[Ubuntu-be] Getting a new Website

amedee at amedee.be amedee at amedee.be
Thu Jun 12 07:59:30 BST 2008

> Hi,
> I'm afraid I'm not familiar enough with the Location module to answer
> your questions with certainty. I guess we'll have to try out the module
> and see what's provided, what's possible, what isn't, ...
> One option that comes to mind is to use views fastsearch
> (http://drupal.org/project/views_fastsearch) for searching: it's a
> plugin that lets you search CCK fields that you've exposed. So perhaps
> we can build a search form where the location field is exposed, and
> searchable for visitors. But again, this needs to be tested.
> We could also compile a list of questions about the Location module, and
> then try to contact the developers?
> Concerning compatibility with Drupal versions: the final release of
> Location (it's currently under development) will be compatible with D5
> and D6. What version we go with, IMO, depends on whether the things we
> need (eg. CCK) are ready for D6 by the time we build the site (the
> development cycle for Drupal 6's contrib is a bit behind, because some
> major contrib modules were rewritten from scratch, doing this took some
> time ...). At this moment, not a lot of sites are being built with D6 yet.

I have a small bit of experience with Drupal 5 and 6, and I would *really*
recommend using version 6 because of internationalisation/translation. The
benefits of the improved language system outweigh possible issues with
contributed modules. Usually there is more than one way to do something in
Drupal so if one module does't work as expected, usually another module or
combination of modules can do the job.

Unfortunately my time is limited and I also have other priorities during
the timeframe when you guys want to work on the site.
But if you are looking for help, some of us on this list are real Drupal
gurus or know Drupal gurus in their immediate network, so I'm quite
confident that this project will succeed.


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