On Sunday, 6 August 2017 at 19:15:59 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
Your claim to have limited D skills doesn't prevent you from writing a blog post detailing the things that are missing for Windows development and showing how other languages deal with them. A lot of work with tooling doesn't require D skills for that matter (for instance, Eclipse plugins are not written in D AFAIK). You can ask the current tool developers how to help, report bugs, make suggestions, fix small bugs,.... The least effective thing to do is to post on the forum that the tools aren't good enough.

I applaud the people who contribute but reading posts here that pushing people ( on a lot of topics ) to contribute does not exactly motivate. It shows a rather desperation that we do not see in other languages forums.

Having people write plugins is one thing. Having them supporting those plugins for years to come, that is another.

Its not the actual the written the plugins that is a issue. There are plenty of D plugins out there. But people get discourages, lack of time, run into issues they can not figure out, new D version, new IDE changes... whatever changes that break the plugins.

There are plenty of plugins for almost every editor/ide but few are well supported because it ends up being one man development teams. So what is the point in pushing people: write plugins, put time into them, ... when even the people know that with there day job, family life they can not keep supporting / expanding the plugins.

It feels like this approach is just wrong... When people are motivated, they so so from themselves and do not need the "gentle" pushing on a forum to do so.

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