Joomla! extensions are packaged in archive files. Supported archive formats include the following:
zip. There is no specific naming convention for archive files; however, the following is often used: the extension type followed by the extension name followed by a version identifier such as
com_name-version. For example, our packages might be named
com_boxoffice-1.0.0, mod_criticschoice-1.0.0, and
When you package an extension, make sure that you do not include any system files. Mac developers should be especially vigilant and consider using the CleanArchiver utility http://www.sopht.jp/cleanarchiver/.
There is no specific name that we are expected to use for the XML manifest file. ...