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

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 18:52:58 UTC 2005

I like this idea -- to a degree. Quicksilver on the Mac
(blacktree.com) offers you three modes: Stable, Beta and Development,
meaning that you can run at the bleeding edge if you're feeling brave
or you can simply use the most stable code. Drupal could offer an
administrative setting (perhaps in conf.php) that would enable
experimental code for testing...

I dunno, that does seem a bit out there, but it's a novel idea to
address the concerns raised so far.


On 4/26/05, puregin <puregin at puregin.org> wrote:
> 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.
>      Djun

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