[theforum] Drupal system reqs

Adrian Simmons adrinux at perlucida.com
Tue Oct 14 15:16:29 CDT 2008

John Handelaar wrote:
> To be clear:  we should not upgrade to Drupal 5 because it too will
> imminently become unsupported.
+1 on that, Drupal 6 is the way to go.

Further to that here's a look at the non-core modulse we have installed and 
what's available for Drupal-6:

badbehavior - is at rc2 stage - http://drupal.org/project/badbehavior	

codefilter - is available - http://drupal.org/project/codefilter		
subscriptions - is at 6.x-1.0-beta2 stage -

trackback - is available - http://drupal.org/project/trackback

Might not want:
feedback - only 6.x-2.x-dev release available, major changes in 
functionality, but drupal-6's built in contact form can also do the job of 
the original feedback module (note: DELETE db tables etc for original 
feedback, it's not upgradeable to this version)

Not available, but with possible replacements:
propstar - either upgrade ourselves or preferably replace with 
fivestar has a 6.x release http://drupal.org/project/fivestar
votingapi is at 6.x-2.0-rc1 stage - http://drupal.org/project/votingapi

spam (includes spam_surbl) - not available http://drupal.org/project/spam
alternatives are:
 > mollum - http://drupal.org/project/mollom though we might cross into the 
'paid for' level of traffic, see http://mollom.com/pricing
 > akismet - at beta stage, (unsuported?) http://drupal.org/project/akismet
 > worst case use a captcha? http://drupal.org/project/recaptcha

Not available
queue	- Allows content to be moderated by the community. I don't see any 
replacement for this, how are we using it? Comment moderation is built in, 
IIRC, flag might be useful http://drupal.org/project/flag_content any 

No longer required:
excerpt	- 6.x core now provides that functionality - 

I don't think there is anything here that is a show stopper.

Adrian Simmons (aka adrinux) <http://perlucida.com>
e-mail <mailto:adrinux at perlucida.com>

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