[development] CVS HEAD, code freeze, zeitgeist

Bèr Kessels 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 :)


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