I have been eagerly following @drupal7release on Twitter, which tweets a daily estimate of when there will be zero critical issues left in the Drupal issue queue. However, this is a linear estimate, and it's based on the assumption that issues will continue to be solved at the same rate. But as the easy issues get solved, the remaining ones are difficult and take longer, so a linear estimate isn't adequate. This is made evident by the fact that the release date keeps creeping forward (it's moved forward almost a full month in the two months the system has been in operation).
Two days ago I wrote a blog post on my Mediacurrent blog about some of the features that typical social networks have that Drupal needs to work on. It appeared on Drupal Planet. Head over there to get the full scoop.
This blog post was originally posted to my blog at Mediacurrent. It appeared on Drupal Planet.
I got involved with Drupal in 2007 when I decided I wanted to build an online community of young people interested in politics in order to encourage their interest and activism. I was in way over my head; I had dabbled with a number of desktop programming languages, but I had never built a website. I got my first hosting account on my dad's recommendation, and it came with an installer for a large number of open-source software in a variety of categories. I researched each one, and it ultimately came down to Drupal or Joomla! as the only options that could potentially fulfill my vision of vibrant forums, in-depth blogs, stunning image galleries, relevant news, timely events, thorough user profiles, and close-knit groups. I ended up choosing Drupal 5 mainly because, as someone who had no idea what a CMS was, Drupal.org actually explained what Drupal was supposed to do for me. I was also put off by the number of paid add-ons for Joomla!, as my budget was zero.
Isaac is a student with a passion for technology, entrepreneurship, and. He also pursues , politics, and music. But mostly he builds things.