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digitalmars.D.announce - The New Fundraising Campaign

reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't go 
stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas Wilson 
has agreed to do the work.

We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for your 
support in making it happen.

Please read the blog post for more details:

https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

For the impatient:

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
Nov 10 2018
next sibling parent Joakim <dlang joakim.fea.st> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:
 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
"Walter and Andrei both" -> both Walter and Andrei "Pull requests were" -> Pull Requests (PRs) were "the list. The one linked above, for example." -> the list, for example, the one linked above. Nice work setting this up, looking forward to many more targeted campaigns like this.
Nov 10 2018
prev sibling next sibling parent David Gileadi <gileadisNOSPM gmail.com> writes:
On 11/10/18 9:09 AM, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new fundraising 
 campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request Manager to thin out the 
 pull request queues and coordinate between relevant parties on newer 
 pull requests so they don't go stale. We've launched a three-month 
 campaign, and Nicholas Wilson has agreed to do the work.
 
 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for current 
 and future contributors. And we will be grateful for your support in 
 making it happen.
 
 Please read the blog post for more details:
 
 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/
 
 For the impatient:
 
 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
Nicholas has already reduced my frustration with getting a PR merged--thanks! It was a good incentive to donate.
Nov 10 2018
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Andre Pany <andre s-e-a-p.de> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
This is really great news. Will all dlang repositories monitored? Or more specific, does this also includes the dub repository? The pull request list is really hot here. Kind regards Andre
Nov 11 2018
parent Nicholas Wilson <iamthewilsonator hotmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 11 November 2018 at 11:29:03 UTC, Andre Pany wrote:
 On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker 
 wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
This is really great news. Will all dlang repositories monitored? Or more specific, does this also includes the dub repository? The pull request list is really hot here. Kind regards Andre
My current focus is DMD > druntime > phobos > dlang.org Unfortunately I don't have a lot of experience with the dub codebase (or access right for that matter) though I agree it could really benefit. Looks like I've got some source-diving to do.
Nov 11 2018
prev sibling next sibling parent M.M. <matus email.cz> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
I have contributed my share. Hope the campaign (champagne?) will be successful, even beyond the initial 3 month.
Nov 15 2018
prev sibling next sibling parent Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
I am still not convinced, why jet an other contribution system is needed. But you should place the links at: https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html to lead people to this campaign not reading this post. An important feature flipcause really is missing is paypal, as a payment method. To be able to donate without credit card. - Yes there are people not using credit cards if they can avoid it, especially in Europe.
Nov 16 2018
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
Sorry for annoy you, but this links have to be integrated into the donate page https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html or even better the hint for this campaign should be on the home page, too. I gave my 25 bucks and want this topic to stay on top! So please put it on top! The campaign (https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=is) is now at 614$ (goal 3000$), so that keeping this performance since the first donation (11/10) would give the missing 2386$ in app 51 days: => We need another 74 supporters with an average of 32$. Regards mt.
Nov 23 2018
parent reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 10:20:22 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:

 Sorry for annoy you, but this links have to be integrated into 
 the donate page
 https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
Yes, I know. I want to do more than just add the link, however. I want to integrate the campaign menu, and that means I have to set aside some time to determine how best to add the integration code into the DDOC for the site. It's one of many items on my TODO list and I'll get to it soon.
 I gave my 25 bucks and want this topic to stay on top! So 
 please put it on top!
 The campaign 
 (https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=is) is 
 now at 614$ (goal 3000$), so that keeping this performance 
 since the first donation (11/10) would give the missing 2386$ 
 in app 51 days:

 => We need another 74 supporters with an average of 32$.
I'll do another push in the first week of December, on Twitter and the blog. And as we get closer to the deadline, I'll send out more reminders.
Nov 23 2018
parent reply Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 13:18:55 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 10:20:22 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:

