[development] Please suggest user experience improvement patches for: managing large list of items, and discovering Drupal administration settings
traemccombs at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 00:49:47 UTC 2006
On 10/15/06, Kieran Lal <kieran at civicspacelabs.org> wrote:
> On Oct 15, 2006, at 5:29 PM, Trae McCombs wrote:
> Kieran, Sorry if this is OT, but I think it sorta makes sense to say this
> on this thread.
> I think the #1 problem Drupal faces is this:
> Difficulty to upgrade.
Sorry, the rest looks good, feel free to let me know if there is any way I
can help in testing this. As I agree it's our #1 problem and want to help
out where I can.
Peace love and bananas!
Yes, it is off-topic. Yes, you are right. Upgrading was listed as the
> hardest task in the Drupal administration survey, as of right now. Survey
> results are subject to change.
> I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but... I think there should be a
> button, or something in the admin section that says goes something like the
> Upgrade - Configure when your Drupal software is upgraded
> 1. Status
> Upgrade is pending - Somewhere something should say: Upgrade pending!
> No Upgrades present - Same place it should say: No Upgrades Needed.
> (wording is off, but you get the idea)
> 2. When are your upgrades to be run?
> [Only when security releases are available - does this poll drupal.org ?
> 3. Level of upgrades [Email UID 1 (or whoever is specified) when something
> is done or available ]
> Simple Notification
> Download update but don't install
> Install upgrade but perform only when UID1 logs in and approves
> Automagic upgade with no user intervention needed.
> Heh, Ok, I know I'm probably smoking crack here, and none of this is
> possible, BUT, from a "newbie" Drupal Administrator, this would be a MAJOR
> plus on helping keep things maintained. I'd personally select the Automagic
> upgrades. That way I wouldn't have to worry about things.
> There is a LOT more thinking that has to go into something like this, and
> I know it's probably a 6.0 feature, but... it would really make managing a
> Drupal site a complete and utter breeze.
> Most of the basics to solve this are being done by Derek right now. The
> basic assumption is that we need a release mechanism for contributed modules
> in order to do official releases that need to be pushed out to sites.
> However, I do think there are even harder parts of upgrading that we
> should explore like API changes, and teaching effective upgrading procedures
> to administrators.
> On 10/14/06, Kieran Lal <kieran at civicspacelabs.org> wrote:
> > Hello, there are hundreds, possibly thousands of available patches in
> > the queue for head.
> > If there are patches available that address managing large lists of
> > items (users, nodes, comments, groups, blocks, menus) then please
> > help identify them.
> > Also, if there are patches that help in the discovery of Drupal
> > settings for administrators please help to identify those patches as
> > well.
> > These are not requests for new features to be added to Drupal 5.0.
> > It is a request to help identify proposed solutions to user
> > experience problems that have been identified in the Drupal
> > administration survey. We would like to include these proposed
> > solutions as part of the user experience survey report.
> > Cheers,
> > Kieran
> Trae McCombs || http://occy.net/
> Founder - Themes.org // Linux.com
Trae McCombs || http://occy.net/
Founder - Themes.org // Linux.com
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