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reply Thomas Kuehne <thomas-dloop kuehne.thisisspam.cn> writes:
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It seems like some in this newsgroup have way too much free time at hand
- - and, well underestimate the resources required even by tiny projects.

May I suggest that those first try to help existing projects before
starting new ones?

A list of a few projects that might not be that "sexy" but are in my
view essential for D's further development:

GDC - D for GCC
http://home.earthlink.net/~dvdfrdmn/d/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gdcmac/

Ares - Second Coming of Phobos
http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=31

GDB name mangling:
http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=58

DStress - test suite for DMD/GDC
http://dstress.kuehne.cn/www/dstress.html
http://developer.berlios.de/pm/?group_id=2732

This list is by no means complete and present only my very personal
view.

Thomas


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Apr 14 2005
next sibling parent Trevor Parscal <Trevor_member pathlink.com> writes:
Ownedah...
Apr 14 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Joey Peters" <squirrel nidhogg.com> writes:
Is there any task or project to work on for good-novice programmers? The 
projects seem complicated to work on, for an average programmer.

I have plenty of time but too little skills.

"Thomas Kuehne" <thomas-dloop kuehne.thisisspam.cn> schreef in bericht 
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 It seems like some in this newsgroup have way too much free time at hand
 - - and, well underestimate the resources required even by tiny projects.

 May I suggest that those first try to help existing projects before
 starting new ones?

 A list of a few projects that might not be that "sexy" but are in my
 view essential for D's further development:

 GDC - D for GCC
 http://home.earthlink.net/~dvdfrdmn/d/
 http://sourceforge.net/projects/gdcmac/

 Ares - Second Coming of Phobos
 http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=31

 GDB name mangling:
 http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=58

 DStress - test suite for DMD/GDC
 http://dstress.kuehne.cn/www/dstress.html
 http://developer.berlios.de/pm/?group_id=2732

 This list is by no means complete and present only my very personal
 view.

 Thomas


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Apr 15 2005
parent reply Thomas Kuehne <thomas-dloop kuehne.thisisspam.cn> writes:
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Joey Peters schrieb am Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:45:17 +0200:
 Is there any task or project to work on for good-novice programmers? The 
 projects seem complicated to work on, for an average programmer.

 I have plenty of time but too little skills.

http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?HelpDProgress How about reviewing/extending/updating the documentation? http://dsource.org/tutorials/ http://www.quit-clan.de/docwiki/ Dare to test your D knowledge? https://developer.berlios.de/pm/task.php?group_id=2732&group_project_id=898&func=browse&set=open Almost very project has some "easy" tasks: http://dsource.org/forums/ http://sourceforge.net/softwaremap/trove_list.php?form_cat=552 Thomas -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iD8DBQFCX6UH3w+/yD4P9tIRAiLwAKCccNIN+oWRpGj4Jrsk0JUpWNsOqACfX+WW 4LNa+0dK0ElRb6LFvAlMbXM= =lKGG -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Apr 15 2005
parent reply David Medlock <amedlock nospam.org> writes:
Thomas Kuehne wrote:

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 Joey Peters schrieb am Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:45:17 +0200:
 
Is there any task or project to work on for good-novice programmers? The 
projects seem complicated to work on, for an average programmer.

I have plenty of time but too little skills.

http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?HelpDProgress How about reviewing/extending/updating the documentation? http://dsource.org/tutorials/ http://www.quit-clan.de/docwiki/

Documentation help would be invaluable, imo. -David
Apr 15 2005
parent Nod <Nod_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <d3o95v$6iu$1 digitaldaemon.com>, David Medlock says...
Thomas Kuehne wrote:

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 Joey Peters schrieb am Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:45:17 +0200:
 
Is there any task or project to work on for good-novice programmers? The 
projects seem complicated to work on, for an average programmer.

I have plenty of time but too little skills.

http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?HelpDProgress How about reviewing/extending/updating the documentation? http://dsource.org/tutorials/ http://www.quit-clan.de/docwiki/

Documentation help would be invaluable, imo. -David

David, what type of documentation do you need most badly? I am thinking improved install docs for targets, and perhaps GDC source documentation. -Nod-
Apr 15 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent nod <nod_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <nth3j2-8re.ln1 lnews.kuehne.cn>, Thomas Kuehne says...
It seems like some in this newsgroup have way too much free time at hand
- - and, well underestimate the resources required even by tiny projects.

May I suggest that those first try to help existing projects before
starting new ones?

A list of a few projects that might not be that "sexy" but are in my
view essential for D's further development:

GDC - D for GCC
http://home.earthlink.net/~dvdfrdmn/d/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gdcmac/

Ares - Second Coming of Phobos
http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=31

GDB name mangling:
http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=58

DStress - test suite for DMD/GDC
http://dstress.kuehne.cn/www/dstress.html
http://developer.berlios.de/pm/?group_id=2732

This list is by no means complete and present only my very personal
view.

Thomas

Ah! Perhaps I was being unclear about my intentions, I appologize for this. I am not seeking to scatter resources even more, rather, I would like to create and "umbrella project" which contains resources for anyone wishing to contribute to the development of D. As it is now, the projects are scattered over many different websites, having no central communication method or documentation. Even finding the different projects can be hard. And the threshold for entering into any of them is a bit too steep for beginners, and even if there is stuff for them to do, they really cannot find out what that is. (Well, this is what I experience anyways) And those are excellent links you have got there! I didn't even know of the dstress page. Mind if I nab'em? :) -Nod-
Apr 15 2005
prev sibling parent Dejan Lekic <leka entropy.tmok.com> writes:
I was wondering why would anyone use Ares? :) It's actually the same as
Phobos!

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Apr 15 2005