 Sorry for annoy you, but this links have to be integrated into 
 the donate page
 https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
Yes, I know. I want to do more than just add the link, however. I want to integrate the campaign menu, and that means I have to set aside some time to determine how best to add the integration code into the DDOC for the site. It's one of many items on my TODO list and I'll get to it soon.
Just to let this pop up again :-) The campaign (https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=) is now at $764 given from 23 supporters. => With the new average of ~$33.2, we need another 67 supporters to reach the $3000 goal.
 I'll do another push in the first week of December, on Twitter 
 and the blog. And as we get closer to the deadline, I'll send 
 out more reminders.
Very good!
Nov 28 2018
parent reply Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at 09:34:33 UTC, Martin 
Tschierschke wrote:
 On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 13:18:55 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 10:20:22 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:
[...] The campaign (https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=) just received a big push: Aaron Sanchez Donation $250 12/03/18 Jason Briggs Donation & Mailing list $500 12/03/18 "D Lang is incredible let's all donate more." This deserves a big thank you! We are now at: $1,614 Raised of $3,000 Goal from 27 supporters. This has lifted the average to app $60 and only the need of another 23 giving this amount. Now I am convinced, that the missing amount will be in in time. So Mike, you may start to prepare the next funding goal... Regards mt. p.s. And still: Please put the campaign logo/button beside the general donation logo/button at: https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
Dec 04 2018
parent reply Nicholas Wilson <iamthewilsonator hotmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 4 December 2018 at 10:20:10 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:
 p.s. And still: Please put the campaign logo/button beside the 
 general donation logo/button
 at: https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
You could do a PR to https://github.com/dlang/dlang.org/blob/master/foundation/donate.dd You've probably got a better Idea of what to do for that than I do (also I can't approve my own PRs)
Dec 04 2018
parent Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Tuesday, 4 December 2018 at 13:36:18 UTC, Nicholas Wilson 
wrote:
 On Tuesday, 4 December 2018 at 10:20:10 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:
 p.s. And still: Please put the campaign logo/button beside the 
 general donation logo/button
 at: https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
You could do a PR to https://github.com/dlang/dlang.org/blob/master/foundation/donate.dd You've probably got a better Idea of what to do for that than I do (also I can't approve my own PRs)
I tried my best, not sure how to see if the result looks ok?
Dec 04 2018
prev sibling next sibling parent reply =?iso-8859-1?Q?Robert_M._M=FCnch?= <robert.muench saphirion.com> writes:
On 2018-11-10 16:09:12 +0000, Mike Parker said:

 I've just published a new blog post describing our new fundraising 
 campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request Manager to thin out the 
 pull request queues and coordinate between relevant parties on newer 
 pull requests so they don't go stale. We've launched a three-month 
 campaign, and Nicholas Wilson has agreed to do the work.
Hi, will I get a donation certificate? I haven't found anything about it. -- Robert M. Mnch http://www.saphirion.com smarter | better | faster
Nov 23 2018
parent Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 12:56:49 UTC, Robert M. Münch 
wrote:

 Hi, will I get a donation certificate? I haven't found anything 
 about it.
Not a certificate, but a receipt with all the information you need for tax deductions.
Nov 23 2018
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
[...]
 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
I just want this topic to stay on top, so I am giving the updated numbers: Now we are at $2,364 Raised of $3,000 Goal from 45 supporters. This makes an average of: $53 / donor and means we need an other 12 supporters. This campaign will end in 43 day, so the question after app. 50% is, what next? Will we start collecting for something else or should we first try to extend the job of our pull request manager? I would love to have a campaign to increase compilation speed for std.regex and std.format...
Jan 02
next sibling parent reply Stefan Koch <uplink.coder googlemail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 10:16:11 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:
 I would love to have a campaign to increase compilation speed 
 for std.regex and std.format...
You could defer the generation of utf-tables to runtime, which should yield some improvement. But I'll measure the reasons for slowness again and post em.
Jan 02
next sibling parent rikki cattermole <rikki cattermole.co.nz> writes:
On 03/01/2019 12:11 AM, Stefan Koch wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 10:16:11 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
 I would love to have a campaign to increase compilation speed for 
 std.regex and std.format...
You could defer the generation of utf-tables to runtime, which should yield some improvement. But I'll measure the reasons for slowness again and post em.
I spent the last couple of hours trying to hunt down the performance cost in std.regex. Its seems to be caused by std.uni. When I say caused by, I mean pretty much 100% of the slowness is happening there. It gets a little worse, the slow parts? Yeah they are being called directly and they are marked package. Something is off about this.
Jan 02
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Adam D. Ruppe <destructionator gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 11:11:31 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 10:16:11 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:
 I would love to have a campaign to increase compilation speed 
 for std.regex and std.format...
You could defer the generation of utf-tables to runtime, which should yield some improvement. But I'll measure the reasons for slowness again and post em.
We should just generate them in a helper program in the Phobos makefile. Yeah, it is kinda embarrassing that we are using a C technique instead of D CTFE. But whatever, it is less embarrassing than these awful compile times in user code.
Jan 02
parent reply "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Wed, Jan 02, 2019 at 02:49:19PM +0000, Adam D. Ruppe via
Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 11:11:31 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 10:16:11 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
 
