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On 03/11/2010 Carlos Jenkins wrote:
2010/11/3 Benjamin Horst
I suppose we're looking at Drupal 6 for the site, but is there a chance
Drupal 7 and updated modules will be ready in time for us to use it from the

Not sure, it's a possibility we need to analyse. If chosen, Drupal 7 will
help us to prolong the life frame of the website framework. I'm actually
worried that when Drupal 7 comes out, all modules we need doesn't have a
version for Drupal 7

Since the pressing time constraints are over, I would definitely settle
on Drupal 7. Key modules will be ready the same day Drupal 7 is released
(that happens "when it's ready", but there are only a handful of
stoppers still open and I'd be surprised if the actual release is more
than some weeks away), others will follow soon and for the remaining
ones we can lobby or just help in the D7 port.

Drupal 7, besides the advantage Carlos outlined (longer timespan before
infrastructure upgrade), will have usability improvements (very
important in this case, since most editors will be new to Drupal),
better scalability (traffic will be high on this site) and flexibility
in the backend choice; for developers, it will allow a significantly
better distributed workflow.

Of course everything can now be tested on Drupal 6 as you are already
doing (and if I had to deliver a finished Drupal project within 2011 I'd
surely still build it in D6), but when Drupal 7 enters the Release
Candidate phase I'd be in favor of migrating to Drupal 7. It will have
to be done anyway, so better to do it early.

Also note that doing the project in D7 can give some experienced D6
developers the needed motivation to help (they would be experimenting
with D7 anyway, and this project would be time well spent for them,
while they might not be very keen to donate time for yet another D6

  Andrea Pescetti.

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