[development] Code freeze?

Laura Scott pinglaura at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 20:02:34 UTC 2008

On Jun 26, 2008, at 11:06 AM, Larry Garfield wrote:

> The slow uptake of D6 is due mostly to everyone and their brother  
> taking the opportunity to rewrite their contrib modules at the same  
> time as upgrading to D6, or right before doing so.  Views, Panels,  
> Project*, CCK, filefield, imagefield, and a half-dozen others have  
> major improvements planned in contrib space that are progressing;  
> they just take time.  Those, in turn, block dozens of other modules.

+1 from a community marketing perspective as well. I'm glad there's  
general consensus that with the tail wagging the dog, Drupal will  
benefit from a slowdown so D6 can get established in the marketplace  
before pushing D7 out. However, I'm -1 on making this a policy towards  
a new 18-month release cycle. I feel rolling with the flow makes  
sense. If D8 is coming along well, there will be little to gain by  
delaying it in the interests of a general slowdown.

My two bits.


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