[pmwiki-users] Any hope for 2.2.0 stable release?
henrik.bechmann at sympatico.ca
Thu Jan 15 00:05:46 CST 2009
Fair enough, we can agree to disagree on scope for now. Part of the
community process I presume would be methodical consideration of
alternatives as a planning process.
Anyone else think moving to a community development model would be a
> Henrik Bechmann wrote:
>> But I believe the next step is to stop supporting PHP4, by which I
>> mean, transition more to the OOP features of the language, eventually
> Pm has frequently expressed the opinion that OO is not likely to be in
> PmWiki's future. 
>> You ask if there is a problem that you cannot see that requires
>> migration to OOP. Have you tried to follow the PmWiki code? With the
>> greatest respect for Patrick, it falls into all the traps available
>> to structured programming,
> I agree, the code is hard to follow, particularly for those new to
> PHP, so added clarity would be nice. However, I don't see that a move
> to OO specifically would do that. Clarity can be added in a non-OO
> fashion as well.
>> Another benefit of a re-write, not to be dismissed, is that it is an
> A re-write is a large under-taking. Whilst I agree it would be good to
> move PmWiki forward, I don't think a rewrite is where we should go first.
>> Support for customizable, configurable form based entry would IMO
>> radically expand the potential user base of PmWiki, and owing to the
>> very work that you reference, this feature is relatively accessible,
>> but requires further development effort.
> PmForms is probably 90% where we need to be. There's not too much
>> PmWiki is most certainly a laggard by now. The current version has
>> been in beta for far too long
> That does not make PmWiki a laggard -- it's features are fairly
> competitive. Development however is certainly lagging. Perhaps this is
> simply semantics.
>> In any case, surely as a product matures, if it is to become
>> established in the long term, it requires an active community of
>> developers to sustain it (for the core!).
> ~ ~ Dave
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