Drupal without modifications (Re: [development] Extend database abstraction layer, to include table creation.)

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Mon May 15 16:33:54 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-05-15 at 08:34 -0400, Gary (Lists) wrote:
> "Gary (Lists)" wrote:
> > There currently is no way to use Drupal without modifying code.  Period.
> schreef Earl Miles:
> >> This is patently untrue. Only my very first Drupal implementation has
> >> modifications to core code, and I later learned how to do those things I
> >> wanted without core code.
> "Bèr Kessels" wrote:
> > I just did a very quick CVS diff over my 21 sites multisite installation:
> > Core is omdified, but only because of security reasons (I dont want PHP eval
> > stuff).
> > But 17 of the 21 sites contain one or more modified modules.
> > 6 of the 21 contain modules that I wrote specially for them
> > 15 of 21 contain newly built or modified themes.
> > 
> > Conclusion: I am NOT able to deploy a Drupal site without touching PHP or
> > hacking up the system.
> I believe that you make my point very well.  These numbers are useful.
> And my point is not to be taken as "just a complaint", for it is not.  It's
> a real barrier, most especially, to keeping things up to date and
> implementing new features as they become recommended.

Umm I've put together some awesome asset management tools for magazines
that respect editorial and production workflows using drupal, without
coding more than a few patches for broken modules.  that aren't yet

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