[development] PHP5 going forward and copy/reference foreign code
gerhard at killesreiter.de
Mon May 28 17:14:26 UTC 2007
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Walt Daniels schrieb:
> I agree the PHP libraries are very different issue, but PHP development
> faces the same problem Drupal has in whether to copy other projects or
> reference them. Clearly for PCRE they choose to copy and it lead to a
That's actually a very valid concern. There used to be a Drupal 4.5
Debian package which was included in Debian Sarge. Due to the long
lifetime of Debian we kept getting support requests for this package
when 4.5 was long dead and buried - from our point of view.
I think the maintainers of e.g. tinymce might be very non-plussed if
they'd get swamped support requests for a custom made Drupal-tinymce
distribution which might have errors that their distribution doesn't.
And don't tell me that people would be able to see the difference or
I'll point you to the CVS applications of the lost souls who mistook our
CVS application form for an application form for the pharmacy company...
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