[development] Developing for Drupal 7

Joshua Brauer joshua at brauerranch.com
Wed Oct 14 17:48:17 UTC 2009

Hi Tim & James,

To answer a couple of questions here. The DAMP installer does indeed  
work with Snow Leopard (since the September 17th release).

One feature, in addition to easy installation of xdebug as in Rob's  
post http://robshouse.net/article/xdebug-komodo-and-acquia-drupal-stack-installer 
, is the DAMP stack installer makes importing existing sites and  
setting up multiple sites running Drupal 5 - Drupal 7 very easy. For  
me this is a great boon in testing where I can do all the steps  
manually or can use the import feature to spin up YALDI (Yet Another  
Local Drupal Instance) with ease.


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On Oct 14, 2009, at 11:12 AM, James Benstead wrote:

> Hi Tim,
> Having checked out the comments in http://acquia.com/blog/stacking-drupal 
>  it seems that Acquia DAMP still doesn't support Snow Leopard - but  
> this is a little weird, as I have got ADAMP working on a clean user  
> account on Snow Leopard.
> In my own user account, I have done sudo killall httpd to make sure  
> that there are no Apache instances running, so I don't think it's  
> that either.
> I'm now set up with MacGDBp and XDebug and Textmate, and it seems to  
> be working fine - now to dive in to D7 core!
> --J
> 2009/10/14 T L <tloud365 at gmail.com>
> 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.
> Best,
> Tim
> Tim Loudon
> t: 781.686.6096
> On Oct 13, 2009, at 7:45 PM, James Benstead  
> <james.benstead at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 http://robshouse.net/article/xdebug-komodo-and-acquia-drupal-stack-installer 
>> . 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
>> The ~10 exceptions for Drupal 7:
>> http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?issue_tags=Exception%20code%2
>> 0freeze
>> 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
>> 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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