[development] Proliferation of New Modules
nan_wich at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 22 02:38:41 UTC 2011
Scott, I hope you can get some historical numbers somehow. When I saw the new
procedures, I figured it would greatly slow down the number of new modules. I
certainly will think hard about creating any new ones with that procedure in
On the other hand, I've had several cases in the last month where I knew there
was "a module for that," but couldn't find it because project pages are often
written to describe the "itch" that spawned it, rather than thinking about how
it might be searched for. I did get one maintainer to rework his project page.
So I think this should be at least a guideline in the sandbox process - review
it for searchability. That could greatly help in reducing duplicates, and
increase cooperation on existing modules.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -- Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
From: Scott Reynen
I happen to be in the middle of researching these numbers. Since sandboxes were
opened, there have been an average of about 31 sandbox modules and 7 full
modules created per day. I don't have historical numbers, but just quickly
looking at today's date last year, there were exactly 7 new modules posted that
day. So the rate of new full modules doesn't seem to have gone up significantly.
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