[development] Core drupal.module moved to contrib site_network.module

Dmitri G dmitrig01 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 03:17:04 UTC 2007

Is drupal.org going to use it?

On 10/8/07, Gábor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
> Hello World,
> After discussions about the state of Drupal module, it turned out that:
> - drupal module does two things: phone home to a central server and
> distributed authentication
> - drupal.org does not collect any information submitted with
> drupal.module, so the phone home has no reason to live in Drupal
> itself
> - Drupal 6 is going to ship with OpenID which is much more secure, so
> there is no requirement to keep shipping Drupal module with Drupal
> (but it should be made available for users looking for an upgrade
> path)
> - Drupal module was misnamed, its namespace collides with built-in
> system level functions
> So after looking at all this, it was decided that Drupal module needs
> to go out of core. At http://drupal.org/node/178768 we discussed the
> future and suggested names. Because all features are kept for now, the
> new name is site_network. Anyone looking for this functionality will
> find the project at http://drupal.org/project/site_network from now.
> Andy Kirkham (aka AjK) volunteered to maintain the module and moved
> the existing drupal.module issues to the new project.
> All-in-all I hope this improves the privacy (no useless phone-home
> feature to explain) and security (no password tunneling) of Drupal 6.
> Gabor
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