[development] Install profiles should be in their own directories

Konstantin Käfer mail at kkaefer.com
Wed Aug 9 10:11:49 UTC 2006

Druplets, not droplets ;)

2006/8/8, Chris Johnson <chris at tinpixel.com>:
> Adrian Rossouw wrote:
> > http://drupal.org/node/77549
> >
> > I am not going to re-hash everything I said there, but I need to say
> > that install profiles as they are now are not really adequate
> > for many of the things we hope to accomplish with them.
> >
> > I have been building install profiles in one manner or another for 2
> > years now, and that patch is part of what I found were the base
> > requirements of making install profiles work for us, and very likely
> > anybody who runs more than 1 site on an install.
> This looks good to me.  We have a need for installing multi-site
> distributions
> where some instances have differing sets of modules and themes available
> from
> other instances.  Without this patch or install config data in its own
> directory, there are problems with that kind of mass hosting.
> Can we use a different name than "install profile" to avoid confusion with
> other uses of the word "profile"?  How about distributions and the files
> can
> be called "distfiles" (Unix precedent from rdist command) or
> something.  Or we
> could be like Python and invent new names and call them "drops" or
> "droplets"
> or something.  :-)
> ..chrisxj
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