[development] Confused: package value of info files

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Thu Dec 21 04:11:25 UTC 2006

On Dec 20, 2006, at 8:03 PM, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> But others have already populated the package value incorrectly.

this is a good argument for submitting issues and patches that fix  
the incorrectly classified .info files, not for changing core to try  
to defend ourselves from poorly classified modules.  contrib is a  
vast, dangerous place, full of varying levels of quality and sanity  
of the code.  the code for drupal core would have to be at least 10  
times larger, more complicated, and slower, if it had to try to  
protect itself from every stupid thing some contrib author decided to  
do. ;)

there's no shame in "other", and there's no shame in having lots of  
modules in there.  remember, 4.7.x just has everything, core/contrib/ 
CCK/OG/other/whatever all in 1 giant, alphabetical list.  so, even  
just "Core-Optional" vs. "Core-Required" vs. "Other" is a vast  
usability improvement right there.  for extra-credit, all the CCK  
fields can be in another group, etc, etc, but we should aim for 3-7  
groups total, not 15-20.  i don't think we need a feature to  
automatically re-classify single-group modules back into other... no  
one should be distributing modules in their own group in the first  
place.  if they do, it's their problem, not core's.


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