 I would love to have a campaign to increase compilation speed for
 std.regex and std.format...
You could defer the generation of utf-tables to runtime, which should yield some improvement. But I'll measure the reasons for slowness again and post em.
We should just generate them in a helper program in the Phobos makefile. Yeah, it is kinda embarrassing that we are using a C technique instead of D CTFE. But whatever, it is less embarrassing than these awful compile times in user code.
I don't perceive it as embarrassing at all. In my recent projects I've resorted quite often to helper D programs that generate D code from external input. It *could* be done via string imports, CTFE, and string mixins, but that makes (1) compilation dog-slow, (2) the actual generated code existing only transiently inside the compiler, which (3) makes it hard to debug (esp. if the codegen isn't your own code) - (4) any compile errors are by necessity obscure because there isn't a concrete file and line number to refer to; to get to the locus of the problem further effort is required to extract the generated code string (after figuring out which string is the relevant one!) and then dereference the line number. Doing codegen as a separate step is so much better: (1) you get to see the actual generated code, (2) learn how it works / self-correct by studying how your (possibly incorrect) input / usage changes the code, (3) have an actual file/line number that can be looked up at your leisure, and (4) edit the generated code by hand if it really comes down to that. (Of course, this requires that you use a sane build system that doesn't come with crippling operating assumptions or other arbitrary restrictions that make this additional codegen step hard / unreliable / impossible.) None of this means that string mixins are no good... in fact I use them quite a bit myself too. But they are more suitable for small code snippets to grease the main code, not for large scale, bulk codegen from external data sources. I'd argue that std.uni tables really belong to the latter category. In fact they *are* mostly generated statically, but then they get wrapped inside templates, which arguably could be avoided esp. since the compiler quickly becomes dog-slow with too many templates. T -- Questions are the beginning of intelligence, but the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
Jan 07
parent Nicholas Wilson <iamthewilsonator hotmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 7 January 2019 at 13:35:31 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 [string mixins make] it hard to debug (esp. if the codegen 
 isn't your own code) - (4) any compile errors are by necessity 
 obscure
 because there isn't a concrete file and line number to refer to;
 to get to the locus of the problem further effort is required 
 to extract the generated code string (after figuring out which 
 string is the relevant one!) and then dereference the line 
 number.
This is no longer (as) true, try using -mixin=filename. It was made exactly for this sort of thing.
Jan 07
prev sibling parent reply Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 11:11:31 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 10:16:11 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:
 I would love to have a campaign to increase compilation speed 
 for std.regex and std.format...
You could defer the generation of utf-tables to runtime, which should yield some improvement. But I'll measure the reasons for slowness again and post em.
What do you mean by "you" :-) is it related to this? New LDC feature: dynamic compilation https://forum.dlang.org/thread/bskpxhrqyfkvaqzoospx forum.dlang.org
Jan 02
parent Stefan Koch <uplink.coder googlemail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 15:17:36 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 11:11:31 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 10:16:11 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:
 I would love to have a campaign to increase compilation speed 
 for std.regex and std.format...
You could defer the generation of utf-tables to runtime, which should yield some improvement. But I'll measure the reasons for slowness again and post em.
What do you mean by "you" :-) is it related to this? New LDC feature: dynamic compilation https://forum.dlang.org/thread/bskpxhrqyfkvaqzoospx forum.dlang.org
No you'd have to change the Moduls. You means someone tackling the compilespeed issues oft std.Format/std.uni.
Jan 02
prev sibling parent reply Joakim =?UTF-8?B?QnLDpG5uc3Ryw7Zt?= <notfornow dev.null.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 10:16:11 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:
 This campaign will end in 43 day, so the question after app. 
 50% is, what next?
 Will we start collecting for something else or should we first 
 try to extend the job of our pull request manager?
Thanks Martin for the reminder. From my observations of the activities on github it seems like Nicholas Wilson is doing an excellent job :-) Regards, Joakim B.
Jan 02
parent reply Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 13:07:23 UTC, Joakim Brännström 
wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 10:16:11 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:
 This campaign will end in 43 day, so the question after app. 
 50% is, what next?
 Will we start collecting for something else or should we first 
 try to extend the job of our pull request manager?
Thanks Martin for the reminder. From my observations of the activities on github it seems like Nicholas Wilson is doing an excellent job :-) Regards, Joakim B.
Thank you! So here an update of the update: $2,464 Raised of $3,000 Goal by 46 Supporters => We only need another 10 Supporters giving an average of $54. :-)
Jan 02
next sibling parent reply Vijay Nayar <madric gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 13:30:34 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 13:07:23 UTC, Joakim Brännström 
 wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 10:16:11 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:
 This campaign will end in 43 day, so the question after app. 
 50% is, what next?
 Will we start collecting for something else or should we 
 first try to extend the job of our pull request manager?
Thanks Martin for the reminder. From my observations of the activities on github it seems like Nicholas Wilson is doing an excellent job :-) Regards, Joakim B.
Thank you! So here an update of the update: $2,464 Raised of $3,000 Goal by 46 Supporters => We only need another 10 Supporters giving an average of $54. :-)
For me the credit card payment method fails without saying what's wrong. Is there another method to pay, like a IBAN that a transfer could be made to?
Jan 02
parent reply Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 14:28:55 UTC, Vijay Nayar wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 13:30:34 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 13:07:23 UTC, Joakim 
 Brännström wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 10:16:11 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:
 [...]
Thanks Martin for the reminder. From my observations of the activities on github it seems like Nicholas Wilson is doing an excellent job :-) Regards, Joakim B.
Thank you! So here an update of the update: $2,464 Raised of $3,000 Goal by 46 Supporters => We only need another 10 Supporters giving an average of $54. :-)
For me the credit card payment method fails without saying what's wrong. Is there another method to pay, like a IBAN that a transfer could be made to?
This is a pity, you may donate to the foundation via paypal but you will have to say what the money is for separately. https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
Jan 02
parent Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 14:53:02 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:
 On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 14:28:55 UTC, Vijay Nayar wrote:
 For me the credit card payment method fails without saying 
 what's wrong. Is there another method to pay, like a IBAN that 
 a transfer could be made to?
This is a pity, you may donate to the foundation via paypal but you will have to say what the money is for separately. https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
Thanks, Vijay, for the donation, and Martin for helping him out. I've edited the campaign to include the donated amount. I've added the new donation to the campaign status to reflect that we now have 49 donors who have donated $2,789. Almost there!
Jan 03
prev sibling parent Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at 13:30:34 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:
[...]
 Thank you! So here an update of the update:
 $2,464 Raised of $3,000 Goal by 46 Supporters

