[development] New core install profiles for D6? (was Re: Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina)

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Tue Nov 13 19:06:52 UTC 2007

On Nov 13, 2007, at 12:25 AM, Dries Buytaert wrote:

> I don't mind having two or three profiles ship with Drupal core.

To clarify, you mean some install profiles that ship with core *which  
only include core modules*, right?  So, there's no packaging issue at  
all, since these profiles cannot have any external dependencies at  
all.  Their only job is to enable/configure core modules and  
potentially generate some initial content...

I just want everyone to be clear so that if someone starts working on  
these, there's no surprises about what's expected/allowed.

I'm clarifying, because I'm soon going to start work to enable  
contrib install profiles to tell the packaging script what versions  
of which contribs those profiles depend on, so all of the above can  
be packaged together (along with core) into a single tarball.  That's  
a much different (and bigger) problem, than what Dries is talking  
about allowing for D6, since the core install profiles only touch  
core, and are therefore already packaged with everything they need. ;)

-Derek (dww)

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