[development] version = "$Name$" considered harmful in .info files

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Jun 19 00:28:19 UTC 2007

On Monday 18 June 2007, Derek Wright wrote:
> On Jun 14, 2007, at 11:53 PM, Dries Buytaert wrote:
> > That's probably a good idea.
> Done.  See http://drupal.org/node/152819 if you happen to care.
> All "version" definitions from all .info files on all branches of the
> contrib repo are now gone.
> All relevant handbook docs have been updated to tell people not to do
> this.
> In the future, if you check out from CVS and see "version" defined,
> please file an issue with the maintainer and scold them. ;)
> Thanks,
> -Derek (dww)

Question.  What is the "proper" thing to do with a module that is not in 
Drupal's CVS repository in the first place?  I'm tempted to just say "who 
cares?" except that Drupal 6 will now be checking such things and complaining 
if it's not set correctly.

So if one is doing it manually, what is correct?

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