[development] Drupal 4.7.0 update

Dries Buytaert dries at buytaert.net
Tue Nov 15 16:49:46 UTC 2005

Hello world,

- I opened up the use of the DRUPAL-4-7 tag for contributed projects  
(not for core).  Thus, if you maintain a module, theme or  
translation, you can create a DRUPAL-4-7 branch.  Because Drupal HEAD  
and Drupal 4.7 are still one and the same, it's probably premature to  
branch your project (unless you want to rewrite your project for  
Drupal 4.8.0).  Also, the DRUPAL-4-7 tarballs won't be packaged for  
another week or so.

- I haven't released a Drupal 4.7 release candidate yet because I  
feel we're still dealing with too many (critical) bugfixes.  We need  
a base level of stability and confidence before we can roll out a  
release candidate.  Nonetheless, Drupal HEAD is getting more and more  
stable every day so keep reporting and fixing those bugs.  It is the  
one path to a Drupal 4.7.0 release (candidate).  I think we might be  
able to roll a release candidate as soon as next week.

- As of tomorrow, I'm not likely to make any more API or database  
changes, unless deemed important.  (I might make an exception for  
some of the pending patches/work but I'm not likely to consider _new_  
patches that add _new_ functionality.)  I'll be more strict, and that  
implies that some patches will not make it into Drupal 4.7.0.

- In good tradition, I plan to upgrade Drupal.org to the release  
candidate as soon as possible.  I'm currently waiting for the  
simplenews.module to be "forms API"-ified, and I have yet to port  
some drupal.org specific modules/pages (eg. the one that generates  
http://drupal.org/mailing-lists/).  Chances are that the  
cvslog.module needs more work as well -- haven't checked.  As soon we  
can upgrade, we'll be able to roll out the improved search module.   
All in all, it's probably going to take another 2-3 weeks though  
before we can attempt to upgrade drupal.org.

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

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