[theme-reviewers] Carrington Framework / Carrington Text

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 15:53:37 UTC 2010

True ... and not wanting to de-rail this thread any further (*grin*) ...
this is potentially a (new) discussion thread that could be on par with
child-themes as it is very closely related as I see it.


On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 10:42 AM, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Thanks Chris ...
>> "Framework" themes are a whole different animal than most themes ... and
>> some tend to do things out of the ordinary.
>> I'll post some questions, here:
>>    - Should they be handled differently?
>>    - Should we add additonal Trac keywords?
>>    - Should there be an assignable tag by the Review team so they
>>    enter/exist in the repository with more recognition of their inherent
>>    potential and options?
>> Just some thoughts, there are perhaps 10 or so that would come to mind if
>> we took a look at the repository ... the Carrington themes, Thematic,
>> Hybrid, ComicPress, Suffusion, Atahualpa, Tarski, etc come to mind off the
>> top of my head, I know there are more.
>> "Framework" may not be the most appropriate term, but these themes et al.
>> represent the ones that have a great many available options, for example,
>> that are well above and beyond most.
> I would go with Justin Tadlock's nomenclature with respect to "frameworks"
> - that is, drop-in code on top of which Parent Themes are built. In
> Carrington's case, this drop-in code is "Carrington Core". I believe
> Thematic and Hybrid are (or will be?) much the same.
> My thinking is that we really need first to review/approve the framework
> code. That way, if a Theme is using a known/approved version of the
> framework, that part can be ignored in the Theme review.
> The question then becomes: how best to handle review/approval of
> frameworks?
> Chip
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