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