[development] Privatemsg needs a better maintainer

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Thu Mar 27 00:18:00 UTC 2008

I would phrase it differently; core is trending toward a more engine-centric 
nature, with implementations built on top of it in contrib.  Since the 
engines are the harder code and usually contain the trickier bugs, that 
actually works out.  The really complex/ugly stuff goes through the core 
gauntlet, while contrib can, hopefully, get smaller and simpler as it's just 
ways to piece together or tweak the engines.  

At least that's what I hope is happening / will happen. :-)

On Wednesday 26 March 2008, FGM wrote:
> 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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