[development] Splitting up patches
drumm at delocalizedham.com
Fri Aug 25 09:13:40 UTC 2006
Dries Buytaert wrote:
> On 25 Aug 2006, at 04:47, Angela Byron wrote:
>> For example, say merlinofchaos splits off the .meta files part of his
>> new module administration patch page feature
> because it does too much. It introduces:
> 1. _uninstall hooks,
> 2. a dependency system,
> 3. a notion of 'packages',
> 4. a new UI for module management and
> 5. meta files.
> Parts of this patch could probably be committed already, other parts
> need more discussion. In its current state, it is not likely to advance
> because it is such a burden for everybody involved. Unless this patch
> gets split, it is not likely to make the September 1 deadline. If this
> patch gets split, it won't be an 'all or nothing' scenario, and we are
> much likely to benefit from it in 4.8/5.0.
I just keep quietly asking for the throttle checkboxes for modules (and
blocks) to be moved next to the throttle module configuration. That would:
- Make the current page a lot simpler so future changes have something
easier to build off of (dynamic numbers of columns are annoying).
- Provide more space to actually explain what throttle does. (Does
checked mean it is on or off while throttled?)
- Better separation of code into modules.
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