[development] Multiple modules, multiple versions, in Eclipse

Ken Winters kwinters at coalmarch.com
Sun Jun 6 19:16:06 UTC 2010

In my local development environment (MAMP) I do tend to use a lot of 

I also have one giant SVN repo which contains common modules that I 
don't maintain (admin_menu, token, etc.) which can be symlinked in bulk.

- Ken Winters

Randy Fay wrote:
> Hi Ken -
> How do you build a dev site using your root-level contrib module 
> projects? Do you just symlink together a site?
> This is a classic Drupal problem, and it's not really even solved well 
> by git, which has submodule support, but not sure it makes everything 
> better.
> -Randy
> On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 12:12 PM, Ken Winters <kwinters at coalmarch.com 
> <mailto:kwinters at coalmarch.com>> wrote:
>     I use a single workspace for all my Drupal work (and a few other
>     for code using different
>     coding standards).
>     Then I do one "project" per module per active branch.  For
>     example, if I need to implement
>     a feature in D7 then backport to D6, I'll have one "project" per.
>      Importing a project via
>     CVS makes this easy.  Also, I can keep most of the projects closed
>     and cut down on memory footprint.
>     I've also got one "project" per site, containing just code that is
>     unique to that site.  Custom themes, etc.
>     Long ago I had one mega-project with many CVS repos, but that was
>     not flexible and grew unwieldy.
>     - Ken Winters
>     Syscrusher wrote:
>         I need to be able to manage my modules for multiple Drupal core
>         versions, and also for multiple modules, and I'm looking for
>         advice from
>         others as to the "best practices" for doing this. How did you
>         partition
>         your development environment as far as workspace, project, and
>         folder
>         levels, with regard to Drupal core and module versioning
>         standards?
> -- 
> Randy Fay
> Drupal Module and Site Development
> randy at randyfay.com <mailto:randy at randyfay.com>
> +1  970.462.7450
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