[development] Menu feature -- can we lose this, please?

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 11:02:38 UTC 2007

On 06 Mar 2007, at 10:59, Bèr Kessels wrote:
> What you are proposing is a hierarchical permission system (like  
> that of LDAP)
> to replace our current node (NOT the Drupal node, the real thing)  
> based
> permissions (like that in *nix systems). Our nodebased (NOT the Drupal
> node!!) permission system has worked very well so far. Moving this  
> to a
> hierarchical system involves a LOT more then merely a menu  
> refactoring. It is
> an architectural decicion with a great impact on how people (can)  
> use Drupal.
> We should at least know more about the side-effects. But preferably  
> we should
> really know about the underlying concepts and pitfalls. Especially  
> because a
> hierarchical permission system, combined with group (Drupal calls  
> them roles)
> based systems is generally considered no-go area; because: too  
> complex in UI
> and concept.

Ber -- I can't grok your e-mail.  Can you elaborate (based on facts  
rather than vague metatalk!), please?  Thanks!

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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