Configuration management workflow proposal
There is a proposal for a new workflow for CMI over at http://drupal.org/node/1703168#comment-6344116. This proposal differs from the existing version of CMI in that configuration will be written to one directory while being imported from another one. This would address several architectural problems with the current system. For more details please see the issue summary. Your comments and review of this issue are critical to make sure the system addresses everyone's needs. Thanks for your input!