If you are developing a slightly complex DNN module, how to pack it in the installation package with DNN module manifest should be one important task. It will make your module looks elegant and better flexibility - reasonable folder structure, clean installation points, easy maintenance. We recommend that you should follow up the top 5 tips Bruce Chapman mentioned in this article below:

Top 5 DotNetNuke Manifest file Module Packaging Tips

  1. Use Html in the File for better layout in the install pages
  2. Use a resources.zip file for all your files
  3. Use a html file for your Licence Agreement
  4. Make your module DNN 4.x and DNN5.x compatible by using two separate manifest files.
  5. Use the ‘sourceFileName’ attribute for your assembly files.

And refer to official wiki and guideline of DNN manifest schema:

Types of Manifests

The DNN Manifest Schema

Right now we found out that the node of releasenotes only can be used like that:

<releaseNotes src="Installation\ReleaseNotes\Release.07.03.00.txt"></releaseNotes>

Wrong usage: (Who know why?)

   <releaseNote src="Installation\ReleaseNotes\Release.07.03.00.txt"/>