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digitalmars.D.announce - D Language Foundation Monthly Meeting -- June 2021

reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
The monthly DLF meeting this month took place on June 25. It 
lasted a little over an hour-and-a-half. We discussed a number of 
topics which, as always, led to notes for further discussion in 
future meetings.

Walter, Atila, Andrei, Razvan, Max, and I attended (no I did not 
leave out Ali by mistake like I did last month; he really 
couldn't be there this time). The topics that led to some sort of 
actionable result:

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The vision document is almost ready. I'm currently waiting for a 
description of the ImportC endgame, after which I'll work with 
Razvan to flesh out the full document and publish it somewhere 
visible (dlang.org or the wiki, perhaps).

Prior to the meeting, there was some discussion among a few 
people regarding the strategy for Phobos v2 and work that had 
previously been done. At the moment, Andrei and Atila feel the 
previous work is not the right direction. Atila is going to 
experiment with an approach he favors, though some potential 
issues were raised at the meeting. We'll see what his experiment 
turns up.

The PR for the forking GC that Francesco Mecca worked on for SAoC 
2018 is still open. We would like to get it merged and have 
someone in mind to champion it. I will ask this person if he is 
interested and able to take on the task. (No names unless he 
accepts.)
https://github.com/dlang/druntime/pull/2604

We had a discussion about stack allocation limits, mostly arising 
from this Bugzilla issue:

https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17566

As per Walter's recent comment in that thread, he asserts that 
stack allocations beyond 4k should be rejected.

Max's implementation of the Named Arguments DIP is coming along. 
Walter expressed that the final implementation should not be 
independent of struct initializers, i.e., one should be lowered 
to the other, or they should share the same implementation.

Razvan is almost ready to start testing the Bugzilla gamification 
system. We're looking to launch it in late July or early August, 
at which point we are looking to have a DConf Sprint so that we 
can award prizes to some of our bugfixers at DConf Online in 
November.

At DConf Online, we'll have keynotes from Walter and Atila as 
expected, along with an Ask us Anything! session. I've encouraged 
the rest of the DLF team to consider submitting talks this year.

We have very nearly hit 1000 subscribers on YouTube. We will do 
so at some point in the next few months, at which time we'll be 
eligible to apply to monetize the channel (we already meet the 
watch hours requirement). I anticipate that, over time, this will 
be a nice way to raise money. I really want to start publishing 
more content on our channel outside of DConf. You may have heard 
me mention before that I want to start a 'D Community Talks' 
playlist (where we will offer a $300 bounty for quality content 
from community members, as we do for guest posts on the D Blog). 
I've also asked the DLF team to come up with other ideas for 
content (interviews, developer vlogs, etc).

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That's pretty much it. As I said above, the discussion (as usual) 
did branch into topics that didn't result in anything actionable, 
but some of it may well in the future. I don't want to say much 
about those topics unless and until they become concrete targets 
of focus. For now, they're essentially just brainstorming.

Our next meeting will be on the 4th Friday of July. This will be 
a quarterly meeting in which representatives from the industry 
will participate. Those meetings begin by giving the industry 
folks the floor, after which the DLF folks (and any of the 
industry reps who'd like to) hang around for the monthly DLF 
meeting.
Jun 26
next sibling parent zjh <fqbqrr 163.com> writes:
On Saturday, 26 June 2021 at 10:15:41 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 The monthly DLF meeting this month took place on June 25. It
Full of expectation, hoping D is better and better.
Jun 26
prev sibling next sibling parent Joakim =?UTF-8?B?QnLDpG5uc3Ryw7Zt?= <notfornow dev.null.com> writes:
On Saturday, 26 June 2021 at 10:15:41 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 The monthly DLF meeting this month took place on June 25.
Thank you for the summary. It seems like there are interesting things happening :)
Jun 26
prev sibling next sibling parent Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Saturday, 26 June 2021 at 10:15:41 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 The monthly DLF meeting this month took place on June 25.
[...] Thank you for the update! Please consider to talk at one of the next meetings about a special but regular sponsoring membership for DLF. Goal: To get a strong and stable base of funding. (Many small but official supporters versus one big player)
Jun 29
prev sibling parent reply matheus <matheus gmail.com> writes:
Was the meeting recorded? Where can we watch?

Matheus.
Jun 29
parent Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 29 June 2021 at 21:35:56 UTC, matheus wrote:
 Was the meeting recorded? Where can we watch?

 Matheus.
No, it was not recorded. And no, we aren't going to start recording them.
Jun 29