The Road to custome fields [was 2.18]

Joel Peshkin bugreport at
Mon Mar 8 20:23:28 UTC 2004

A few points from my end....

1) If you have funding for custom fields, I'd suggest you consider the 
team members regardless of location.  Start by looking for people who 
appear on BOTH and

2) Can't we start by agreeing we DO want custom fields??  We don't have 
to want a bad implementation of it, but we do want a good implementation.

3) Perhaps we can back off of some of the challanges of custom fields by 
not requring it to happen entirely through the web interface and 
assuming that anyone who wants to use them will be willing to make a few 
changes to some files, run checksetup, and even hack some templates.  If 
we can keep users of customfields from having to understand the whole 
schema and,  we have helped 90% of the users. 


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