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

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Sun May 28 09:25:23 UTC 2006

blogdiva at culturekitchen.com wrote:
 > 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  DEVELOPERS
> DO NOT SUPPORT THESE VERSIONS. Do so anyway so people can  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?

Liza, you know the "history and progression" is closely monitored by
CVS, this is the tool we use to watch how the system evolves, and it has
all the interesting details, point releases, contributors, etc. people
are interested in. If you think it is hard to get files from CVS,
despite such nice visual clients as TortoiseCVS being available, please
try the process yourself as documented on drupal.org [1] and help the
documentation team improve the documentation on how one gets the files
from CVS. CVS gives you all the historic information you would like to
have, and a lot more, plus it is dead easy with tools like TortoiseCVS.
You can even get as far as DRUPAL-3-0-0 which was last touched four
years ago. This is what I call history.

[1] http://drupal.org/node/22293


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