[development] Confused: package value of info files

Gary Feldman dpal_gaf_devel at marsdome.com
Thu Dec 21 14:49:21 UTC 2006

Earnie Boyd wrote:
> I would like to see "Your arbitrary grouping string" changed to "Your 
> assigned grouping string" and I would like the paragraph beginning "If 
> you assign a package string ..." to read as follows and I would remove 
> all of the suggested examples:
> If you have been assigned a package string for your module it will be 
> listed with other modules containing the same string value on the 
> admin/build/modules page.  If you have not been assigned a package 
> string for your module then this value must remain unspecified it will 
> be listed in the Other grouping on the admin/build/modules page.
How about something even stronger, at least for the short term:

    package = "Your package name, if any"

    A package is a group of modules designed to work together.  Two big
    examples are E-commerce and Organic Groups.  If you use this, the
    maintainers of the group must agree to use the same string.  They
    should agree to document all dependencies and incompatibilities
    within the group.  The overwhelming majority of modules will not use
    this field.


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