[development] Confused: package value of info files
earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Dec 21 15:12:26 UTC 2006
Quoting Gary Feldman <dpal_gaf_devel at marsdome.com>:
> 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"
This is still too open ended. If you change it to
package = "Your assigned package name, if any"
then it becomes more understood that some consensus must be made before
a string value is to be assigned.
> 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.
I like this and enforces the idea that it the value should most likely
not be supplied and that consensus is necessary before assigning a
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