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reply "Rick S." <flvstrahl2 hotmail.com> writes:
Hey, my name is Rick, I am a software engineering student at DePaul
University and I just found out about D not to long ago. Im really
interested in it and wanted to become more involved in the community. So I
just thought I would start by introducing myself on the newsgroup. As a
newbie, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can become more involved
in the development and growth of this language and community? Does anyone
need any help on some projects that I could be of assistance to? Even if its
only a small amount, every bit counts and I would love to be of any help

Thanks

Rick
May 25 2004
next sibling parent reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
How about visiting http://www.dsource.org and check out the projects 
there.  Pick one and contact the admin of the project to see how you can 
help.  Check the forums to see how development is progressing.

DWT could use it, and has had some activity recently, trying to port 
Java's SWT to D.

BA

Rick S. wrote:
 Hey, my name is Rick, I am a software engineering student at DePaul
 University and I just found out about D not to long ago. Im really
 interested in it and wanted to become more involved in the community. So I
 just thought I would start by introducing myself on the newsgroup. As a
 newbie, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can become more involved
 in the development and growth of this language and community? Does anyone
 need any help on some projects that I could be of assistance to? Even if its
 only a small amount, every bit counts and I would love to be of any help
 
 Thanks
 
 Rick
 
 
 
 

May 25 2004
parent reply DemmeGod <me demmegod.com> writes:
If you're familiar with the Eclipse editor and programming plugins for it,
the eclipseD project on dsource.org could use an experienced Eclipse
plugin writer... I'm new to Eclipse plugin writing.

On Wed, 26 May 2004 00:16:26 -0500, Brad Anderson wrote:

 How about visiting http://www.dsource.org and check out the projects
 there.  Pick one and contact the admin of the project to see how you can
 help.  Check the forums to see how development is progressing.
 
 DWT could use it, and has had some activity recently, trying to port
 Java's SWT to D.
 
 BA
 
 Rick S. wrote:
 Hey, my name is Rick, I am a software engineering student at DePaul
 University and I just found out about D not to long ago. Im really
 interested in it and wanted to become more involved in the community. So
 I just thought I would start by introducing myself on the newsgroup. As
 a newbie, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can become more
 involved in the development and growth of this language and community?
 Does anyone need any help on some projects that I could be of assistance
 to? Even if its only a small amount, every bit counts and I would love
 to be of any help
 
 Thanks
 
 Rick
 
 
 


May 25 2004
parent reply "Rick S." <flvstrahl2 hotmail.com> writes:
I love eclipse and use it all the time. Unfortunatly I have never written a
plugin for it, but I could definitly learn.
"DemmeGod" <me demmegod.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2004.05.26.06.04.48.572060 demmegod.com...
 If you're familiar with the Eclipse editor and programming plugins for it,
 the eclipseD project on dsource.org could use an experienced Eclipse
 plugin writer... I'm new to Eclipse plugin writing.

 On Wed, 26 May 2004 00:16:26 -0500, Brad Anderson wrote:

 How about visiting http://www.dsource.org and check out the projects
 there.  Pick one and contact the admin of the project to see how you can
 help.  Check the forums to see how development is progressing.

 DWT could use it, and has had some activity recently, trying to port
 Java's SWT to D.

 BA

 Rick S. wrote:
 Hey, my name is Rick, I am a software engineering student at DePaul
 University and I just found out about D not to long ago. Im really
 interested in it and wanted to become more involved in the community.



 I just thought I would start by introducing myself on the newsgroup. As
 a newbie, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can become more
 involved in the development and growth of this language and community?
 Does anyone need any help on some projects that I could be of



 to? Even if its only a small amount, every bit counts and I would love
 to be of any help

 Thanks

 Rick



May 26 2004
next sibling parent reply Ant <Ant_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <c92cgg$25ag$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Rick S. says...
I love eclipse and use it all the time. Unfortunatly I have never written a
plugin for it, but I could definitly learn.

Anyone uses eclipse on linux? I still find it unusable because it's so slow. (last try was probably 3.0M6, GTK version on a celeron 1.7) Ant
May 26 2004
parent reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
Yep.  I'm using 3.0M8 GTK on a Pentium M



Ant wrote:
 In article <c92cgg$25ag$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Rick S. says...
 
I love eclipse and use it all the time. Unfortunatly I have never written a
plugin for it, but I could definitly learn.

Anyone uses eclipse on linux? I still find it unusable because it's so slow. (last try was probably 3.0M6, GTK version on a celeron 1.7) Ant

May 26 2004
parent reply John Reimer <brk_6502 NOSP_AM.yahoo.com> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:
 Yep.  I'm using 3.0M8 GTK on a Pentium M
 
 
 
 Ant wrote:
 
 In article <c92cgg$25ag$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Rick S. says...

