[development] Modules for Core
jeff at viapositiva.net
Fri Jul 7 19:31:10 UTC 2006
> * Our core audience isn't blog users.
...Or discussion boards, or download sites, or portal sites, or
corporate PR people.
> * We don't ship many other things that are very typical for blog
> installations, like a wysiwig editor, urlfilter.module, or
> Atom support.
This is very true. I still believe that Drupal For Bloggers could be one
of the easiest Drupal 'distros' to assemble. Blogapi would/could be an
integral part of that.
> * It is unclear how blogapi will be supported by the future
> of Drupal, especially with CCK hitting core and, presumably,
> blog moving over to that.
"Badly," that's how. There are already hitches -- For example, modules
that add elements to the node form, and depend on 'default' values, will
never work properly with blogapi as it currently stands. That's a
problem outside blogapi's scope, though -- it's the 'programmatic
creation of nodes' issue that we all grapple with until FormAPI 2, The
> * There's only like one or two maintainers for it, right?
> I don't get the impression that a large part of the
> Drupal core developers give a crap about it.
Lots of Drupal core developers don't give a crap about other important
things. ;) I think blogapi is very important -- not just for bloggers,
but for anyone who wants to use some of the widely available tools for
But I do agree that it is a better fit for a contrib module and a
'blogging' distribution/installer profile.
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