[development] CVS HEAD, code freeze, zeitgeist
ber at webschuur.com
Sat Aug 19 15:42:35 UTC 2006
Op zaterdag 19 augustus 2006 16:13, schreef Dries Buytaert:
> We all know what is important, and what is not. We don't need golden
> stars to figure out that flexinode, cck, views, e-commmerce and image
> are important. There is common sense amongst developers
But we must also acknoledge that we know this because we can sense a "buzz"
around a project. Someone who looks "For a CMS that allows blogging and an
image gallery" does not sense that, and wll probably need to go trough the
whole range of "shazamgallery (not-user-safe)", "gallery2 (glues gallery2 to
Drupal)", "img assist (not for image galleries)", "acidfree (for a very
specific task, not very flexible)" and the rest to find out what he /realy/
needs, "image module".
If we can show such a person that "image" is the one to go for right away,
that would be great. But right now, getting that knowledge requires a lot of
effort for people new to Drupal.
> I'm all for adding ratings, showing information about the project's
> health, etc. Hence my previous e-mail with the mock-up. I think
> such information should be auto-generated based on various metrics:
> - Number of contributors
> - Patch queue activity
> - Security history
> - Download statistiscs
> - Usage statistics
> - Number of commits
> - ...
Yes. As soon as I read that mail, (it arrived here just after I mailed out my
mail) I concluded that /I/ misunderstood the issue completely wrong. Sorry.
When you stated that you didn't want a golden repos, I (and maybe others too)
read that as: No we don't want a quality system. Hence my plead for such a
quality system. I was also surprised, because (as you can read in the blog
post I linked to earlier) I thought that work for such quality measurement
was under way already. I was rather surprised because I thought you changed
your mind :).
As I tried to point out in my mail, it doesn't matter at all what we call it,
nor how it looks. As long as we really /do/ have a way to see the "health"
(great term!) of a project, most, if not all the issues people raised for
golden repos are solved!
And if we add an order-by you can list modules by healt, which is essentially
equeal to what i (and I think most people) meant with a golden repos. so
everyone is happy in the end :)
More information about the development