[development] 120 Projects pages awaiting moderation

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 07:39:26 UTC 2006

On 02 Feb 2006, at 23:25, Kieran Lal wrote:

> On Feb 2, 2006, at 1:20 PM, Darrel O'Pry wrote:
>> I'm not a drupal.org administrator... But I would be willing to  
>> help in any way I can.
> Great.  There's really two tasks here.  One is categorizing as much  
> of http://drupal.org/project/modules as possible here: http:// 
> dev.bryght.com/t/wiki/DrupalProjectCategories

The first task (categorization) is probably the more important one.   
Ideally, we'd have (i) a list of categories and (ii) a mapping of  
projects onto these categories.  Given a consistent format, I could  
copy-paste the data from the wiki, write a parser script and  
programmatically categorize the projects once Drupal.org is upgraded  
to CVS/HEAD.  It would make for a smoother transition.  (If someone  
feels like it, he can write a parser script too.)

A possible format could be:

   * Syndication: 4223, 3454, 2334, 2343
   * Image handling: 2232, 1435, 70343
   * ...

The numbers denote the node IDs of the projects that should be part  
of the specified category.

> The second task would be to help moderate these projects.   
> According to Dries the reason these projects have not been  
> moderated is because:
> "Normally projects are automatically approved if the corresponding  
> tarball can be found (i.e. the code should be in CVS).  Projects  
> that are not approved are likely to be incomplete or non-existing."

I think it is safe to assume that project maintainer/authors that  
care about their project, would have contacted us about their project  
not being listed.  I think quite a few people create a project node  
_before_ reading up on the documentation.  Chances are they create  
their project first, read the documentation, and chicken out as soon  
they learn more about having to use CVS.  Or something.

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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