Using the Drupal Soundmanager2 module that hasn't been updated in about three years. Added a little functionality and want to submit a patch.

I think this can be done via git:

git clone --branch master http://git.drupal.org/project/soundmanager2.git

but the files shown in the tree that are in the download zip file are completely different from what's in the git repository.

Am I missing something here?

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I think the master branch is still pointing to an old (probably obsolete) branch. To get the latest version, which is inline with the zip file you downloaded, you should use:

git clone --branch 7.x-2.x http://git.drupal.org/project/soundmanager2.git

Maybe you should open an issue and point them to the Moving from a master to a major version branch documentation.

  • Looking back through my terminal history, I think the problem may have been caused by me cloning without the flags: git clone [email protected]:frob/drupalforfirebug.git.
    – MikeiLL
    Jul 31, 2015 at 2:23
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    @MikeiLL At the time of writing this comment, the Git repository of the Soundmanager2 (Drupal) module is not inline with the Drupal conventions. So I think it still a good idea to open an issue to point the maintainer to the 'Moving from a master to a major version branch' documentation (drupal.org/empty-git-master).
    – Watergate
    Jul 31, 2015 at 10:18
  • Oh I have, man. It looks like it's been a while since was maintained.
    – MikeiLL
    Jul 31, 2015 at 16:04
  • Ah, sorry. Hadn't checked the issue queue... hopefully the maintainers are reactivated again ;)
    – Watergate
    Jul 31, 2015 at 16:06
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    You could ask to be a maintainer (if you want to), see drupal.org/node/251466
    – Watergate
    Jul 31, 2015 at 16:09

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