[development] Cannot create 6.x release of module (was Re: watchdog -> dblog + syslog)

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Apr 10 17:08:13 UTC 2007

On 4/10/07, Derek Wright <drupal at dwwright.net> wrote:
> > compatible with HEAD (no nightly builds, because there is
> > no 6 tag yet, but get it through CVS or the Browse CVS link.
> FYI: you don't need a DRUPAL-6 branch to make a development snapshot
> release that's compatible with 6.x core.  just make a release node
> and use "HEAD" as the CVS branch, set it to "6.x" core compatibility,

This is where the problem is.

I don't have 6.x listed. I only see None, 5.x, 4.7.x, and 4.6.x only in the
select box.

So, I can't select 6.x.

and give it a major number of "1", a patch level of "x", and an extra
> identifier as "dev".  viola, a 6.x-1.x-dev development snapshot from
> HEAD.  then, whenever you make the DRUPAL-6 branch, you can just edit
> this release node and you'll now have the option to move the CVS
> branch from HEAD to DRUPAL-6.  no, you don't need any special
> permissions on d.o for this -- anyone who can edit the release node
> can move it from HEAD if there's now a CVS branch that doesn't have a
> release node but that specifies the same version information.  after
> that "HEAD" will again be an available choice when creating new
> release nodes, e.g. for the initial 7.x port, or as a 6.x-2.* new
> feature series.
> so long as you give the HEAD release node a version number that
> *could* someday be its own branch (i.e. major number >= 1), you can
> always move a HEAD release node to the appropriate branch once that
> exists.  see http://drupal.org/node/89699 for more.
> someone should really update http://drupal.org/node/17570#HEAD with
> this wisdom.  any volunteers? ;)\

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