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