[development] lightbox module comparison
larry at garfieldtech.com
Wed Jun 4 22:42:47 UTC 2008
I agree that these comparison pages are very valuable; no question. However, one problem with them is that they are also time-sensitive. I don't expect any of the modules mentioned to stand still. That means much of the data is going to become outdated; some in a month, some in 6 months. Are we also committing to keeping these pages up to date? Out of date/wrong documentation can be just as bad if not worse than no documentation at all.
--Larry Garfield the killjoy
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 20:21:54 +0100, "Stella Power" <stella at stellapower.net> wrote:
> 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
>> addition. I'll add one for Shadowbox now.
>> 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
>>> it easy for someone looking for modules to find. I actually think
>>> 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
>>> solved a specific problem for the person who rated it, it doesn't tell
>>> if it will solve *your* problem or be useful in *your* situation. But
>>> kind of writeup makes it easy to see which module is the best fit for
>>> 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
>>> prominent (and that hopefully would also encourage other people to add
>>> of these kinds of comparisons).
>>> For instance a good comparison of the different wysiwyg editors would
>>> pretty useful :)
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>>> 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
>>> g2.module), it's on the g2 project page. Maybe there are more, though ?
>>> This being said, you might have something: module duplication and
>>> voting being recurrent themes, it might make sense to formalize a rule
>>> "if you're doing a module that resembles other modules, create a
>>> page, that will go in the <to be determined> section of the handbook",
>>> the dev manual.
>>> What do you think of it ?
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