[development] Some of core to contrib?
darthclue at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 22:28:14 UTC 2009
I'll take full blame for having started this whole thing even though chx
was the first to post it.
I brought up being able to have more influence over core modules between
major releases because of previously encountered instances of "Features
don't get implemented outside of a major release, eg D7 will have new
features but D6 will always be about bug fixes."
In particular, I mentioned the aggregator module and the inability to
change the sort order of the feeds.
I am in full support of anything that will make Drupal more attractive
to the general masses. Being able to add features between major
releases is something that I think would do this. It would help to
attract people to core since they would then have the knowledge that a
patch might actually have a chance of being accepted in the next two
months instead of the next two years.
Maintaining stability is a huge thing, more than supporting my little
request. This also means that anyone who takes on maintainership of a
core module would need to be willing to commit to keeping the code in
line with core standards. I think those persons, including myself, who
are making this request and recommendation are willing to do that. And
if we're not, then we shouldn't be making such a request.
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