1st March 2015 at 9:25 pm #4058
Simpl pages module:
Renaming the module to page_module (or something else – should not be named simpl any more since it is in the core code)
Same goes for simpl_privacy and simpl_research
Yes, I understand the logic for that. I can and will do it for simpl_privacy.
But for any module that stores any settings (simpl pages, simpl_research) it is not so easy. It is not a change of name, it is a completely new module. For simple_privacy it is easy. I can create the new module, and the upgrade process can delete the old folder where your server permits that. But then in some cases the old module will remain.
But I should not delete modules like simpl pages, simpl_research in an upgrade because it will delete all the settings. So the alternative is a new module, new name, and ask you to re-do all your settings then delete the old module. Some will do that, some won’t. Those that don’t will end up in time with out-of-date, non-maintained modules causing bugs in their system.
For major changes (like simpl_menu) I feel that is acceptable, but just for a change of module name it sounds like to much to ask everyone to do. But, if its everyone’s preference I’m happy to reconsider. The names mean very little to me.
Only suggestion for making the system simple! It does not change how the modules works 🙂 But in first hand I guess you just can edit the “return name” in the module and in the future renaming it completely 🙂
Regards, Jamie Jaconelli
admin and owner of a user customized version of kiwitrees (contains 3 family trees)