A fundamental question at this time is whether or not we should continue to maintain the Difficult Starter Kit.
Right now channelAustin and MNN are the only two stations that have some interest in the DSK.
For channelAustin the question is what value does the DSK have and should we support it.
I see that the Moderate Starter Kit has many more stations involved. As many as 23 reported users of that.
We are at a turning point where channelAustin could convert to using the MSK and simply have some of the other modules not in MSK located in /sites/all
There are pros and cons. We should explore them.
I think that the dynamic has been -- and correct me if I'm wrong -- that channelAustin has leaned toward the idea that DSK would be a common code base for larger stations and we have supported pushing code back into the DSK packages, while it is has been unclear about the extent to which MNN has been motivated to push code back into the DSK.
So it is a tenuous project with two main actors tied together by developer interests.
From what I understand the pros are that DSK provides a platform for more sophisticated development and complex modules (i.e. Reservations).
The pros of the MSK is that there is a larger community around that. And if there is any collaboration and joint work happening, it be more at the MSK level than the DSK level right now.
So it is an open question.