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reply Christopher Wright <dhasenan gmail.com> writes:
This is a very vague sorting of dsource projects by activity level (and 
then alphabetic).
Anything in the 'dead' category is probably six months old or more and 
has no commits, or has had no commits in the past year.

If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.



Active projects
---------------
arclib
bcd
bindings
blaze
cashew
dallegro
dception
ddbi
ddl
defend
Derelict
dfl
dmdfe
dmocks
dnews
doost
dsss
dwin
DWT
DWT-addons
DWT-linux
DWT-samples
DWT-win
fastcgi4d
flowerd
gtkd
guisterax
happymars
housebot
kong
leds
llvmdc
mango
mathextra
minid
murray (MultiArray)
nanu
openmeshd
phobos
qonkd
scregexp
sendero
std2
tango
tangobos
tankwars
tdc
tioport
uniD
vector2d


Somewhat active projects
------------------------
box2d4d
dazel
dbus-d
dlua
dnet
dplot
element ? Trunk was deleted last month and not recreated.
fbd -- author claims to be on a hopefully short hiatus
filebase
flectioned
freeuniverse
futurism
gmp4d
hessiand
indigo
juno
kobalt
luigi
minwin
nonagon
nono
nova
osian
pyd
rulesplayer
sabledd
schooner
simplexmld -- it seems to have accomplished its stated goals
stratagem
sunits
swarmd
tracforums
yage



Inactive projects
-----------------
aika
and
ares
Bud/Build
carbonheaders
claytek
codeanalyzer
Concurrent -- the project is 'finished', but with no functional changes 
since 2004, it's unlikely that anything works with DMD1 or DMD2.
CORBAsuite
Core32
cursesTUI
dAntFW
dberbible
dbug
dcoder
dcouple
dcurses
ddoc
ddt
ddwm
deimos
deliria
dgi+
dgrammar
digdug
dlanchat
dlisp
dmanager
docoa
dool
dragon-stl
dre
d server platform
dsp (waiting on DDL)
dxmp
dxul
ebnf
elephant
fragbots
freudo
gdb-patches
h2d
helix
hydrus
l8night
lr-lalr
lyla
mathematics
molt
monster
orion
pineapple
pineapple
ray
sdbo
sinbad
sol
swig4d
tinyxpath
transferserver
undig
universal
velocity
VSPluginD
walnut
watcher
wombat -- recently abandoned; should be easier to recover
yaml



Unknown/other
dlucene -- can't access Trac or source
element -- Trunk was deleted last month and not recreated.
pihlaja -- 'abandoned for at least a year'
scrapple
tango.scrapple
Feb 17 2008
next sibling parent reply Derek Parnell <derek nomail.afraid.org> writes:
On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 23:09:43 -0500, Christopher Wright wrote:

 If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.

My two projects on DSource are definitely not dead. The projects Build and Freudo are not active in the SVN sense but other activity is happening. If the community requires as proof of activity, SVN commits then I shall comply. -- Derek (skype: derek.j.parnell) Melbourne, Australia 18/02/2008 3:15:47 PM
Feb 17 2008
parent reply Christopher Wright <dhasenan gmail.com> writes:
Derek Parnell wrote:
 On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 23:09:43 -0500, Christopher Wright wrote:
 
 If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.

My two projects on DSource are definitely not dead. The projects Build and Freudo are not active in the SVN sense but other activity is happening. If the community requires as proof of activity, SVN commits then I shall comply.

Replying here is sufficient proof :)
Feb 17 2008
parent Georg Wrede <georg nospam.org> writes:
Christopher Wright wrote:
 Derek Parnell wrote:
 
 On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 23:09:43 -0500, Christopher Wright wrote:

 If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.

My two projects on DSource are definitely not dead. The projects Build and Freudo are not active in the SVN sense but other activity is happening. If the community requires as proof of activity, SVN commits then I shall comply.

