I wasn't sure if you're aware of the upcoming module Relation API that will be providing a mechanism to relate any entity. It might be worth researching whether or not UR could utilize that module in the future.


Berdir’s picture

Status: Active » Postponed

Yes, I am aware. We have planned to do this with the 7.x-2.x release. Because it's not going to be a simple "utilizing", but a major refactoring :)

caschbre’s picture

:-) Exciting! And I agree that it wouldn't be simple... but very awesome nonetheless.

naught101’s picture

Subscribing. Sounds very interesting. If you have time, it'd be great to see any feature requests on the relation.module issue queue that would help future refactoring. Relation.module is pretty malleable at the moment, so it's a good time to get back-end stuff in, especially API stuff.

Berdir’s picture

Sounds good. I'll contact you at some point in IRC or so, but not in the next three weeks, I'm currently in military service.

mrf’s picture

I attended the relation presentation at London, and took some notes about possible benefits to User Relationships.

Benefits to user relationships
- can drop custom storage
- can drop custom views integration
- can drop custom rules integration
- get fieldable relationships entities
- focus on ui not api
- graphs
- can preserve all existing api calls as wrappers (for a 1.0 anyway)
- awesome new permissions might not be compatible (no entity access system yet...)

Definitely ping me on IRC when you're having this discussion.

Michelle’s picture

Funny, I just watched the Node One screencasts and the first thing that came to mind is, hey, you could re-do UR with this thing. LOL! Obviously I wasn't the first to think of it. Will have to keep an eye on this one and see what comes of it.


mrf’s picture

Posted #1416856: Separate UI and API to allow module to work behind the scenes thinking about how this might end up working out.

Simon Georges’s picture

Closing #1705196: relation integration as a duplicate of this one.

igorik’s picture

is there some work about user relationships using relations?
is user relationship in development about this way, or you suggest to use relation instead this (and create own relations)?

how hard could be migrate from user relationships to relation only?


mikran’s picture

We've recently added migrate support to relation core

tmsimont’s picture

Has any work started on 7.x-2.x? I'd be interested in working on this as I'm currently in the early stages of development of a site that uses both UR and Relation...

tmsimont’s picture

Status: Postponed » Active

changing to active -- just wondering if anything has been started...

igorik’s picture

also wondering if there will be any migration path from user relationships to relation api.

Andre-B’s picture

Status: Active » Closed (works as designed)

as the maintainer stated to not actively develop this further this issue is not probably on any roadmap. closing this as wont fix, feel free to reopen if you can provide the work :)

naught101’s picture

Status: Closed (works as designed) » Postponed

Maybe better to leave it at the status the maintainer (Berdir) set it at.