[development] Preparing for 5.0 string freeze

Steven Peck speck at blkmtn.org
Fri Nov 17 02:12:55 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: development-bounces at drupal.org 
> [mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org] On Behalf Of Neil Drumm
> The root problem is that help texts are in PHP code. The sets 
> of people
> who can edit PHP code and write good help text have a relatively small
> intersection. And the workflow is shorter; edit a page happens much
> quicker than patch, edit, diff.
> Help texts as nodes on Drupal.org seems like a fine idea 
> until you have
> to get them back into Drupal. I hear that part is annoying. It was
> painful to watch Kieran try and make it work when I was his 
> coworker at
> CivicSpace.

The other issue is versioning.  All paths lead to the current live
version so updating text in the handbook will lead people in 4.7 to 5.0
help texts when we update them

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