[development] subscribe to a node

James Walker walkah at walkah.net
Tue Oct 31 15:13:12 UTC 2006

On 31-Oct-06, at 9:46 AM, Dries Buytaert wrote:

> On 31 Oct 2006, at 15:35, Moshe Weitzman wrote:
>>> dries, killes, et al, can we open a discussion about running the  
>>> subscriptions.module (or equivalent, if there's a better  
>>> alternative in contrib already) on d.o, so i don't have to re- 
>>> invent the wheel, just for the sake of being "inside"  
>>> project*.module?
>> that discussion is easy - subscriptions module has some ugly code  
>> in it and  needs significant cleanup. Ideally, the best parts are  
>> salvaged and submitted to core as a patch. i wouldn't run it on  
>> groups site, and i'm more aggressive than d.o. volunteers are  
>> encouraged to work up this patch.
> I'd have to look at subscriptions.module first (don't turn out  
> modules on drupal.org without a decent security review).  That  
> said, I'd love to have e-mail subscriptions in core -- even if it  
> is a fairly naive implementation.

If we're going to go that route I'd rather see a general subscription  
framework (no, I'm not going to say "API" ;) in core. There are lots  
of other ways that a someone could be notified of subscriptions (i.e.  
Jabber/XMPP, etc). It'd be nice if things could tie in there. So a  
subscriptions framework would really just keep track of what nodes/ 
terms/etc are subscribed and offer a hook for implementations to do  
the notifying.

Code is gold? :P
James Walker :: http://walkah.net/ :: xmpp:walkah at walkah.net

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