[development] Very concerned over Drupal's core development

Bryan Ollendyke bto108 at psu.edu
Mon Apr 20 14:06:50 UTC 2009

lol yeah, I believe the intent of the original author was to hold off on D7
until D6 matured more from a crontrib standpoint.  I'll +1 that idea.  D5
was and still is a very mature platform that you can develop and build off
of, seemingly without "need" to upgrade if you have a site up and running
stablly; this isn't always the case with 6 with some of the more major
projects just getting to full releases in the last 6 months.

I think once D6 stablizes and you start to feel that clamoring for D7 is the
time to move to it.  I know there's a push to keep the community /
versioning alive and active since it's a very deliver or die out in the open
source world and we want to stay on top of over big projects in our space
but having a full functional D6 that people are adopting the APIs / features
of and THEN working towards 7 is probably a better idea.

I've started to notice a bunch of dev / alpha D7 module ports too; maybe
having versions of D7 released and keeping it in the alpha phase longer
(once it reaches that point) will encourage developers to play around with
it and start porting things over in the interum.  No timeline, no "this is
the date we move", a more organic window to maturation much like the nature
of open source in the first place...

Or get it out tomorrow; I'll end up using it either way ;)

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Daniel F. Kudwien
<news at unleashedmind.com>wrote:

> > I don't think you are making much sense here. You claim that
> > module developers haven't found time to add the new D6
> > features in their code and at the same time want to have a D7
> > which is more mature (and presumably thus contains even more
> > features).
> >
> > In the end your proposal would only serve to disconnect core
> > and contrib even more.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >       Ger»release early, release often«hard
> In case this really was ambigious:
> Let it [D6] mature.
> => i.e. defer the code freeze for D7.
> Obviously, I mean the exact opposite of what you understood.  Contrib needs
> time to catch up with core.
> sun
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