When will D1 be finished?

Georg Wrede georg.wrede at iki.fi
Tue May 12 08:10:48 PDT 2009

Leandro Lucarella wrote:
> Georg Wrede, el 12 de mayo a las 06:06 me escribiste:
>> Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>> Walter Bright wrote:
>>>> Georg Wrede wrote:
>>>>> From a (go ahead, call it "shrewd" and "marketing liar", I won't mind) 
>>>>> perspective, _the_ newsgroup should be called D and it should contain D1 
>>>>> discussions. And then there should be a less conspicuous NG called "future 
>>>>> releases discussions", which would be D2.
>>>> Sounds like a good idea.
>>> I'm all for it. My guess, however, is that this is another case of couch 
>>> quarterbacking that's unlikely to effect a touchdown. Today, the majority of 
>>> discussions on digitalmars.d is about D2 because - surprise! - the stuff that 
>>> people are interested in debating has mostly to do with D2. You can't tell 
>>> people what they should be talking about. People vote with their pens. If a 
>>> separate newsgroup is created for digitalmars.d.next, then that won't 
>>> automatically increase the quantity and quality of D1-related traffic on 
>>> digitalmars.d. Then the archetypal noob tunes to digitalmars.d, sees a 
>>> tumbleweed rolling by, and moves on.
>> We could rename D.learn to D and D to D.future-issues.
>> Then the two newsgroups would be /appropriately seeded/.
> Other (mostly open source) projects tend to use -users and -devel. I guess
> d-users and d-devel could be used in this case too.


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