On Monday, 25 January 2016 at 06:39:54 UTC, Andrew Edwards wrote:
On Monday, 25 January 2016 at 03:21:51 UTC, Puming wrote:
On Monday, 25 January 2016 at 02:37:40 UTC, Andrei
Hot off the press! http://wiki.dlang.org/Vision/2016H1 --
For tooling, I suggest a look at GUI/IDEs, now that
dlangui/dlangide seems a good candidate(native D,
crossplatform). A good official supported GUI library will
attract many people.
I truly doubt that. It would be truly amazing if that were to
occur but history has proven otherwise. The sentiment was
expressed so many times that Walter was finally moved to
sanction DWT as the official GUI for D in 2006. Even a
newsgroup was made for it. It's ten years later. DWT anyone?
Aurora was a recent attempt that was shelved for the sole
author's personal reasons. Result?
Sadly, dlangui/dlangide is no different. It has one developer.
If that individual gets discouraged, like so many others have
so far, what becomes of it?
Until members of the community starts combining efforts and
working together to improve the situation, it will not improve.
You have Adam working on working on simpledisplay, Mike working
on Derelict, Felix working on three-d, Vladimir working on
ae-graphics, Martin on freeimage, Vadim on dlangui/dlangide and
who knows what else is out there in the wood works
I'm convinced that without such a deliberate effort, this
situation will not change for years to come. Even if a
particular library is dubbed "The One." Like I've said earlier,
that was already done ten years ago.
Well, I think the question is: IDE is a main thing today? If you
take the languages that emerged along the years, some of them are
backed most on web toolkit/Internet.
Please don't get me wrong and I'm not saying this is NOT
important. But today I think perhaps this kind of thing is
turning into a niche.
I think vibe.d or whatever web toolkit should get more attention.