[development] DrupalCon Barcelona: call for presentations

Jeff Eaton jeff at viapositiva.net
Tue Aug 7 04:44:01 UTC 2007

On Aug 6, 2007, at 4:51 AM, Karoly Negyesi wrote:

>>   - Beyond FAPI and the Schema API: next steps (*)
>>   - A plan to get some more CCK/Views into core (*)
> I do not think we (Eaton+me) will have more ideas for FAPI, all the  
> common grunts were solved w/ FAPI3, not until D6 is out, modules  
> are ported and projects are ongoing will the flaws come to light.  
> Let's get back to FAPI at the spring Drupalcon (Toronto?).

Yep, I'm with Karoly on this one. There are some cleanup bits and  
things we didn't necessarily have time for in FAPI3 (making  
form_set_values() and form_set_error() simpler, etc) but those are  
tweaks and polishing moves rather than architectural shifts.

It will take time, time for porting and exploration and envelope- 
pushing, to make it clear what changes the next generation will need.

SchemaAPI and how it ties in to both CCK and Views is definitely an  
important issue. There's also the possibility of programmatically  
generating basic CRUD screens from SchemaAPI definitions; now that we  
can store table and column metadata, and are beginning to explore  
relationships, Ruby-esque auto-generation of CRUD scaffolding is  
within the realm of possibility.


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