This week the illustrious Earl Miles (@merlinofchaos) of the little known Views, CTools and Panels modules talks with me about his recent project to get Views into core for Drupal 8.

Here's what we talked about

  • There has been effort in the past to get views into core. How many times has it been proposed?
  • Why didn’t it pan out before?
  • What are you doing differently this time?
  • Why will it succeed this time when it has failed in the past?
  • Who’s on the team and what are their roles?
  • What does this mean for experienced Drupal developers/sitebuilders?
  • What does this mean for somebody who’s brand new to Drupal, trying it out for the first time?

Questions from Twitter

  • Paul Delsignore (@pdelsignore): wow, you got the big guy! ask him if the UI would change in 8, and if there are any expected additions.
  • Damien McKenna (@DamienMcKenna): Views 3 adds new widget types vs what D7 includes, will there be consolidation of these so core & Views work the same?
    • Earl: I actually have no idea what this question means.
      • Damien: The drop-down menus e.g. for the Operations menu on Views, vs the individual links on e.g. Context or Panelizer.
  • Damien McKenna: Will vdc still have separate modules for the core functionality vs UI, i.e. views.module vs views_ui.module?
  • Thomas Lattimore (@tlattimore): Why should views be in core vs contrib?
  • Thomas Lattimore: What portions of views are going into core, the API, the UI, all of if?

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