[development] RFC: drupal as a moving target

Adrian Rossouw adrian at bryght.com
Tue Apr 29 21:20:38 UTC 2008

On 29 Apr 2008, at 10:12 PM, Aaron Winborn wrote:

> It's already difficult enough for user-administrators to keep track  
> of what module versions to install, when a module is dependent on  
> another. I am personally glad that Earl coincided the release of  
> Views 2 with the port to 6. I would not want to have to maintain yet  
> another version of my Views-dependent modules. Imagine the nightmare  
> of Views-1 for d6, Views-2 for d6, Views-Wonder-Widgets-1 depending  
> on Views-1 for d6, Views-Wonder-Widgets-2 for the Views-2 branch of  
> d6, etc. In addition to the Drupal & PHP version attributes of info  
> files, we'd need to track what version of a dependent module we  
> needed as well. (We already have had a share of this with CCK in d5,  
> come to think of it, and that was hard enough to figure out.)

not to mention our dependency system not being smart enough to figure  
out version dependencies.

ie: you can't depend: views > 1.4 , etc. 

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