[development] Freezing the Drupal API

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Tue May 16 18:46:00 UTC 2006

On 5/15/06, Gerhard Killesreiter <gerhard at killesreiter.de> wrote:

> And as for trying to build a business around Drupal... well,
> > there's surely a lot of money in helping people upgrade their
> > installations.

Pando.com just got funded for $7M...parts of the website run on Drupal.
NowPublic.com, which has gone through some pains over the past 2 years, just
got a round of funding. There are others out there.

>  But personally I want to be able to offer a
> > reliable, up-to-date, feature-rich hosting environment, and
> > all Drupal promises me is a world of hurt.
> >
> I haven't heard Boris, James, or Adrian cry very loudly recently. Maybe
> it is more a quiet sobbing.


...but it has nothing to do with Drupal. Drupal is the *easy* part of
hosting. Well, maybe not the easiest. As James stated elsewhere, we run
backports with matching patches in the forward version only -- no forking,
but continual improvement.

4.5 was painful (Bryght helped finalize multisite and ran
multisite-compatable modules). 4.6 was/is a bit less painful (multisite
standard, maintain .install files ourselves). 4.7 is going to be great
(install profiles in beta plus dependencies, form API for fantastic
theme/module level modifications).

Boris Mann
Vancouver 778-896-2747
San Francisco 415-367-3595
Skype borismann
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