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Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development by Chuck Lanham, James Kennard

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Extension packaging

Joomla! extensions are packaged in archive files. Supported archive formats include the following: .gz, .tar, .tar.gz, and 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 plg_revue‑1.0.0.

Note

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. ...

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