[development] Freezing the Drupal API

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Mon May 15 21:57:58 UTC 2006

>> My aim would be that as of Drupal 5.0 with CCK, the published
>> API would be treated as "stable" and changes to it would be
>> resisted strongly.

I tend to agree with killes: Drupal's policy, since as long as I've 
known it, is to give nary a look to backwards compatibility, and that is 
incredibly *freeing* when it comes to *strong* development. This isn't 
to say that we don't understand that there is an issue with the 
inevitable upgrade, but this is why we:

  * provide instructions on theme and module upgrades.
  * don't release an update until the major third party
    components of Drupal are already upgraded.

Roughly though, this sort of discussion comes up once every six months.

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