[development] CVS HEAD, code freeze, zeitgeist
dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 20:45:49 UTC 2006
I wanted to point out that the code freeze starts less than two weeks
Since Drupal 4.7 was released, we added a fair number of features to
the development version of Drupal. Enough features to justify making
a release. It will be a very exciting release, even, with features
like the installer, the foundation for custom content types and
various usability improvements including improved administration
pages! Thanks to the great work of many people, we hit quite a few
Before we move on to discuss whether this release should be called
4.8 or 5.0 (let's save that discussion for _after_ the code freeze
when all the work is complete!), I wanted to ask if everybody is
still happy with the date of the code freeze, and the fact that we're
about to transition to a new branch. We're about to freeze core
development for several months as we work out the new bugs we've
introduced. In addition, module authors will have to upgrade their
modules to be compatible with CVS HEAD, and translators will need to
update their translations.
I sense that most people are ready for all this, but that at least a
number of people are still catching up with the Drupal 4.7 madness.
Just look at the translation status page (http://drupal.org/
translation-status), for example. Certainly, the translators are
behind a little. Given more time, they would likely still be behind.
Note that I'm not suggesting that we postpone the code freeze.
Rather, I figured it wouldn't hurt to share our thoughts about the
code freeze and all the work we have done so far. I know this could
be a long discussion with a lot of different opinions but -- believe
it or not -- ultimately conversations like these add value (as long
we're careful enough to stay on topic). If anything, such
discussions help us understand each other's goals and problems, and
help us to collectively figure out the current Drupal zeitgeist.
Dries Buytaert :: http://www.buytaert.net/
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