[development] Developing for Drupal 7

T L tloud365 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 00:39:10 UTC 2009

Hey James,

Do you already have an instance of apache running?  OSX ships with apache, I
think you can turn it on accidentally by enabling web sharing or something
along those lines--sorry I don't have 10.6.  All apache installations run on
port 80 by default, and you can get a slightly cryptic error similar to what
you are seeing (not rocking damp here so I am only guessing).

As far as damp vs xampp, I'm sure damp is a great product and probably has
some nice drupal integrations.  You can run drupal on any stack tho--I've
had good success setting people up with MAMP.  So trying another stack may
resolve things or at least help you figure out if your issues are
application specific.

Debuggers can be a little tricky--there's a nice vim php debugger guide you
can easily google for.  I wouldn't recommend the vim route if you aren't
already familiar with vim tho.  Other than that, I believe eclipse has
support for debugging integration.


Tim Loudon
t: 781.686.6096

On Oct 13, 2009, at 7:45 PM, James Benstead <james.benstead at gmail.com>

Thanks Daniel, Michael, Moshe. It seems like a combination of working
through the issue queues and using a step-through debugger is probably the
best way to proceed.

For the record I'm going to try
I'm going to use it with XAMPP rather than the Acquia DAMP stack through (I
can't actually get Acquia DAMP to install on my Mac - see
http://acquia.com/node/911603 - any tips?). Does the Acquia stack have any
particular advantages?

Thanks once more, I'm off to set up a debugger. Wish me luck!

2009/10/12 Daniel F. Kudwien <news at unleashedmind.com>

> If you think you are prepared to roll some patches, then *now* is the right
> time to immediately start:
> Critical API clean-ups for Drupal 7:
> http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?status[]=Open&issue_tags=D7+A
> PI+clean-up<http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?status[]=Open&issue_tags=D7+A%0API+clean-up>
> The ~10 exceptions for Drupal 7:
> http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?issue_tags=Exception%20code%2
> 0freeze<http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?issue_tags=Exception%20code%2%0A0freeze>
> General list of nice to have Drupal core API clean-ups:
> http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?status[]=Open&version[]=7.x&i
> ssue_tags=API+clean-up<http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?status[]=Open&version[]=7.x&i%0Assue_tags=API+clean-up>
> We have like 4 days to get all of those ready and make D7 really shine.
> If you can roll patches, but don't know that much about Drupal core yet:
> http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?issue_tags=Novice
> Welcome to the club! :)
> Thanks,
> sun
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