Label: ♦english ♦miscellaneous
Pompei2 created at 5, 2010-09-23, 20:10:18
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Recently, I had an idea. We could need a webpage where users can upload their Dao-modules and others can download them.
Ideally something like gems for ruby. Now I fully agree that creating such a webpage (and maybe distribution system) is a whole big project on its own and probably noone of us has the time to do it, it would still be pretty cool :-)
Especially if one can rate the libs, etc.
You might argue that one should just create a project at github, gitorious, sourceforge, savannah, google code or similar, and you would be right.
The problem is that "Dao" is very difficult to search for.
More realistically, I propose that Limin adds a wiki to this webpage (daovm.net), that holds a list of links to modules (maybe ordered by category, or whatever), so one could still manage the module at one of those sites cited before (or just create a wiki page for it, if it's really small), but we would have some sort of index of existing dao libraries, that would be way simpler to search/browse.
The wiki would ideally be editable by anyone who has an account at this webpage.
What are your opinions on this?
Nightwalker commented at 5, 2010-09-23, 22:56:15
Nightwalker modified at 5, 2010-09-23, 23:06:48
fu commented at 6, 2010-09-24, 06:12:34
I think that's a good idea, but something simple should be good for now, I will see what can be done without taking too much time.
fu commented at 6, 2010-09-24, 06:18:14
...And our next step will be utter world domination using the power of Dao [evil laugh] :)that's amusing :)
Pompei2 commented at 6, 2010-09-24, 11:53:41
Pompei2 modified at 6, 2010-09-24, 12:14:34
Hehehe, just wait, in 10-20 years every job offer will have Dao as a requirement, no more java, c# ;-)
Yeah a wiki-like thing should definitely be enough for now. We could already have shared small things like for example your Qt wrapper, even though we are not a big community yet. (But I'm sure that it will grow)
By the way, talking about community size, I have only found out about this language thanks to the page on wikipedia, but now that it is gone, I wonder where we should get new users from? Maybe you should put it back into there on the next language release you will make.
Edit: I just came up with a related idea: Wouldn't it be useful for the documentation to be in wiki-sytle too, so we (site members) can fix small typos, re-phrase confusing sentenses, add notes or even update it? Or do you not like to maybe lose track of the current documentation status?
fu commented at 7, 2010-09-25, 00:07:01
That wikipedia page about Dao need to be put back, but maybe better by somebody else -- there are guys do not like the fact that I created such page myself (probably I should have done it with a username hard for those narrow-minded guys to figure it out...).
My original idea about the online documentation is to be wiki-based, but since this website was developed using Dao, I had to write everything myself, it took a lot of time, so some features were not implemented. I am hoping to find some time to upgrade this website to the current version of Dao, with more enhancements such as wiki features etc. Everything is about time:)
Pompei2 commented at 7, 2010-09-25, 00:30:17
Pompei2 modified at 7, 2010-09-25, 00:32:46
I will gladly write a page on wikipedia for you when you will officially publish the next Dao version, so we know what to put in and what not ;-)
Just hit me when you prepare the release.
PS: A little off-topic, but do you still sometimes hang out in the #dao channel over there at Freenode? We could chat a bit on rare occasions we are online at the same time, like right now ;)
fu commented at 7, 2010-09-25, 04:29:43
Thank you, I will let you know.
This #dao channel must have been created by geocalc who was interested in Dao some time ago. I am not familiar with IRC, I don't remember if I have ever tried to be there. Probably it's something I should get used to, I have been asked if I would be available to chat by IRC. I just looked into some IRC clients, not sure which one is more comfortable.