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

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Oct 9 03:53:04 UTC 2007

I would recommend leaving the module formerly known as drupal and now 
represented by this contrib on drupal.org for a little while, but retiring it 
eventually after notice has been given.  At most until Drupal 7 ships, 
possibly less than that.  

A lot of blogs (like mine) allow drupal.org logins, and it will be a while 
before g.d.o users who are using @drupal.org accounts get around to switching 
to OpenID.  (I intend to, but there will need to be an overlap period.)

Actually, I'm not even sure what would happen to @drupal.org accounts on g.d.o 
or blogs if drupal.org just switched off drupal.module.  Would they still be 
accessible somehow?  

On Monday 08 October 2007, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> I think the issue is that once d.o moves to D6, sites that
> use the drupal module will stop working unless we do
> something we don't have today (maintain backward
> compatibility) or document that this is no longer
> a service (auth against d.o).
> How do we communicate with sites that are still running
> the drupal module on older versions? No practical way
> except an advance announcement on the front page.
> Even if we make openid work on 4.7, there is still the
> gap in communicating that to the sites. Perhaps we can
> add some code on d.o today to check where the logins
> are coming from and contact those sites?

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