Then I clicked through from the standard Slashdot post to the Infoworld article to see what was really going on.
(1) The language is (after _10_ years of effort) in release version 0.16 (2) under the heading of "What it takes to get to 1.0" we get: "[...] Nim's biggest disadvantage right now is the relatively small community of users involved in its development -- an understandable drawback given its status as an independent work. Development is led by the language's creator, Andreas Rumpf, but it's not a full-time effort. Compiler bugs still pop up regularly. Even moderately old code examples may no longer be useful due to changes, and it can be hard to find out what those changes are without closely following the project's development. [...]"
Right. I've heard enough. Keep that crap and don't bother posting until you've got version 1.0 done.
I would be interested in a tool, not in yet another half-baked DIY project.