developing gdc is appreciated.

The mail is from Tomasz Stachewicz, the developer of RuDy project to 
enable and ease writing Ruby native extensions in D programming 
language.

After congratulating for the work we are doing, he stated something 
new: "Is there a book wishlist or donation account I could use to word 
my appreciation in a more material way?"

If i'm not wrong (sorry i'm not a native English speaker), he is 
asking for an account for a donation. I think that maybe he is not the 
only one which wants to give some founds to the gdc project...

Well... If everybody agrees (well for now me, Michael and David 
Friedman, the ones which did work for gdc) i can get this moneys with 
paypal (or with one of the pay-for-feature websites). Moneys will be 
reserved to develop gdc in a issue/task basis (for porting gdc to 
lastest gcc you take X, for updating to dmd version Y you take Z and 
so on)
Of course i don't think that gdc is so famous to make a lot of people 
contribute to it, but i think that we should decide about this issue 
to allow people to support the gdc project.

See you.

-- 
Vincenzo Ampolo (goshawk)

http://goshawknest.wordpress.com
Oct 20 2009
next sibling parent reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Anders_F_Bj=F6rklund?= <afb algonet.se> writes:
Vincenzo Ampolo wrote:

 If i'm not wrong (sorry i'm not a native English speaker), he is 
 asking for an account for a donation. I think that maybe he is not the 
 only one which wants to give some founds to the gdc project...
 
 Well... If everybody agrees (well for now me, Michael and David 
 Friedman, the ones which did work for gdc) i can get this moneys with 
 paypal (or with one of the pay-for-feature websites). Moneys will be 
 reserved to develop gdc in a issue/task basis (for porting gdc to 
 lastest gcc you take X, for updating to dmd version Y you take Z and 
 so on)

Has Arthur Loiret left the project ? He was doing the debian/ubuntu packages and lots of porting to GCC 4.2 and later versions, and some updating of GDC as well - I think it was up to r209/2008-03-12 ? http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/gdc-4.1 http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/gdc-4.2 http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/gdc-4.1 http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/gdc-4.2 I updated my packages to r229/2008-06-01 for Tango, so that they are the same as DMD 1.030 "stable". I could rebuild them for DMD 1.050 "latest" as well, if you get the GDC project restarted and released... http://gdcmac.sourceforge.net/ (Mac OS X / Apple GCC) http://gdcwin.sourceforge.net/ (Windows / MinGW GCC) http://gdcgnu.sourceforge.net/ (GNU/Linux / FSF GCC) But I don't think I'll do any D2 or 64-bit either... --anders
Oct 20 2009
parent reply Vincenzo Ampolo <vincenzo.ampolo gmail.com> writes:
Anders F Björklund wrote:

 Has Arthur Loiret left the project ? He was doing
 the debian/ubuntu packages and lots of porting to
 GCC 4.2 and later versions, and some updating of
 GDC as well - I think it was up to r209/2008-03-12 ?

Hi. I dunno about Arthur, i don't see him online on IRC from a while... BTW Matthias Klose <doko ubuntu.com> had mailed me, Arthur and some people from the gdc team to ask to update the package. We already planned to do it when we will reach gcc 4.4 (we are at gcc 4.3.4 actually). Actually the version in the repository is able to compile d 1.039 and 2.015. I've tested the d2 version on 64 bit and it works. I didn't test any compatibility with tango for now... -- Vincenzo Ampolo (goshawk) http://goshawknest.wordpress.com
Oct 21 2009
parent dolive <dolive89 sina.com> writes:
Vincenzo Ampolo д:

 Anders F Björklund wrote:
 
 Has Arthur Loiret left the project ? He was doing
 the debian/ubuntu packages and lots of porting to
 GCC 4.2 and later versions, and some updating of
 GDC as well - I think it was up to r209/2008-03-12 ?

Hi. I dunno about Arthur, i don't see him online on IRC from a while... BTW Matthias Klose <doko ubuntu.com> had mailed me, Arthur and some people from the gdc team to ask to update the package. We already planned to do it when we will reach gcc 4.4 (we are at gcc 4.3.4 actually).

thank you very much ! The gdc has how much bug now ? sorry. dolive
 
 Actually the version in the repository is able to compile d 1.039 and 
 2.015. I've tested the d2 version on 64 bit and it works. I didn't 
 test any compatibility with tango for now...
 
 -- 
 Vincenzo Ampolo (goshawk)
 
 http://goshawknest.wordpress.com

Oct 21 2009
prev sibling next sibling parent Michael P. <baseball.mjp gmail.com> writes:
Vincenzo Ampolo Wrote:

 Hi guys,
 
 Today i received a very good mail which stated that what we are doing 
 in developing gdc is appreciated.
 
 The mail is from Tomasz Stachewicz, the developer of RuDy project to 
 enable and ease writing Ruby native extensions in D programming 
 language.
 
 After congratulating for the work we are doing, he stated something 
 new: "Is there a book wishlist or donation account I could use to word 
 my appreciation in a more material way?"
 
 If i'm not wrong (sorry i'm not a native English speaker), he is 
 asking for an account for a donation. I think that maybe he is not the 
 only one which wants to give some founds to the gdc project...
 
 Well... If everybody agrees (well for now me, Michael and David 
 Friedman, the ones which did work for gdc) i can get this moneys with 
 paypal (or with one of the pay-for-feature websites). Moneys will be 
 reserved to develop gdc in a issue/task basis (for porting gdc to 
 lastest gcc you take X, for updating to dmd version Y you take Z and 
 so on)
 Of course i don't think that gdc is so famous to make a lot of people 
 contribute to it, but i think that we should decide about this issue 
 to allow people to support the gdc project.
 
 See you.
 
 -- 
 Vincenzo Ampolo (goshawk)
 
 http://goshawknest.wordpress.com

I'm not really all that interested in working for money. Written support is enough for me. :)
Oct 22 2009
prev sibling parent "Dejan Lekic" <dejan.lekic gmail.com> writes:
I am definitely going to donate into the GDC project if it continues  
support for D2 specification.
Oct 26 2009