[development] subscribe to a node

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Tue Oct 31 15:20:14 UTC 2006

On 10/31/06, Dries Buytaert <dries.buytaert at gmail.com> 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.

Subscriptions (with an 's') is the best of a bad bunch. I won't
comment on the code (it works, after all), but here's my list:

Must have:
* instead of just including a link to the updated content, allow for
selection between title + link, title + teaser, and full update (same
would apply to comments)

Nice to have:
* digest mode: allow sending of X updates and/or sending after Y days

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