[development] Front page module - The way it should be.[tm]

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Tue Jan 31 16:03:18 UTC 2006

Nick Lewis wrote:
> Bèr Kessels wrote:
>> Actually, I do not want to spoil your day, but dashboard module is the 
>> future. Let frontpage module die. It has served its time, we now have 
>> something FAR better. :)
>> Br
> Roger that. Dashboard+Views+Insert Views+Node Queue = Greatest 
> acheivement in all of human history. Er, actually that's an 
> exaggeration, but at the very least try the combo on 4.7 and you'll end 
> up saying to yourself "my god, what a kick ass alternative the frontpage 
> module, or custom coding!"
> Besides, I think a frontpage is too complex and diverse of a requirement 
> to effectively tackle with one standalone module. Better to combine lots 
> of simple THEREFORE easy to maintain-and-evolve modules, than attempt to 
> create a bloateriffic one-shot-5-kills module. Of course, like 
> socialism, that's a good idea that shouldn't be taken to ridiculous 
> extremes as observed with one ::cough:: enewsletter module.

The one thing that this combination doesn't really address is the 'choose a 
front page based upon criteria' which is what the front_page module should be 
retained to do.

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