[development] Views 2: Call for help
rob at robshouse.net
Mon Nov 19 06:42:27 UTC 2007
Could we organize a conference call where Earl steps all interested
parties through the code at a high level and talks about the task list?
The Dojo framework would be good for this.
Dmitri G wrote:
> Views 2 is currently being updated for Drupal 6 compatibility, but it
> needs major help in order to be ready for the Drupal 6's approximate
> release date! We're short on people and short on time, so here's the
> bottom line. Without your assistance and contributions, there will be
> no Views for Drupal 6 within any useful timeframe. If we don't have
> Views 2 ready for the D6 release date, the vast majority of casual
> users will not even bother to download and try Drupal 6. That would be
> bad, so you need to get involved in helping to complete Views 2 so
> this scenario doesn't happen!
> What can I do to assist?
> There are still four major areas that need to be completed: User
> Interface, Handlers, Documentation, and the Upgrade Path. Here's how
> you can get involved:
> Views 2 Priorities
> * User Interface [managed by dmitrig01]
> There are several key features in the User Interface that need some
> but they're too detailed to explain here.
> If you would like to help code it, or if you're themer who likes
> intelligible design,
> we want your skill.
> * Handlers
> Small chunks of code that tell Views about other modules that
> may exist.
> Handlers provide the 'core integration' functionality.
> * Comment
> * Book
> * Comment
> * Forum
> * Profile
> * Search
> * Statistics
> * Taxonomy
> * Upload
> * Upgrade path
> * Documentation
> * In-module documentation for end users (tooltips, help pages)
> [managed by dmitrig01]
> * Drupal.org <http://Drupal.org> End-user Handbook documentation
> [managed by Senpai]
> * Drupal.org <http://Drupal.org> Handbook Developer documentation
> * Drupal.org <http://Drupal.org> Handbook Themer documentation
> Who we need
> * Able coders who are willing to donate some hours to the effort
> * Documentation writers who are willing to write a paragraph or three.
> * People who can over-see other people and are able to do either of
> the above (we're still looking for over-seers for some areas).
> How you can help
> Please leave a reply about your availability, what you capabilities
> are, and what you'd be willing to work on.
> We'll handle it from there.
> We really need help under these four categories but if you can think
> of anything else you'd like to help with, then go ahead and make a
> comment about that too.
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