Replying here is sufficient proof :)

Good for the developer. :-) However, potential users, contributors, and others may benefit more from some updating of (at least) the web page.
Mar 07 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent Jesse Phillips <jessekphillips gmail.com> writes:
On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 15:20:19 +1100, Derek Parnell wrote:

 On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 23:09:43 -0500, Christopher Wright wrote:
 
 If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.

My two projects on DSource are definitely not dead. The projects Build and Freudo are not active in the SVN sense but other activity is happening. If the community requires as proof of activity, SVN commits then I shall comply.

I don't think SVN commits are required as prof of activity, but it is usually a good place to check. You may consider just updating the main wiki as to the progress of the projects every once in awhile, as stating what is happening, even if it is nothing, shows that the project has not been dropped by the maintainer. Your standing up for your projects is probably good enough to keep them off the inactive list. :)
Feb 17 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent torhu <no spam.invalid> writes:
Christopher Wright wrote:
 This is a very vague sorting of dsource projects by activity level (and 
 then alphabetic).
 Anything in the 'dead' category is probably six months old or more and 
 has no commits, or has had no commits in the past year.
 
 If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.

Is this going to be used for anything? I hope it is, I can imagine it's a pain for newcomers to figure out what's usable and what's not on dsource. I'm the current owner of indigo, and I guess you can classify it as being abandoned. As far as I know, noone's using it, because it's LGPL. And D people don't seem to like restrictive licences much. So it's not been properly tested with dmd >= 1.0, I only know that it builds, and that unittests work. But my app crashed when I upgraded the compiler, so I stopped using indigo myself.
Feb 17 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent Clay Smith <clayasaurus gmail.com> writes:
Christopher Wright wrote:
 This is a very vague sorting of dsource projects by activity level (and 
 then alphabetic).
 Anything in the 'dead' category is probably six months old or more and 
 has no commits, or has had no commits in the past year.
 
 If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.
 
 
 
 Active projects
 ---------------
 arclib
 bcd
 bindings
 blaze
 cashew
 dallegro
 dception
 ddbi
 ddl
 defend
 Derelict
 dfl
 dmdfe
 dmocks
 dnews
 doost
 dsss
 dwin
 DWT
 DWT-addons
 DWT-linux
 DWT-samples
 DWT-win
 fastcgi4d
 flowerd
 gtkd
 guisterax
 happymars
 housebot
 kong
 leds
 llvmdc
 mango
 mathextra
 minid
 murray (MultiArray)
 nanu
 openmeshd
 phobos
 qonkd
 scregexp
 sendero
 std2
 tango
 tangobos
 tankwars
 tdc
 tioport
 uniD
 vector2d
 
 
 Somewhat active projects
 ------------------------
 box2d4d
 dazel
 dbus-d
 dlua
 dnet
 dplot
 element ? Trunk was deleted last month and not recreated.
 fbd -- author claims to be on a hopefully short hiatus
 filebase
 flectioned
 freeuniverse
 futurism
 gmp4d
 hessiand
 indigo
 juno
 kobalt
 luigi
 minwin
 nonagon
 nono
 nova
 osian
 pyd
 rulesplayer
 sabledd
 schooner
 simplexmld -- it seems to have accomplished its stated goals
 stratagem
 sunits
 swarmd
 tracforums
 yage
 
 
 
 Inactive projects
 -----------------
 aika
 and
 ares
 Bud/Build
 carbonheaders
 claytek
 codeanalyzer
 Concurrent -- the project is 'finished', but with no functional changes 
 since 2004, it's unlikely that anything works with DMD1 or DMD2.
 CORBAsuite
 Core32
 cursesTUI
 dAntFW
 dberbible
 dbug
 dcoder
 dcouple
 dcurses
 ddoc
 ddt
 ddwm
 deimos
 deliria
 dgi+
 dgrammar
 digdug
 dlanchat
 dlisp
 dmanager
 docoa
 dool
 dragon-stl
 dre
 d server platform
 dsp (waiting on DDL)
 dxmp
 dxul
 ebnf
 elephant
 fragbots
 freudo
 gdb-patches
 h2d
 helix
 hydrus
 l8night
 lr-lalr
 lyla
 mathematics
 molt
 monster
 orion
 pineapple
 pineapple
 ray
 sdbo
 sinbad
 sol
 swig4d
 tinyxpath
 transferserver
 undig
 universal
 velocity
 VSPluginD
 walnut
 watcher
 wombat -- recently abandoned; should be easier to recover
 yaml
 
