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