Drupal 6 was released last week and everyone has been talking about how much greater it is than the previous release. I particularly like how powerful the new menu system is, the new caching and performance features, and all the new AJAXy goodness. But what is coming up next year in Drupal 7? This is a list of issues on Drupal.org that I am looking forward to see in the next release...
Add hook_file() This would allow for a very nice File API, allowing us to interact with files at a new level.
Handle File Uploads in Form API Right now when you have a file field in Forms API, nothing is returned when you submit it. It would be nice if Forms API handled some of that.
Descriptions for Permissions This would allow modules to description their permission sets in the administration section.
Data API Providing a common interface for all data types within Drupal (Nodes, Users, Taxonomy, etc).
Add PDO This would severely increase performance, allow more database abstraction, and get more PHP5 goodness into Drupal.
Custom CSS and JS for Blocks Adding CSS and JS for blocks through hook_init() isn't very clean, so this will fix that.
Examples for form fields Having an example for every form field would allow better usability for Drupal.
Hook Registry Increase performance in Drupal even more.
With these additions, and the implementation of a
web service platform in core, we'll have ourselves a slick Drupal 7 release. What are you looking forward to in Drupal 7?