[development] installation profiles on drupal.org

Frando (Franz Heinzmann) frando at xcite-online.de
Sat Feb 17 00:57:17 UTC 2007

Robert Douglass schrieb:
> This is a good idea and should be cross posted to the infrastructure list.

This has already been discussed quite a bit on infrastructure.
or a little summery on a proposal at

So there is some kind of consesus that, generally, installation profiles 
should be hosted on drupal.org. And there seem to be some voices in 
favor of improving the cvs packaging script to be capable of packaging 
the contrib modules that a distribution needs together with the install 
profile and maybe drupal core, in which I also am in favor of. See [1] 
for details.

However, I agree with Boris Mann here:
If there are some install profiles, the hosting requirements on 
drupal.org should be created. But install profiles should come first.

So what I propose as a very simple first step is to create a new top 
level cvs directory for "install profiles", to foster collaboration on 
some first profiles. There is no need for project.module support for 
these right now as there is nothing that's suitable for an enduser 
available at the moment.

If then some first install profiles (e.g. a "blogger" profile, a 
"collaboration" profile or a "devel" profile) are in some kind of alpha 
or beta state, we should definitly approach the package script 
improvements and adding a new top level project taxonomy term for 
distributions (and thus allowing the creation of public, browseable 

[1] http://groups.drupal.org/node/2163

> Jakub Suchy wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is it possible to create new project type on Drupal.org - installation
>> profile? Some translators have created own installation profiles for
>> their translation, blogger installation profile is proposed for Google
>> SoC.
>> Even people would IMHO notice, that something that installation profiles
>> exist and the absolutely greatest thing would be to be able to just
>> manage CVS which will automatically pack the profile into
>> profile.tar.gz.
>> Jakub
>> http://www.drupal.cz

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