[drupal-devel] CiviCRM, Civicgroups, OG, Profile- Playing together

neil at civicspacelabs.org neil at civicspacelabs.org
Fri May 13 20:14:33 UTC 2005

On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 12:40:26PM -0700, Boris Mann wrote:
> On 13-May-05, at 11:08 AM, neil at civicspacelabs.org wrote:
> >On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 09:11:27AM +0200, Dries Buytaert wrote:
> >FOAF really didn't have an ideal solution to this. Chris Messina had
> >some strong criticism for it:
> >
> ># The FOAF module has the worst possible UI I've ever seen. It doesn't
> ># help you get started, it begins with a dirth of stupid fields that
> ># don't allow you to fix the problem of associating the fields with
> ># contact fields. Why doesn't the software do the association for  
> >you?!
> >#
> ># This module is ONE BIG DEAD END!
> >http://civicspacelabs.org/home/node/6939
> Excellent criticism...with no suggestions on how to fix this.
> We (Bryght) ship profile + FOAF pre-configured, so it "just works".  
> It is "solved" by a mapping interface between defined profile fields  
> and the standard set of FOAFnet fields. Of course, core Drupal ships  
> with profile empty, which means it takes a while to configure. I  
> think  we had discussed this a while back...shipping profile with a  
> set of pre-defined, standard fields.

This is an excellent way to make these modules work together.

With location module we have a consistent place for locative data which
is more dependable than the profile module.


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