[development] FAQ: Why is Drupal still using CVS when X is a much better choice?

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Fri Aug 1 18:18:34 UTC 2008

On Aug 1, 2008, at 9:40 AM, Jacob Singh wrote:

> What I can do if people are interested is help in securing funding  
> for some people to do it.  I don't know the drupal politics around  
> this, but I believe this job may simply be too large and complex to  
> pull off with a volunteer effort.

Hurray, the voice of reason!  Indeed, part of why this hasn't already  
happened is that none of this is my full time job, I don't feel  
*that* strongly about it as a personal itch, and to date, the  
volunteer resources brought to the table have been insufficient to  
drive it home.  Jakob made a heroic effort as a Summer of Code  
project last year, but that wasn't enough.  We've done these sorts of  
fundraising efforts for various d.o infrastructure functionality in  
the past (e.g. the initial push for the release system itself, etc),  
and we'll do more of them in the future (big scale for the d.o  
redesign, small scale for things like a system for packaging up  
installation profiles with a copy of core and all the modules they  
require, and hopefully the D6 upgrade of d.o, etc).  So yes, if you  
want to raise money to help fund the "remove dependencies on CVS and  
pave the way for XXX" effort, please do so.  It will definitely help.

-Derek (dww)

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