[development] Choosing the N number for .install's hook_update_N

Daniel F. Kudwien news at unleashedmind.com
Thu Aug 7 16:31:28 UTC 2008

> > Because the version of the module is solely independent of 
> the version 
> > of Drupal.  The version of the module indicates API and/or UI 
> > differences.  If you have version 2.x of your module in 
> version 5.x of 
> > Drupal and then change it to version 1.x for version 6.x of Drupal; 
> > one tends to view the 6.x-1.x as the same interface as 5.x-1.x.
> > 
> > But I'm wrong and will shut the hell up.
> Actually, I agree with Earnie here ;)
> (Only about module versions being independent of Drupal versions).
> --
> Morbus Iff ( if i could change the future, i'd change the 
> past instead )

Also, we have to consider what end-users think about 5.x-2.x and 6.x-1.x.  My interpretation as end-user would even be worse:

There seem to be two versions of this module, version 1 for Drupal 5 and also D6.  And for Drupal 5, there is also a new and probably better version 2 that has not been ported to D6 yet.

This means, we should move this discussion over to the original issue:


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