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

Jenny Hsueh lists at ondemand-network.com
Sun Jun 11 15:06:10 UTC 2006

Let me throw in my two cents hope they are  not too off target.

 I think what Ber advocating here is that an easy "Drupal install" will 
benefit from an easy "Drupal deployment" first.
I also see a huge benefit of tying Drupal deployment process with the 
current popular web hosting control panels such as Plesk or cPanel as 
this way we can encourage more contribution for drupal add-on's  in the 
traditional hosting environment as well as leverage many other packages 
that have  already built around  Plesk, cPanel for billing and client 
management etc.

I do think both druapl deployment and install functions should all be 
part of core eventually so that we don't divert the resource and create 
confusions. I wonder, Ber - is your sympal script a starting point to 
focus on the "deployment" aspect that we can combine the energy with 
civicspace install?


Bèr Kessels wrote:

>Op vrijdag 9 juni 2006 23:35, schreef Kieran Lal:
>>So you think the path to usability is through command line scripts?  
>>Have you ever actually watched someone who has never seen a command  
>>line in their life try to use the command line?  I have, as part of  
>>the user research for this installer.
>You did not understand me there. This needs clarification.
>I NEVER said that commandline nistallation is the end-goal. NEVER. 
>Commanline tools, or better: common install APIs, is what I think is the route 
>to go. 
>Then, *on top of that*, one can build a web-based installer. Bot *also* an apt 
>package. Or a Plesk addon. Or ... and so on. IF we develop primarily a 
>webbased installer, I ( stress that I) feel we are getting to the ultimate 
>goal (easy Drupalinstallation) via the wrong road. 

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