[development] Contrib longevity
larry at garfieldtech.com
Wed Jan 31 04:22:27 UTC 2007
And on an entirely different topic, I've a question for the other contrib
maintainers out there.
With Drupal 5 out, most modules are or will be upgraded to it. Drupal 4.7
itself is in maintenance mode. What about contribs for it?
If you maintain a contrib module, will you be providing just bug fixes for the
4.7 version after your 5 version is released? Will you maintain feature
development on both? If so, for how long?
Mostly I'm asking to see if there's a consensus on what the "responsible
maintainer" thing to do is, since I've a few modules that I'm in the process
of upgrading and I'm not how long I should bother to deal with feature
requests for the 4.7 versions. (I figure it goes without saying that bug
fixes for 4.7 for as long as Drupal 4.7 gets bug fixes is "the responsible
thing to do".)
Larry Garfield AIM: LOLG42
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