Too narrow a definition Good place to start to explore distributions
Better, but not all of it.
Make it easy for people to access Drupal Package common resources into a cohesive package that saves time and money Focused on real-world needs for function or market specific websites Caveat We are not there yet! Drupal.org is lacking on Distribution infrastruture!
Distribution Deli Wilbur Ince Jay Batson Bryan Hirsch Ferdinand Alimadhi Dick Olsson
From Drupal documentation: “ quick pre-configured Drupal installations, usually including a selection of modules. ” http://drupal.org/node/326175 (google – drupal distributions)
From Installation Profiles: “ Installation profiles provide site features and functions for a specific type of site as a single download containing Drupal core, contributed modules, themes, and pre-defined configuration. They make it possible to quickly set up a complex, use-specific site in fewer steps than if installing and configuring elements individually. ” http://drupal.org/project/Installation+profiles
A Distribution is: A downloadable package of: Drupal core, Drupal modules, custom modules, libraries, content types, views, configuration and content
Who needs Distributions? <ul><li>New Drupal users </li></ul><ul><li>Get started quickly with Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>All Drupal Users </li></ul><ul><li>See Drupal best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Create function oriented websites </li></ul>
Finding a Distribution Drupal Distributions http://drupal.org/node/326175 (google – drupal distributions) Installation Profiles http://drupal.org/project/Installation+profiles
Currently Most distributions are available as downloads outside of Drupal.org Available via GIT or SVN Soon Distributions will be available with 3rd party libraries from Drupal.org
Distributions are the Future of Drupal Jeff Robbins – Lullabot
Real Solutions Distributions provide proven solutions that have been developed and used in real-world websites.
Benefits Distributions contain features and functions that meet the needs of specific types of websites
Time Savings Install Drupal core Install modules Configure modules Inst/Config Libraries Content types Views Custom modules? Development Timeline Start here with a Distribution!
Distributions <ul><li>Make it easy to create a fully functioning project specific Drupal website. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Drupal best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes the modules you need! </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a fully functioning Drupal website that you can add and extend with more Drupally Goodness </li></ul>
Distribution Advantage Spend time working with content rather than configuration.