[development] More than one thread per list - Ignore the other I posted with this title. I goofed.

Michelle Cox mcox at charter.net
Wed Oct 25 21:03:14 UTC 2006

I sent a quick correction after I realized I missed a paste in my last post 
but, for some reason, that didn't make it to the list. So I'm re-posting 
with what I _meant_ to post in the first place.

Note: I changed the topic so I don't derail the distro thread with this

Moshe said:
As an aside (i.e. lets not sidetrack this thread), one of the original 
visions of the new .info files is that their names and descriptions will be 
used by drupal.org project module. Thats one of the reasons we chose plain 
text .ini instead of PHP. I like reuse of .info files because it centralizes 
project metadata. We probably need some more metadata fields.

Someone on the completely unrealted linux thread said:
> It is sad to see this discussion side-tracked.  The purpose of this
> discussion is NOT to debate why packagers exist (that is not what  Seemant
> asked for), but to figure out how we can better cooperate.   The world
> doesn't care about your opinion about packagers; whatever  it is you think
> about them, they are not going to go away.  So if  you're not going to
> help make Drupal better for packagers, don't  add noise to the discussion
> either.  It would be a waste of time  and bits.  Thanks.

Michelle said (to Moshe):
 > This isn't a sidetrack; it's an important point. If the current
project descriptions will be overwritten by the .info files, then
there's no
 > point spending time now cleaning up the text itself. There's still
tagging needing to be done, but I don't want to be changing the ?
 > project description if it's all getting wiped out soon.

Jonathan said:
>It's a good point, but it really is sidetracked from the original  request.
>Also, you're directly ignoring Dries' polite request not to  add noise to
>the discussion (I'm not singling you out personally).   This point should
>be a separate thread.

Excuse me? I did no such thing. This email you are quoting is from my
"Documenting contribs" thread and has nothing to do with the linux distros.
I certainly hope you're not suggesting the dev list be confined to one
discussion thread at a time. I seriously doubt that's what Dries had in mind
with his request.


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