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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Accepting new blocks
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2004 13:32:13 GMT
Jorg Heymans wrote:

>> You're right, I'm also guilty of creating a few blocks without 
>> formally asking.
>> Seeing how hard it is to retrofit tests and docs to existing blocks, 
>> maybe we should require the following for any new non-scratchpad block:
>> -samples
>> -automated tests
>> -documentation (in the block itself, I don't think our docs structure 
>> makes it easy to integrate docs from blocks)
>> -a "community" (for example, at least three committers who need it)
>> And require a vote before creating a new block, where the creator must 
>> provide evidence of the above.
>> WDYT?
>> -Bertrand
> I agree with this for core blocks.
> Will there be a different central repository then for the more exotic 
> blocks that don't offer core functionality? Your community rule might 
> hold people back from creating blocks for the fun of it.
> Example: i've been thinking about creating a text-to-speech block just 
> for the learning experience. Unlikely that more than 3 committers need 
> this, so where will it end up if i want to donate it?
> There was a discussion a few months ago about the need for a 
> alike site, maybe this is relevant again now? By 
> default you would allow all blocks into an incubation phase and do a 
> vote on the ones to absorb in the cocoon dist.

I think the community restriction for a block is too much when it's 
created (alpha block), but they are ok for a supported one.


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