[development] google just pwned the brochureware site industry

Gildas Cotomale gildas.cotomale at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 23:26:41 UTC 2006

On 2/24/06, Benson Wong <mostlygeek at gmail.com> wrote:
> So some real world considerations:
> 1. Where is the long term roadmap to Drupal?
> 2. What is the long term support structure for Drupal
>  - I spent $200,000 building Site X on Drupal 4.8, how do I maintain
> (security, new features, etc) it for 2 years?
> 3. I spent $15,000 building Module Y, for 4.7, what are my options for
> moving forward with 4.8, 4.9, etc.
> 4. And so on...
> These considerations might not matter to geeks/developers adding in
> features, but it matters to people who depend on this software to
> provide them a solution. An similar situation, PHP3 disappeared
> quickly after PHP4 came out. PHP4 will be around for _years_, even
> after PHP6 comes out.
> Drupal is headed in that same direction. My point is, the project
> needs more planning to balance reaction. Developers should be allowed
> to build any contribution they want, but core should not change so
> much as it breaks functionality between point releases.
> Ben.
I completly agree with Ben. Due to many core changes i had to rewrite
most of my development :( However, i have to admit the new FAPI is a
great job and certainly won't change for years.

Best regards

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