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reply "chuck" <none none.com> writes:
Would anyone be interested in a collaboration forum? I am 
thinking of starting one on Proboards to aid in 
development/collaboration between developers on D and 
libraries/bindings. Reading through the posts, I have seen that 
several people have created small projects that do the same thing 
(I have seen multiple for MySql alone, none of which has really 
gained true traction).

So here is what I propose:
1) The forum will be host different aspects of development 
(Database/bindings, Phobos development, networking tools, etc.).

2) Form dev. committees to fill the most useful tasks in the 
group of choice. For example, focusing on doing one thing quickly 
and sustainably rather than burning out creating a project alone 
that will be difficult to maintain afterwords.

3) This should help increase the number of code examples, 
increasing the visibility of D to anyone interested. Hopefully, 
this will also increase the community.
May 26 2014
next sibling parent reply simendsjo <simendsjo gmail.com> writes:
On 05/27/2014 02:12 AM, chuck wrote:
 Would anyone be interested in a collaboration forum? I am thinking of
 starting one on Proboards to aid in development/collaboration between
 developers on D and libraries/bindings. Reading through the posts, I
 have seen that several people have created small projects that do the
 same thing (I have seen multiple for MySql alone, none of which has
 really gained true traction).
 
 So here is what I propose:
 1) The forum will be host different aspects of development
 (Database/bindings, Phobos development, networking tools, etc.).
 
 2) Form dev. committees to fill the most useful tasks in the group of
 choice. For example, focusing on doing one thing quickly and sustainably
 rather than burning out creating a project alone that will be difficult
 to maintain afterwords.
 
 3) This should help increase the number of code examples, increasing the
 visibility of D to anyone interested. Hopefully, this will also increase
 the community.

I think it's a great idea - DETF (D Engineering Task Force). For this to succeed, I think connecting to existing communication channels is very important. This means NNTP/mailing list, github, auto-tester, dub, wiki (with DIPS) etc etc. Setting up some new PHP forums will only split the community.
May 26 2014
parent Rikki Cattermole <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
On 27/05/2014 6:48 p.m., simendsjo wrote:
 On 05/27/2014 02:12 AM, chuck wrote:
 Would anyone be interested in a collaboration forum? I am thinking of
 starting one on Proboards to aid in development/collaboration between
 developers on D and libraries/bindings. Reading through the posts, I
 have seen that several people have created small projects that do the
 same thing (I have seen multiple for MySql alone, none of which has
 really gained true traction).

 So here is what I propose:
 1) The forum will be host different aspects of development
 (Database/bindings, Phobos development, networking tools, etc.).

 2) Form dev. committees to fill the most useful tasks in the group of
 choice. For example, focusing on doing one thing quickly and sustainably
 rather than burning out creating a project alone that will be difficult
 to maintain afterwords.

 3) This should help increase the number of code examples, increasing the
 visibility of D to anyone interested. Hopefully, this will also increase
 the community.

I think it's a great idea - DETF (D Engineering Task Force). For this to succeed, I think connecting to existing communication channels is very important. This means NNTP/mailing list, github, auto-tester, dub, wiki (with DIPS) etc etc. Setting up some new PHP forums will only split the community.

I will only support something like DETF if it only deals with specifications, not actual implementations. The reasoning being, together they will provide feature requirements and library definitions that are required in D to be able to work in most problem domains. Essentially a massive todo list. The goal of course will be to meet all of them spec wise for any project you start that involves them. Which of course we can reference in the spec outline. The priority would not be to start new projects, but to make existing projects meet the specs where required. This could even be integrated into dub/dub repo. To make it easily browsable. But at the end of the day, its just to generate ideas. Gives a direction for where we want to go.
May 27 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "chuck" <none none.com> writes:
I like the specs. idea. The forum is at
http://d-language-and-libs.proboards.com
May 27 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Dejan Lekic" <dejan.lekic gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 27 May 2014 at 00:12:59 UTC, chuck wrote:
 Would anyone be interested in a collaboration forum? I am 
 thinking of starting one on Proboards to aid in 
 development/collaboration between developers on D and 
 libraries/bindings. Reading through the posts, I have seen that 
 several people have created small projects that do the same 
 thing (I have seen multiple for MySql alone, none of which has 
 really gained true traction).

 So here is what I propose:
 1) The forum will be host different aspects of development 
 (Database/bindings, Phobos development, networking tools, etc.).

 2) Form dev. committees to fill the most useful tasks in the 
 group of choice. For example, focusing on doing one thing 
 quickly and sustainably rather than burning out creating a 
 project alone that will be difficult to maintain afterwords.

 3) This should help increase the number of code examples, 
 increasing the visibility of D to anyone interested. Hopefully, 
 this will also increase the community.

Did you for a second think about possibility that http://forum.dlang.org admins will help and create discussion groups for this purpose HERE, on THIS very forum!? Having another forum is a BAD idea, and it will probably fail. Nobody wants to deal with zillion forums. One is enough.
May 28 2014
prev sibling parent "Dicebot" <public dicebot.lv> writes:
On Tuesday, 27 May 2014 at 06:47:21 UTC, simendsjo wrote:
 On 05/27/2014 02:12 AM, chuck wrote:
 Would anyone be interested in a collaboration forum? I am 
 thinking of
 starting one on Proboards to aid in development/collaboration 
 between
 developers on D and libraries/bindings. Reading through the 
 posts, I
 have seen that several people have created small projects that 
 do the
 same thing (I have seen multiple for MySql alone, none of 
 which has
 really gained true traction).
 
 So here is what I propose:
 1) The forum will be host different aspects of development
 (Database/bindings, Phobos development, networking tools, 
 etc.).
 
 2) Form dev. committees to fill the most useful tasks in the 
 group of
 choice. For example, focusing on doing one thing quickly and 
 sustainably
 rather than burning out creating a project alone that will be 
 difficult
 to maintain afterwords.
 
 3) This should help increase the number of code examples, 
 increasing the
 visibility of D to anyone interested. Hopefully, this will 
 also increase
 the community.

I think it's a great idea - DETF (D Engineering Task Force). For this to succeed, I think connecting to existing communication channels is very important. This means NNTP/mailing list, github, auto-tester, dub, wiki (with DIPS) etc etc. Setting up some new PHP forums will only split the community.

I like Andrej initiative much more (http://forum.dlang.org/post/mailman.726.1400095941.2907.digitalmars-d-anno nce puremagic.com). Self-organized smaller groups of developers focused on specific domains of application.
May 28 2014