New online tools for porting your module to D7
Three quick points on this Friday.
First, Drupal 7 is almost "officially" here. Although not officially released, it is in production use on several large sites, among the most notable being Examiner.com. That fact is a tribute to the automated testing system in place for core development.
Second, kudos to those contributed module maintainers who have lived up to their D7CX pledges and have their modules ready for D7.
Third, for those who need to port a module from D6 to D7, take a look at these new online conversion tools. You can:
- Reformat your code to match Drupal coding standards
- Apply conversion routines to your code
- Review the converted code for compliance with the remaining D7 APIs
- Convert a SQL expression to the Database API syntax used by Drupal 7
The code reformatting is an automatic by-product of using the Grammar Parser to rewrite your code. The code conversions are handled by Coder Upgrade while the post-conversion reviews are made by Coder Review, both part of the Coder project. You have the choice of uploading an entire module(s), or copying and pasting a single code file or a code snippet.
It's simple. Upload your D6 module code. Download your converted module code, a patch file, and the output from Coder Review applied to the converted code.
The SQL conversion tool is the SQL parser module. Copy and paste a SQL expression, click a button, and receive a D7 database object expression.
If you try out the new tools, don't forget to provide some feedback.