Waiting for Drupal 6 modules....

The most tangible outcome for our project from the Drupal Conference in Boston was the reversal of our decision a few weeks earlier to build our new system in Drupal Version 5 (itself a change from our original plan, and prompted by the delay in releasing Drupal 6 and additional essential modules). After consulting senior people in Drupal at the conference, it was plain that a delay in our project would be more than compensated by saved time later on, and increased functionality in Drupal 6, particularly in the multi-language aspects which are so important to IofC. So, we eagerly await release versions of Views, CCK, Organic Groups, and a number of other modules which we depend upon. We are grateful to those working tirelessly to port them to D6.

As a result of this decision, I have pushed back the schedule and am projecting a release date of early September. I am sad not to have it available in time for IofC's important annual Caux conferences, but it is unrealistic to complete by end of June.

As far as human resources go:

  • Our lead developer Pavel has been distracted for some weeks by a change of career path, but is starting to work more intensively again – on the crucial task of migrating data from our old system.
  • Our ex-lead developer Vitalie has been able to offer substantial hours during March, working primarily on our email lists system. He will be available again in July, after his final exams, again on a part-time basis.
  • John Freebury has been fully occupied travelling in Latin America, and networking with IofC teams there, but hopes to have focused time for our project next month.
  • A new team member, Heinrich Pick (Germany), is joining us next month on a part-time basis. He will be working with me on building the new system, with a view to taking over from me the technical management of IofC’s internet operation at the end of the year, when I plan to move on to other things. I will be visiting him in Munich from April 14-18 for intensive training and system building.
  • Our ex-designer, Eve Wojciechowska (Canada), has agreed to work with us on a part-time basis from April-August, to help with the implementation in Drupal of our visual templates.

Our project budget for 2008 is able to stand the expense of the additional resources listed above, with a reasonable contingencies margin.

I am off to Sweden in the morning, for a welcome week's holiday, and look forward to returning refreshed for the next phase of development.

The most tangible outcome

The most tangible outcome for our project from the Drupal Conference in Boston was the reversal of our decision a few weeks earlier to build our new system in Drupal Version 5 (itself a change from our original plan, and prompted by the delay in releasing Drupal 6 and additional essential modules). After consulting senior people in Drupal at the conference, it was plain that a delay in our project would be more than compensated by saved time later on, and increased functionality in Drupal 6, particularly in the multi-language aspects which are so important to IofC. So, we eagerly await release adtech ile reklam 2.0 dönemi başlıyor ve Trkycmhrytllbtpydrklcktr r10.net seo yarışması versions of Views, CCK, Organic Groups, and a number of other modules which we depend upon. We are grateful to those working tirelessly to port them to D6.

Userplus is available for Drupal 6

Edward,

Userplus has been released for Drupal 6. There's a new feature that, when adding new users, allows you to send a notification message.

- Marc

Why?

Sorry Marc, I'm just not understanding why that feature is even there. Care to help me out?

Nice

Thanks for very interesting article.
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