[drupal-devel] Improvements abandoned?

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Tue Oct 11 07:41:06 UTC 2005

You are not alone, Richard. This has very issue has lead to long (and heated) 
threads already. The reason it is still not solved is because there seems to 
be no perfect solution. Not evne one that gets anywhere close to perfect.

I have a lot of hope for Robert Douglas's talk on drupalCON in amsterdam, 
which will address this issue too, so it seems.


On Tuesday 11 October 2005 08:22, Richard Archer wrote:
> Steve raises an issue that has really been bugging me this week.
> There are currently 260 or so patches in the Drupal issue tracker.
> Lots of these are worthy patches... like the two Steve mentioned.
> But so many of them have little or no chance of being reviewed and
> applied.
> There must be dozens of people beavering away making improvements
> to Drupal and submitting patches only to have them get lost in this
> ocean of issues. Such a waste of resources.
> Something needs to be done to address this issue.
> I have looked through the issues tracker reading the comments and
> following the progress over time of quite a few issues. It's actually
> quite sad to see a patch get written, reviewed, finalised and then
> not committed only to see the issue revived 6 months later, the patch
> gets updated, reviewed, approved and not committed. 6 months later
> the issue gets revived by someone else bitten by the same bug.
> What can we do about it?
> I would like to see ten or so issues at a time nominated as "hot"
> issues which are targetted, resolved and committed. I think that by
> focusing on just a few issues at once that these ones will get
> completed and all Drupal users will benefit from these incremental
> improvements.
> These need not be big patches or implementations of extensive new
> features. Small patches like Steve's help text improvements are just
> as worthy of inclusion as a new forms API - and a whole lot simpler :)
> There just needs to be some mechanism to focus resources on a small
> subset of patches so that they get reviewed, approved and committed.
>  ...Richard.

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