[development] blocks by role in 4.7.0? RTBC?
derek at dwwright.net
Sat Mar 25 19:19:51 UTC 2006
the only reasons i have any hope at all for this are:
1) dries wanted this feature in 6.7
2) on IRC about a week ago:
dww: am i correct in assuming that no usability features will be
added before the 4.7.0 RC?
killes: dww: usability is always possible.
i maintain this is a critical usability feature for drupal.
i thoroughly understand what everyone's saying in their arguments for
delay, and they're all valid points. i still believe the time lost on
hardening this feature will more than be paid back in reduced support
effort. given that the RC itself isn't *yet* RTBReleased (2 of the 4
remaining critical bugs are currently in "needs work", and 1 is only
"active"), i think hardening/testing of this feature can happen in
parallel with everything else going on to get the RC out...
chris's proposal for an ultra-short 6.8.0 that basically only includes
all the RTBC features that are currently on hold is a reasonable
compromise, though i'm sure that'll (somewhat) upset drumm, all the
CCK-in-core advocates, etc. i can see both sides of this question.
e.g. i'd also like to see more CCK-goodness, i'm working on all this
event-related improvement stuff (http://drupal.org/node/52884), so i
wouldn't mind more time in 4.8 development to get all that done (or at
least big chunks of it). but, i'd also like to see more existing
functionality available in a public release, so i'd be happy either
i think i've said all i have to usefully offer to this decision.
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