[development] How could everyone win and get Views in Drupal 8?

Earl Dunovant prometheus6 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 16:29:11 UTC 2009

Views is an query builder, and there's going to be an query builder in
D7...couldn't views pretty much work out to a consistent UI for that?

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Naheem Zaffar<naheemzaffar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Talking as someone who has not used views extensively, has views really
> changed that greatly within versions?
> Going by the numbers alone, Views 1.x was for Drupal 5, Views 2.x is for
> Drupal 6. Maybe I am wrong but I would assume that the changes from 2.0 to
> 2.5 the current release do not impact on the underlying infrastructure all
> that much?
> And this is with a "freak" core lifecycle of two years which I assume will
> not remain the norm.
> 2009/8/10 Cameron Eagans
>> Why would you want views in core?
>> You put views in core and it is frozen. Nobody can do anything with it (as
>> far as changing it: adding new features, reworking existing code, etc). As a
>> contrib module, the Views maintainers can decide how they want to run the
>> release process for Views, and I personally would like to keep it that way
>> -- it allows for a LOT more flexibility and a much faster development
>> lifecycle.
>> Plus, core is already weighing in at around 9.5 MB. Adding another 4.5 MB
>> of code to maintain doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

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