[development] Drupal 6 release schedule

Laura Scott laura at pingv.com
Wed Jan 31 22:12:45 UTC 2007

On Jan 31, 2007, at 3:03 PM, Zohar Stolar wrote:

> With regards to that - I feel that from 4.7 to 5 Drupal changed in  
> such a extreme manner, that it will take most of the developers 4  
> months only to get to know Drupal 5 properly...
> Most of Drupal developers are not core developers, and might be  
> intimidated by rapid, extreme changes. I'm talking about API, not,  
> for example, the CCK integration. Drupal is already reputated to  
> have a slow learning curve, and every time you get to the summit,  
> the mountain becomes higher :-)
> I can see the need to release a newer, better CMS when possible,  
> certainly in a very competitive surrounding, and maybe that's the  
> right thing to do, ideally. BUT (and here comes the "but"), don't  
> we risk being a bit too fast?

As a Drupal enthusiast since Drupal 4.4 days, I can say that I'm  
delighted and relieved that Drupal is evolving so fast. I remember  
when 4.5 was the bee's knees. Then it was just awful compared with  
4.6, which was just not good enough once 4.7 came out....

I'm not so sure the world is flat, but time stands still for no one,  
and the web is developing at such a rapid rate that it behooves the  
Drupal community to continue to not only keep apace but even set the  

Each major release has involved a major learning curve, yes, but this  
amounts to learning one's way around a better cms. I wouldn't go  
backwards on a bet.

I believe your concern about clients who are happy with their  
existing sites is well placed. However, I would suggest that this is  
more on the matter of maintaining support for older systems, and not  
a matter of how rapidly the newest and bestest stuff rolls out.

June 1 -- that's not even summer! That is fabulous!


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