[development] converting a module from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6

Sheryl (Permutations Software) sheryl at permutations.com
Wed Jan 21 16:57:28 UTC 2009

Yes, I already did all the things you suggest. I would not have bothered the
people on this list with my question if I hadn't already tried hard to find
the answer on my own.

-----Original Message-----
From: development-bounces at drupal.org [mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org]
On Behalf Of Earnie Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:57 AM
To: development at drupal.org
Subject: Re: [development] converting a module from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6

Quoting "sivaji j.g" <sivaji2009 at gmail.com>:

> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Sheryl (Permutations Software)
> <sheryl at permutations.com> ...r how I need to rewrite them for
>> Drupal 6. Any guidance you can give me would be greatly appreciated!
> Did you try this ?
> http://drupal.org/project/deadwood

A start in the right direction.  It doesn't do everything because it 
just doesn't know how.  For instance you'll need to watch out for those 
``if ($may_cache)'' and remove them even thought the deadwood removed 
the parameter in the goodwood version.

> http://drupal.org/project/coder

Coder is a lint helper to give you suggested ideas of how well your 
code is formatted to the code standard for that Drupal version.  Your 
module will look prettier but it doesn't help the functionality.

You will also want http://drupal.org/project/schema on the version 5 
side of your conversion if you have tables.  The project/schema module 
can help on the version 6 side if you're developing a new table in say 
phpMyAdmin and now need to create the schema array for your .install 

Earnie  http://r-feed.com
  Make a Drupal difference and review core patches.

-- http://for-my-kids.com/  -- http://give-me-an-offer.com/

More information about the development mailing list