 I love eclipse and use it all the time. Unfortunatly I have never 
 written a
 plugin for it, but I could definitly learn.

Anyone uses eclipse on linux? I still find it unusable because it's so slow. (last try was probably 3.0M6, GTK version on a celeron 1.7) Ant


I've used 3.0M6 on a Pentium M 1.4 GHz. It didn't appear to be that slow. It is a rather big and bulky IDE, nonetheless. The more plugins installed, the worse it gets. What would be optimal is to have an Eclipse startup command that loads the Eclipse IDE ONLY with the d plugin installed (especially once it is more featureful). That would keep bloat to a minimum, perhaps. - John
May 26 2004
parent reply DemmeGod <me demmegod.com> writes:
I'm using Eclipse 3.0M8 GTK+ on an Athlon XP 2500+... I've found the speed
to be fine- while programming at least.  Starting up does take some time,
which is a pain while working on plugins.

Stripping down Eclipse to run just eclipseD (and CDT, since it'll probably
depend on it) is not a terribly hard thing to do.  I don't see the point
tho... If you're going to use an editor with just D capibility, why not
use something like LEDS?  I like Eclipse because of the integrated version
control, ability to program in many languages with it, and the selection
of plugins for it.

BTW, Eclipse 3.0M9 is out.  I'm not using it yet since Subclipse doesn't
have a download for 3.0M9 yet, and the one for 3.0M8 doesn't appear to
work.

On Wed, 26 May 2004 22:13:07 +0200, Sebastian Czech wrote:

 On Wed, 26 May 2004 11:55:13 -0700
 John Reimer <brk_6502 NOSP_AM.yahoo.com> wrote:
 
 Brad Anderson wrote:
 Yep.  I'm using 3.0M8 GTK on a Pentium M
 
 
 
 Ant wrote:
 
 In article <c92cgg$25ag$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Rick S. says...

 I love eclipse and use it all the time. Unfortunatly I have never
 written a
 plugin for it, but I could definitly learn.

Anyone uses eclipse on linux? I still find it unusable because it's so slow. (last try was probably 3.0M6, GTK version on a celeron 1.7) Ant


slow. It is a rather big and bulky IDE, nonetheless. The more plugins installed, the worse it gets. What would be optimal is to have an Eclipse startup command that loads the Eclipse IDE ONLY with the d plugin installed (especially once it is more featureful). That would keep bloat to a minimum, perhaps. - John

there is an gcj compiled version of eclipse at http://sources.redhat.com/eclipse/. it is faster but not really fast. i dont understand how someone develops with eclipse - i have an athlon xp 3000+ but it is really really slow. if you have rh 9 you can use the rpm's they provide if not you can build it from source but this is not very easy. Sebastian

May 26 2004
parent reply John Reimer <brk_6502 NOSP_AM.yahoo.com> writes:
DemmeGod wrote:
 I'm using Eclipse 3.0M8 GTK+ on an Athlon XP 2500+... I've found the speed
 to be fine- while programming at least.  Starting up does take some time,
 which is a pain while working on plugins.
 
 Stripping down Eclipse to run just eclipseD (and CDT, since it'll probably
 depend on it) is not a terribly hard thing to do.  I don't see the point
 tho... If you're going to use an editor with just D capibility, why not
 use something like LEDS?  I like Eclipse because of the integrated version
 control, ability to program in many languages with it, and the selection
 of plugins for it.

Actually, you're right. Why strip down Eclipse just to use it for D? The way I see it, D development in Eclipse is only useful if a very full-featured D plugin is available for it. Otherwise loading up that hulk of a IDE just for some language highlighting and project management seems like overkill to me. Eclipse's multi-language support may be useful (though nothing new since multi-language support is available in many editors), but I don't see why people want to load up huge language environment plugins that they may not even use that frequently. Maybe they just like knowing they're there :-). So, yes, using a different, simpler low-resource IDE for D specific tasks would seem preferable.
 BTW, Eclipse 3.0M9 is out.  I'm not using it yet since Subclipse doesn't
 have a download for 3.0M9 yet, and the one for 3.0M8 doesn't appear to
 work.

Subclipse? Is that a subversion client for Eclipse? I didn't know it was even available yet.
 On Wed, 26 May 2004 22:13:07 +0200, Sebastian Czech wrote:
 
 
On Wed, 26 May 2004 11:55:13 -0700
John Reimer <brk_6502 NOSP_AM.yahoo.com> wrote:


Brad Anderson wrote:

Yep.  I'm using 3.0M8 GTK on a Pentium M



Ant wrote:


In article <c92cgg$25ag$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Rick S. says...


