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digitalmars.D - Make an all in one distribution bundle

reply Kail <sendit2kail gmail.com> writes:
I'm new to these kind of forums and I apologise on my writting 
skills.

I'm not a regular D user (mostly on python) but I have an idea to 
popularize D programming language.

I'm from a university which produces agriculture graduates. At 
most times we do our programming tasks with python such as some 
calculations, make simple guis, draw charts, some arduino 
programmings using python (not directly via ide). They are simple 
tasks and I think D language can do these things easily.

I tried to introduce D language to my several colleagues. They 
like the syntax but they hate the installation procedure. DMD , 
compiler, dlangui, dlang ide ......

As they are python users they love what python installer does. It 
comes with compiler, tkinter gui, sqlite, idle(we replace this 
with sublime text). For most users this bundle is sufficient. 
Then we install some essentail libraries via pip. Some of us use 
anaconda python installer without installing anything by 
themselves.

So, can you make a software bundle which containing compiler, gui 
library,an ide, sqlite ... etc for dlang. This bundle would be 
sufficient for most users

I think it would do a better job popularizing dlang among users 
like us who doesn't have CS degrees.
Apr 14
next sibling parent reply Mike Franklin <slavo5150 yahoo.com> writes:
On Sunday, 14 April 2019 at 07:37:41 UTC, Kail wrote:

 So, can you make a software bundle which containing compiler, 
 gui library,an ide, sqlite ... etc for dlang. This bundle would 
 be sufficient for most users
IMO, that's a bit out of scope of the D Language Foundation and it's current resources and priorities. However, this is definitely something you can do. I encourage you to create this package yourself, announce it at https://forum.dlang.org/group/announce, and keep it updated periodically. Make some good documentation for it, make some videos about how to use it to accomplish the things you mentioned, and in the process, make a name for yourself. Mike
Apr 14
parent Andre Pany <andre s-e-a-p.de> writes:
On Sunday, 14 April 2019 at 07:42:36 UTC, Mike Franklin wrote:
 On Sunday, 14 April 2019 at 07:37:41 UTC, Kail wrote:

 So, can you make a software bundle which containing compiler, 
 gui library,an ide, sqlite ... etc for dlang. This bundle 
 would be sufficient for most users
IMO, that's a bit out of scope of the D Language Foundation and it's current resources and priorities. However, this is definitely something you can do. I encourage you to create this package yourself, announce it at https://forum.dlang.org/group/announce, and keep it updated periodically. Make some good documentation for it, make some videos about how to use it to accomplish the things you mentioned, and in the process, make a name for yourself. Mike
As Mike said, while the Foundation concentrates on improving the language, other things are done by heroes from the community. Of course you get any help you need, just ask in the learn forum, Slack or Discord. You would be the perfect person to initiate this bundle as you know the requirements best and you can get immediately feedback from your colleagues. Kind regards Andre
Apr 14
prev sibling parent Andre Pany <andre s-e-a-p.de> writes:
On Sunday, 14 April 2019 at 07:37:41 UTC, Kail wrote:
 I'm new to these kind of forums and I apologise on my writting 
 skills.

 [...]
I contacted the author of https://www.portabledevapps.net/index.php via mail. Will keep you updated. Kind regards Andre
Apr 14