[development] lightbox module comparison

FGM fgm at osinet.fr
Tue Jun 3 15:27:32 UTC 2008

I've done one on the two glossary modules I'm aware of (glossary.module and 
g2.module), it's on the g2 project page. Maybe there are more, though ?

This being said, you might have something: module duplication and module 
voting being recurrent themes, it might make sense to formalize a rule like: 
"if you're doing a module that resembles other modules, create a comparison 
page, that will go in the <to be determined> section of the handbook", in 
the dev manual.

What do you think of it ?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stella Power" <stella at stellapower.net>
To: "Drupal Dev" <development at drupal.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 5:12 PM
Subject: [development] lightbox module comparison


There's quite a few modules in Drupal which provide similar but different 
functionality.  I maintain the lightbox2 module and frequently get asked 
"what's the difference between lightbox2 and module X?"  So I've finally 
created a doc comparing the various "lightbox" type modules available in 
Drupal (lightbox2, thickbox, shadowbox, .....).  The doc is available at 
http://drupal.org/node/266126 for anyone who may be interested.

I'd really like to see more comparisons done on modules which share similar 
functionality.  I think it would be quite useful to see such a comparison 
before downloading all the modules and trying them out one by one, 
especially for newbies in the Drupal community.  Just my 2 cents.


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