Distribution profiles

A group for talking about Drupal distribution profile development groups.

Created as an informal response to Dries' blog entry about potential pitfalls in creating Drupal distribution installation profiles, the intent of this group is to provide a forum for discussing the topic on a very broad scope in the interest of promoting collaboration, cooperation and communication among developers.

This group is a good place to: announce new projects and the goals behind them, identify common goals and best practices for distribution profiles as a whole, explore options for collaboration and consolidation where possible, and collaborate with developers working on unrelated installation profiles in order to present their sum as a consistent experience to the end user.

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Botafoc.cat Drupal 8 Base Distribution

Botafoc.cat is a project to be focused on making a base distribution of drupal. The idea is compile the typical modules and configurations that is in vast majority sites using drupal.




  • Multilingual: Select other languages on the install process.
  • Folders: Contrib, Custom, Features and Sandbox generated by default.
  • Admin toolbar: drop-down menu, providing a fast a full access of all the administration links.
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    deepcore's picture

    Publishing a new distribution

    Hi guys,

    Over the weekend I have developer a simple invoicing tool useful for Drupal contractors to create an invoices.

    It's based on Bootstrap and contains so far two content types, three hooks and two templates.

    I am thinking to share with this idea and build something more advances as an open source.

    Could you help me out with with publishing this distribution on Drupal.org, please?
    I haven't done it so could you point me at a right direction?

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    japerry's picture

    COD at Drupalcon LA

    2015-05-12 13:00 - 14:00 UTC
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Interested in seeing the upcoming COD 7.x-1.0 stable? come BoF with us! We'll also demo some of features of the new events.drupal.org, which is running on mainline cod.

    If you're interested in sprinting later at Drupalcon, we will schedule a sprint for Friday. Our plan is to release 1.0 if we get enough volunteers. Add you name to this list if you want to help out at Drupalcon, even if you're remote:

    Please mark 'add to my schedule' on the Drupalcon LA site if you're interested in Attending!

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    JurriaanRoelofs's picture

    Give Drupal CMS Powerstart a try

    update: released a beta version that is reasonably stable and has more site-builder tools

    Only local images are allowed.

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    japerry's picture

    COD 7.x is in Beta!

    Thanks to everyone sprinting this week, we put over 250 combined hours on getting COD into a stable state and released our first beta at Drupalcon Austin!

    Major new features from the alphas (Before Jan):

    Transitioned from Entity Registration to Ticket module

    Having a proper registration system that meets the needs of camps, cons, and non-drupal events has been a source of pain and work-arounds in the 7.x version of COD (and registration in general). The ticket module changes much of this by re-architecting to a data model similar to eventbrite.

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    japerry's picture

    COD Sprint Review from NYC Camp

    I was somewhat overwhelmed at the amount of people who are trying to use COD, and found out a bit of that first hand this weekend. I'm happy to say beta is coming along very nicely, and we've made some great progress in the past few months...

    Thanks to the NYC Camp team for input and showing me how they've used COD for their site, I'm looking forward to integrating their improvements upstream, especially the dashboards. MongoDB was there, Jason working on Ticket Module, and Emilie has written a new base theme for COD based on Omega4.

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    Sandip Choudhury's picture

    Two Distribution Profiles


    Is it possible to use two distribution profile in one Drupal installation website. For Example - Suppose I want to use Commerce Kickstart Distribution (https://drupal.org/project/commerce_kickstart) to make an e-commerce site but also I want to use Spark Distribution (https://drupal.org/project/spark) in same website because it has Responsive admin control panel. So is this possible?
    If not, is there any alternative way?

    larowlan's picture

    Tour Module Scrum

    2013-12-06 10:00 - 10:15 Australia/Brisbane
    Event type: 
    Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

    We're getting to the point in the Drupal 8 cycle where the UI's are starting to solidify and we have fairly static markup to write interface tours against.

    So to facilitate this, we're going to have a weekly scrum to coordinate pain points, progress and participants.

    If you're interested in helping write tours for the Drupal 8 UI or identify and resolve any remaining API issues, please come along to this short meeting (Google hangout).

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    japerry's picture

    COD Sprints at BADcamp

    2013-10-26 11:00 - 15:00 America/Vancouver
    Event type: 
    Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

    If you're coming to BADcamp, come help make COD for Drupal 7.x better!

    We'll be tackling a few issues in the queue, and depending on how much we get done, releasing a new Alpha.

    Discuss below which things you want to work on, and maybe with some pre-organization we can make this a really effective sprint. I'll be at BADcamp sprinting on mainly commons, but want to help people get setup if they're interested in improving COD.

    Some topics:
    1) Moving scheduling from rooms to event CT
    - https://drupal.org/node/2009512
    2) Getting default (or current events) setup

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    Drupal-based digital signage

    There seems to be some interest and use case for Drupal-based digital signage. bneil, AndrewGearhart, and btopro had a good conversation in #drupal-edu about some ideas and thought we needed to start collecting our ideas.

