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    • 1. Drupal 7 What’s new (from an end-user perspective) ?
    • 2. Bird’s eye view • How did we get there ? • New minimum requirements • User experience improvements • New features • Geek stuff (that affects you) • When will it be ready ?
    • 3. How did we get there?
    • 4. Survey (1) • September 2007 by Dries Buytaert. • To better understand needs and prioritize efforts. • Ran 30+ days, collected more then 1000 responses. • http://buytaert.net/files/state-of- drupal-september-2007.pdf
    • 5. Survey conclusions (1) • Better media handling • Custom content types in core • WYSIWYG editor • Better performance • Better tools to structure/organize content • Basic Views like module
    • 6. Survey conclusions (2) • Automatic upgrade functionality • Improved node access system • Better internal APIs • Better external APIs (import/export, web services) • Usability
    • 7. Drupal 7 UX project • User Experience. • Led by Mark Boulton and Lisa Reichelt. • Design in the open.
    • 8. New minimum requirements
    • 9. User Experience improvements
    • 10. New administration theme “Seven”
    • 11. Toolbar
    • 12. Shortcuts
    • 13. Dashboard
    • 14. Contextual links
    • 15. Overlays ??? (unfinished - this is a mockup)
    • 16. Vertical tabs
    • 17. Easier teaser/summary handling
    • 18. Easier text format specification (was input formats)
    • 19. Completely revamped administration navigation
    • 20. Permission descriptions
    • 21. Human readable permission names
    • 22. Administrator role
    • 23. Poor man’s cron
    • 24. Content, help, footer, ... are blocks now
    • 25. Improved support for integration of WYSIWYG editors.
    • 26. New Features
    • 27. Improved installer
    • 28. Fields (was CCK) in core
    • 29. Fields on CONTENT
    • 30. Fields on TERMS
    • 31. Fields on USERS (bye bye profile)
    • 32. Fields on “EVERYTHING”
    • 33. Image styles (was imagecache)
    • 34. STARK, CSS only theme
    • 35. Module and theme installer
    • 36. Update manager
    • 37. Improved language negotiation
    • 38. Improved timezone support
    • 39. Improved translation interface
    • 40. Translation contexts
    • 41. Geek Stuff (that affects you)
    • 42. RDF
    • 43. Simpletests : all new code should have coverage
    • 44. DBTNG • PDO based db layer • Better support for PostGreSQL • SQLite support • Master Slave support • Transaction support
    • 45. ... more geek stuff • PHP stream wrappers to support pluggable storage mechanisms and access to remote resources (e.g. S3 storage or Flickr photos). • Better support for HTTP proxies.
    • 46. That’s all ? CHANGELOG.txt
    • 47. When will it be ready?
    • 48. It’s ready when it’s ready. Dries Buytaert
    • 49. When is “when it’s Number of critical issues is ZERO.
    • 50. Drupal release policy • “Everyone considering Drupal should understand that Drupal development is always about improvement and staying on the cutting edge.” • Dries: “... it was decided that we can break people’s code, but not peoples data.” • “There is ALWAYS a path for updating your site with Drupal core.”
    • 51. Where are we ?
    • 52. #D7CX
    • 53. Can’t wait ?
    • 54. My opinion ? Text
    • 55. Questions?
    • 56. Contact • Davy Van Den Bremt • davy.vandenbremt@calibrate.be • twitter.com/davyvandenbremt • drupalcoder.com • drupal.org/user/185175