[ckan-discuss] Drupal modules

Lin Clark lin.w.clark at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 17:50:03 BST 2011

That's excellent to hear :)

I recommend developing in the open (even if the code isn't quite there yet)
and having technical discussions on drupal.org in the issue queue. It helps
the community understand what work has gone into the module, what changes
are being made, and makes it easy to reference in the future... which all in
turn builds trust and faith that the module will be well supported.

Even for the projects I maintain by myself, I post every change that I
intend to make as an issue in the queue and talk to myself in the queue
about why I'm doing certain things. This gives people a way to jump in and
get involved (plus serves as a good reminder to myself 3 months down the


On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Colin Calnan <colin at raisedeyebrow.com>wrote:

> Lin,
> I've just spoken with Anrdeas at data.gov.uk who is working on a large
> CKAN project, so I will be discussing this with him further next week and
> hopefully there will be some movement on this in the near future.
> Col.
> On 2011-07-08, at 9:15 AM, Lin Clark wrote:
> Good to hear that you're working on getting the module on drupal.org, that
> is really the best way to find co-developers. I'd recommend getting it up
> even if it isn't in it's optimal state and just making clear that it is a
> dev release and that it isn't ready for production sites yet, the known
> limitations, etc.
> One recent development on drupal.org is that you can post it as a sandbox
> on Drupal.org, even without getting approved for full project access
> (although it looks like you may have full project access already). This
> allows the code to be downloaded from Git and allows for people to post
> issues and feature requests.
> -Lin
> On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 4:53 PM, Colin Calnan <colin at raisedeyebrow.com>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> when developing http://datadotgc.ca I built a robust Drupal-CKAN
>> integration module with the help of Sean Burlington from data.gov.uk and
>> the guys at CKAN. It hasn't been released but it's definitely something that
>> could be.. I'd be willing to try to get this module submitted or collaborate
>> with the author of the existing Drupal module to get a working v1.0 up and
>> available for download.
>> The module was built to work with V1 of the API on a customized version of
>> CKAN. It had some modifications made to work with V2, but would have to be
>> further modified to make it more generic. It will also need a Drupal 7
>> branch.
>> You can find out more about the project here -
>> http://blog.raisedeyebrow.com/2010/04/datadotgc-ca-a-drupal-case-study/
>> I'll also get myself into those Drupal groups and see if anyone is
>> interested in helping.
>> Lin, if you want to point some of the excited people in my direction I'm
>> sure I can help them get started. The blog post above is also a great place
>> to start.
>> I've also developed and released an OGDI module that uses creates a CCK
>> field to pull in data and mapping information from a Microsoft OGDI data
>> instance -
>> http://www.datadotgc.ca/dataset/location_of_historic_buildings_in_edmonton.
>> The module is available at http://drupal.org/project/ogdi_field
>> Colin.
>> On 2011-07-08, at 5:14 AM, Lin Clark wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Just noticed the discussion on the list... I was wondering, is there any
>> central coordination of the efforts that CKAN is putting into Drupal?
>> I ask because there is a module that says it "is the only CKAN-endorsed
>> Drupal module." It is still a sandbox project, not a full project.
>> http://drupal.org/sandbox/very_random_man/1088910
>> However, two other modules were recently posted as well which say they are
>> official. One of them is a full project, the other is a sandbox (without
>> code).
>> http://drupal.org/project/ckan
>> http://drupal.org/sandbox/carinadigital/1210486
>> It is great to have all these projects, but right now there isn't a clear
>> way to interact with the projects.
>> If there is a plan, it might be worth posting a message to the relevant
>> groups on http://groups.drupal.org. This will help you find other
>> contributors, many of whom have extensive experience with the Drupal APIs (I
>> personally would be happy to be an early user and post/review patches). It
>> will also make clear to the community what functionality they have access to
>> at this point and what they can get excited about for the future.
>> http://groups.drupal.org/opendata-working-group
>> http://groups.drupal.org/semantic-web
>> If you need help figuring out good ways to engage the Drupal community,
>> I'd be happy to be part of a discussion. I know a number of people are quite
>> excited for this integration, so I think it could get community support.
>> Best,
>> Lin
>> --
>> Lin Clark
>> DERI, NUI Galway <http://www.deri.ie/>
>> lin-clark.com
>> twitter.com/linclark
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> Lin Clark
> DERI, NUI Galway <http://www.deri.ie/>
> lin-clark.com
> twitter.com/linclark
> *Colin Calnan | Senior Developer*
> Raised Eyebrow Web Studio
> www.raisedeyebrow.com
> T. 604.684.2498, ext. 5 | E. colin at raisedeyebrow.com
> UFCW Local 1518

Lin Clark
DERI, NUI Galway <http://www.deri.ie/>

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