[development] Privatemsg needs a better maintainer

FGM fgm at osinet.fr
Wed Mar 26 18:14:14 UTC 2008

Note that coupling this observation with the trend towards a leaner, more 
feature-limited core, makes the value proposition of drupal more 
problematic: if core unbundles features to contrib in order to obtain a 
better and more performing core, contrib cannot but remain of lower quality, 
and the overall value to potential users becomes lower between a small and 
excellent core, and a haphazard mix of contrib modules, only some of which 
are of quality comparable with core.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Earl Miles" <merlin at logrus.com>
To: <development at drupal.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 6:47 PM
Subject: Re: [development] Privatemsg needs a better maintainer

> Karoly Negyesi wrote:
>> litwol took it from me. Awesome. I am happy to be free from contrib as of 
>> now --  it's hard enough to get reviewers on a core patch and totally 
>> impossible to get them on contrib and I can't work like that. Lack of 
>> peer review also makes sloppy code. After this foray into contrib, I can 
>> now see this and know that contrib code has the quality it has not 
>> because the code writers suck but because there is no review. Ah well.
> Oh yea. There's just too much code in contrib to get proper review, and 
> with some exceptions, contrib just isn't important enough to merit that 
> kind of effort. Without a team dedicated to a project, it just won't 
> happen in contrib. 

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