... now wouldn't that be a great blog post!? Actually, it would probably take a dissertation to cover the topic adequately. For now, I decided that I might as well share/re-use/build-on a comment I just submitted in the g.d.o forum.
As I stated in my last post it has been a rediculously long time since I have written anything on my blog. This is particularly bothersome to me given the fact that there are many important issues that I feel I could contribute to. However, if I continue to wait until I have time to write up the whole shabang before I even start, I'll simply never do it. So I figured I should at least start by throwing together a list of things I would write about if I had the time. Who knows, perhaps you'll end up telling me what I should write about first.
This is rediculous; I upgrade more often than I post. My last post was over five months ago! Shame on me. I really need to tell people about all the amazing stuff that has been taking place with Koumbit... cause you can't even find out about this stuff on Koumbit's website.
Well, anyway, I should at least get *something* posted so I guess I'll take a few minutes to comment about the Drupal upgrading I have carried out... and all the stuff that is broken as a result. :-/
According to this thread it appears as though the Drupal's i18n, or "internationalisation", module will no longer require patching of the core in the upcoming 4.7 release. This is great news for the Drupal community!
So, apparently, I've been a little lazy with respect to my blog. It's not as though I haven't been busy though. Anyway, I'm about to go on a little vacation so I thought I'd bundle up a little news...
Drupal 4.6 was released yesterday and anybody interested in "podcasting" will be happy to note that one of the new features that it provides is native support for RSS 2.0. In other words, the first file that is attached to nodes will be referenced in enclosures included in any/all relevant RSS feeds that are generated.
Another interesting development for the podcasting community is that there has also been a "CreativeCommons" module developed for Drupal recently. While this is still in the CVS tree, I have tried it out and it totally rocks.
Two of the original top three items on my "Drupal Wishlist" have already been tackled by the Drupal community. I can't believe it. Wow!
This time the big news is the release of a Creative Commons module for Drupal. Sure, there may be a few small issues to iron out but I love it! From the module page...
This is a another Drupal theme that I developed. It is loosely based on some of the marketing material produced for the Fédération des centres d'action bénévoles du Québec by Kawabunga (i.e. the photos at top-right and the "l'action bénévole" logo).
Honestly, I don't find it nearly as nice as last years look/theme, but hey, you work with what you get.