[development] Drupal 5 incremental release?

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Jul 22 13:16:31 UTC 2007

Quoting Caleb Gilbert <caleb.gilbert at gmail.com>:

>> You said the current 5.x-dev breaks with contributed
>> modules. But you don't see a reason not to release it?!
>> It's been quite common that contributed modules have required some
> updating along with the Drupal core upgrades (even the incremental ones). If
> there is a new policy which says that a Drupal core upgrade should never
> result in any contributed modules being broken, that seems like a new
> precedent. Many people will welcome the backwards compatibility, but I it
> seems like a lofty goal given the many changes to the codebase and/or
> database.

That may be true for Drupal but as I understand from an industry 
standard POV incremental upgrades should never change the API.  If a 
module has created a workaround for a bug that becomes fixed is one 
thing.  For a module to break merely because of an incremental upgrade 
seems a bit over anxious to include new functionality in core.


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