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digitalmars.D - codeblocks - simple newbie tip/correction

reply "Ramon" <spam thanks.no> writes:
While rdmd is extremey handy, newcomers might often want to start 
simple and easy for the beginning. Looking in the D wiki, there 
is quite a lot listed under IDE and Editors and Code:Blocks might 
actually be one of the more attractive beginners solutions.

Unfortunately the documentation (mainly on the code:blocks side) 
isn't reliable and/or correct and I feel that we should make it 
as easy and painfree as possible for newcomers to like and 
getting to try/work with D.

I'm now sitting in front of a working installation on a current 
Debian/Ubuntu/Mint (which might be pretty often encountered) and 
could provide/share a short howto for that scenario leading to a 
properly working codeblocks for D.

A) is that welcome/wanted?
B) if so, what's the right place for such a howto?
C) (for the future) is the forum the right place to introduce/ask 
about such stuff? If not, apologies for my misuse and: what's the 
right place and procedure?

Thanks - R
Aug 24 2013
next sibling parent "deadalnix" <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
On Saturday, 24 August 2013 at 17:33:54 UTC, Ramon wrote:
 While rdmd is extremey handy, newcomers might often want to 
 start simple and easy for the beginning. Looking in the D wiki, 
 there is quite a lot listed under IDE and Editors and 
 Code:Blocks might actually be one of the more attractive 
 beginners solutions.

 Unfortunately the documentation (mainly on the code:blocks 
 side) isn't reliable and/or correct and I feel that we should 
 make it as easy and painfree as possible for newcomers to like 
 and getting to try/work with D.

 I'm now sitting in front of a working installation on a current 
 Debian/Ubuntu/Mint (which might be pretty often encountered) 
 and could provide/share a short howto for that scenario leading 
 to a properly working codeblocks for D.

 A) is that welcome/wanted?
 B) if so, what's the right place for such a howto?
 C) (for the future) is the forum the right place to 
 introduce/ask about such stuff? If not, apologies for my misuse 
 and: what's the right place and procedure?

 Thanks - R

As you just did it, I think the best option is that you put what you just did somewhere in the wiki. Then we can work on form, link that where appropriate. That'd be great.
Aug 24 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent "Ramon" <spam thanks.no> writes:
On Saturday, 24 August 2013 at 18:01:55 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 As you just did it, I think the best option is that you put 
 what you just did somewhere in the wiki. Then we can work on 
 form, link that where appropriate.

 That'd be great.

Thank you. I do, however, not have permission to edit anything in the wiki (nor any experience in editing wikis). How to proceed? Thanks - R
Aug 24 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent "deadalnix" <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
On Saturday, 24 August 2013 at 18:08:53 UTC, Ramon wrote:
 On Saturday, 24 August 2013 at 18:01:55 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 As you just did it, I think the best option is that you put 
 what you just did somewhere in the wiki. Then we can work on 
 form, link that where appropriate.

 That'd be great.

Thank you. I do, however, not have permission to edit anything in the wiki (nor any experience in editing wikis). How to proceed? Thanks - R

Create an account here : http://wiki.dlang.org/?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=The+D+Programming+Language&type=signup And you'll be able to edit. Then go to the page you want, and start editing. You can figure the syntax along the way, it is quite simple. I'm not a specialist and usually look at what already exists and cargo cult when editing wiki :D
Aug 24 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent "Ramon" <spam thanks.no> writes:
Thanks a lot, Deadalnix

What/How you told me to do worked fine.
The new Howto (section) for D on Debian/Ubuntu/Mint with 
Code:Blocks can now be found here -> 
http://wiki.dlang.org/CodeBlocks

Maybe someone with more experience might want to have a look and 
make sure I did't rape the wiki too badly.

Thank you - R
Aug 24 2013
prev sibling parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 09:16:41PM +0200, Ramon wrote:
 Thanks a lot, Deadalnix
 
 What/How you told me to do worked fine.
 The new Howto (section) for D on Debian/Ubuntu/Mint with Code:Blocks
 can now be found here -> http://wiki.dlang.org/CodeBlocks
 
 Maybe someone with more experience might want to have a look and
 make sure I did't rape the wiki too badly.

Looks good to me. Might want to link it to the front page navigation somehow (perhaps through the page(s) that talks about IDEs for D). T -- There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who can count in binary, and those who can't.
Aug 24 2013