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Adds useful keys to manifest files

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License: LGPL-3

Module Manifest - Extra Options

This is a technical module that allows developers to make use of extra keys in module manifests. The following keys are available currently:

  • depends_if_installed - Your module will depend on modules listed here but only if those modules are already installed. This is useful if your module needs to override the behavior of a certain module (dependencies determine load order) but would also work without it.

  • rdepends_if_installed - The modules listed here will depend on your module if they are already installed. This is useful if you want your module to be higher in the inheritance chain than the target modules and do not want to or cannot make changes to those modules.


Add this module as a dependency and use the keys described above.


Add support for the following additional keys:

  • breaks - Used to mark some modules as being incompatible with the current one. This could be set up to support versioning (e.g. 'breaks': ['my_module<<0.4.2']).

  • demo_if_installed, data_if_installed, qweb_if_installed - Dicts with module names as keys and lists of files as values. Used to load files only if some other module is installed.

  • _if_module - Used on models to load them only if the appropriate module is installed.

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