I love eclipse and use it all the time. Unfortunatly I have never
written a
plugin for it, but I could definitly learn.

Anyone uses eclipse on linux? I still find it unusable because it's so slow. (last try was probably 3.0M6, GTK version on a celeron 1.7) Ant


I've used 3.0M6 on a Pentium M 1.4 GHz. It didn't appear to be that slow. It is a rather big and bulky IDE, nonetheless. The more plugins installed, the worse it gets. What would be optimal is to have an Eclipse startup command that loads the Eclipse IDE ONLY with the d plugin installed (especially once it is more featureful). That would keep bloat to a minimum, perhaps. - John

there is an gcj compiled version of eclipse at http://sources.redhat.com/eclipse/. it is faster but not really fast. i dont understand how someone develops with eclipse - i have an athlon xp 3000+ but it is really really slow. if you have rh 9 you can use the rpm's they provide if not you can build it from source but this is not very easy. Sebastian


May 26 2004
parent DemmeGod <me demmegod.com> writes:
Yes.  Subclipse is a subversion team provider for Eclipse.  It's really
the only reason I'm _currently_ using Eclipse for D development. 
Hopefully I'll have more and better reasons for using it soon :)

On Wed, 26 May 2004 14:04:49 -0700, John Reimer wrote:

 DemmeGod wrote:
 I'm using Eclipse 3.0M8 GTK+ on an Athlon XP 2500+... I've found the
 speed to be fine- while programming at least.  Starting up does take
 some time, which is a pain while working on plugins.
 
 Stripping down Eclipse to run just eclipseD (and CDT, since it'll
 probably depend on it) is not a terribly hard thing to do.  I don't see
 the point tho... If you're going to use an editor with just D
 capibility, why not use something like LEDS?  I like Eclipse because of
 the integrated version control, ability to program in many languages
 with it, and the selection of plugins for it.

Actually, you're right. Why strip down Eclipse just to use it for D? The way I see it, D development in Eclipse is only useful if a very full-featured D plugin is available for it. Otherwise loading up that hulk of a IDE just for some language highlighting and project management seems like overkill to me. Eclipse's multi-language support may be useful (though nothing new since multi-language support is available in many editors), but I don't see why people want to load up huge language environment plugins that they may not even use that frequently. Maybe they just like knowing they're there :-). So, yes, using a different, simpler low-resource IDE for D specific tasks would seem preferable.
 BTW, Eclipse 3.0M9 is out.  I'm not using it yet since Subclipse doesn't
 have a download for 3.0M9 yet, and the one for 3.0M8 doesn't appear to
 work.

Subclipse? Is that a subversion client for Eclipse? I didn't know it was even available yet.
 On Wed, 26 May 2004 22:13:07 +0200, Sebastian Czech wrote:
 
 
On Wed, 26 May 2004 11:55:13 -0700
John Reimer <brk_6502 NOSP_AM.yahoo.com> wrote:


Brad Anderson wrote:

Yep.  I'm using 3.0M8 GTK on a Pentium M



Ant wrote:


In article <c92cgg$25ag$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Rick S. says...


I love eclipse and use it all the time. Unfortunatly I have never
written a
plugin for it, but I could definitly learn.

Anyone uses eclipse on linux? I still find it unusable because it's so slow. (last try was probably 3.0M6, GTK version on a celeron 1.7) Ant


slow. It is a rather big and bulky IDE, nonetheless. The more plugins installed, the worse it gets. What would be optimal is to have an Eclipse startup command that loads the Eclipse IDE ONLY with the d plugin installed (especially once it is more featureful). That would keep bloat to a minimum, perhaps. - John

there is an gcj compiled version of eclipse at http://sources.redhat.com/eclipse/. it is faster but not really fast. i dont understand how someone develops with eclipse - i have an athlon xp 3000+ but it is really really slow. if you have rh 9 you can use the rpm's they provide if not you can build it from source but this is not very easy. Sebastian



May 26 2004
prev sibling parent DemmeGod <me demmegod.com> writes:
If you want to help out, make sure you have a copy of Eclipse3.0 SDK,
preferably M8 or later, and start reading the PDE developer's guide, which
is basically a tutorial to plugin development.  You can also get a copy of
eclipseD using subversion- the repository address is on the site- download
the trunk.  Shoot me an email (me demmegod.com) once you've become
aquainted.  I'm sure I can come up with something.

Work on eclipseD is a good way to become familiar with D's grammar, but
it's not programming in D itself- although it will help D development to
have a fully functioning eclipseD plugin.

