[development] New Module Ideas and Announcements

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Aug 7 05:21:35 UTC 2007

I forget where exactly I found it on the site, but there's already an RSS feed 
for new modules:


It doesn't seem to help, though, since just today I saw a new module[1] cross 
the wire that is a duplicate of one I submitted a few months ago[2].

[1] http://drupal.org/project/default_filter
[2] http://drupal.org/project/filterbynodetype

On Monday 06 August 2007, John wrote:
> Hi all,
> When a developer has an idea for a module, they are often not the
> only one with that idea. Currently, new modules are mostly invisible
> until they show up as a project. And IDEAS for new modules are /
> completely/ invisible unless they are discussed in the ephemeral IRC.
> As I'm sure you all know, this leads to code dupe.
> If we had a central location for announcing modules, we could:
>   * Reduce module duplication. We can prevent two independent
> developers from writing separate, duplicate modules.
>   * Increase developer collaboration. We can get interested
> developers working together at an early stage of development.
>   * Improve module quality. Others can shape and improve the ideas,
> leading to a better module from the beginning (or, at the least, a
> better road map for future development.)
> Rather than cluttering up the drupal-devel list with module
> announcements, I created a Drupal Group: http://groups.drupal.org/
> contributed-module-ideas (the name was chosen to be in-line with the
> contributed-module-status group.)
> If we can get enough buy-in to this idea, I think it would be a good
> idea to add a note to the "Maintaining a project on drupal.org" page
> ( http://drupal.org/node/7765 ) that modules should be announced on
> the Contributed Module Ideas group, in addition to requesting a CVS
> account. This might also help out CVS Administrators if more eyeballs
> were reviewing the modules associated with new CVS account requests.
> What does everyone think? If you have a specific criticisms or
> enhancements, reply to the list. If you simply have "+1" comment, why
> not just subscribe to the group?
>   - John
> John Wilkins | Albin.Net | nickname: JohnAlbin

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"If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of 
exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, 
which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to 
himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession 
of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it."  -- Thomas 

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