[development] Very concerned over Drupal's core development

Peter Wolanin pwolanin at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 17:06:58 UTC 2009

I would strongly agree with chx and others that in some way we need
additional committers. I think that it does make sense for Dries to be
providing overall guidance, but I think it would be helpful if in
some/many cases Dries would lay out criteria for a proposed change to
be accepted and then delegate review and commit implementation details
to others.

A few of the modules Robert mention (maybe blog, tracker, and help)
should either go or get a serious revamping.  I general, however, many
of the module in core serve as reference implementations of certain
APIs and allow you to build a reasonable little site with just core -
there can and should be other or more feature-rich implementations in


On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Gábor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 6:03 PM, Robert Douglass <rob at robshouse.net> wrote:
>> So, in my opinion, if you want to take Drupal to the moon, you do two
>> things: 1) give more people the keys to the car, and 2) shed a bunch of the
>> pieces that we currently call "core".
> Would that solve our other problem: that many contrib modules got
> updates later, so it turns out after a stable release that certain
> APIs are not complete or suitable for important contrib stuff? If we
> move more of the modules which use these APIs outside of core, we go
> to pure API design without validation of those APIs with real life
> modules, no? While I agree some modules would be best to go, maybe
> moving all is not the solution. Poll was joked to be one of the best
> API validation modules (for drag and drop, AHAH, etc). While that was
> a joke to some degree, it also has roots in reality.
> Gábor

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