Quickstart Drupal Development Environment

This group should probably have more organizers. See documentation on this recommendation.

Why spend time learning WAMP/XAMP/MAMP/Cygwin/etc, when websites are deployed on LAMP? Why hack up your Mac/Windows computer?

Want a demo? Check out the Youtube Channel

What's included:

  • Ubuntu Linux, Apache, MySQL, APC, XDebug, IMAP, UploadProgress
  • Firefox (with developer plugins) and Chrome
  • Drush
  • Apache Solr
  • Netbeans and Eclipse
  • cvs, subversion, git, bazaar

See the Quickstart project page for download link and installation.
See the Quickstart handbook pages for user info and tips.

Note: THIS IS NOT A JOBS FORUM. Please post jobs elsewhere. Job postings will be reported as spam.

jcmartinez's picture

Drupalpro ported to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64bit)

I have ported DrupalPro to Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). It has the quickstart Drush add-on working with the latest Apache 2.4 so you can create sites very easily.

Please feel free to use it from https://github.com/jcmartinez/drupalpro14

I couldn't work without this environment and my old 12.04 version was crashing so I decided to finally spend the time and make it work.

Thanks to Michael Cole and Mike Stewart for the previous work.

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darol100's picture

Lazy Dubuntu

For those Ubuntu user, I have been working on a shell scrip that is going to set up your Drupal development environment.

Check it out - http://lazydubuntu.com/ This project still on development

Today I wrote an article about this project - http://darrylnorris.com/blog/lazy-dubuntu-first-week-recap

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cmeraz's picture

Quickstart 2.0 alpha

Hello there, i recently downloaded and install on my virtualbox the Quickstart 2.0 alpha, but it installed 3 virtual disc devices SATA 1, 2 and 3. the first one is 6.00GB, 2d 500.00 MB and the 3rd 20.00GB, why is that? The version 1.0 has just 1 device 16.00 GB.

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niccolox's picture

Big Data Drupal: Cloudera Hadoop, MapReduce, Nutch, Solr, Aegir BOA, Drupal 7 ApacheSolr Views

I am giving a talk at Badcamp on Big Data Drupal: Cloudera Hadoop, MapReduce, Nutch, Solr, Aegir BOA, Drupal 7 ApacheSolr Views


I am trying to gather some other experts i.e. Cloudera / Hadoop / MapReduce + HyperDrupal + Twig etc to come and handle the bigger and deeper questions


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wastrilith2k's picture

Hardware install of Quickstart

Has anyone had any luck getting Quickstart to install on a physical machine? I'd like to be able to use all the scripts/tools that are provided, on my physical machine, but keep encountering errors.


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technocrat's picture

Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo Campaign

Hey Everyone,

Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu, have started an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign for a highly innovative, leading edge technology phone called the Ubuntu Edge. Here's the link.


It'll be a converged device that will act as a PC with Ubuntu OS when connected to a monitor/keyboard. It'll cost $830 dollars but there are still lower priced perks still available.

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katy5289's picture

DrupalCon Portland Ticket for Sale - Only $400.00 - Early Bird price

I have a ticket for DrupalCon Portland for sale at the early bird price of $400.00 USD. Circumstances changed and I'm not able to attend. Contact Katy@seascapewebdesign.com if you would like to buy my ticket.

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ashwin tripathi's picture

Drupal/PHP Developer | worldwide technical services

Employment type: 
Not allowed

Require experienced Drupal developer to work alongside our online production
team, which includes designers, information architects, and content developers. Responsibilities for this position include custom programming and web
application development, troubleshooting of existing client sites, contributing ideas and efforts
toward internal projects and working as part of a team to find solutions to various problems (i.e.
development platforms, documentation etc.). The ideal candidate should enjoy working in a
creative, challenging, and fast-paced team environment.

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MichaelCole's picture

Seeking maintainer

"You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away"
-- Kenny Rogers

I have failed! Quickstart 3.0beta1 is my last planned Quickstart release.

If you're looking for something better or better maintained, check out these great alternatives:

Quickstart 1.0
- (I still use it :-)

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blacklabel_tom's picture

Wget failing on Drush dl


I installed Quickstart on the latest version of Ubuntu and I immediately ran into problems when connecting to the internet.

I eventually played around with the network adapter settings in VirtualBox and after changing the adapter to bridged I could connect to the internet.

The problem I'm facing now is that for some reason wget is failing on a DNS lookup when I run drush dl.

