[consulting] A defense for new users

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Sat Feb 25 05:16:29 UTC 2006

Kieran Lal wrote:
> On Feb 24, 2006, at 8:44 PM, John Handelaar wrote:
>> More to the point, I remain entirely unilluminated after Kieran's 
>> superlong post about why his stuff can't be achieved in themes and 
>> modules. 
> We are trying to get the administration module into core.  We are 
> specifically talking about the design of the default administration 
> interface being new user oriented.

Wow, that's the most not-an-answer answer I've seen
in years.

So, given that

a)  You're offering no mechanism by which people can
     help you get something into core,

b)  There *is* no mechanism by which people *here*
     can help anything get into core anyway, and

c)  Since nobody has actually said "No" (other than in
     relation to Drupal 4.7) and therefore it just looks
     like you're trying to open a second front - and I'll
     leave for another day just how much *that* could blow up
     in a person's face -

I ask again:

Why can't it be done in themes and modules?

It's *not* going to be in 4.7, which is on for release any
week now and therefore in feature-freeze.  Ripping out the
entire admin system at this point is clearly nuts.

As a consultant I'm more interested in having the function
than I am in having it provided by core modules.  'Helping
the users' right now would involve not delaying that for
another year or so.

If there's a good technical reason for it being impossible
to achieve other than in core, the time to have mentioned
what and why was about 10 thread messages ago.


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