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reply Leandro Lucarella <llucax gmail.com> writes:
Hi, I'm sorry to spam here with self references, but I don't know if
Walter and other D developers read Planet D, and I really appreciate if
they could read this blog post:

D and open development model: http://llucax.com.ar/blog/blog/post/6cac01e1

This tries to be a constructive criticism and a recognition to the
advances made in the last year(s?). I was about to write it directly to
the D group but I thought it could hit a more wider audience as a blog
post, and it could attract some people that had left D because of its
closeness.

I hope you find it useful.

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Leandro Lucarella (AKA luca)                     http://llucax.com.ar/
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Oct 15 2009
next sibling parent bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Leandro Lucarella:

 I hope you find it useful.

Wonderful, baby steps lead you to many places :-) Thank you for that post. Isn't GIT better for CVS? Bye, bearophile
Oct 15 2009
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
Leandro Lucarella wrote:
 Hi, I'm sorry to spam here with self references, but I don't know if
 Walter and other D developers read Planet D, and I really appreciate if
 they could read this blog post:
 
 D and open development model: http://llucax.com.ar/blog/blog/post/6cac01e1
 
 This tries to be a constructive criticism and a recognition to the
 advances made in the last year(s?). I was about to write it directly to
 the D group but I thought it could hit a more wider audience as a blog
 post, and it could attract some people that had left D because of its
 closeness.
 
 I hope you find it useful.

Nice! Mea culpa for the all-too-brief release notes. Now that I know people are looking, I'll beef them up. One thing - "D2 should be release fairly soon because Andrei is writing a book that has a deadline and the language has to be finalized by the time the book is published." Well that's not quite it happened historically. The impinging release of D2 was conceived to occur concurrently with, not determined by, the book. If I could, I'd probably choose to not have a deadline either but that's not how book publishing works. As far as commit notification goes, no later than yesterday I asked Brad Anderson about automated emails. He said he's a bit strapped for time, but will arrange soon such that Phobos commits are emailed to an address on my server. I'll create a mailing list open to anyone interested. Thanks for a nice article. Andrei
Oct 15 2009
prev sibling next sibling parent Bill Baxter <wbaxter gmail.com> writes:
On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu
<SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 Leandro Lucarella wrote:
 Hi, I'm sorry to spam here with self references, but I don't know if
 Walter and other D developers read Planet D, and I really appreciate if
 they could read this blog post:

 D and open development model: http://llucax.com.ar/blog/blog/post/6cac01e1

 This tries to be a constructive criticism and a recognition to the
 advances made in the last year(s?). I was about to write it directly to
 the D group but I thought it could hit a more wider audience as a blog
 post, and it could attract some people that had left D because of its
 closeness.

 I hope you find it useful.

Nice! Mea culpa for the all-too-brief release notes. Now that I know people are looking, I'll beef them up. One thing - "D2 should be release fairly soon because Andrei is writing a book that has a deadline and the language has to be finalized by the time the book is published." Well that's not quite it happened historically. The impinging release of D2 was conceived to occur concurrently with, not determined by, the book. If I could, I'd probably choose to not have a deadline either but that's not how book publishing works. As far as commit notification goes, no later than yesterday I asked Brad Anderson about automated emails. He said he's a bit strapped for time, but will arrange soon such that Phobos commits are emailed to an address on my server. I'll create a mailing list open to anyone interested. Thanks for a nice article.

It wasn't mentioned, so I'm not sure if everyone is aware that the commits have been available by RSS feed from Dsource ever since Phobos and DMD appeared there. (In fact there's a feed for all projects on dsource). --bb
Oct 15 2009
prev sibling next sibling parent Leandro Lucarella <llucax gmail.com> writes:
bearophile, el 15 de octubre a las 17:49 me escribiste:
 Leandro Lucarella:
 
 I hope you find it useful.

Wonderful, baby steps lead you to many places :-) Thank you for that post. Isn't GIT better for CVS?

Of course. Maybe you mistaken DVCS (Distributed Version Control System) with CVS? I didn't mentioned CVS at all (it's ancient and I wouldn't recommend it at all). -- Leandro Lucarella (AKA luca) http://llucax.com.ar/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- GPG Key: 5F5A8D05 (F8CD F9A7 BF00 5431 4145 104C 949E BFB6 5F5A 8D05) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- More than 50% of the people in the world have never made Or received a telephone call
Oct 15 2009
prev sibling next sibling parent Leandro Lucarella <llucax gmail.com> writes:
Andrei Alexandrescu, el 15 de octubre a las 17:01 me escribiste:
 Leandro Lucarella wrote:
Hi, I'm sorry to spam here with self references, but I don't know if
Walter and other D developers read Planet D, and I really appreciate if
they could read this blog post:

D and open development model: http://llucax.com.ar/blog/blog/post/6cac01e1

This tries to be a constructive criticism and a recognition to the
advances made in the last year(s?). I was about to write it directly to
the D group but I thought it could hit a more wider audience as a blog
post, and it could attract some people that had left D because of its
closeness.

