[development] New Module Ideas and Announcements

FGM fgm at osinet.fr
Tue Aug 7 10:05:06 UTC 2007

This recently happened with the themesettings project, actually,
although the project author had taken the time to talk with me
separately about it prior to project creation.

The way to go suggested at the time, IIRC, was to announce any module
project intent on this (archived) mailing list prior to project
creation, so that any interested party could chime in.

Another solution might be to add an issue category to the project
tracker, like: 
- adding a "Future contributions" category
- adding several "ideas" subcategories:
  - "project idea"
  - "theme idea"
  - "translation idea"
  - "profile idea"

These could be closed just like other issues when the project was
created. Maybe we could even require the project creation form to
include a mandatory issue nid pointing to such an issue.

This would allow persistence, traceability, and searchability.

What do you think of it ?


---- Original Message ----
From: darthsteven at gmail.com
To: development at drupal.org
Subject: Re: [development] New Module Ideas and Announcements
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 10:10:59 +0100

>I think that that is the point that John is trying to make. People
>duplicating work and code and polluting the namespace. If you could
>post to somewhere, saying: 'I've got this idea', then someone could
>let you down gently, and say they'd already done it. Then you'd be
>free to extend their work, and improve upon it, collaboratively.

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