[theforum] Decision time - please cast your vote before noonSaturday Nov 20th (12.00GMT)

Morgan Kelsey morgan at morgankelsey.com
Wed Nov 17 10:45:51 CST 2004

From: "Jeff Howden"

>> Question: Should we drupalize evolt.org or not?
> -1
> My vote has absolutely nothing to do with the work that people have done
> thus far or my involvement in the development of the existing solution.
> My vote has more to do with the fact that we're putting the cart (dev)
> before the horse (requirements/spec/etc).

this is an important point, that madhu, dave and others have been making.

haven't past rewrites involved designated "teams" with leaders that had 
"todo lists" who then passed out the work to the wonderfully willing?

why is this any different?

i don't think anyone really cares (i dare say jeff included) what 
platform/system/language evolt runs on as long as we duplicate the existing 

we're declaring deadlines without saying what we need done on those 

i vote
+1000 to all the people that have done such great work
+1 to drupal
+1 to plone
heck, +1 to .NET
even +1 to ASP (you go aardvark -- meow!)

-1 to relaunching with less functionality than we currently have.

jeff is charging us $50 a month? i think?
can't we afford that until a new site is *ready*?

since it seems jeff won't be involved with the rewrite, shouldn't we be 
selecting a new leader for desdev? this person's first task would be to make 
a complete list of functionality (starting from elfur and john's good work), 
and then delegate those tasks to those interested in helping.

i think we can all see that evolt will *work* in drupal, but as jeff pointed 
out there is a huge amount of tweaking to be done, and we all kow that takes 
a lot of time.

and can we please stop all this, i dunno, "hithertoforing" each other?

my 2 cents,


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