[development] standard dotinfo file "package" classification

Vernon Mauery vernon-drupal at mauery.com
Sat Nov 25 15:33:27 UTC 2006

On Saturday 25 November 2006 5:35 am, Konstantin Käfer wrote:
> Am 25.11.2006 um 13:47 schrieb Morbus Iff:
> >> I have been looking, and probably missed something crucial, but I
> >> fail to find a list of standardised package = classifications.
> Bèr probably meant that there are no guidelines on how to use the
> package field. Module authors can invent arbitrary new names and use
> them. That way, you'll end up with 10 categories with 1-2 modules each.

Why not ask module owners to make the default be the category that they list 
it under at drupal.org.  Then those generic categories could be the guideline 
for what to put in the 'package =' line.


> > Naming-wise, the package should almost /always/ be the name of your
> > distribution - CCK and Ecommerce are made up of a ton of different
> > modules but are all colloquially referred to as "CCK" or
> > "Ecommerce", and that's what their CVS name and module URL are.
> > Thus, that is their package names as well.
> That's true. But we need to document it somewhere. It won't work with
> a tacit agreement.
> Konstantin Käfer – http://kkaefer.com/

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