[development] CVS Approval Policy: was Re: new features in D6 core?

Randy Fay randy at randyfay.com
Wed Nov 18 16:09:50 UTC 2009

I absolutely love Damien's proposal for an incubator repository! And an
incubator section on the modules page, or an incubator_modules section, or
something of the type.

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 10:35 AM, Damien Tournoud <damz at prealable.org>wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 3:05 PM, Moshe Weitzman <weitzman at tejasa.com>
> wrote:
> >>> Perhaps we should ask them to check a checkbox "I agree to maintain
> this module".
> >>
> >> As nice as it may be, this is simply unrealistic.
> >
> > I think it is realistic and reasonable and prudent. IMO,
> > cvs.drupal.org is not a place for code that you want to share briefly
> > and forget about. or at least, lets segregate that out to something
> > other than contrib/modules.
> This calls for the set up of an "incubator" repository, where modules
> can mature and stabilize before getting into the "mainstream"
> repository. Projects could be promoted from the incubator to the
> mainstream repository via a review process.
> After all, we have an handful of modules that are very heavily used
> and can be considered as critical for the community, and a "long tail"
> of more targeted, special-cased modules that forms the richness of the
> community, but that don't have the same quality / support
> requirements.
> Between Views (the most used contributed module) and Admin Role (#100
> contributed module), there is a 1/20 usage ratio. I think it would
> make sense that those "high profile" modules (and other modules, the
> usage is just a data point here, there are obviously other things to
> consider) comply with higher standards, and be identified as such.
> Damien Tournoud

Randy Fay
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