5.0 and or 4.8 (was Re: [development] Drupal x.x.0 freeze date)

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Mon May 1 23:25:18 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 10:51 -0400, Jenny Hsueh wrote:
> Dries Buytaert wrote:
> > I'm very sceptic about roadmaps and long-term planning in the context  
> > of Drupal development.  A roadmap is vaporware and creates pressure.
> I respectfully disagree on this, commenting from an end user 
> perspective.  A roadmap is not about time boxing what is going to be 
> developed when, but a shared common vision of the community how to get 
> from point A to point B -- i.e.  to understand the target and to 
> understand the inter-dependencies.  I feel this is essential for  
> volunteer based project, although it is true that what is being coded is 
> what gets delivered but without a roadmap how would you get feedback 
> from end users on what is important ?  From what  I can gather on this 
> mailing list discussions, which I only joined about a month ago, it 
> looks like there are some very important and nifty features in drupal 
> have not had adequate resource to work on . The question is how many 
> people other than the current development community aware of this?  A 
> roadmap can be a very effective marketing tool to share your vision with 
> a larger community,  it does not need to be time boxed.
> Cheers,
> jenny

>From a developers perspective... 

  I'm going to develop what I want for Drupal regardless of the Roadmap
other people have. I don't want my pet 'features' that are ready for
release to have to wait on your pet feature. I want to see it in the
mainline development version so people can test and comment on it. I
think people who are actively developing drupal now days have a feel for
where it is going.


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