[development] Some of core to contrib?

Nathaniel Catchpole catch56 at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 21 00:04:44 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:43 AM, Ryan Cross <drupal at ryancross.com> wrote:
> This sounds like it would also have the knock-on effect of making it
> easier for more/different modules to get included in core over time,
> which I think many people are also keen on.

I think it'd make it easier to move modules in and out of core yes.
With token specifically that'd be unlikely to be a module in Drupal
core - it'd probably be part of system.module since everything else
would need to use it. Views also would have to move into core proper
since we'd want to use it for administrative pages etc. - so it's not
a model that'd work for everything, and generally not for 'cool
API-providing modules we want to see in core'. The only reason I'd
suggest it for things like comment and forum is they don't provide
far-reaching APIs.

> I am not sure I followed the necessary cvs tag work flow completely,
> but I'm sure you're discussed the details and the overview sounds
> good. Would this mean that we would get a packaging script for install
> profiles?
We didn't discuss this in any depth, just the overview.

> Side note - several people are commenting that comment.module is quite
> poor. Is there an alternative that people are using that I'm not aware
> of? It works for me usually.

comment.module works for most things, but the code, APIs, architecture
and a few very annoying long-running bugs haven't changed much since
Drupal 4.something. For the basic job of attaching comments to nodes
it's completely fine, but it's not what it should be. For example you
can't attach fields to comments in Drupal 7 yet, and no-one has
started work on a patch. More on that general area here:
http://groups.drupal.org/node/18705 - and no I'm not aware of any
viable contrib alternatives except nodecomment.


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