[development] Contrib module clean up - Status report

Chris Kennedy chrisken at mail.utexas.edu
Thu Oct 26 21:58:37 UTC 2006

How difficult would it be to patch project.module to display the date of
the last commit and/or release on the teaser page for each module, next
to the "Download", "Find out more" links (or next to the module title)?

The last release date is shown on the full project page already so it
seems like automating this functionality would be best, rather than a
one-time update. I will volunteer to code a patch if it would be helpful
and/or if Derek is busy.


Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
> Michelle Cox wrote:
>> A lot of them need the default download changed. I didn't do that
>> because I felt that's something the maintainer should do in case
>> there's a reason it's set as it is.
> In most cases the reason probably is "maintainer forgot to set it". Feel
> free to change it to the latest release, it can easily be changed back.
>> Some of the modules haven't been updated since 4.6 or before. If these
>> have been abandoned, I suggest putting a note as such in the description.
> It is always difficult to guess wether a module is truly abondoned. I
> myself have modules that don't yet have a 4.7 release since I don't use
> them myself and there aren't enough patches.
> But if for example the latest commit is like one year ago on the 4.6
> branch and nothing on HEAD since then, it is safe to assume it won't be
> updated any time soon and maybe never. Adding a note about this will
> save people from wasting their time with it. Feel free to add such
> notes, they can also easily be removed. Add something like "this module
> hasn't been updated in a long time and the author isn't very responsive.
> It is possible the module is abondoned. The management."
> Cheers,
>     Gerhard

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