[drupal-devel] A little about my morning. - Ranton Documentation

Kent Livingston klivingston at worldwebsystems.net
Fri May 13 05:13:16 UTC 2005

Just attempted to install taxonomy access module. 

Couldn't agree more. 

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[mailto:drupal-devel-bounces at drupal.org] On Behalf Of Gordon Heydon
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Subject: Re: [drupal-devel] A little about my morning. - Ranton


Thanks for the pointer, but being a developer the biggest beef I have is the
fact the the drupaldoc.org doesn't extend over the contrib modules as well.


Anisa wrote:

> There is a place now in the new handbook for contributed module 
> information.  :)
> To contribute, use the docs list.
> Anisa.
> Gordon Heydon wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I had a fun morning. When I got up this morning I had an email from a 
>> client with a problem with the ecommerce module which was not sending 
>> out the email alerts to customers. In the end it turned out to be a 
>> problem with the payment gateway that I had developed for him. So 
>> here I am investigating/programming and fixing his problem before I 
>> could leave to go to another client, so doing some creative thinking 
>> and find the solution as fast as possible.
>> This got me to thinking, and the main reason that this problem 
>> occured in the first place. Basically the problem was that 
>> "Documentation for contributed modules sux" (I am not singling out 
>> the ecommerce module, AFAIK it all sux).
>> Basically I feel the problem is that there is no place for 
>> development/user/admin documention on drupal.org/drupaldoc.org for 
>> any of the docuementation that relates to the contributed modules. If 
>> there was something like this then the fact that the payment gateway 
>> module is required to call the functions to send the emails and may 
>> not have been making up a solution to a problem that I didn't know about
on the fly.
>> For a start I think that it would be good to have drupaldoc.org 
>> include all the documentation from the contributed modules. I know 
>> that a lot do not have the the phpdoc comments (I know that mine do 
>> not, but I would fix this if it is going to be used).
>> Then maybe adding sections to the user and admin sections of the 
>> handbook so that the contributed modules can build documentation. 
>> This also means that people who cannot program or contrbute modules 
>> can contribute  by writing documentation much like we do now for the 
>> core documentation.
>> Just my thoughts.
>> Gordon.
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