[development] Drupal 7 "When it's Ready"

Aaron Winborn winborn at advomatic.com
Thu Mar 5 00:57:45 UTC 2009

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 5:50 PM, "Moshe Weitzman" <weitzman at tejasa.com> wrote:
>Dries did not say anything about D7 that should cause concern. He just
said "when it is ready" and we can all discuss what that means. You
are assuming it excludes Contrib. But even more productive IMO would

Dries actually followed up "when it is ready" by stating it'll be ready when there are "0 critical patches". But I'll certainly give him the benefit of the doubt, and not read any more into that statement, nor from any omissions from that statement. The last thing I want to do is put words in his mouth.

>be to discuss what we can do to help modules upgrade quickly. Lets not
even get into the reasons why D6 Contrib adoption was slow. What
documentation is needed beyond the upgrade page (screencasts,
coder/deadwood, .webinars, ...). Can we provide testing infrastructure
for contrib modules? Could we focus the issue queue so issues about
upgrading are more easily handled?

Yes, yes, yes, and yes! A "Supported Tier" of modules by itself would do nothing to solve the issue. We need all of what you've suggested regardless of the outcome this proposal. That means we all need to work towards making this happen, regardless of the metric (or metrics) Dries chooses to use for the release of Drupal X.

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