[development] Drupal 7 "When it's Ready"
paolomainardi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 23:29:32 UTC 2009
On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 12:23 AM, Gerhard Killesreiter <
gerhard at killesreiter.de> wrote:
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> Paolo Mainardi schrieb:
> > On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 11:47 PM, Gerhard Killesreiter <
> > gerhard at killesreiter.de> wrote:
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> >> Paolo Mainardi schrieb:
> >>> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 11:10 PM, Chris Johnson <cxjohnson at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>> But the API changes
> >>>> are vast in Drupal 7. Be aware and forewarned so as to consider the
> >>>> release date question with the proper perspective.
> >>> I agree, but we must think to a soft of "compatibility API", i think
> >> is
> >>> impossible to rewrite the world to every new Drupal release.
> >> I take it you are new to Drupal development?
> > Yes, i don't have contribute never to Drupal core, but i work on drupal
> > development from a lot of time, and i've released some contribution, but
> > this is not the point.
> Maybe not.
> >> We get this suggestion every time a similar discussion comes up.
> >> Luckily, every time the anser is: No.
> > Sorry but i don't understand, why "luckily" the answer every time is no ?
> Because the bright people that develop Drupal have recignized that it is
> >> Pretty much, yes. A full compatibility layer would like affect
> >> performance big time and a less intrusive version is probably not worth
> >> anybody's time to write.
> > But D7 not will be a less intrusive version, this is the point.
> "less intrusive version" was referring to the compatibility layer, not
> Basically, we've had similar discussions for Drupal 4.7, 5, and 6 and
> all were hailed as the end of Drupal as we know it because nobody would
> be able to update their modules in time, etc yadayada. We probably have
> had this discussions for even earlier versions but luckily I've managed
> to forget them.
> Executive summary: Compatibility layer == bad.
I agree, but it's bat too rewrite from scratch every time a lot of code,
like Views or CCK or Panels.
Could be nicer have at least a stable API or a *drupalX-compat" plugin with
older API, but bright people surely know this things better of me :)
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