[development] let's cleanup /misc

Walt Daniels wdlists at optonline.net
Wed Dec 28 20:31:05 UTC 2005

Sounds about right to me. But sites needs a further fixup. If I don't have a
multisite setup and just modify the default site then that gets overlayed
when I do a download of a new release. I would suggest that all setups be
multisite (even if only one) or that the current default settings.php be
called sample.php and that the user configures it and names it settings.php
so that it doesn't get overridden by a download.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: development-bounces at drupal.org 
> [mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org] On Behalf Of Larry Garfield
> Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 3:19 PM
> To: development at drupal.org; chris at tinpixel.com
> Subject: Re: [development] let's cleanup /misc
> On Wednesday 28 December 2005 01:54 pm, Chris Johnson wrote:
> > > c) Isolation (this is the big one  for me) the separation of :
> > >
> > >  1. Drupal Core files.
> > >  2. Contributed modules
> > >  3. Site data files (attachments, images, ...etc.).
> >
> > Isolation is the big one for me, too.  I need to be able to quickly 
> > find core, versus add-on/contrib versus data, and be able 
> to make mass 
> > copies, backups, perm changes, etc. as an admin.  It is 
> error prone to 
> > have to find everything by hand, one at a time.
> >
> > ..chrisxj
> Random off-the-cuff thought that I ask no one implement 
> before 4.8... :-)
> Currently, modules and themes can be placed in /modules and 
> /themes, respectively, OR in /sites/mysite.com/modules and 
> /sites/mysite.com/themes, if you're using Drupal's multi-site 
> feature.  
> Why not introduce /sites/all/, and require any 
> non-core-package stuff to go there?  So any contrib modules 
> would go in /sites/all/modules, for instance.  
> That way, All non-as-downloaded files are in /sites/ 
> somewhere, and you can just backup that directory and be done with it?
> There's no change in functionality, just a few paths within 
> Drupal's includes since it already looks for modules and 
> themes in a bunch of different places.
> -- 
> Larry Garfield			AIM: LOLG42
> larry at garfieldtech.com		ICQ: 6817012
> "If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all 
> others of exclusive property, it is the action of the 
> thinking power called an idea, which an individual may 
> exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but 
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