 
 
 Unknown/other
 dlucene -- can't access Trac or source
 element -- Trunk was deleted last month and not recreated.
 pihlaja -- 'abandoned for at least a year'
 scrapple
 tango.scrapple

I just officially abandoned box2d4d a day or two ago. Unless someone else picks it up, it is dead.
Feb 17 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent BCS <ao pathlink.com> writes:
Reply to Christopher,

 This is a very vague sorting of dsource projects by activity level
 (and
 then alphabetic).
 Anything in the 'dead' category is probably six months old or more and
 has no commits, or has had no commits in the past year.
 If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.
 
 Unknown/other
 scrapple

Somehow I was hoping that scrapple would be higher up, but then on considering, I think "Other" actually does describe it better than anything else. (parts of it are anything from dead, to stable, to actively maintained)
Feb 17 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Saaa" <empty needmail.com> writes:
Where is poseidon.. which is active. 
Feb 18 2008
parent reply Ary Borenszweig <ary esperanto.org.ar> writes:
Saaa escribió:
 Where is poseidon.. which is active. 

Descent is also missing... maybe development tools like IDEs are missing in the list?
Feb 18 2008
parent reply Christopher Wright <dhasenan gmail.com> writes:
Ary Borenszweig wrote:
 Saaa escribió:
 Where is poseidon.. which is active. 

Descent is also missing... maybe development tools like IDEs are missing in the list?

No, I started in the middle and skipped back to the beginning, so some stuff is missing.
Feb 18 2008
parent jcc7 <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
== Quote from Christopher Wright (dhasenan gmail.com)'s article
 Ary Borenszweig wrote:
 Saaa escribió:
 Where is poseidon.. which is active.

Descent is also missing... maybe development tools like IDEs are missing in the list?

No, I started in the middle and skipped back to the beginning, so some stuff is missing.

I don't know if you consider the tutorials project as active since it isn't on your list, but I consider it active (or maybe you don't consider it to be a project): http://www.dsource.org/projects/tutorials/ By the way, I've created an alphabetical list of dsource project at: http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?DsourceOrg It's often missing the newest projects since new projects are added every week, and I don't necessarily want to update the list every week. There are some brief comments, but a lot more could be added. Also the "Activity" is merely an indication of where it was categorized on the forum list (and if a project's "Activity" changed in the forums, I probably missed it). And if other people see this page as useful and want to help me maintain it, I'll accept their help. ;)
Feb 19 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent "David Wilson" <dw botanicus.net> writes:
On 2/18/08, Christopher Wright <dhasenan gmail.com> wrote:
 This is a very vague sorting of dsource projects by activity level (and
 then alphabetic).
 Anything in the 'dead' category is probably six months old or more and
 has no commits, or has had no commits in the past year.

 If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.



 Active projects
 ---------------
 arclib
 bcd
 bindings
 blaze
 cashew
 dallegro
 dception
 ddbi
 ddl
 defend
 Derelict
 dfl
 dmdfe
 dmocks
 dnews
 doost
 dsss
 dwin
 DWT
 DWT-addons
 DWT-linux
 DWT-samples
 DWT-win
 fastcgi4d
 flowerd
 gtkd
 guisterax
 happymars
 housebot
 kong
 leds
 llvmdc
 mango
 mathextra
 minid
 murray (MultiArray)
 nanu
 openmeshd
 phobos
 qonkd
 scregexp
 sendero
 std2
 tango
 tangobos
 tankwars
 tdc
 tioport
 uniD
 vector2d


