Using Drupal 7.x. If I specify a drupal module project in my make file with no version, for example:

projects[] = geocoder

and the project currently only has a dev version available (e.g. geocoder module as of November 29, 2011):

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will make grab the dev version? Or do I have to explicitly specify the dev version?

2 Answers 2


If the project has both a stable release and a dev version available, you can force usage of the dev version using something like

projects[geocoder][version] = 1.x-dev

You can also directly pull the project from its Git repository with

projects[geocoder][download][type] = git
projects[geocoder][download][url] = "http://git.drupal.org/project/geocoder.git"
projects[geocoder][download][branch] = 7.x-1.x

Probably should have just tried this before asking, but I tried it now. My make file has:

projects[] = geocoder

And running make gives me the following output.

Project information for drupal retrieved.                                 [ok]
Project information for geocoder retrieved.                               [ok]
drupal downloaded from                                                    [ok]
geocoder downloaded from                                                  [ok]

So seems like yes it will grab the dev version if necessary.

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