[drupal-devel] Let's accept more interim solutions

puregin puregin at puregin.org
Wed Apr 27 01:04:05 UTC 2005

On 26 Apr 2005, at 1:22 PM, Chris Messina wrote:

> I'm terribly confused by what you mean... are you against this feature
> because it's "dangerous"?
> Perhaps we could provide better safeguards to prevent again "breaking
> the whole thing outright".
> I mean, if you don't like this idea, what kind of alternatives might
> you suggest?
> Chris
> On 4/26/05, Gabor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
>>> I don't have a clear idea of how to fix this, but I'm suggesting that
>>> we think about ways of pulling Drupal's cooler features up to the
>>> surface where making hacks are more accessible... one way to do this
>>> *might* be to offer module and theme editors in the admin section...
>>> making it possible to work on and improve modules without having to
>>> interact with a server... while many in the Drupal community might 
>>> not
>>> be directly interested in this feature, I think it would do a great
>>> deal for bubbling up the ability to hack on do cool things with
>>> Drupal.
>> And break the whole thing outright quite easily. If a single module is
>> broken, then all you receive is a blank page, or even worse an error
>> message.
>> Goba

      Perhaps one could enable a 'test mode' in which settings would be
checkpointed, and automatically rolled back by cron if changes are
not manually committed?    This might offer some protection.  This
approach might help new users recover from a bad attempt to
enable  'clean URLs', also.


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