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reply Myron Alexander <someone somewhere.com> writes:
Hello.

Just wondering, who are the people that are contributing to DMD and 
Phobos or is it just Walter?

Regards,

Myron.
Sep 25 2007
parent reply Matti Niemenmaa <see_signature for.real.address> writes:
Myron Alexander wrote:
 Just wondering, who are the people that are contributing to DMD and
 Phobos or is it just Walter?

Walter is the only one who commits code to what's in the DMD zip files. Of course, some code might (and does) come from, for instance, patches submitted to the D Bugzilla. Still, it's Walter who checks the code and decides whether to add it to the official distribution or not. See this for guidelines if you feel like submitting something: http://www.digitalmars.com/d/archives/digitalmars/D/Humble_request_Walter_Could_you_please_fix_phobos_already_55806.html#N56001 -- E-mail address: matti.niemenmaa+news, domain is iki (DOT) fi
Sep 25 2007
parent reply Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Matti Niemenmaa wrote:
 Myron Alexander wrote:
 Just wondering, who are the people that are contributing to DMD and
 Phobos or is it just Walter?

Walter is the only one who commits code to what's in the DMD zip files. Of course, some code might (and does) come from, for instance, patches submitted to the D Bugzilla. Still, it's Walter who checks the code and decides whether to add it to the official distribution or not. See this for guidelines if you feel like submitting something: http://www.digitalmars.com/d/archives/digitalmars/D/Humble_request_Walter_Could_you_please_fix_phobos_already_55806.html#N56001

There has to be some kind of clever name for this sort of development style -- this "Open Source but only the King can commit" setup. It's not really a Cathedral or a Bazaar. --bb
Sep 25 2007
next sibling parent reply Clay Smith <clayasaurus gmail.com> writes:
Bill Baxter wrote:
 Matti Niemenmaa wrote:
 Myron Alexander wrote:
 Just wondering, who are the people that are contributing to DMD and
 Phobos or is it just Walter?

Walter is the only one who commits code to what's in the DMD zip files. Of course, some code might (and does) come from, for instance, patches submitted to the D Bugzilla. Still, it's Walter who checks the code and decides whether to add it to the official distribution or not. See this for guidelines if you feel like submitting something: http://www.digitalmars.com/d/archives/digitalmars/D/Humble_request_Walter_Could_you_please_fix_phobos_alrea y_55806.html#N56001

There has to be some kind of clever name for this sort of development style -- this "Open Source but only the King can commit" setup. It's not really a Cathedral or a Bazaar. --bb

It's a Bizarre Cathedral ;)
Sep 25 2007
parent Bruno Medeiros <brunodomedeiros+spam com.gmail> writes:
Clay Smith wrote:
 Bill Baxter wrote:
 Matti Niemenmaa wrote:
 Myron Alexander wrote:
 Just wondering, who are the people that are contributing to DMD and
 Phobos or is it just Walter?

Walter is the only one who commits code to what's in the DMD zip files. Of course, some code might (and does) come from, for instance, patches submitted to the D Bugzilla. Still, it's Walter who checks the code and decides whether to add it to the official distribution or not. See this for guidelines if you feel like submitting something: http://www.digitalmars.com/d/archives/digitalmars/D/Humble_request_Walter_Could_you_please_fix_phobos_alrea y_55806.html#N56001

There has to be some kind of clever name for this sort of development style -- this "Open Source but only the King can commit" setup. It's not really a Cathedral or a Bazaar. --bb

It's a Bizarre Cathedral ;)

A cathedral is still too big. It's more like Lone Hermit on Top of Mountain. :P -- Bruno Medeiros - MSc in CS/E student http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?BrunoMedeiros#D
Sep 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent =?UTF-8?B?U3TDqXBoYW4gS29jaGVu?= <stephan kochen.nl> writes:
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Bill Baxter schreef:
 There has to be some kind of clever name for this sort of development
 style -- this "Open Source but only the King can commit" setup.
 It's not really a Cathedral or a Bazaar.
 
 --bb

I can't think of any name for it, but they do have the "Benevolent Dictator For Life" (BDFL) title for people like Walter. Or even Self Appointed BDFL (SABDFL). Hmm.. Wikipedia already lists Walter as one. Someone snuck it in a couple of weeks ago; the only revision without a description! :p - -- Stéphan -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFG+rbJcFUq0gzqDwQRAti/AJ9QGT7XVyF2DWRsienqojktXRBGVwCePGHc 0V6+zpIMupxsKhOZBegWAV8= =O82H -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Sep 26 2007
prev sibling parent reply Ingo Oeser <ioe-news rameria.de> writes:
Bill Baxter wrote:

 Matti Niemenmaa wrote:

 

There has to be some kind of clever name for this sort of development style -- this "Open Source but only the King can commit" setup. It's not really a Cathedral or a Bazaar.

Citing: http://bazaar-vcs.org/Workflows Linux is: Decentralized with human gatekeeper D might be: Centralized with human gatekeeper One of these models does scale quite well :-) Best Regards Ingo Oeser
Sep 28 2007
parent renoX <renosky free.fr> writes:
Ingo Oeser a écrit :
 Linux is: Decentralized with human gatekeeper
 D might be: Centralized with human gatekeeper
 
 One of these models does scale quite well :-)

Well, I remember that at some points, Linux contributors were also not satisfied with Linus 'Linus don't scale'.. Hopefully at some points Walter will learn from this history, otherwise it's likely that D won't be able to become a major language.. renoX
Sep 30 2007