[development] Go PHP 5, Go!

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Wed Jun 27 08:05:09 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 26 June 2007, Derek Wright wrote:
> On Jun 26, 2007, at 3:51 PM, Jeff Eaton wrote:
> > Min version checking is something that modules *can* implement
> > using hook_status, if I remember correctly. Putting it into the
> > info files makes a lot of sense, though -- it's a basic check
> > that's best centralized.
> Thing is, if it's in the .info files, then the forthcoming
> drupalorg.module could parse the .info files and implement another
> project browsing method on d.o and other stuff like that.  If it's in
> a php hook, there's no chance for d.o itself to access the data,
> since we will not give everyone with a CVS account PHP access to d.o
> (which is effectively what would happen if we were trying to get this
> out of a module hook).  Plus, on the client side, you want to know
> this *before* you try to enable it at admin/build/modules (just like
> core version) so it's gotta be in the .info file for that to work, too.
> Really, this isn't that hard.  Look at the patch I wrote [1].  This
> is almost identical.  It should be trivial to add php in there if
> someone wants to do it.  My hands are full moving update_status into
> core, so I'm not volunteering.

He did however volunteer to review it for me, so here 'tis:


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