[TYPO3-core] Thoughts about mid-term strategy

ben van 't ende ben.vantende at typo3.org
Mon Mar 18 09:55:45 CET 2013

Hey Francois,

I think your inventory proposal is a good way to cope with the complexity of the
core and to identify workarea's. It provides a good overview that is beneficial
for potential contributors for what area's need attention. Progress in these
area's will also be easier to identify.

gRTz ben

On 16/03/13 10:29, François Suter wrote:
> Hi again,
>> The other big goal that I see is to finish work that was started and
>> clean up pending stuff. With the later I mostly refer to reducing the
>> number of pending patches. If we want a rock-stable LTS version, it only
>> makes sense that the number of pending patches be reduced to (near)
>> zero. Finishing work is about things like using the new Logging API in
>> the Core, making better use of system collections, improve system
>> categories (important patches pending for a long time), in general make
>> thorough (but sensible) use in the Core of technologies that were added
>> but are not used to their full potential.
> About that and thinking a bit further, maybe we should try and make an inventory
> of what we have in the Core, in order to be able to assess for each item:
> - its completeness
> - its stability (satisfying, needs more work, needs refactoring, etc.)
> - its maintainability (easy to maintained, actually maintained, needs people who
> care, etc.)
> - its relevance
> We have lots and teams, sub-projects, Forge categories, etc., and all these can
> be used to create the inventory, as well as system extensions and subfolders in
> the new Classes hierarchy that we now have thanks to the introduction of
> namespaces.
> With all this we should be able to define the granularity needed to have an
> exhaustive list of stuff that can be identified as a sub-package in the Core and
> take stock of its status.
> I think this would help not only identify the sore spots in the Core, but - in
> the longer term - help that some do not get forgotten.
> What do you think?
> Cheers

TYPO3 Community Manager

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