[development] Should google-api-php-client be a library?

Steven Jones steven.jones at computerminds.co.uk
Mon Dec 5 12:49:33 UTC 2011

Hi Fair,

Third party code shouldn't be added to your Drupal.org project in most
circumstances, see the official policy here:

You should use the excellent libraries module
(http://drupal.org/project/libraries) to allow end users to put the
library's code in one of many places and you just ask libraries module
for that location. It doesn't matter if that library contains CSS/JS
or PHP code.

Note that there is another 'library' concept in Drupal, that of
hook_library (http://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/modules--system--system.api.php/function/hook_library/7)
but that is unrelated to the 1.x branch of the libraries module.

Hope that helps!

Steven Jones
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On 5 December 2011 12:21, Vaidik Kapoor <kapoor.vaidik at gmail.com> wrote:
> It really depends on the licensing of the library. If the library is
> licensed under GPL family licenses, you can ship it with your module.
> Otherwise, you will have to put the library in sites/all/libraries.
> See these links:
> Related issue - http://drupal.org/node/1294060
> More info - http://drupal.org/licensing/faq#q7
> On 5 December 2011 17:29, webmaster <fairsayan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I'm creating a new Drupal module for the connection to Google Calendar
>> using Google API. I know the main aim of Drupal libraries is for CSS and JS
>> instead of google-api-php-client is mainly a PHP library.
>> Do you suggest to me to put google-api-php-client files in
>> sites/all/libraries anyway or to ship google-api-php-client in my module?
>> Thanks,
>> Fair

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