[development] "Package" misuse

nan wich nan_wich at bellsouth.net
Thu May 13 15:02:22 UTC 2010

Okay, folks, I am now on a campaign. According to "Writing .info files (Drupal 6.x)" [http://drupal.org/node/231036], regarding the use of "package" in your .info files:
"In general, this field should only be used by large multi-module packages, or by modules meant to extend these packages, such as CCK, Views, E-Commerce, Organic Groups and the like. All other modules should leave this blank. As a guideline, four or more modules that depend on each other (or all on a single module) make a good candidate for a package. Fewer probably do not."
I am actively working on a very large site and adding (occasionally deleting) modules several times a week. Sometimes they are very hard to find because of all those misused "package" designations. Please, please, please, if your module does not meet the guidelines, remove that line from your .info files so that the module ends up in "Other," where it belongs. And please don't tell me about the various module page organization modules that the site owner doesn't want added.
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