Thanks

On Wed, 26 May 2004 10:18:42 -0500, Rick S. wrote:

 I love eclipse and use it all the time. Unfortunatly I have never written
 a plugin for it, but I could definitly learn. "DemmeGod" <me demmegod.com>
 wrote in message news:pan.2004.05.26.06.04.48.572060 demmegod.com...
 If you're familiar with the Eclipse editor and programming plugins for
 it, the eclipseD project on dsource.org could use an experienced Eclipse
 plugin writer... I'm new to Eclipse plugin writing.

 On Wed, 26 May 2004 00:16:26 -0500, Brad Anderson wrote:

 How about visiting http://www.dsource.org and check out the projects
 there.  Pick one and contact the admin of the project to see how you
 can help.  Check the forums to see how development is progressing.

 DWT could use it, and has had some activity recently, trying to port
 Java's SWT to D.

 BA

 Rick S. wrote:
 Hey, my name is Rick, I am a software engineering student at DePaul
 University and I just found out about D not to long ago. Im really
 interested in it and wanted to become more involved in the community.



 I just thought I would start by introducing myself on the newsgroup.
 As a newbie, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can become
 more involved in the development and growth of this language and
 community? Does anyone need any help on some projects that I could be
 of



 to? Even if its only a small amount, every bit counts and I would
 love to be of any help

 Thanks

 Rick




May 26 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Helmut Leitner <helmut.leitner wikiservice.at> writes:
"Rick S." wrote:
 
 Hey, my name is Rick, I am a software engineering student at DePaul
 University and I just found out about D not to long ago. Im really
 interested in it and wanted to become more involved in the community. So I
 just thought I would start by introducing myself on the newsgroup. As a
 newbie, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can become more involved
 in the development and growth of this language and community? Does anyone
 need any help on some projects that I could be of assistance to? Even if its
 only a small amount, every bit counts and I would love to be of any help

Rick, you could contribute to Wiki4D: <http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi> Any finding, any question, any single piece of information is useful and paves the path... -- Helmut Leitner leitner hls.via.at Graz, Austria www.hls-software.com
May 25 2004
parent Helmut Leitner <leitner hls.via.at> writes:
Made it a FAQ question:
   <http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?FaqRoadmap#Howtobecomemoreinvolved>
Add to it.

-- 
Helmut Leitner    leitner hls.via.at
Graz, Austria   www.hls-software.com
May 26 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent "Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
Assuming you want to learn by getting your hands dirty:

I would love to have a command-line tool, called resub, that effects regular
expression substitution on text input - whether typed in or more usually piped
from stdin - on a line-by-line basis.

This would use the std.regexp and std.stream modules, and would give you a good
grounding in D.


Cheers


-- 
Matthew Wilson

Author: "Imperfect C++", Addison-Wesley, 2004
    (www.imperfectcplusplus.com)
Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)

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"Rick S." <flvstrahl2 hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c9182t$gfs$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Hey, my name is Rick, I am a software engineering student at DePaul
 University and I just found out about D not to long ago. Im really
 interested in it and wanted to become more involved in the community. So I
 just thought I would start by introducing myself on the newsgroup. As a
 newbie, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can become more involved
 in the development and growth of this language and community? Does anyone
 need any help on some projects that I could be of assistance to? Even if its
 only a small amount, every bit counts and I would love to be of any help

 Thanks

 Rick

May 25 2004
prev sibling parent Sebastian Czech <sebastian.czech arcor.de> writes:
On Wed, 26 May 2004 11:55:13 -0700
John Reimer <brk_6502 NOSP_AM.yahoo.com> wrote:

 Brad Anderson wrote:
 Yep.  I'm using 3.0M8 GTK on a Pentium M
 
 
 
 Ant wrote:
 
 In article <c92cgg$25ag$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Rick S. says...

 I love eclipse and use it all the time. Unfortunatly I have never 
 written a
 plugin for it, but I could definitly learn.

Anyone uses eclipse on linux? I still find it unusable because it's so slow. (last try was probably 3.0M6, GTK version on a celeron 1.7) Ant


I've used 3.0M6 on a Pentium M 1.4 GHz. It didn't appear to be that slow. It is a rather big and bulky IDE, nonetheless. The more plugins installed, the worse it gets. What would be optimal is to have an Eclipse startup command that loads the Eclipse IDE ONLY with the d plugin installed (especially once it is more featureful). That would keep bloat to a minimum, perhaps. - John

there is an gcj compiled version of eclipse at http://sources.redhat.com/eclipse/. it is faster but not really fast. i dont understand how someone develops with eclipse - i have an athlon xp 3000+ but it is really really slow. if you have rh 9 you can use the rpm's they provide if not you can build it from source but this is not very easy. Sebastian
May 26 2004