[development] lightbox module comparison

Stella Power stella at stellapower.net
Wed Jun 4 19:21:54 UTC 2008

I added one to the lightbox2 module page too.

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Richard Burford <
rich at freestylesystems.co.uk> wrote:

> Agreed. A link from each module page to the comparison would be good a good
> addition. I'll add one for Shadowbox now.
> psynaptic
> http://freestylesystems.co.uk
> http://api.freestylesystems.co.uk
> On 4 Jun 2008, at 02:25, Karen Stevenson wrote:
>  I think a 'module comparisons' section is important enough to deserve a
>> top-level place in the handbook, with a link from the downloads page to make
>> it easy for someone looking for modules to find. I actually think writeups
>> like this are far more useful that the contrib module rating system that is
>> often discussed. What does a 5 star rating tell you? It tells you the module
>> solved a specific problem for the person who rated it, it doesn't tell you
>> if it will solve *your* problem or be useful in *your* situation. But this
>> kind of writeup makes it easy to see which module is the best fit for your
>> particular situation, which is really really useful.
>> This should not be buried down in the module documentation -- someone
>> looking at one of the other modules would never see it. It should be very
>> prominent (and that hopefully would also encourage other people to add more
>> of these kinds of comparisons).
>> For instance a good comparison of the different wysiwyg editors would be
>> pretty useful :)
>> Karen
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: FGM <fgm at osinet.fr>
>> To: development at drupal.org
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 10:27:32 AM
>> Subject: Re: [development] lightbox module comparison
>> I've done one on the two glossary modules I'm aware of (glossary.module
>> and
>> g2.module), it's on the g2 project page. Maybe there are more, though ?
>> This being said, you might have something: module duplication and module
>> voting being recurrent themes, it might make sense to formalize a rule
>> like:
>> "if you're doing a module that resembles other modules, create a
>> comparison
>> page, that will go in the <to be determined> section of the handbook", in
>> the dev manual.
>> What do you think of it ?
>> FGM
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