[development] Counting .info files [Was: Documenting contribs]

Thomas Barregren thomas at webbredaktoren.se
Thu Oct 26 19:24:01 UTC 2006

Michelle Cox skrev:
> On 10/26/2006 4:28:57 AM, Thomas Barregren (thomas at webbredaktoren.se) 
> wrote:
>> If we are encouraging people to edit each others module description (or
>> handbook pages for that matter), I would very much like to see an
>> opportunity to register for an e-mail upon change, very much like how it
>> works on Wikipedia. In that way, a maintainer (or any other interested)
>>  would automatically be informed every time a change is made. That is
>> particularly important to make it possible to see small changes which
>> otherwise could go undetected for a long period of time.
> I don't think this is possible with the current infrastructure.

Ok. It was just wishful thinking. :-)

> I'm emailing the maintainers if I make major changes that they'll want 
> to review. I'm not emailing every one I'm adding a break tag to, though.

I can understand that. The purpose with my original post on this subject 
was actually to express my approval of your work.

>> I also would
>> like to see reversion management of the pages, again very much like how
>> it works on Wikipedia. What do you other guys say?
> There are revisions built in. If the maintainer doesn't like the 
> changes, it can be reverted.

I may have misunderstood the terminology here. But since we were talking 
about module description, I thought maintainer meant the maintainer of 
the module. I am the maintainer of RoleAssign 
<http://drupal.org/project/roleassign>, but I havn't access to previous 
versions of the description I have written. It's no big deal. But if we 
are encouraging people to edit each others module description, which 
inkfree suggested and I seconded, I thought it could be a good idea if 
at least the module maintainer, who after all is responsible for his/her 
module, would be able to revert any change if necessary.

My wishful thinking above was just an extension of that thought. To 
determine if it is necessary to revert a change, I must first now if has 
been a change. It was therefore I venture to think how nice it would 
have been if at least the module maintainer would get an automatically 
notice if anybody has made a change to module's description. Again, it's 
no big deal. Just a rash thought.

To sum up, I like your effort, and  like inkfree's idea of a more wiki 
wiki like approach.


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