[geeklog-devel] GSoC 2010 is on

Chris 'Chipper' Chiapusio chipper at llamas.net
Wed Feb 17 09:22:40 EST 2010

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 07:47:00AM -0500, Randy Kolenko wrote:
>> I would offer to write the patch but I don't have a good track record
>> with getting my patches accepted into core.
>This statement is exactly why I propose to make this a plugin.  
>The plugin can be maintained outside of core, freeing the author and
>contributors from the shackles of having to jam through unnecessary
>changes into the base code.

Joe didn't say socnet should not be a plugin.

>The socnet plugin would then have a life of its own with a release cycle
>that matches how fast social networking changes rather than matching
>GL's release cycle.
>The core should be there to provide services for plugins.  The plugins
>are what should extend functionality.  Otherwise, why not just bundle
>back in static pages, calendar, polls etc.  

'provide services for plugins' like group storage?
>Socnet, for now, seems to be "simple" on the surface.  Who knows what is
>actually required 6 months from now.. 10 months from now etc.  Each
>additive requirement for socnet would mean core code changes.  
>2 years from now, I would hate to see functions like "COM_facebookLogin"
>and "COM_myspaceDeleteStuff" in lib common.

It isn't going to be simple if its done right, so Joe's point is this:
with a small tweak to core you can re-use existing well established code for
groups. period.

Do I, a non-developer, need to spell out that less code means a higher
eyes-to-code ratio and thus we maintain the high security standards that are
being discussed in the name/slogan thread?



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