[development] Drupal 4.7.0 beta2 / rc?

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 10:36:58 UTC 2005

Hello world,

I wanted to open up a discussion as how to proceed with the Drupal  
4.7.0 release schedule.  There are two aspects I'd like us to  
brainstorm about:

   1. When do we release a second beta (or a release candidate)?   
Given the number of critical/annoying bugs we fixed since beta 1 has  
been released, I think a second beta might be in order.  The sooner,  
the better?

   2. The number of bugs that need fixing grows steadily: http:// 
projects=3060&versions=9728&states=1,8,13,14,2.  How do we encourage  
more people to help fix bugs?  How do we help people fix bugs?

      I think there is a need for people dedicated to helping  
Drupal.org users turn forum topics into bug reports, as well as for  
people dedicated to reviewing, categorizing and harvesting bug  
reports.  Is the problem description clear?  Is the problem easy to  
reproduce?  Is it really critical?  If not, help them improve their  
bug report.  Replying with one-liners like 'File a bug report!' or  
'RTFM' is not considered helping in this context.  The goal is to  
assist, to be helpful, to pull them on board and hopefully to make  
them "stick".  Similarly, I think there is room for people that  
review patches like teachers would.  In short, we need friendly hosts  
that help people make their first steps in their Drupal career.

Suggestions and concrete action points are welcome,

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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