[development] Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina

Shakur shakur at techarena.co.uk
Sat Nov 10 19:03:29 UTC 2007

would something like having different installation profile (naturally it
might need extending i do not how far we can/what should be extened) for
use  by developer and say normal users not solve some of the suggestions?

David Strauss wrote:
> There are many valuable comments in there, but the review completely
> butchers vocabularies and terms. It suggests calling both "categories,"
> which would add a whole new level of ambiguity. It makes me want to
> rename "Categories" to something like "Classification" just to avoid the
> whole issue of expecting an interface to add categories.
> Maybe it would be valuable for Drupal to configure a vocabulary called
> "Tags" out of the box with free tagging that's enabled for all content
> types. But it should be clear that tagging is a *subset* of what the
> taxonomy system can do.
> Including some basic sample content is a nice idea. It could be an
> option during the installation process. I certainly don't want sample
> content to be mandatory for new installations.
> But to be honest, a lot of the suggested changes would be harmful for
> how I (and my company) use Drupal, which is as a development platform
> more than a quick-and-easy CMS. I think we'd have to find some way to
> satisfy the review's concerns without confining more sophisticated use.
> 'Cause if someone just wants a blog, we tell them to use WordPress. No
> one benefits from making Drupal into "Super WordPress."

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