[development] Very concerned over Drupal's core development

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Mon Apr 20 18:07:08 UTC 2009

Dries Buytaert wrote:
> As core matures, we might see more patches getting stale.  I think the
> reason is (at least) two-fold:
>  1) More patches compete for attention, but fewer of these patches are
> truly important.  In this case, patches getting stale is not
> necessarily a bad thing because history has proven that important
> patches will eventually bubble to the top for the right reasons.

If the 'right reasons' are because the developers got frustrated with 
the process and quit pushing their patch, whereas other developers are 
extremely stubborn and managed to push their patch through anyway, then 
sure. But just because some developer is bullheaded enough to wade 
through the crap doesn't mean that's the right reasons.

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