[development] ChipIn Module

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Thu Aug 24 05:27:50 UTC 2006

First -- thanks for putting this together, Rob.

On 8/23/06, Rob Barreca <rob at electronicinsight.com> wrote:
> I've just committed a beta version of the ChipIn (see
> http://www.chipin.com) module to my sandbox (robroy). I'm writing the
> list for a couple reasons:
> 1. I was looking for some peer review of the module. I'll gladly return
> the favor, it's just nice to have another set of eyes look things over
> for usability, security, etc. So if you have a module/patch you'd like
> me to go over in return, let me know.
> 2. The folks over ChipIn dig(g) Drupal and after reading the fundraising
> bulletin at http://drupal.org/node/77562 wanted to help out. They have
> offered to waive all transaction fees for Drupal donations and wanted to
> throw a cool ChipIn Flash widget on that page (hence the module), in a
> block, whatever. Once this module is polished, is that something that
> people would be interested in?

I think there are many people in the wider community that would be
interested in Chip-In like functionality.

I think it's pretty cool to have the donation thermometer to see how
> much we still need for each fundraising drive and ChipIn.com is pretty
> well done.

I'm wary of payment systems in general, and in particular of new, untested
ones. I took a spin around ChipIn, and it is quite nicely done. I created an

How is their support for international credit cards? Our community is a
world wide one...

(I also included script.aculo.us in the chipin sandbox module for review
> purposes. Once this becomes a real module, I'm assuming those will have
> to go for licensing reasons. But, I'd like to include just the bare
> minimum of JS in there to get the color palette slide effect, and not
> have to force users to download an external JS helper module. What is
> the recommended route there?)

Use JQuery effects. It will likely be in core for 4.8/5.0, and it's much
smaller than script...

Boris Mann
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