[development] Installation profile projects now hosted on drupal.org

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Thu Mar 8 20:06:51 UTC 2007

hello world,

drupal.org infrastructure can now be used to host installation profiles:

1) there's a "/contributions/profiles" directory in the contrib repo.


2) there's a new Project type, called "Installation profiles":


two critical points i wrote in the README.txt:

a) "At this time, only files ending in .profile or .txt are allowed  
to be committed, since installation profile maintainers should *NOT*  
include the code of the modules that are enabled by their profiles."

b) "In the future, we will have a system where a file in each  
installation profile directory will define what versions of Drupal  
core and each contrib module should be packaged with the profile, and  
the packaging script will generate a single download-able tarball of  
all the code, and the installation profile.  Until that time, the  
downloadable package for installation profile projects will just  
contain the .profile and .txt files."

it's likely that somewhere at OSCMS '07 @ Yahoo, a discussion will  
break out about this topic, including:
- what to name the "packaged collection of a profile, core, and all  
its contrib modules"?
- how installation profile maintainers specify what modules (and  
versions!) to package with their profile
- etc, etc.

people who care about this debate are encouraged to participate here:


for example:


-derek (dww)

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