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

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Sat Mar 10 17:42:23 UTC 2007

Neato torpedo!

So for the time being, a README.txt file for a profile should include a 
statement "remember to download modules X, Y, and Z and put them in directory 
X before running the installer", right?

On Thursday 08 March 2007 2:06 pm, Derek Wright wrote:
> hello world,
> drupal.org infrastructure can now be used to host installation profiles:
> 1) there's a "/contributions/profiles" directory in the contrib repo.
> http://cvs.drupal.org/viewcvs/drupal/contributions/profiles/
> README.txt?view=markup
> 2) there's a new Project type, called "Installation profiles":
> http://drupal.org/project/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:
> http://groups.drupal.org/distributions
> for example:
> http://groups.drupal.org/node/2164
> http://groups.drupal.org/node/2163
> http://groups.drupal.org/node/3086
> ...
> cheers,
> -derek (dww)

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