[development] Some of core to contrib?

Ken Rickard agentrickard at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 20:41:13 UTC 2009

Well, just to be clear, my biggest issue with core aggregator has long
been that it is not an API, so you cannot call most aggregator
functions outside of the context of the core module.  This is a
problem when trying to extend its functionality, and why FeedAPI (and
the push for FeedAPI in core) was created.

Killes, since I know you have used MySite, take a look at the kludge I
had to write to allow users to add feeds there -- aggregator in core
should support that feature (e.g. non-admins adding feeds to a
collection), but did not (and probably still does not).

So I think that supports the statement that aggregator code is "below"
the node module, for instance.

Should we add new features to aggregator? Maybe not. But it needs an
architecture overhaul. One that is better done in contrib, as it turns

- Ken

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:10 PM, Gerhard Killesreiter
<gerhard at killesreiter.de> wrote:
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> Karoly Negyesi schrieb:
>> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Nathaniel Catchpole
>> <catch56 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> Looks like we could try to do this without changing HEAD development
>>> at all - if Alex starts with OpenID and Aggregator 2.x branches in
>>> contrib, then anyone who wants to could do the same for the other
>>> optional core modules. Then if it works we could look at better
>>> infrastructure around it.
>> This is not so simple. The gain for Alex would be that he can work on
>> DRUPAL-7--1 while core is open with much more freedom.
>> here, let me state this: would the quality of the code of aggregator
>> be less high than the core standards? maybe. but, it already is way
>> below.
> How do you reach this judgement?
>> These only-by-history core module are already not core quality so
>> let them develop more freely. We are looking for responsible
>> maintainers so I am sure they wont degrade into a stinking pile of
>> debris.
> I use aggregator on drupal.org and the only feature I miss is to
> exclude specific posts from a feed.
> Anything added beyond that would constitute cruft in my pov.
> Cheers,
>        Gerhard
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Ken Rickard
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