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reply "Gerry Weaver" <gerryw compvia.com> writes:
Hello All,

Thanks again for helping me get going with D!

I been looking around a little and noticed that there are 
packages for CMake, Qt, and there is vibe.d. If I would have 
realized the existence of these earlier, D would have been much 
higher on my list of things to check out in depth. Someone should 
make mention of these on the main D language web page. Some type 
of a package showcase with code snippets etc. They represent the 
possibility to build end to end cross-platform solutions with a 
great build tool to boot. I had no idea things had progressed 
this far. It makes a BIG difference. I would think this would go 
a long way to convince the casual browser to dig deeper. I was 
just thinking how interesting it would have been, if Google had 
decided to dedicate their considerable resources to D, instead of 
rolling their own language. Then again, it looks like D is ready 
for some serious development. When I think about the latest C++ 
abomination, the timing couldn't be better. I'm going to be 
dedicating some time to get up to speed. Many thanks to those 
that put in the hard work to get D to this point.


Thanks,
-G
Oct 15 2012
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 10/15/12 12:52 PM, Gerry Weaver wrote:
 Hello All,

 Thanks again for helping me get going with D!

 I been looking around a little and noticed that there are packages for
 CMake, Qt, and there is vibe.d. If I would have realized the existence
 of these earlier, D would have been much higher on my list of things to
 check out in depth. Someone should make mention of these on the main D
 language web page. Some type of a package showcase with code snippets
 etc. They represent the possibility to build end to end cross-platform
 solutions with a great build tool to boot. I had no idea things had
 progressed this far. It makes a BIG difference. I would think this would
 go a long way to convince the casual browser to dig deeper. I was just
 thinking how interesting it would have been, if Google had decided to
 dedicate their considerable resources to D, instead of rolling their own
 language. Then again, it looks like D is ready for some serious
 development. When I think about the latest C++ abomination, the timing
 couldn't be better. I'm going to be dedicating some time to get up to
 speed. Many thanks to those that put in the hard work to get D to this
 point.


 Thanks,
 -G

Thanks for pursuing the installation issue and for your suggestion. I, too, think we should collect a short list of good D projects and feature them on dlang.org. If anyone would like to start designing and integrating such a page, please make the pull request and let's talk! Andrei
Oct 15 2012