 => We only need another 10 Supporters giving an average of $54.
Sorry readers, but the numbers are wrong again....The missing amount just has dropped to $511 :-)
Jan 02
prev sibling parent reply Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
[...]
 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY= $3,014 Raised of $3,000 Goal 41 days left 51 Supporters Cool, what a wonderful start to the year 2019! A big thank you to all pushing the development of D with money and time! What next Mike?
Jan 04
next sibling parent Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 4 January 2019 at 10:30:07 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:

 What next Mike?
I'll let you know soon.
Jan 04
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Meta <jared771 gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 4 January 2019 at 10:30:07 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:
 On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker 
 wrote:
 [...]
 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY= $3,014 Raised of $3,000 Goal 41 days left 51 Supporters Cool, what a wonderful start to the year 2019! A big thank you to all pushing the development of D with money and time! What next Mike?
Awesome; funding goal reached in a little less than 2 months. I didn't even get around to donating yet, so maybe I'll save it for the next one instead. On a related note, D really needs a merch shop. I don't think I'm the only one that wants a shirt or mug with (a|the) D logo on it, or Dman. There's an entire industry that's popped up to make paraphernalia sales far easier in the wake of Youtube/Deviantart/etc. which is geared toward community-based projects similar to D.
Jan 04
parent reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 4 January 2019 at 15:43:41 UTC, Meta wrote:

 Awesome; funding goal reached in a little less than 2 months. I 
 didn't even get around to donating yet, so maybe I'll save it 
 for the next one instead.

