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

James Walker walkah at walkah.net
Tue Oct 9 03:39:24 UTC 2007

OpenID is not 'backwards compatible' with the old system - the bottom  
line is people's logins will no longer work.

Yes OpenID provider works is progressing, slowly as I've had some  
distractions, but I'm hoping to push a beta out around 6's launch. It  
doesn't actually address the situation, though.

On 8-Oct-07, at 11:20 PM, Moshe Weitzman wrote:

> or someone could port the openID server to D6 and we'll have a great
> story to tell these upgraders. interested parties should see the 4.7
> version at http://cvs.drupal.org/viewvc.py/drupal/contributions/ 
> modules/openid/?pathrev=DRUPAL-4-7--2.
> james - any progress since then?
> On 10/8/07, Dmitri G <dmitrig01 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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