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Bug#602831: ITP: drupal6-mod-views -- views modules for Drupal 6

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Al Nikolov <clown@debian.org>

* Package name    : drupal6-mod-views
  Version         : 2.11
  Upstream Author : Earl Miles (http://drupal.org/user/26979)
* URL             : http://drupal.org/project/views
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: PHP
  Description     : views modules for Drupal 6

 The Views module provides a flexible method for Drupal site designers
 to control how lists and tables of content (nodes in Views 1, almost
 anything in Views 2) are presented. Traditionally, Drupal has
 hard-coded most of this, particularly in how taxonomy and tracker
 lists are formatted.
 This tool is essentially a smart query builder that, given enough
 information, can build the proper query, execute it, and display the 
 results. It has four modes, plus a special mode, and provides an 
 impressive amount of functionality from these modes.
 Among other things, Views can be used to generate reports, create 
 summaries, and display collections of images and other content.
 You need Views if:
  * You like the default front page view, but you find you want to 
    sort it differently.
  * You like the default taxonomy/term view, but you find you want to 
    sort it differently; for example, alphabetically.
  * You use /tracker, but you want to restrict it to posts of a 
    certain type.
  * You like the idea of the 'article' module, but it doesn't display 
    articles the way you like.
  * You want a way to display a block with the 5 most recent posts of 
    some particular type.
  * You want to provide 'unread forum posts'.
  * You want a monthly archive similar to the typical Movable
    Type/Wordpress archives that displays a link to the in the form of 
    "Month, YYYY (X)" where X is the number of posts that month, and 
    displays them in a block. The links lead to a simple list of 
    posts for that month.
 Views can do a lot more than that, but those are some of the obvious 
 uses of Views.

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