 On a related note, D really needs a merch shop. I don't think 
 I'm the only one that wants a shirt or mug with (a|the) D logo 
 on it, or Dman. There's an entire industry that's popped up to 
 make paraphernalia sales far easier in the wake of 
 Youtube/Deviantart/etc. which is geared toward community-based 
 projects similar to D.
It's coming.
Jan 04
next sibling parent Meta <jared771 gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 4 January 2019 at 16:21:16 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 On Friday, 4 January 2019 at 15:43:41 UTC, Meta wrote:

 Awesome; funding goal reached in a little less than 2 months. 
 I didn't even get around to donating yet, so maybe I'll save 
 it for the next one instead.

 On a related note, D really needs a merch shop. I don't think 
 I'm the only one that wants a shirt or mug with (a|the) D logo 
 on it, or Dman. There's an entire industry that's popped up to 
 make paraphernalia sales far easier in the wake of 
 Youtube/Deviantart/etc. which is geared toward community-based 
 projects similar to D.
It's coming.
Can't wait! 👌
Jan 04
prev sibling parent viniarck <viniarck gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 4 January 2019 at 16:21:16 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 On Friday, 4 January 2019 at 15:43:41 UTC, Meta wrote:

 Awesome; funding goal reached in a little less than 2 months. 
 I didn't even get around to donating yet, so maybe I'll save 
 it for the next one instead.

 On a related note, D really needs a merch shop. I don't think 
 I'm the only one that wants a shirt or mug with (a|the) D logo 
 on it, or Dman. There's an entire industry that's popped up to 
 make paraphernalia sales far easier in the wake of 
 Youtube/Deviantart/etc. which is geared toward community-based 
 projects similar to D.
It's coming.
Cool!
Jan 04
prev sibling parent reply bachmeier <no spam.net> writes:
On Friday, 4 January 2019 at 10:30:07 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:

 Cool, what a wonderful start to the year 2019!
 A big thank you to all pushing the development of D with money 
 and time!
 What next Mike?
Hopefully a campaign to put together a working forum. Would you invest major resources in a language that doesn't even have a usable forum?
Jan 18
parent reply "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 03:11:55AM +0000, bachmeier via Digitalmars-d-announce
wrote:
 On Friday, 4 January 2019 at 10:30:07 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
 
 Cool, what a wonderful start to the year 2019!
 A big thank you to all pushing the development of D with money and time!
 What next Mike?
Hopefully a campaign to put together a working forum. Would you invest major resources in a language that doesn't even have a usable forum?
This forum is very functional. I would participate less in a forum that requires loading up a browser to use. But then again, maybe people would be happier if I wasn't around to blab about vim and symmetry and why dub sux, so perhaps that might be for the better. :-P T -- The peace of mind---from knowing that viruses which exploit Microsoft system vulnerabilities cannot touch Linux---is priceless. -- Frustrated system administrator.
Jan 18
parent reply Anonymouse <asdf asdf.net> writes:
On Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 06:43:34 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 This forum is very functional.  I would participate less in a 
 forum that requires loading up a browser to use. But then 
 again, maybe people would be happier if I wasn't around to blab 
 about vim and symmetry and why dub sux, so perhaps that might 
 be for the better. :-P


 T
For us on the browser pages don't always load, though.
Jan 19
next sibling parent reply bachmeier <no spam.net> writes:
On Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 08:17:30 UTC, Anonymouse wrote:
 On Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 06:43:34 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 This forum is very functional.  I would participate less in a 
 forum that requires loading up a browser to use. But then 
 again, maybe people would be happier if I wasn't around to 
 blab about vim and symmetry and why dub sux, so perhaps that 
 might be for the better. :-P


