[development] should tinymce get a new maintainer tinymce

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Mon Feb 5 20:01:01 UTC 2007

On 2/5/07, Kevin Reynen <kreynen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Was there a decision made about co-maintainers?   I didn't follow that
> thread to its conclusion.  I would be willing deal with the backlog in
> the issue/support queue until a decision can be made about the long
> term direction if it helps avoid bypassing the .js files.  I think we
> can find a solutions that restore the 4.7 functionality without
> comprimising on long term compatibility with TinyMCE framework.

No "decision" because we haven't faced such a situation before. We
have the technical ability to make people co-maintainers, but still
haven't had any discussion with drupal-id.com.

I reluctantly agree that we need to move forward. Maybe, in a strange
twist of fate, take over TinyMCE Plus? Allie, looking for a plus one
from you on this.

> I think if the hack I wrote last night can be flushed out as a patch
> that restores the GUI role based customization, that will go along way
> towards putting out this fire.  Another thing that might help is a
> dojo-style video showing users how to customize their theme .js.  I
> think I can get a someone to do that in the next day or 2.

As Gerhard (!!) pointed out elsewhere, editing js files are too high
of a barrier for many users. Particularly the target users of a
WYSIWYG editor....

> Hopefully that will give drupal-id a chance to share his thoughts.  It
> may turn out that drupal-id isn't up to the task of maintaining the
> TinyMCE module and we have no option but to revert the the patched 4.7
> version, but I'd like the discussion to be driven by the long term
> benefits of each direction rather than the short term issue of a large
> number of very vocal users who don't want to edit a comma separated
> lists.

Would be great if you got in touch with him. As stated, zero responses
so far, including ones from the infrastructure team asking to update
his email address.

Boris Mann
Vancouver 778-896-2747
San Francisco 415-367-3595
Skype borismann

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