Waldek did a post today titled: Did you know- Changing existing Site Definitions is unsupported
Which is a good read for every SharePoint developer, as it really is something we developers should all know. I had a wry smile creep across my face as I read it, as I remember the day this advice came into existence.
For that reason, I went back through some of my old blog posts, to try and find the original controversy, and how the bloggers alive then tried to sort through it, here is what I found:
Joris was there: SharePoint - to support or not to support
Serge of course was there: SharePoint custom site definitions... I'm lost
I came in late to the party wanted to make sure I understood this all pretty carefully: The post I was trying write
The post I was referring to, by the great Ryan Rogers, is sadly is not longer available on the MSDN blogs platform. Bit of a loss! So anyway, I went and found it on Archive.org, and it is really worth spending a little time reading:
On Site Definitions, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love KB 898631
I’m actually tempted to quote it all here so that it is not lost forever.
Anyway, I sure there have been a few changes since this discussion back in 2005, but I also think the core problems are still the same.
Sometimes I feel old. <grin>