 T
For us on the browser pages don't always load, though.
The norm is for pages to not load in the browser. I don't think it's necessary to elaborate on the impression this creates on potential users.
Jan 19
parent JN <666total wp.pl> writes:
On Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 12:38:48 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
 The norm is for pages to not load in the browser. I don't think 
 it's necessary to elaborate on the impression this creates on 
 potential users.
Yes. Unfortunately I encounter it quite often. Just now the loading of the forum has stalled for me for like 20 seconds until it finally loaded. I have mixed feelings about this forum. I understand it's just a facade over email. I think it works quite well, and I prefer it to traditional email newsgroups. But sometimes you'd like fancy stuff like embedding images into your post, especially when showing off a project. What I'd really like to see though is an additional section in the "D Programming Language - Ecosystem". Something like "Projects". Where you can create threads for projects that you have started, are working on etc. Something like the old dsource forums http://dsource.org/forums/ . Right now there's no place for that. You have General, but it's for language discussion. Learn is for learning. Announce might work for that, but in general it's for release announcements, rather than continued discussion on the project, also it doesn't work for work in progress projects. I think if such section existed, with subsections for notable projects, it'd greatly boost the community. Look at projects like GtkD or VibeD - they have their own forums. Most people frequent both their forums and here, but I imagine there are some people that only hang out on GtkD or VibeD forums. I think it would be beneficial to bring those people here.
Jan 19
prev sibling parent reply "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 08:17:30AM +0000, Anonymouse via Digitalmars-d-announce
wrote:
 On Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 06:43:34 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 This forum is very functional.  I would participate less in a forum
 that requires loading up a browser to use. But then again, maybe
 people would be happier if I wasn't around to blab about vim and
 symmetry and why dub sux, so perhaps that might be for the better.
 :-P
[...]
 For us on the browser pages don't always load, though.
That's a valid complaint. It would serve us well if the Foundation can pay for dedicated hardware for the forum, instead of the current machine that seems to get overloaded every so often. Or if the problem is software, pay for someone to fix it or replace it with something that doesn't have this problem. T -- All problems are easy in retrospect.
Jan 19
parent reply user1234 <user1234 1234.de> writes:
On Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 14:14:32 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 08:17:30AM +0000, Anonymouse via 
 Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
 On Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 06:43:34 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 [...]
[...]
 For us on the browser pages don't always load, though.
That's a valid complaint. It would serve us well if the Foundation can pay for dedicated hardware for the forum, instead of the current machine that seems to get overloaded every so often. Or if the problem is software, pay for someone to fix it or replace it with something that doesn't have this problem. T
Yeah, I think the main problem is the database locks. People discussed about the that previously.
Jan 19
parent reply "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 03:28:12PM +0000, user1234 via Digitalmars-d-announce
wrote:
 On Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 14:14:32 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 08:17:30AM +0000, Anonymouse via
 Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
 On Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 06:43:34 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 [...]
[...]
 For us on the browser pages don't always load, though.
That's a valid complaint. It would serve us well if the Foundation can pay for dedicated hardware for the forum, instead of the current machine that seems to get overloaded every so often. Or if the problem is software, pay for someone to fix it or replace it with something that doesn't have this problem.
[...]
 Yeah, I think the main problem is the database locks.
 People discussed about the that previously.
Yeah I vaguely remember that. I wonder if it's worth it to split the database into an active part (for recent threads) and an archive part (for older threads that are unlikely to change). Most of the lookups will be in the smaller active part, which hopefully will be more performant, and old posts will be migrated to the archive to maintain a maximum active size. But I could be misunderstanding the problem. T -- The right half of the brain controls the left half of the body. This means that only left-handed people are in their right mind. -- Manoj Srivastava
Jan 19
parent bachmeier <no spam.net> writes:
On Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 16:15:21 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:

 I wonder if it's worth it to split the database into an active 
 part (for recent threads) and an archive part (for older 
 threads that are unlikely to change). Most of the lookups will 
 be in the smaller active part, which hopefully will be more 
 performant, and old posts will be migrated to the archive to 
 maintain a maximum active size.
Whatever the problem, it's reasonable to raise money to fix it. We shouldn't expect Vladimir to do all the work for something like this.
Jan 19