[development] New module makes custom menus from taxonomy - experienced coder wish to pick this up?

robert crowther r.crowther at zen.co.uk
Thu Aug 21 21:29:59 UTC 2008

Hello Adrian,

It's taken me a few days to reply, apologies.

First up, thank you for taking the time to mail back explaining what I
should do. No need for people to do that, but lists and forums would be
better for the effort.

See, I didn't think it was releasable, so I didn't follow any links on
Drupal contributions. I don't even have that much culture. I've never
used a content versioning system, let alone know where to find the
Drupal one. So I may take this route up.

Any project has a curve of learning plotted against achievement. I have
learned about not one but two Drupal menu systems, taught myself PHP,
and written the modules. In a few weeks. This is the obvious place for
me to stop. But given that there is an evident low level interest in
such a module, I wondered if it should go out work somewhere.

I was aware of  
"I can't be bothered to maintain this, can someone do it for me?"
Hope the above explains.

I'm also aware of the strangeness of posting to the dev list. But the
module reads like a core module in places. It needs that quality of
input to make it solid.

Yes, maybe I wouldn't subscribe to a dev list normally, but I would
always trawl the dev list archives on any project. Wouldn't anybody? I
like to know what can be known before I set my compass.

Thanks again for the information,


On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 09:11 +0100, Adrian Simmons wrote:
> robert crowther wrote:
> > All you have to do is mail me back, and we can take it from there.
> This is what Drupal's CVS contrib repository is for! :)
> Seriously. Upload it to contrib, make a project and just have a development 
> release, in the project description tell people about it and that you 
> consider it alpha or beta quality. Say you're looking for a co-maintainer.
> If people want to use it and find bugs, you'll get bug reports. If you're 
> lucky you'll also get patches. You may even get someone interested enough to 
> help maintain it.
> But just posting to the dev list like this (is everybody that writes modules 
> even subscribed to this list?) has more of an air of "I can't be bothered to 
> maintain this, can someone do it for me?".
> At worst it'll sit in contrib and nothing will happen, at best you may get 
> patches that teach you better php coding :)

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