I hope you find it useful.

Nice! Mea culpa for the all-too-brief release notes. Now that I know people are looking, I'll beef them up.

Thanks =) Mea culpa for waiting too long to ask for it ;)
 One thing - "D2 should be release fairly soon because Andrei is
 writing a book that has a deadline and the language has to be
 finalized by the time the book is published." Well that's not quite
 it happened historically. The impinging release of D2 was conceived
 to occur concurrently with, not determined by, the book. If I could,
 I'd probably choose to not have a deadline either but that's not how
 book publishing works.

I know, I was just trying to inform people not involved in D how things are now. I understand the book situation and I know is a tricky one, because having a book is another *huge* step to let D hit mainstream. So I agree is a compromise one have to make.
 As far as commit notification goes, no later than yesterday I asked
 Brad Anderson about automated emails. He said he's a bit strapped
 for time, but will arrange soon such that Phobos commits are emailed
 to an address on my server. I'll create a mailing list open to
 anyone interested.

That's very nice to hear! Thanks.
 Thanks for a nice article.

No problem, it's good to know that it was appreciated. -- Leandro Lucarella (AKA luca) http://llucax.com.ar/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- GPG Key: 5F5A8D05 (F8CD F9A7 BF00 5431 4145 104C 949E BFB6 5F5A 8D05) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Señor, usted es militar? - No, no. Tiene un hermano militar? - No, no, no. Tiene algún pariente militar? - No, no, no, no. Tiene algún amigo íntimo militar? - No, no, pero por qué me lo pregunta? Porque me está pisando el pie. -- Tato vs. Tato (1980, Gobierno de Videla)
Oct 15 2009
prev sibling next sibling parent Leandro Lucarella <llucax gmail.com> writes:
Bill Baxter, el 15 de octubre a las 15:51 me escribiste:
 On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu
 <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 Leandro Lucarella wrote:
 Hi, I'm sorry to spam here with self references, but I don't know if
 Walter and other D developers read Planet D, and I really appreciate if
 they could read this blog post:

 D and open development model: http://llucax.com.ar/blog/blog/post/6cac01e1

 This tries to be a constructive criticism and a recognition to the
 advances made in the last year(s?). I was about to write it directly to
 the D group but I thought it could hit a more wider audience as a blog
 post, and it could attract some people that had left D because of its
 closeness.

 I hope you find it useful.

Nice! Mea culpa for the all-too-brief release notes. Now that I know people are looking, I'll beef them up. One thing - "D2 should be release fairly soon because Andrei is writing a book that has a deadline and the language has to be finalized by the time the book is published." Well that's not quite it happened historically. The impinging release of D2 was conceived to occur concurrently with, not determined by, the book. If I could, I'd probably choose to not have a deadline either but that's not how book publishing works. As far as commit notification goes, no later than yesterday I asked Brad Anderson about automated emails. He said he's a bit strapped for time, but will arrange soon such that Phobos commits are emailed to an address on my server. I'll create a mailing list open to anyone interested. Thanks for a nice article.

It wasn't mentioned, so I'm not sure if everyone is aware that the commits have been available by RSS feed from Dsource ever since Phobos and DMD appeared there. (In fact there's a feed for all projects on dsource).

You're right, I forgot to mention the RSS. I'm subscribed to it, that's how I peek at the commits now. But the (current) RSS is far from ideal because the patch is not part of the RSS article body, so I have to click on each and every commit to see the actual patch. And RSS is one way only, so you can't give feedback. But the new mailing list will change that, fortunately :) -- Leandro Lucarella (AKA luca) http://llucax.com.ar/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- GPG Key: 5F5A8D05 (F8CD F9A7 BF00 5431 4145 104C 949E BFB6 5F5A 8D05) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- MATAN AL PERRO: DICEN QUE ESTABA POSEIDO POR EL DEMONIO... -- Crónica TV
Oct 15 2009
prev sibling parent hasenj <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Leandro Lucarella wrote:
 Hi, I'm sorry to spam here with self references, but I don't know if
 Walter and other D developers read Planet D, and I really appreciate if
 they could read this blog post:
 
 D and open development model: http://llucax.com.ar/blog/blog/post/6cac01e1
 
 This tries to be a constructive criticism and a recognition to the
 advances made in the last year(s?). I was about to write it directly to
 the D group but I thought it could hit a more wider audience as a blog
 post, and it could attract some people that had left D because of its
 closeness.
 
 I hope you find it useful.
 

Good writeup. +1 for the implicit git propaganda ;) I also agree that the official-compiler/reference-implementation MUST BE FOSS
Nov 01 2009