[development] Journal: Track your changes.

Michelle Cox shellmultimedia at gmail.com
Sat May 3 19:36:48 UTC 2008

Well, I can't answer for the project devs but I know I'd love this. I've
often wished I could add a warning to update status to remind me not to
blindly update certain modules. While I avoid hacking modules whenever
possible, there are some times that changes in a module's directory is
unavoidable and my usual practice of deleting the whole directory before
untarring the new one gets me in trouble.


On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Daniel F. Kudwien <news at unleashedmind.com>

> Hi friends,
> Journal module will be enhanced to allow developers to manage a list of
> hacks and patches that have been applied to a Drupal site.  I'm posting this
> announcement to devel list, because I guess that many devs are concurrently
> working on multiple projects, and have created and/or applied various
> patches to these sites.
> The goal is to track all customizations, so there is finally an answer to
> the question whether Drupal core and contributed modules can be updated
> easily when a new version is released.
> d.o. issue: http://drupal.org/node/254303
> To make this feature rock, I could imagine a project_issue and
> update(_status) module integration:
> 1) project_issue: Periodically query d.o with a list of issue numbers and
> update their status in Journal's patch list.
> 2) update(_status): Add a warning to a module's entry, if there's a patch
> recorded in Journal that is not of status 'fixed'.
> Thus, I'd like to specifically ask the maintainers of project_issue and
> update(_status), whether these features would be supported by them.
> Daniel
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