[development] Some of core to contrib?

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Tue Apr 21 20:57:20 UTC 2009

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Ken Rickard schrieb:

> 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.

I can't understand why somebody remotely cares about such ephemeral
things as feeds. :p

> 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

Frankly: Mysite was full of cludges at the time I used it (over a year

> 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.

Ok, it you can make it more API-like while not bloating it too much, I
can live with that.

> One that is better done in contrib, as it turns out.

Still not sure I buy that. How should a core committer review the
resulting patch? It will be a "take all or leave it" thing. And I
think that the result might be "leave it".

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