[development] Unified image/video management module
fabio.varesano at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 17:34:11 UTC 2006
This is definitely a good news.
I think that the best approach is provide a good update script which
is able to convert old Acidfree modules to image/video nodes.
If you have some questions about my video module just ask.
Vernon Mauery wrote:
> Hi, as the author of Acidfree, I have gotten lots of praise for creating an
> image/video system that is easy for people to use. Granted at first it was
> not perfect, but it has made great advances and gained quite a following in
> the year. But I have also gotten a lot of flak from people saying that it
> wasn't done in the true spirit of Drupal. The praise came from users, the
> flak came from developers.
> Now that I have worked with the Drupal community for a year, I have realized
> that my approach was *not* fully in spirit with Drupal. Really, I probably
> should have stuck my head in a cold bucket and listened to Gerhard, Boris,
> and Dries and tried to work with other module authors. Acidfree is an
> awesome application -- it is simple to use (very usable UI), easy to theme,
> and has an appropriate feature set. But it still bugs me that I didn't quite
> do it right. So here is my first stab at repentance.
> But I have a question. I think I can do now what I should have done a year
> ago (but was unable to because of pride and lacking APIs). I have made a
> list of things that Acidfree does for me and have found that I can accomplish
> nearly all of the things I want to with new advances in APIs and a study of
> other modules that are available. I think by using Image, Video, Taxonomy,
> Views, and use of the form API, I could turn Acidfree into a management
> module and let the other node module take care of themselves. I guess the
> question is: should make a new module or just change Acidfree (by providing
> an upgrade path)? If I do this, I don't really want to have to manage
> Acidfree and this new module, plus, I really think the name is great. My
> opinion is that I should release a 4.8 version of Acidfree that defines 0
> node types and simply works with the appropriate node types to offer a
> unified management interface. But I worry about all the users I have
> attracted. Maybe I should target 4.9 (or whatever 2 releases from now is)
> and say that Acidfree will be obsolete in that release and create a new
> module called something else. But I don't really want to pollute the module
> I remember a while back that the fact that Drupal does not really have a
> unified way of dealing with multimedia was a big deal. Are people still
> interested in this? Or should I just crawl back in my cave and continue
> plugging away at Acidfree?
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