[drupal-devel] [feature] No obvious way to tell which release a site is running

Chris Johnson drupal-devel at drupal.org
Wed Apr 13 16:31:39 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/20439

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    other
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Chris Johnson
 Reported by:  Chris Johnson
 Updated by:   Chris Johnson
 Status:       patch
 Attachment:   http://drupal.org/files/issues/releasename_core.patch (32.8 KB)

There's no easy way for a site administrator to tell which version of
Drupal software his site is running.  This is particularly a problem
when an administrator manages multiple sites at multiple hosts.  The
problem becomes even more exacerbated when the same admin only has
limited time to update the software on sites, resulting in confusion as
to just what version is running where.

While there are a lot of technical solutions to this problem, some of
which I'd like to implement, this patch is the simplest and least
invasive.  It simply adds the CVS release tag name to each file which
can take such a tag.  An admin can thus look in any file and see which
release it is.

This patch is for the core files.

A similar one will be added to a separate issue for contrib files.

Chris Johnson

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