A client for

0.1.1 2019-07-19 21:05 UTC

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Last update: 2023-05-18 22:05:21 UTC


Bootstrapping a new Drupal environment for CI workflows is somewhat in flux right now. Drush no longer supports downloading projects, instead recommending a composer-based workflow. Drupal core does not have reusable code for interacting with's API as it's all coupled to update.module.

I wanted something to let me quickly download any release from, as well as a real-world opportunity to learn what the state of XML deserializers in PHP was. If Drupal doesn't go to a full-composer workflow, perhaps this library will be useful to modernize the Update module.


  • PHARs available on the releases page
  • A strongly-typed set of classes representing Projects, Releases, and Files.
  • Serialization and deserialization of Projects from XML retreived from
  • An example of using the JMS Serializer library.
    • This originally used Symfony's Serializer component, but it lacks support for XML namespaces and generally seems to better support JSON.
  • A console command to download and extract projects.