[Imc-oxford-tech] what next? D6? D7?
charlie at newint.org
Mon Jun 13 03:04:52 PDT 2011
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I'm all for using Drupal 7.
* Not all the modules are there. But the ones that we need are as far as
I can see[*].
* The back end is significantly less intimidating for ordinary mortals
(which helps us get more people involved in modding the site == outreach).
* We can spit out flat html to another server if we're really paranoid
about security (we can do that with D6 too)
* Being a lazy person I'm keen not to give our future selves an extra
database migration to do.
MrD already made 80% of a functional clone of our existing site over a
weekend, so its entirely feasible that we could make a prototype rather
I'd imagine the timing is also linked to our global-imc app. For
example, we may want to freeze our Mir instance and change our URL to
oxford.indymedia.org when we are ready to go live. That might be a
challenge if we get mired in process as have some other collectives.
The main other thing holding us back at this stage is lack of time (wie
[*] I'm not sure about the calendar. But we can just use the OIMC one
for now, anyway.
On 10/06/11 20:43, Mr. Demeanour wrote:
> On 10/06/2011 17:20, owen at riseup.net wrote:
>> I'd like to get a sense (from anyone more familiar with drupal than
>> me) of whether that's a realistic estimate.
> All that stuff I snipped I agree with. Good summary.
> Looking at the mailing list for the Drupal group that deals with the
> Indymedia modules, they're still at the stage of compiling wishlists.
> Judging from the state of the plans, I reckon it'll take at least a year
> - even if the plans end up being modest - because the planning doesn't
> look very advanced to me (and I'm not sure anyone is working on code).
> I don't sense any urgency there.
> As far as Drupal 7 in general is concerned: there's still a lot of
> modules that don't work with D7. My bosses (a Drupal specialist shop)
> are still sticking with D6.
> I think it's important to point out that data (the database) is an
> exception to the standard Drupal policy of not trying to maintain API
> compatibility between versions. What I mean is that a database built
> under a D6 IMC CMS *should* be capable of being upgraded more-or-less
> automatically to work with a new D7 IMC CMS.
> I don't want to be spending another
>> whole year on Mir. I suspect it's not going to be that long but maybe
>> we can guess.
>> Finally, did someone mention there's a dev site somewhere that we've
>> already started hacking on? Although I suppose that's not much point
>> me putting much time into that until we know whether we want to base
>> ourselves on D6 or D7.
> There's a dev site for UK Mir, I believe.
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