[Imc-drupal-dev] how long would it take to do a drupal site?
torrance123 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 16:57:34 PDT 2009
If it's any help, we created a triage of tickets on our wiki when
building http://indymedia.org.nz, so that may give you an idea of what
sort of work needs to be done to get Drupal working as an indymedia
platform, and some idea of the modules that can be used. See our wiki: http://docs.indymedia.org.nz/doku.php?id=drupal_development
And we used a customised version of Scotland's Dada-to-Drupal
conversion module (huge thanks to the author of that!).
On 22/07/2009, at 11:04 AM, Andrew McNaughton wrote:
> Sofia JarrinT wrote:
>> How long would you say would it take *one* person to build an
>> Indymedia drupal site? And is it hard to keep up with all the
>> module updates? Also, is hard to upgrade the site from one version
>> to the next
> With two of us, each with a couple of drupal projects behind us, we
> it over the space of about a month. Mostly evenings and weekends.
> Given that we've solved that set of problems now, we could do it again
> much quicker. The time mostly goes into figuring out how things
> work. As
> such prior experience makes a big difference to how long it will take.
> Write up your feature wish list, and then go through it and separate
> only those items which you feel you cannot go live without. Ignore the
> rest till you get your first version of the site up. There's a whole
> of things you can get into because it doesn't seem that hard, but
> collectively it adds up.
> Module updates are not difficult, but they do come out fairly
> frequently. Running 'drush update' is absolute gold for this.
> Updating drupal between minor versions is not too hard (eg drupal 6.12
> to drupal 6.13). Updating major versions is usually a sizeable
> (eg drupal 5 to drupal 6). You don't want to start a new project on
> drupal 5. I'd guess it'll be a couple of years till drupal 7 and a
> sufficient set of modules is ready for use, and you probably wouldn't
> have any pressing need to upgrade for a couple of years after that.
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