[development] Time to remove poll module from core

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Wed May 3 04:46:51 UTC 2006

I'm of the mind that a "minimal core" should include those modules needed to 
get a site with a bunch of static pages (page nodes currently) up and 
running, and those internal/api modules that are of near-universal 
application (block, throttle, menu, path, etc.), and that's it.  Everything 
from there on should be an add-on, either from a "first class citizen module" 
repository, an install profile that includes a dozen additional modules, 
contrib, or whatever.

Just enough to be functional and whet a new user's appetite for more, and to 
give distribution builders a streamlined, low-cruft base to start from.

On Tuesday 02 May 2006 23:03, Jeff Eaton wrote:
> Just a quick note of clarification -- I wasn't trying to imply that core
> should be SO stripped down tat we have NO modules. What I meant to ask
> was, 'What criteria make one module core-worthy but not another?'
> I think a much-streamlined core, with a secondary package of 'community
> tools,' or perhaps a 'Classic Drupal' module pack, would be a great
> step. But I've said that before. :)
> -Jeff
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Derek Wright [mailto:derek at dwwright.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 10:16 PM
> To: development at drupal.org; kb at 2bits.com
> Subject: Re: [development] Time to remove poll module from core
> On May 2, 2006, at 8:05 PM, Khalid B wrote:
> > In another thread Derek asked why core has modules at all.
> that wasn't me.  i believe you're thinking of jeff eaton.
> i think drupal's "core" should contain some modules, even ones beyond
> the required 4 or 5.  but, i'm in support of reducing the # of modules
> in core, and distributing the work of maintaining modules that are
> important, but not necessarily "core".

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