[development] CCK status?

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Fri Aug 4 16:44:52 UTC 2006

On 4-Aug-06, at 9:33 AM, Evan Leeson wrote:

> On Aug 4, 2006, at 6:50 AM, Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
>> Ray Zimmerman wrote:
>>> On Aug 3, 2006, at 10:45 PM, Neil Drumm wrote:
>>>> Ray Zimmerman wrote:
>>>>> Does anyone know where things stand with regard to further CCK
>>>>> development these days? It seems that JonBob has gone pretty  
>>>>> quiet in
>>>>> recent months (in the issue queue at least).
>>>> chx, webchick, Jaza, Eaton, mathieu, and myself have all taken  
>>>> turns
>>>> working on this. (And of course, all the people that have helped  
>>>> out
>>>> previously.) JonBob has made commits to the contributions  
>>>> version as
>>>> recently as 3 days ago.
>>>> http://drupal.org/node/62340 is what needs review.
>>> Right, I was aware of all of this. I was referring more to the  
>>> development of the contrib module for 4.7 (things like [1], [2],  
>>> [3], [4]). It's just that over the past several months I've  
>>> noticed a number of threads where it appeared folks were waiting  
>>> for JonBob's blessing to move forward and I never saw his  
>>> response. Maybe he's communicated with them on IRC or something.
>> I am kind of in the same boat. For a project of mine I need to  
>> decide whether to go with cck or to write my own node module.
>> I would prefer to go with cck as I see a bigger benefit to Drupal  
>> as a whole, but if development does not seem to be viable, I might  
>> have to ditch the plan.
> I think a lot of people would be very interested to know if CCK is  
> not viable/tanking/going by the wayside, etc. It is being pretty  
> heavily promoted on drupal.org and elsewhere (me included) for the  
> obvious advantages it offers. But if there are serious roadblocks  
> to its future development, I see a situation developing where a lot  
> of people might have upgrade nightmares or rapidly obsolete  
> applications.
> I'm very happy to be labeled an alarmist if there is no issue, but  
> reading Gerhard's comments here, I can't help but be concerned.

As with EVERYTHING on Drupal.org....do your homework. Look at  
commits, look at issue queue, etc.

Oh, and of course, for all those "panicking" -- you are, of course,  
contributing in some way to CCK? Documentation, tutorials,  
development, funding? If anyone has specific items they want to see,  
a bounty might be appropriate.

If JonBob doesn't have the time to be the one gateway through which  
all development passes, I suggest speaking with him about nominating  
a second maintainer.

-- Boris

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