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reply Ingrater <code benjamin-thaut.de> writes:
Are there active D-Communities besides the official D forums here on
digitalmars.com? Everything I found so far is pretty outdated with the latest
news dating back 2 or more years. Is most of the D-Community dead or are there
hidden parts of it I can not find? And if it is dead, why did it die? D
appears to be a pretty solid language.

Regards Ingrater
Sep 12 2010
next sibling parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2010-09-12 17:26, Ingrater wrote:
 Are there active D-Communities besides the official D forums here on
 digitalmars.com? Everything I found so far is pretty outdated with the latest
 news dating back 2 or more years. Is most of the D-Community dead or are there
 hidden parts of it I can not find? And if it is dead, why did it die? D
 appears to be a pretty solid language.

 Regards Ingrater

dsource.org is a big part of the community. It's a page which hosts D projects with forums and source control management. Also many of these projects have IRC chat rooms, most of them on the irc.freenode.net server. "D" is the name of the IRC chat room for general talk about D. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Sep 12 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"Ingrater" <code benjamin-thaut.de> wrote in message 
news:i6irfq$suo$1 digitalmars.com...
 Are there active D-Communities besides the official D forums here on
 digitalmars.com? Everything I found so far is pretty outdated with the 
 latest
 news dating back 2 or more years. Is most of the D-Community dead or are 
 there
 hidden parts of it I can not find? And if it is dead, why did it die? D
 appears to be a pretty solid language.

Aside from what Jacob said, I think this newsgroup just tends to be where D users generally gravitate. Also, since D is a langauge without any corporate backing, gaining awareness and respect has been a long uphill battle - but with steady progress though, and Andrei's book seems to be really starting to help too.
Sep 12 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
Unfortunately when dsource is down, all the other sites hosted on it
are down. Projects, tutorials, the planet D blog, and the DMD/Phobos
repository.

Ingrater, you may also want to check out
http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi which is a D wiki.

On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> wrote:
 On 2010-09-12 17:26, Ingrater wrote:
 Are there active D-Communities besides the official D forums here on
 digitalmars.com? Everything I found so far is pretty outdated with the
 latest
 news dating back 2 or more years. Is most of the D-Community dead or are
 there
 hidden parts of it I can not find? And if it is dead, why did it die? D
 appears to be a pretty solid language.

 Regards Ingrater

dsource.org is a big part of the community. It's a page which hosts D projects with forums and source control management. Also many of these projects have IRC chat rooms, most of them on the irc.freenode.net server. "D" is the name of the IRC chat room for general talk about D. -- /Jacob Carlborg

Sep 12 2010
prev sibling parent reply Nick B <"nick_NOSPAM_.barbalich" gmail.com> writes:
On 13/09/2010 3:26 a.m., Ingrater wrote:
 Are there active D-Communities besides the official D forums here on
 digitalmars.com? Everything I found so far is pretty outdated with the latest
 news dating back 2 or more years. Is most of the D-Community dead or are there
 hidden parts of it I can not find? And if it is dead, why did it die? D
 appears to be a pretty solid language.

 Regards Ingrater

there is also the tango community. check out here: http://www.dsource.org/projects/tango Also many of these projects have IRC chat rooms, most of them on the irc.freenode.net server. "d.tango" is the name of the IRC chat room for general talk about tango. this group is quite active. Nick B
Sep 13 2010
parent %u <ee ee.edu> writes:
== Quote from Nick B ("nick_NOSPAM_.barbalich" gmail.com)'s article
 there is also the tango community.
 check out here:  http://www.dsource.org/projects/tango
 Also many of these projects have IRC chat rooms, most of them on the
 irc.freenode.net server. "d.tango" is the name of the IRC chat room for
 general talk about tango.
 this group is quite active.
 Nick B

Although, I kind of wish that the digital mars newsgroups moved to dsource.org, or that dsource.org somehow links to digitalmars. Being new to the D Programming Language, dsource.org was the first place I went to for information. And seeing that most activity occurred 2 years ago, I thought the language was dead. I didn't give up and that's how I found digitalmars newsgroups. I suspect most newbies will check out dsource.org and be turned off by how outdated the posts are, and quit there. Since first impressions are important, if they get past that initial hurdle, they may always have in the back of their mind that D is a toy language and never give it any serious thought as to how to use this language in their current project at work. I suspect that this happens, and that would be too bad.
Oct 05 2010