[drupal-devel] Re: [CS dev] Worth a look: Symphony

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 19:32:30 UTC 2005

The more general approach and issue here is that this problem --
though possibly seldomly used -- is one that very few non-developers
would ever have a clue how to do.

In addition, such thoughfulness begins to make Drupal look like an
actual "community-friendly" environment, instead of just
"community-plumbing" with lots of sharp edges and ugly design that it
takes a whole community to brute-force in order to figure out how to
use it.

If it's just a couple of lines of code and an extra button and it
saves 10 people 2 hours each, that's what will make Drupal a success,
not the microscopic size of the download.


On 9/29/05, Gerhard Killesreiter <killesreiter at physik.uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Sep 2005, Dries Buytaert wrote:
> >
> > On 28 Sep 2005, at 20:51, Chris Messina wrote:
> > > Take Frontend Offline
> > > This will disable your front-end for non-superusers displaying your
> > > Maintainence page instead. If not maintainence page is found a default
> > > message is presented.
> >
> > Hey, I just did that on drupal.org today!  I needed exclusive access
> > to drupal.org for a couple minutes.  I had to modify index.php for it
> > though ...
> I guess you will agree with me that wasting screen space and code lines on
> a button that one needs once every few months isn't worth it...
> Cheers,
>         Gerhard

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