The drop is always movingYou know that saying about standing on the shoulders of giants? Drupal is standing on a huge pile of midgetsAll content management systems suck, Drupal just happens to suck less.Popular open source software is more secure than unpopular open source software, because insecure software becomes unpopular fast. [That doesn't happen for proprietary software.]Drupal makes sandwiches happen.There is a module for that


Submitted by nk on Mon, 2007-12-24 01:10

NetBeans 6.0 supports PHP. We all know a Java IDE which turned out to be a quite useable PHP IDE -- Eclipse. It seems all the usual IDE stuff are supported, even xdebug. I have not yet tried this one out, but if someone else does, please post here -- I wonder whether it can provide Drupal specific tooltips.

Why Acquia won't ruin Drupal

Submitted by nk on Sat, 2007-12-22 02:04

Still some people think that Acquia is the first rider of Apocalypse or something, that they bought Dries' soul for $7M. No shareholder gets involved in day-to-day operations, they are only interested in the big picture and there, they only care about that Drupal, as a project, is succesful, well loved, secure etc. Best way to keep it so? Simple, let Dries to do what he always did, what's more, even pay him for it so he does not just have the possibility but he can actually do it. Nothing will change, just Dries gets more time to lead us further on -- and this is what Acquia pays him for.

Flow or why I am doing all this

Submitted by nk on Wed, 2007-12-19 15:39

For quite a long time I have tried to find an explanation for why I am doing all the core work and for some time I had a suspicion, and now I am fairly confident I know. This article helps understanding the Psychology of Programming and it mentions the reason: flow. Let's see what makes me reach flow by checking most of the items Wikipedia lists.

Drupal gets its globals documented

Submitted by nk on Tue, 2007-12-11 01:02

The participating kids in The Google Highly Open Participation Contest are turned out to be so fantastic that I dared to give them the task to document all globals. After an initial round of misunderstanding we did get this document and a script which collects globals. Thanks to Google for sponsoring this and thanks to Jimmy Berry for his great, great work.

NowPublic is hiring

Submitted by nk on Tue, 2007-12-04 14:31

We are looking for people with knowledge over the whole developer spectrum -- PHP, MySQL, CSS and JS. You will work for a really exciting company alongside such well-known Drupalers as Morbus, Zlender, kkaefer, hadsie and chx. I do not want to spam the planet with this so just contact me for more details.

Follow up on public logging of #drupal by irseek

Submitted by nk on Sun, 2007-12-02 16:39

Because of this and likely other services to follow, I will only lurk in #drupal but not speak any more aside from the next sentence here: You wish to talk to me, you can join #chx . Only people I know will be able to lurk in there, those I do not will be simply removed after I answered their question. Sorry folks, I feel great unease about posting my words on line and I try to raise the bar. Edit: the #chx channel is invite only except to those who wear a hostname cloak.


Submitted by nk on Sun, 2007-12-02 13:07

Following TechCrunch's warning, the freenode community has moved against which logged IRC channels and published said logs without asking constent from anyone (including #drupal ). I myself has mailed and after not getting any replies, I have called them on Saturday night (I happened to be in Israel, so it was a domestic call). Sunday morning Ariel Berkman, the CTO of the company called me informing that they pulled the site.


Submitted by nk on Sat, 2007-12-01 17:07

According to drumm's graphs shown at Barcelona, I submit (by far) the most patches to the Drupal core. This matches my gut feelings, too. So, I guess some now expects me to write a long diatribe about how I fear Acquia will exploit and deform my work. These are probably the same naysayers who believes that Drupal does not learn from other OSS projects. Now these people should listen: you might think that you hold an Ace and a King, and you played it for the win, but you know what happens to those? They walk back to Houston. Good riddance! Everyone, hear me out: Acquia is the best thing ever happen to Drupal!

Subscriptions 2.0 beta series out

Submitted by nk on Sat, 2007-12-01 00:40

Subscriptions, rewritten from ground up is in beta. At the time of this writing, beta2. Beta1 did not install on certain MySQL versions thus I deleted that release node. Thanks to delius for the warning.

How do we deal with these kinds of contributors?

Submitted by nk on Sat, 2007-11-24 10:45

So, these guys do not observe community processes and yet they fervently patch and sometimes what they do is good. More often, it's more a hindrance than good. No plea in private email or even in public email can get them back in line. So, what can we do with friendly posts like "this issue is opened to waste testers and reviewers time and makes things more difficult"? With people who constantly put back their issues in the current version even though several high profile contributors said "wait until Drupal 7" until finally a core committer says "enough"?