[development] Say Hello To My Little Friend (or How To Abandon a Module)

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Fri May 9 16:01:09 UTC 2008

I setup such a user called 'unmaintained' a few years ago and dries
blocked him. he did not like this process for dealing with abandoned
modules. see http://drupal.org/node/103968. i still think it is a good
idea, or at least one that can start delivering usefulness in 5

On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Greg Knaddison - GVS
<Greg at growingventuresolutions.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  Sometimes modules get abandoned because they are no longer needed or
>  no longer make sense. Features get added to core,  CCK+Views come
>  along and deprecate whole swaths of modules, etc. People need to know
>  that a module has been abandoned, which is usually best communicated
>  on the project node itself.  But, if you've done that and want to make
>  it more clear (and, maybe, stop getting contacted to help with the
>  module) what can you do?
>   http://drupal.org/user/291168
>  The "Abandoned Modules" user. He's too busy sunning himself in Antigua
>  to care about his modules.  He's unemployed and loving it.  Give him
>  your dead modules, won't you?  If you are the author of a module and
>  would like it to be assigned to this user and can't do it yourself,
>  file an issue about it: http://drupal.org/project/issues/webmasters
>  Note: except in rare situations, this is not for just modules that
>  need a new maintainer.  You should find that some other way.  The
>  "Abandoned Module" owner is like a graveyard.
>  Thanks,
>  Greg
>  --
>  Greg Knaddison
>  Denver, CO | http://knaddison.com
>  World Spanish Tour | http://wanderlusting.org/user/greg

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