[development] Tips on keeping up?

Rob Barreca rob at electronicinsight.com
Mon Jun 4 20:49:49 UTC 2007


I go to http://drupal.org/project/issues/subscribe-mail and subscribe to 
All issues for the Drupal project (and any other modules I'm interested 
in). Then I filter my mail to a folder in Thunderbird. I'm sure there is 
a better way with RSS, but I like this...except for having 10,000+ 
emails in my Drupal folder.

Then, I just peruse any issue emails to see what's going on. It's a 
great way to stay up to date with development. You can always subscribe 
to just My issues to see any issues you've commented on.


Tao Starbow wrote:
> Hi List,
> I could use some advice on keeping up with development, and where I 
> should be spending my time. Just today, I followed at link from the 
> front page to an issue that I had not seen before, and in the comments 
> found out that Dries was interested in having my find_paths module 
> modified and included into core.  I would have been thrilled to do it, 
> but unfortunately, the comment was from a month ago, and someone else 
> has already stepped up and done most of the work.
> I keep up with the dev list, and planet drupal, a couple of groups 
> over at g.d.o, my own projects issue queue, and email about the user 
> group I run, and that pretty much consumes all of the time I have to 
> stay up-to-date.  And I still missed a key opportunity to contribute.  
> Do folks have advice?  Should I give up the dev list and focus on the 
> issues queues (and which ones)?  Should I stop reading Planet Drupal 
> and spend an hour a day over at #drupal?  Or should I just chill and 
> assume that if someone wants my help they will contact me directly?
> thanks,
> -tao

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