[development] Wasting time and effort

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Mon Mar 9 21:55:34 UTC 2009

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Andrew Berry schrieb:
> On 9-Mar-09, at 2:15 PM, Daniel F. Kudwien wrote:
>> Would it really hurt the process of evolution and innovation in Drupal
>> when
>> a new project ("request") would go into a "new projects queue" first,
>> where
>> all community members could do a quick review and optionally point to a
>> possible existing project that could benefit from additional man-power,
>> features, and stuff?
> I think this is a good idea. I was having this conversation with
> some at DC; we all noted that for our very first contribution, we
> did a great deal of thinking, planning, and so on, but for
> subsequent modules they tend to go in without as much attention. I'm
> sure I'm not the only one who's written code only to discover after
> that someone else did it under a different name. No one I think
> really likes duplication without reason.

There is already a RSS feed of new projects. Everybody who wants to
help new authors (and I guess many would appreciate that. Or should,
at least.).

> Long term, I think the solution is for search on d.o to continue to
> improve so that it is easy to tell within a few searches if another
> module exists. Until then, a "does this exist" queue or mailing list
> could serve quite nicely.

We are trying to improve "findability" as part of the
redesign. Everybody who wants to help with this is welcome and should
study the drafts from Marc Boulton.

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