[development] Drupal Enhancement Proposals (DEPs)

Herman Webley herman.webley at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 00:08:31 UTC 2005

+1 on the DEP idea

On 11/12/05, Adrian Rossouw <adrian at bryght.com> wrote:
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> On 12 Nov 2005, at 10:32 PM, Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
> > That is true. And even then it mostly fails. Why? Because everybody
> > has his pet issues with Drupal. That is not a bad thing, because it
> > ensures that things get pushed by some individuals. To get other
> > individuals to join them in their effort is a very difficult thing
> > to do, as I can tell you from several years of experience. And
> > frankly, I don't see this changing.
> Because people don't know what they are getting themselves into. Take
> for example all the people working on the relationship system.
> Would they have started working together were it not for that issue ?
> How easy is it to get to the conclusion of that thread and know
> exactly where development is now. How do you know what still needs to
> be done.
> How do you know who's involved without taking mental inventory.
> > I disagree. Once some code comes forward there usually is some
> > issue created and all you need to do is read the contained
> > information. People who are not willign to do that won't read
> > lenghty proposals either.
> But the person who wants to fund development in this direction might
> not be able to read those threads as easily, but be willing to pay
> people
> who know what they want to implement and why , actual cash money.
> > It would have helped to convince me if you had chosen an example of
> > less intimidating length and complexity.
> I'm going to be writing some proposals myself once I've nailed down
> to what I believe the format should be.
> The first one is going to be about the crazy idea I had for the
> variable_set function yesterday.
> - --
> Adrian Rossouw
> Drupal developer and Bryght Guy
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Best regards,
Herman Webley

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