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reply Helmut Leitner <leitner wikiservice.at> writes:
Probably lost in the Wiki4d/MediaWiki thread, which may have
been of little interest to most readers, I repeat a part of
the posting under a new header:

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ANNOUNCEMENT: PROWIKI OPEN SOURCE
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ProWiki will change it's direction. In March 2000 (planned 15th)
it will go OpenSource and make the software freely available.

Given our experience in supporting individual community needs
combined with additional energy from outside, this will make
ProWiki a major competitor in all markets.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: D AS PART OF PROWIKI STRATEGIES
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D is an important option for the future development of ProWiki:

   - short term as an language to program efficient plugins
     extending wiki on the server side (e. g. diagramming => SVG)
     or bulding navigation options like TheBrain (they use Java)

   - long term to translate the current Perl script into D to
     get the efficiency advantage of D as a compiled language
     to get a maximum of "millions wiki pages" served per year
     (WikiPedia currently used 100+ physical servers, so this
     counts for anyone seriously in wiki business)

Maybe these D applications could act as a kind of door-opener
applications to the larger programming community.

The only problem is timing. I believe in the potential of D
and in the genius of Walter Bright. But the last two time spans
I followed the discussions here and laid my own hands on D,
it simply wasn't ready for production use.

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Is D ready now? What is the current status of D?
Feb 13 2006
parent reply Lars Ivar Igesund <larsivar igesund.net> writes:
Helmut Leitner wrote:

 ProWiki will change it's direction. In March 2000 (planned 15th)

Just curious, did you really mean 2000? Did you do this 6 years ago?
Feb 13 2006
next sibling parent Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:
 Helmut Leitner wrote:
 
 
ProWiki will change it's direction. In March 2000 (planned 15th)

Just curious, did you really mean 2000? Did you do this 6 years ago?

I was gonna comment on that! I hope they mean 2006
Feb 13 2006
prev sibling parent Helmut Leitner <leitner wikiservice.at> writes:
Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:
 Helmut Leitner wrote:
 
 
ProWiki will change it's direction. In March 2000 (planned 15th)

Just curious, did you really mean 2000? Did you do this 6 years ago?

Sorry, should read 2006
Feb 13 2006