[development] Module retirement?

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 10:17:20 UTC 2006

On 07 Oct 2006, at 00:19, Greg Knaddison - GVS wrote:

> I'd say that the *most responsible* thing is to provide a "smooth"
> path to get your users into the new modules and then retire the
> current ones.  This happens pretty often - see:
> http://drupal.org/project/dashboard
> If you just say "module is retiring, use X instead" and don't provide
> an upgrade path then that's OK too.  It's certainly better than just
> dropping it and leaving people hanging.  If possible document the
> manual steps to move to the module, but ideally provide code that will
> take current data in the module and move it to the format needed by
> the replacement module.
> You could also offer on the project page to let someone else
> update/maintain the module if they are really tied to it - maybe
> somebody likes your module more than the replacements.

I agree with all of Greg's suggestions.  They have everything to do  
with being a responsible maintainer:


Thanks for trying to be responsible AjK.  Much appreciated. :)

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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