[drupal-devel] Re: [feature] Module Grouping by Folder in Admin/Modules

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 23:33:09 UTC 2005

I think that "module bundles" that somehow express dependency is a
great idea. This will be necessary for a number of CivicSpace modules,
so if we could work on this sooner than later, I think the benefit
would be apparent. eCommerce would obviously be one of the first

This same grouping technique could be applied to input filters and --
gasp -- might even benefit from the "show/hide" functionality slowing
making its way into Drupal now.

+1 from me!


On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 21:22:27 +0100, adrian <drupal-devel at drupal.org> wrote:
> Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/19477
>  Project:      Drupal
>  Version:      cvs
>  Component:    module system
>  Category:     feature requests
>  Priority:     minor
>  Assigned to:  Anonymous
>  Reported by:  jjeff
>  Updated by:   adrian
>  Status:       active
> Once this is in core, we could use the hook_info function to provide a
> 'bundle' field, and then modify the module list to group modules by
> bundle. (perhaps even on a separate tab? who knows).
> http://drupal.org/node/18447
> adrian
> Previous comments:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> March 26, 2005 - 03:53 : jjeff
> It would be nice if the admin/modules listing grouped multiple modules
> that resided in subfolders of the main modules directory. This way
> module collectives (like ecommerce or massmailer) would all show up in
> the same area of the module listing. It would make enabling/disabling
> these modules a lot more intuitive and also make it clear which modules
> were part of a group.
> Single modules in a subfolder would not exhibit this behavior.
> Just a thought.
> -Jeff
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> March 26, 2005 - 05:44 : mathias
> Being the author of the ecommerce package, I have to give a big '+ 1' to
> this as well.  Why was this behavior removed?
> I could see a re-implementation similar to our access control GUI where
> the first level of folders are displayed with the modules underneath,
> providing more context for the users.

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