 Somewhat active projects
 ------------------------
 box2d4d
 dazel
 dbus-d
 dlua
 dnet
 dplot
 element ? Trunk was deleted last month and not recreated.
 fbd -- author claims to be on a hopefully short hiatus
 filebase
 flectioned
 freeuniverse
 futurism
 gmp4d
 hessiand
 indigo
 juno
 kobalt
 luigi
 minwin
 nonagon
 nono
 nova
 osian
 pyd
 rulesplayer
 sabledd
 schooner
 simplexmld -- it seems to have accomplished its stated goals
 stratagem
 sunits
 swarmd
 tracforums
 yage



 Inactive projects
 -----------------
 aika
 and
 ares
 Bud/Build
 carbonheaders
 claytek
 codeanalyzer
 Concurrent -- the project is 'finished', but with no functional changes
 since 2004, it's unlikely that anything works with DMD1 or DMD2.
 CORBAsuite
 Core32
 cursesTUI
 dAntFW
 dberbible
 dbug
 dcoder
 dcouple
 dcurses
 ddoc
 ddt
 ddwm
 deimos
 deliria
 dgi+
 dgrammar
 digdug
 dlanchat
 dlisp
 dmanager
 docoa
 dool
 dragon-stl
 dre
 d server platform
 dsp (waiting on DDL)
 dxmp
 dxul
 ebnf
 elephant
 fragbots
 freudo
 gdb-patches
 h2d
 helix
 hydrus
 l8night
 lr-lalr
 lyla
 mathematics
 molt
 monster
 orion
 pineapple
 pineapple
 ray
 sdbo
 sinbad
 sol
 swig4d
 tinyxpath
 transferserver
 undig
 universal
 velocity
 VSPluginD
 walnut
 watcher
 wombat -- recently abandoned; should be easier to recover
 yaml



 Unknown/other

 dlucene -- can't access Trac or source

Part in the process of moving to dsource; I need to e-mail the dsource admins again to try and get my pre-revprop-change hook enabled for my repo (I started work in an svn repo outside of dsource).
 element -- Trunk was deleted last month and not recreated.
 pihlaja -- 'abandoned for at least a year'
 scrapple
 tango.scrapple

Feb 18 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent Neal Alexander <wqeqweuqy hotmail.com> writes:
Yea, i remember when i first started looking into D, it wasn't 
completely clear that the whole language wasn't total bitrot haha.


Christopher Wright wrote:
 This is a very vague sorting of dsource projects by activity level (and 
 then alphabetic).
 Anything in the 'dead' category is probably six months old or more and 
 has no commits, or has had no commits in the past year.
 
 If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.
 
 
 
 Active projects
 ---------------
 arclib
 bcd
 bindings
 blaze
 cashew
 dallegro
 dception
 ddbi
 ddl
 defend
 Derelict
 dfl
 dmdfe
 dmocks
 dnews
 doost
 dsss
 dwin
 DWT
 DWT-addons
 DWT-linux
 DWT-samples
 DWT-win
 fastcgi4d
 flowerd
 gtkd
 guisterax
 happymars
 housebot
 kong
 leds
 llvmdc
 mango
 mathextra
 minid
 murray (MultiArray)
 nanu
 openmeshd
 phobos
 qonkd
 scregexp
 sendero
 std2
 tango
 tangobos
 tankwars
 tdc
 tioport
 uniD
 vector2d
 
 
 Somewhat active projects
 ------------------------
 box2d4d
 dazel
 dbus-d
 dlua
 dnet
 dplot
 element ? Trunk was deleted last month and not recreated.
 fbd -- author claims to be on a hopefully short hiatus
 filebase
 flectioned
 freeuniverse
 futurism
 gmp4d
 hessiand
 indigo
 juno
 kobalt
 luigi
 minwin
 nonagon
 nono
 nova
 osian
 pyd
 rulesplayer
 sabledd
 schooner
 simplexmld -- it seems to have accomplished its stated goals
 stratagem
 sunits
 swarmd
 tracforums
 yage
 
