We have defined the tasks, budgeted the project and laid out a timeline to accomplish a feature-complete Rules 8.x release to be delivered by October 2014, DrupalCon Amsterdam.
1048 projected hours of development and coordination overhead have been calculated by fago, klausi & dasjo. Our companies drunomics and epiqo can’t afford taking the bill for the entire project, but enable us to work on the project based on a community rate of € 45/h net cost.
This means we are looking for a
total funding goal of € 47,160.- (~ $ 65,000.-)
to ship Rules 8.x by 2014.
We need to act now
The maintainers of the Rules module, fago & klausi, are busy working on their day jobs, on Drupal 8 core and maintain the Drupal 7 versions of their other contributed modules. Rules 7.x-2.x was mainly written during fago’s master thesis, a chance that we don’t have at the moment. If we don’t manage to provide funding, the Rules port will be delayed to an unknown future.
The above graphic illustrates the projected completion dates for Rules in Drupal 8. Funding would allow us to finish the project within 2014. Without the funding, a release of Rules 8.x can’t be expected in the near future.
Rules 8.x port without funding
An unknown release date somewhere in or even beyond 2015
An incomplete site building experience for Drupal 8 without the Rules module
Drupal 8 Core Condition & Action APIs won’t get fixed
Contributed modules will have to wait until they can port their integrations
Rules 8.x port funded
A determined schedule to ship a fully featured Rules release by October 2014
Faster uptake of Drupal 8 for all use cases that rely on the Rules module
Possibility to align core Condition & Action APIs with Rules requirements
Contributed modules can be ported quicker with Rules APIs in place