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Drupal Distributions on

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
307 Commerce Guys

Presented by

Derek Wright (dww)
3281d Consulting
Kevin Reynen (kreynen)
Open Media Foundation
Chad Phillips (hunmonk)
Apartment Lines
Jeff Miccolis (jmiccolis)
Development Seed
Under the HoodUnder the Hood
Technical details: Study servers, Drupal core, module building, and more.

Since November of 2009, fully packaged Drupal distributions have been available on This functionality takes installation profiles to a whole new level, since finally end users can download a single file, unpack it, visit install.php and they have a fully functioning Drupal site up and running. This session will be a panel discussion about Drupal distributions, what this means for the Drupal community as a whole, and future directions and possibilities. Topics covered will include:

  • How packaged Drupal distributions simplify adoption and deployment of Drupal
  • How hosted Drupal distributions work for installation profile maintainers
  • How people are using Drupal distributions already
  • What it will take to get 3rd party code (e.g. JavaScript libraries) packaged and included in the distribution archives automatically
Experience: Intermediate
Industry: education, entertainment, library, marketing, media, non-profit