I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to Ubuntu and networking in general. I have attached a file of the commands I'm running and the output I see hopefully someone can see where I'm going wrong.

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COMSOInc's picture

Drupal Developer (Reston, VA) | COMSO, Inc.

Employment type: 
Full time

Location: Reston, VA

Position Details:

The Drupal Developer will be responsible for all Drupal development on a high profile inter-agency geospatial open data platform. This will include building several site specific modules, as well as integrating existing modules, and connecting to several external databases and data.gov. The ideal candidate will also have strong experience with usability and design.

Primary Responsibilities
• Assist the Technical Lead in gathering Customer Requirements for a Drupal based platform

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adamhealyZA's picture

Can't install modules

I am very new to drupal, and have decided to use quickstart to avoid fatal errors on my live site. When installing a new module, the update module asks for server connection details. All the standard usernames and passwords don't work. I have used root, example_dev, root@localhost as the different usernames and quickstart as the password. What could be wrong?


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MichaelCole's picture

What's up Drupal Quickstart?!

Hey everybody,

If you're following along and interested in Quickstart 3.0, we just posted an update here in our Google Group.
- https://groups.google.com/d/topic/drupal-quickstart/UPjuIXdBGNQ/discussion

Happy Holidays everybody!


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sja45uk's picture

Demonstration Websites for QS30

My thoughts are that the new Quickstart 3.0 should eventually:

1) support the semi-automatic download of a number of demonstration websites to help learn Drupal (synergy with Drupal Ladder?);
2) provide a better mechanism than the existing Modules installation page for locating a desired module tar.gz link;
3) provide some assistance with upgrading the Drupal core by providing guidance on database backup and migrate;
4) support the concept of optional tool sets to keep the initial download smaller and allow staged learning of tools.

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COMSOInc's picture

Drupal Developer (Reston, VA) - 5+ years of experience | COMSO, Inc.

Employment type: 
Full time

Join COMSO’s dedicated team in developing a state-of-the-art Geospatial Platform from the ground up (FLCD) to support the GIS data and information needs of multiple federal agencies.

As the Drupal Developer, you will be responsible for all Drupal development work on the Geospatial Platform.

Primary Responsibilities
• Assist the Technical Lead in gathering Customer Requirements for a Drupal based platform
• Develop documentation and wire diagrams for the platform
• Design, build, and deploy a comprehensive Drupal site

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External Database connection Display results in Forms table as sortable pagination

* @file
* This module is for core db search and send selected items via email.
* In this module, a user (registered) can search the url list and result will be displayed as list.
* The submitted data will be stored in custom table email_sents with user data , and emails will be sent.

* Menu for Endpoint
* Implementation of hook_menu().
function my_module_menu() {

$items['my-module'] = array(
  'title' => t('My Module'),
  'description' => t('Search form'),
  'page callback' => 'drupal_get_form',
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MichaelCole's picture

QS 3.0 Alpha1 soon

Hey Folks,

It's in the works! But it's not ready in October.

We're working fulltime to pay the bills, and it's been difficult to find time to put into Quickstart.

Travis and Roma have been hugely helpful in moving the project forward. We wouldn't be anywhere close to done if it wasn't for their help.

The switch to Puppet, while critical to success, has been a big learning curve for me, and we haven't found anyone with the time to help.

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MichaelCole's picture

Help! Documentation Tzar


Quickstart 1.0 had many cool features, and not so great documentation.

Quickstart 3.0 plans more features, and this time we want awesome documentation.

Wanna help? We put together a straw-man Documentation Plan. We're looking for a Documentation Tsar to make Quickstart's documentation something really special.

If you like to organize information and can write for the web, here is a great way to contribute to Drupal and Quickstart :-)



P.S. We've started developing the Quickstart project site at http://drupalquickstart.org :-)

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SirBlogaLot's picture

Silly Newbie Installation Mistakes and Ultimate Success with QuickStart

I am just 7 weeks into an intensive Drupal course (about 60 hours a week!); so my errors setting up QS are probably not the norm; though they may save others from repeating them.

The first step is to upgrade if you have less than 4GB of RAM. The virtual environment needs 1024MB (@1GB).

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MichaelCole's picture

Scrums, Moved to Github, Dev list on Google Groups

Hi, a quick update!

The last couple weeks we've had some successful scrums on Google Hangout. Open source is definitely a long-distance run, so they're helpful in keeping flow.

Also, we've moved to github, and started dev discussion on google groups.

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