Screenshot of the 'Available updates' report.

Reports accurate update status for Drupal 6 modules now that Drupal 6 is End-of-Lifed and most contrib modules are unsupported by the community.

It does four main things:

  1. It still shows security updates if a module is unsupported, so you'll know about security updates you haven't applied, regardless, and
  2. It uses an alternate data source that reports whether a module is supported by the Drupal 6 Long-Term Support (LTS) vendors, so you'll know if it'll be getting security updates going foward
  3. It will let you know about additional security updates made by the D6 LTS vendors! The LTS vendors are required to post their patches publicly, but there won't be any Security Advisories going out to let people know, and it won't be in the normal update status data. We create special security releases for the patches released by the LTS vendors, which appear in our data
  4. It integrates with Drush 7 or later. See "Drush integration" section below for more information!

While it uses a different data source, it continues to report usage information back to, so the community won't lose that valuable resource. This will let us know how many people are still using Drupal 6 in the next months and years!

And you don't have to be a myDropWizard customer to use this module! It's free to use by anyone!

Want more details about why we made this module the way we did? Check out our blog post announcing it!

Drush integration

If you use Drush 7 (works with PHP 5.3) or later, and have this module installed, then the drush up, drush ups and drush dl commands will use our alternate update status data too!

(Note: drush dl will only use our data if Drush is able to bootstrap Drupal, so you need to run it from inside your Drupal root or site directory or with the necessary alias.)

Starting with mydropwizard 1.4, we also support integration with drush make. Since drush make doesn't work with a bootstrapped Drupal site, there are some additional instructions:

  1. Place the 'mydropwizard' module in your ~/.drush directory
  2. Run drush cc drush
  3. When you use drush make, add the --release-backend=mydropwizard option to tell it to use our data

Hacked! module integration

We've released an alternate version of the Hacked! module (original) that uses 'mydropwizard' rather than the core 'update' module on GitHub:

Without this, the hacked module will be unable to report on any of the module versions that come from the D6 LTS.

Supporting organizations: 
Develop the module and maintain the alternate data source. They're one of the Drupal 6 LTS vendors!

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