[development] Module developers, please do *proper* releases !

David Metzler metzlerd at metzlerd.com
Wed Feb 20 04:59:49 UTC 2008


Yes, and with this hype, you'd better make sure the camera's rollin  
during your presentation.  And this guy out there from the hippie  
school in Washington, USA, fully expects to see a tie dyed shirt to  
go with his pinko commie advice. Dude, I'd be there if I  
could....here's too ya.  Still drinkin the Kool-aid....


On Feb 19, 2008, at 9:16 AM, Derek Wright wrote:

> On Feb 19, 2008, at 8:19 AM, Moshe Weitzman wrote:
>> drush pm install panels
> Right.  Drupal can't have its cake and eat it too.  Everyone wants  
> painless (even automatic, but I would never support that) upgrades  
> for Drupal.  The *only* way that's going to work long term is if  
> contrib maintainers start doing more responsible release  
> management.  Which is why everyone should attend my talk at  
> DrupalCon about this:
> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/session/how-effectively-maintain- 
> and-release-your-drupal-contributions
> The premise of my talk is that assuming you spend the 1.5 hours to  
> attend (or listen remotely if you can't be there in person), you'll  
> come away *understanding* the process and the tools available to  
> you to help.  At that point, it will *save* you time if you start  
> Doing It Right(tm).
> All talk of cathedral vs. bazaar, and definitely of the GPL, is  
> completely orthogonal to this discussion and thread.  None of this  
> has anything to do with any of that (take it from me, a long-haired  
> commie pinko).  This is just a simple question of how not to make  
> life miserable for the people trying to use your code.
> The starting point for my talk is basically this:
> a) As a contributor, no one forces you to do anything (scratch own  
> itch).
> b) Drupal loves it when you contribute your code back to d.o.
> c) Once you contribute your code upstream, you're saying other  
> people should use it, and *at that point* you start to have some  
> responsibility to your users.
> Anyway, please come to the talk. ;)
> Oh, and everyone interested in the quality metrics stuff should  
> come to the d.o redesign panel:
> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/session/drupalorg-redesign-panel
> In fact, we should probably schedule a whole boaf session about  
> that.  I don't know if anyone did that already...
> Cheers,
> -Derek (dww)

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