Phần 1: Giới thiệu Composer in contrib

Drupal 8 has seen a lot of love for Composer. As various posts have mentioned, it’s possible to build a whole Drupal site with little more than a composer.json file. However contrib needs the same love too.

In this post I want to talk about step one, and it requires little effort at all.

For module maintainers

Add a composer.json file to your Drupal 8 module. The example below gives everything you need. The name uses “drupal” as the vendor namespace, followed by the module name after the slash. The description provides more information on the module. The type tells composer it is specifically a Drupal module (there are also types for themes, profiles and more), this allows developers to put “drupal-module” packages into the modules directory rather than the vendor directory on composer install. Finally we add Drupal’s license of GPL 2.0+.

{ "name": "drupal/example", "description": "This is an example composer.json for example module.", "type": "drupal-module", "license": "GPL-2.0+" }

For everyone else

  • Tell everyone.
  • Tweet about the issue or this post.
  • See if modules with a Drupal 8 release have a composer.json, if not add an issue for it.

What does it mean

Once all modules have a composer.json we can add modules using composer more easily. We can also start step two, which is to get all Drupal 8 modules on Drupal.org listed onPackagist.