    Let's use this wiki as a place to start organizing ourselves around what our requirements are and what general functionality we can share between our institutions.

    Hopefully we'll end up with a nice list of requirements that we can work together to build a solid base for Drupal digital signage.




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    Help4Ok Challenge - National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH)

    2013-06-01 (All day) - 2013-06-02 (All day) America/New_York
    Event type: 

    Join people from all over the world June 1 and 2, 2013 for a national Hack for Change event.

    Click Here to signup for regular updates! http://bit.ly/help4ok_challenge

    In conjunction with RHOK Boston - http://hackforchange.org/rhok-boston
    and the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH) http://hackforchange.org/, a team of passionate team members will come together and Hack for Good! Join us!

    History and Goals
    Connect people who need help with people who can give help.

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    japerry's picture

    My COD Goals for Drupalcon Portland

    Next week Ezra, Joseph, and Jakob will all be at Drupalcon to further the goals of Commons and COD, two distributions supported by Acquia.

    My hopes for COD is to get another update since the Alpha2 release we did at Sandcamp. Its unfortunate that it seems updates only occur after camp, but on the otherhand it just shows how much can get done when we have the community working in the same room as each other!

    These are my basic goals:
    * Scale the gaps between COD6 and COD7, make a MOSCOW chart to prioritize what needs to be done.

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    ezra-g's picture

    Distributions Sprints & BoFs at DrupalCon Portland!

    2013-05-20 11:00 - 2013-05-24 18:00 America/Los_Angeles
    Event type: 

    Join us for some distribution sprinting and birds of a feather sessions at DrupalCon Portland!


    Maintainers for Commons & COD will be hosting the following BoFs on Tuesday, May 21:
    - COD: 2-3pm
    - Commons: 3:15-4:15pm.

    Locations TBD and will be announced as a comment on this thread.

    Distributions Sprint:

    We'll have maintainers of Commons and COD, and hopefully other distributions as well!

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    barraponto's picture

    Creating "editor" user during installation

    Panopoly provides, by default, an 'editor' role which I find myself using a lot. But using it means I have to guide the site administrator to create a user with the role editor. I thought it could better be handled by providing a form to create that user, next to the form that creates user 1.

    And since user 1 usually sees a lot more than the site builder will ever need, I thought I could just finish the installation and log the user as editor.

    How do I do that? Also, is it a good idea?

    Iztok's picture

    Demo content for distributions

    Hi all,

    what would you recommend using to provide demo content for a fairly simple distribution. I would liek to include files (images).

    I have seen:


    Deprecated in favor of UUID, it does have the machine name, that you are throwing under nose to your users even if they don't need it.

    UUID features

    Demo content might not be the best use case, seem to be made for deployment not import.


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    japerry's picture

    Drupal Sprints at Linuxfest Northwest

    2013-04-27 09:00 - 2013-04-28 15:00 America/Vancouver
    Event type: 

    Linuxfest Northwest is coming back for 2013 -- the last weekend in April. After talking to some core maintainers, we thought it'd be a fun idea to do a sprint based around linuxfest northwest.

    Sprinters are certainly welcome (and encouraged!) to submit a talk for LFNW, but the main goal is to get some sprinting done on Core in preparation for Drupalcon in May.

    I'll also be leading a distros sprint, if people are interested. My main focus is on COD and Commons -- but if there are other distros that would like to host here, feel free.

    Why Linuxfest Northwest?

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    Strengthening the Open Outreach distribution: a SWOT analysis

    Coming from discussion on drupal.org, this wiki page aims to analyze the current status of Open Outreach and generate strategies for improvement via a SWOT analysis and resulting strategies.

    What are your thoughts about the strong points and weaknesses of the distribution? What opportunities or threats are out there? What are the most promising strategies for strengthening the distribution? Please add your ideas, either as comments or directly in the wiki!

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    ezra-g's picture

    Distribution Sprint: SandCamp 2013

    2013-01-24 10:00 - 2013-01-26 18:00 America/Los_Angeles
    Event type: 

    Note that the sprint is held at 2 different locations.

    Thursday location:
    Sage Tree Solutions
    752 5th Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Friday-Sat Location:

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    jimcet's picture

    Which feature based conflicts could be solved by standards or naming conventions?

    What kind of standards is needed to make features as compatible as possible:
    - module based
    - naming conventions
    - ???

    The usual suspects:
    - Strongarm
    - Roles
    - Permissions
    - Text Format
    - Content Types
    - Taxonomy

    Related content
    Roles Conflicts comparison :Harmonize app/distro/feature role names
    Distro Based Conflict Comparison:Commons 7.x
    Related Discussion: Should distro based features be compatible with other distro features?

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    jimcet's picture

    Would you, as a Feature/Distro developer agree to a standardized feature creation process?

    60% (3 votes)
    0% (0 votes)
    40% (2 votes)
    Total votes: 5
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