[geeklog-devel] [geeklog-cvs] Geeklog-1.x

Blaine Lang devel at portalparts.com
Sun Nov 25 19:43:43 EST 2007

Mark R. Evans wrote:
> Let's see, Blaine committed a new feature just this week.  I'm sure I 
> could go dig through CVS and find a few more, but why bother...
> The reason I am so passionate about this is that there are a few 
> things with Geeklog v1.5 that really bring Geeklog to a point that it 
> is truly an incredible CMS.  The new installation and online 
> configuration are wonderful enhancements that addressed an area where 
> Geeklog needed a shot in the arm.
> The XHTML capability now opens up Geeklog to some incredible options.  
> Eric and I will be releasing some theming tools and techniques that 
> will allow pure CSS driven designs and still maintain Geeklog's 
> flexibility of having dynamic layouts (1,2 or 3 columns).  
> The final area where Geeklog needs improvement is the template 
> engine.  What Joe has done is perfect.  It is 100% backward 
> compatible, it provides a speed improvement and introduces new 
> features to significantly improve how templates are used.
> As I sit on the sidelines and watch all this unfold, it basically 
> pisses me off that Joe goes to all this effort, I champion it and 
> provide benchmarking, testing and validation and it is completely 
> ignored, over and over.  After 3 months of begging on this list for at 
> least a response, we get 'Better luck next time' with a reference to a 
> freeze that was selective at best.
> If I could actually find an ounce of logic in all this I wouldn't 
> bother with this post, but it simply makes no sense to me.  How do you 
> ignore something that provides such value with little risk.  How do 
> you ignore all this work and effort for so long to end it with 'Better 
> luck next time'.  How do you believe there will be a next time when 
> this is how it was treated this time?
> Confused....
> Mark
Mark,  I thought Dirk, Oliver and I had already mentioned, you had our 
support and we were committing the XHTML patch and supporting the Theme 
work that you and Eric have been doing. It sounds like we have not made 
that clear by these comments - but maybe we are just not moving fast enough.

But sure, if you guys want me to pull that admin feature out I will not 
that I see the sense in that.


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