[infrastructure] Re: [development] Drupal 4.5 unsupported

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Mon May 29 09:57:38 UTC 2006

Op zaterdag 27 mei 2006 19:23, schreef blogdiva at culturekitchen.com:
> Ber , Morbus and all,
> Would you consider stepping back a moment and thinking as a non-
> developer? This is the kind of decision that ought to fall on the  
> shoulders of a user-relations team and not developers.

I am not sure why my name is in that list. I posted -as a comment- on Dries's 
site that I am very much in favor of NOT upgrading. I run most of my sites on 
4.6 and will continue doing so, untill I see a very good reason to upgrade. 
Having the latest nitty gritty coolness and ajaxyness is not a reason to 
  « Never fix something that aint broken »

If I had sites running on 4.5, I would have ported the security patches to 
these versions. But unfortunately the only sites on < 4.6 are no longer 
suppported by me, or are discontinued. but for 4.6 we will most probably keep 
support for a long time.

Therefore I beleive we should NOT just remove the stuff, nor "officially 
not-support". But: This requires maintainers! We need people to manage and 
support the older versions. I have heard Dries say, over and over, that if 
there are people willing to do this, he will continue support for any 


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