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

Chris Johnson drupal-devel at drupal.org
Wed Apr 13 18:00:27 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/20448

 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_contrib46.patch (684.22 KB)

This is the same as Issue #20444 [1], except that the patch is for the
*release 4.6* branch of the conributions repository (there is no 4.6 in
the Issues Version field yet).

20444 says:

Same as Issue #20439 except for the contributions repository, instead
of the core repository.

>From 20439:

"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 all repository files which contain the CVS $Id$

Again, this is for the DRUPAL-4-6 branch of contrib.
[1] http://drupal.org/node/20444

Chris Johnson

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