[development] node caching

Sean Robertson seanr at ngpsoftware.com
Thu Aug 30 21:19:10 UTC 2007

> If we have a technology like node caching that is only used on 3 major
> Drupal sites via patches, with each implementation custom or slightly
> different, it will certainly not be any more stable for Drupal 7 than it
> is now.  If we have hundreds or thousands of people who just have to
> click a radio button or add an option to settings.php to turn on node
> caching and label it as experimental, then we can begin to stabilize
> this great performance boosting technology.  If it doesn't work with
> your particular set of modules, fine, turn it off and no harm done.
> I believe that since nodes are the crux of the Drupal system, releasing
> Drupal 6 without this technology is a real shame since there are so many
> great performance options that will be available for Drupal 6.

I agree with this.  How hard would it be to make it an option, just like 
the advanced cache option in Drupal 5 and warn users that it could cause 
issues in some circumstances.

Sean Robertson
Web Developer
NGP Software, Inc.
seanr at ngpsoftware.com
(202) 686-9330

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