[development] Node Rendering Debate

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Fri Jun 22 02:10:04 UTC 2007

On Jun 21, 2007, at 6:42 PM, Jeff Eaton wrote:

> It is a tremendously powerful system. We shouldn't jump into using  
> it unawares, but we would also be missing a huge opportunity to  
> pass up this system of storing meta-data rich structures and  
> renderable content.

Jeff and I just discussed on IRC...

Whereas, there's no solid agreement yet on if/how this should happen,  

Whereas, even a partial implementation of this to fix $node namespace  
bugs would require a massive patch that breaks all of contrib and  
every patch in the core queue right now, and

Whereas, neither of us has time for the massive effort it would take  
to write and maintain such a patch, and,

Whereas, neither of us want to be responsible for the D6 equivalent  
of the "4.7 FAPI debacle" at this late hour in the development cycle,  

Whereas, there are lots of other great patches that could use our  
collective attention that *do* still have a chance of landing for D6...

Therefore, be it resolved, that we're hereby "throwing in the  
towel" (giving up) on trying to get this into D6.

Jeff already added a section on "node structuring" to the DrupalCon  
agenda in September.  We both agree that giving this proper thought  
and doing it completely and early in D7 is the best course of action.

Active >> Postponed



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