[development] Here is how you can get 4.5 security patches

blogdiva at culturekitchen.com blogdiva at culturekitchen.com
Sun May 28 01:05:10 UTC 2006


I never demanded that you or any other developer to support 4.5. I  
never even said you needed to support it.

Let me clarify my comments : What I meant was, move it to an archived  
area where people can see the whole history and progression of  
Drupal. Keep it there with big blaring red letters saying --DRUPAL  
look at the structural aspects of it --and in the event they need  
anything during an upgrade, at least have the files available.

These archives and this information is not for you or any of the  
current developers. it's not just FOSS products that keep archival  
reference to their product development. Many proprietary products do  
so as well. This is for future users and coder and the community in  
general to learn the product's history and development. Why do you  
want to make it hard for people to get to this information?

What I believe Drupal needs is to make it easy for the community to  
take care of each other and the product. Steps are already in place  
like the amazing strides people have taken with documentation. I  
don't really expect you of all people to offer me any help people to  
upgrade from 4.5.  But there may be others in the community who would  
and will. So let it be.

It is really important for developers like you to take a step back  
and get out of the organic development of your product's community.  
Your attitude is an obstacle in this natural progression and is not  
good for Drupal's product development. It is certainly not good at  
all for its reputation.

/ liza

On  27.May.2006, at 03:07 PM, Karoly Negyesi wrote:

> Hi,
> I am shocked by the demands to support 4.5. Do not forget that you  
> are not paying Drupal developers to do anything. You are not my  
> boss. Nor anyone else's. On what base do you demand? On the amount  
> of contribution you made to Drupal over time? I have yet to see any  
> such contributor (note: I said contributor, not coder.) who demands  
> this.
> Therefore, the solution is very simple: if you are running 4.5 and  
> do not want to update, find others in the same situation and hire  
> an able coder who will provide the security patches for you. We  
> will consider adding said person to the security team and some  
> guidance will be providded, but please do not expect too much from  
> our side.
> Case closed.
> Kind regards,
> Karoly Negyesi
> Ps. While I sometimes work for money, do not consider me. The less  
> 4.5 code I need to touch, the better for me. Money won't change this.

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