[development] Remove top-level admin menu items

dragonwize dragonwize at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 05:58:13 UTC 2009

To me the true nature of Daniel's request is not really about
admin_menu. The placement of menu items affects all of our sites.
Because of this we need some kind of standard that we can hold modules

Because of our great menu system we can choose to move menu items to
where we would personally like them on our own site. However, we still
need to hold the default position to some kind of standard.

If the only reason for moving to the higher level is personal
preference of how may levels you have to go then it should be placed
by default in the standard configuration and can be moved by all those
that use it enough that they would like it at a higher level.

The argument limit could be an issue, maybe we need to consider upping
that limit. But I think that the vast majority of modules do not have
non-dynamic argument handling that would prevent the menu item from
functioning when moved.


> I, uh, actually am kind of offended at this line, because I actually did
> most of the work on the patch to create the new admin system and set it up
> in this manner. Opening with this actually made me inclined to just ignore
> the thread entirely but because of who you are, you get an answer anyway.
> But sincerely, this is *not* in the style of 4.7:
> 1) Panels implements everything necessary to have a block in the new
>   admin system, including the descriptions and functions below it.
> 2) Panels has several administrative options that, in the normal system,
>   would be kind of scattered and difficult to find. I know this because
>   I originally had set things up that way, and it was frustrating.
> 3) Panels has a modular nature and keeps getting items added, which
>   would be even more frustrating.
> 4) Keeping things together would force Panels down to
>   admin/site-building/panels/* -- 4 levels down before it actually
>   gets any information in the URL for itself leaves only 3 more path
>   items before you hit the argument limits in the menu system. And
>   worse, you now have an extra click needed to get to every Panels
>   item, relegating it to a second class administrative system.

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