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

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Jun 19 01:06:29 UTC 2007

On Monday 18 June 2007, Derek Wright wrote:
> On Jun 18, 2007, at 5:28 PM, Larry Garfield wrote:
> > 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.
> Since when?  You mean when update_status moves into D6?  If there's
> no version in the .info file, update_status just tells you it's
> ignoring that module due to lack of information...  There's also a
> setting where you can tell update_status to always ignore a given
> module for status checks.  And, I'm trying to be careful when writing
> update_status code to gracefully degrade if the version strings
> aren't following our convention, as much as possible.

Never mind.  I actually went back and read the issue in question[1] (duh) and 
realized it was using a different key, so it's a non-issue. 

[1] http://drupal.org/node/146910

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