[development] Drupal Modules and Linux Distros
ber at webschuur.com
Wed Oct 25 12:14:22 UTC 2006
Op woensdag 25 oktober 2006 13:47, schreef Konstantin Käfer:
> To be honest, I can't really see the point in providing Drupal with a
> Linux distribution. Most users won't need it and those who do are
> usually skilled enough to do that themselves (at least they are using
> Gentoo and not Windows). Packaging contrib modules doesn't make that
> much sense to me as well because it's just unzipping a tarball into
> the modules directory (or wherever you install the module to). The
> actual installation has to happen inside of Drupal anyway.
I am involved in serveral hosting plans, and must disagree.
Security comes first! with most hosters. What you state is one side of the
story. Many developers of a syste (Joomla, Drupal etc) tend to think that the
whole world evolves around their product and forget that many people offer
Drupal as part of a range of options. You cannot seriously consider that they
get into all the different falvours of security mailing lists, all the
off-beat security release systems, and all the weird wais of communication
(RSS, mailinglists etceteras).
Having an option where you rely on one distributor, that centralises this for
you, takes the hassle out of your hands and that maintains the software fore
you, is for a lto of people a good option.
I am saying this, because the flamewar against packageers should stop here and
now. We, Drupal, should help packagers. If we don't offer an infrastructure
that allows packagers to ditribute our system in a properway, *then* we have
And before people start thinking 'talk is silver yadiyadiya', I /am/ still
maintaining sympal scripts, but am investigating a conversion to
capistrano, because that will take some overhead from my shoulders;
So lets try to come up with an infrastructure that allows distributors to do
the distributing for us (then we can go back to developing Drupal) and lets
encourage distributors, instead of telling them that "we have bad
experiences" or that "we cannot see the point of having Drupal in a distro".
Beleive me when I say that the decision to include Ruby on Rails in the next
OSX server release will be another boom for that platform. Distribution
matters, especially if its done poperly. We are the ones who can make it
In the mean time, Seemant Kulleen can have a look at the apt-get-alike module
installer by jmrenouard
[ End-user Drupal services and hosting | Sympal.nl ]
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