[development] New core install profiles for D6? (was Re:Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina)

Sean Robertson seanr at ngpsoftware.com
Wed Nov 14 14:56:11 UTC 2007

I like this idea, but it's really hard for me to do using only core 
modules.  I don't think I've done a core-only site in three years. ;-)

I suspect a lot of other people will have the same problem - certainly 
anyone of the skill level required to be able to actually write and 
maintain an install profile.

Daniel F. Kudwien wrote:
>> Quoting Dries Buytaert <dries.buytaert at gmail.com>:
>>> On 13 Nov 2007, at 20:06, Derek Wright wrote:
>>>> On Nov 13, 2007, at 12:25 AM, Dries Buytaert wrote:
>>>>> I don't mind having two or three profiles ship with Drupal core.
>>>> To clarify, you mean some install profiles that ship with core
>>>> *which only include core modules*, right?
>>> Yes.
>>> --
>>> Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/
> If we ship Drupal 6 with additional install profiles, we should also have a
> designated maintainer for each one of them. Each profile maintainer should
> be primarily using "his" profile for own sites and she/he should have deep
> insight into the market the profile deals with.
> By writing this, I actually think that development speed in core could be
> too slow for having great install profiles. See: any improvements to a
> blogging profile would have to wait for D7.
> Conclusion: I would rather suggest to write detailed documentation about
> developing install profiles and support Derek in realizing his efforts of
> pre-packaged install profiles, instead of shipping Drupal with poor "example
> profiles". Users evaluating Drupal for a blog would not know of contributed
> install profiles. So they would test that blogging profile in core and
> probably head over to another blog-ready system, because modules in Drupal
> core do not provide as much features as other blogging systems.
> sun

Sean Robertson
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