ActivityMost of the activity on the site lately has been related to the new skin. As far as programming examples go, an anonymous user started beefing up VB.NET. A new user started to let us know of some changes coming in Python 3.0. Also, Slawmaster has added a few AWK examples.New TaskPascal's triangle is the first new task for a while. In it, a function must print out n rows of the triangle, which is an important tool in probability. The task has quickly grown to 8 languages.Still NeededIdeas. Tell us what you want the site to do. Tell us what needs to change. We like feedback of any kind, and we will try to help with any problems. Without new ideas it will just be business as usual around here.
June 2008 Archives
ActivityA lot has happened since the last update, but not necessarily on the task pages. As mentioned in a previous post, we got a hosting upgrade. Pages should load faster now, and we got a new look (see below). The forum is also gone. Discussion pages should be sufficient for most questions. Other questions should go to the IRC channel, the wiki replacement for the forum, or directly to users.The encyclopedia got hit up by Slawmaster, who worked on Plan 9 recently (so he's credible on the subject). As far as tasks go, Ada has gotten some attention from Dmitry-kazakov, but as stated before, task activity has been quite light.New Skin and Userpage DoodadsQrush has added a new skin to the wiki, which is in a testing phase. To use it, go to your preferences after you've logged in, click "Skin", and select "Rosetta". It's pretty neat-looking. Qrush has also given us a new logo to go with the skin and a new favicon.Qrush has also added the NotmyLang templates for your userpage. These templates work similarly to the myLang templates, but they're for languages that you don't like to use.Still NeededTesting for the new Rosetta skin. Let Qrush know if there are any problems. Make sure you tell him which browser you're using (the version is also helpful). If the problem you have is difficult to explain, screenshots are always good.
Rosetta Code is now hosted on a Slicehost slice graciously provided by Qrush. This has allowed us to greatly improve the performance of the slice, as well as enable us to investigate a host of new features.DNS propagation can take up to 24 hours, meaning it may not be complete until 7AM EST.
Sorry for the delayed post. I thought it had already been published.ActivityDimitry-kazakov came in to help with Ada examples. Lupus filled in the Loops tasks for Fortran, along with a few math themed tasks. There were a few more spam attacks, but new captcha rules should stop that. On the community side, a Mibbit page has now been added so that people can chat in the IRC channel without a client. We'd like to hear your input, so stop by and chat with us.New Tasks and PagesA few new tasks have started on RC. In Maximum value, the programmer must select the largest value in an array. In Varargs, a function must take in a variable number of arguments and print them all. These tasks are filling up fast. Array initialization is another syntax task, but it has some discussion going on about what exactly needs to happen in it. It may be difficult to get answers about the original intention of the task since its creator was an anonymous user. Also, someone finally gave us a Closure explanation.Still NeededFill in some of the stubs for language and library pages. People need to know what they're for before they learn how to use them. Also, we still need a Monad page to go with Closures.