[development] Install profiles tutorial for Drupal 4.7, Friday 8AM PST

Angela Byron drupal-devel at webchick.net
Fri Jun 9 03:03:02 UTC 2006

Hello, CivicSpace Labs is pleased to announce the release of a Drupal
Install Profile System for Drupal 4.7.


We are offering a tutorial on how to create install profiles. We hope to
add a install profile system to core Drupal in the next release.  We are
supporting an install profile for the CivicSpace distribution based on
Drupal 4.7.    As an example we will be providing a new grassroots group
events organizing distribution of Drupal called GoJoinGo.   Angela
Byron, a.k.a Webchick will be discussing how you can easily create your
own distribution of Drupal.

If you have ever thought that Drupal could have better defaults during
installation, or should have certain modules available in the base
distribution now it's your chance to show off how you would make a
distribution.   We hope that by releasing an install profile system for
Drupal several months in advance of the next release of Drupal  we can
help spark the creation of innovative new Drupal distributions and even
make Drupal itself a better distribution.

Documentation for creating install profiles is available here:
* .install files must have the t() function removed for now

Link to the Skypecast is here:

Sorry about the short notice, but hope to see you there! :)


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