 
 
 Inactive projects
 -----------------
 aika
 and
 ares
 Bud/Build
 carbonheaders
 claytek
 codeanalyzer
 Concurrent -- the project is 'finished', but with no functional changes 
 since 2004, it's unlikely that anything works with DMD1 or DMD2.
 CORBAsuite
 Core32
 cursesTUI
 dAntFW
 dberbible
 dbug
 dcoder
 dcouple
 dcurses
 ddoc
 ddt
 ddwm
 deimos
 deliria
 dgi+
 dgrammar
 digdug
 dlanchat
 dlisp
 dmanager
 docoa
 dool
 dragon-stl
 dre
 d server platform
 dsp (waiting on DDL)
 dxmp
 dxul
 ebnf
 elephant
 fragbots
 freudo
 gdb-patches
 h2d
 helix
 hydrus
 l8night
 lr-lalr
 lyla
 mathematics
 molt
 monster
 orion
 pineapple
 pineapple
 ray
 sdbo
 sinbad
 sol
 swig4d
 tinyxpath
 transferserver
 undig
 universal
 velocity
 VSPluginD
 walnut
 watcher
 wombat -- recently abandoned; should be easier to recover
 yaml
 
 
 
 Unknown/other
 dlucene -- can't access Trac or source
 element -- Trunk was deleted last month and not recreated.
 pihlaja -- 'abandoned for at least a year'
 scrapple
 tango.scrapple

Feb 18 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent Nicolay Korslund <korslund gmail.com> writes:
Christopher Wright Wrote:

 This is a very vague sorting of dsource projects by activity level (and 
 then alphabetic).
 Anything in the 'dead' category is probably six months old or more and 
 has no commits, or has had no commits in the past year.
 
 If you think I've misplaced your project, reply.

Hi. Monster is very much an active project, but for the time being the activity is going on off-site and not in the dsource svn. Nico
Feb 19 2008
prev sibling parent reply guslay <guslay gmail.com> writes:
Christopher Wright Wrote:

 This is a very vague sorting of dsource projects by activity level (and 
 then alphabetic).
 Anything in the 'dead' category is probably six months old or more and 
 has no commits, or has had no commits in the past year.

Is there a way with Trac to rate projects based on activity (recent commits, documentation change or forum posts), downloads, subscribers or user rating -- something? The top-ranked projects in each category could be listed first, with their associated rating - on the Projects page and the Forums. An abridged list of top projects could also be displayed the main page. It would help new users to approach this huge list, and the list of relevant projects would sort by itself. Listing projects by merit would also give maintainers of active projects an incentive to promote and maintain the visibility of their tool. G.
Feb 19 2008
parent jcc7 <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
== Quote from guslay (guslay gmail.com)'s article
 Christopher Wright Wrote:
 This is a very vague sorting of dsource projects by activity level
 (and then alphabetic).
 Anything in the 'dead' category is probably six months old or more
 and has no commits, or has had no commits in the past year.

Is there a way with Trac to rate projects based on activity (recent commits, documentation change or forum posts), downloads, subscribers or user rating -- something? The top-ranked projects in each category could be listed first, with their associated rating - on the Projects page and the Forums. An abridged list of top projects could also be displayed the main page. It would help new users to approach this huge list, and the list of relevant projects would sort by itself. Listing projects by merit would also give maintainers of active projects an incentive to promote and maintain the visibility of their tool. G.

This topic has come up in a dsource forum: http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=16032#16032 Brad, the guy who runs Dsource, has been planning on adding some project activity statistics, but he works on Dsource in his free time, and I guess he hasn't had enough time to get it worked out. In the meantime, volunteers could maintain a wiki page (at dsource or wiki4d or elsewhere) to provide some of this information, but I'm not sure how urgent the issue is.
Feb 20 2008