Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of faq/drupal/support-timeline


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Feb 24, 2011, 6:50:23 PM (8 years ago)
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    22= Drupal Support Timeline =
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    4 May First/People Link's [wiki:drupal_configuration shared Drupal installation] currently supports Drupal versions 4.6, 4.7 and 5. We cannot support all of these version indefinitely. Here's our plan for support of old versions of Drupal
     4May First/People Link's [wiki:drupal_configuration shared Drupal installation] currently supports Drupal versions 5, 6, and 7. We cannot support all of these version indefinitely. Here's our plan for support of old versions of Drupal
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    66== Drupal 4.6 ==
     
    1818== Drupal 5 ==
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    20 The Drupal 5 is the version we are installing automatically and supporting (version 5.7 at the moment of this writing - we will continue supporting the most recent update to version 5). This version is still active within the Drupal community and is still heavily supported by Drupal developers.
     20Drupal 5 is deprecated and should not be used for new installs. [https://drupal.org/node/1027214 support has been dropped by upstream].
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    22 The change to Drupal 6, the newest version, is highly anticipated by MF/PL and we're monitoring the progress of this now released version. For information on that see below.
     22We recommend [https://drupal.org/node/1027214 upgrading Drupal 5 sites to Drupal 6].  If you aren't sure how to begin that process, [/newticket open a ticket] to ask for help.
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    2424== Drupal 6 ==
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    26 Drupal 6 was released for production early 2008. While this version has many desirable improvements over version 5 and is completely stable at this point, we don't believe it's ready for default installation on our systems and are not installing it yet.
     26Drupal 6 was released for production early 2008.  This is a stable and robust platform.
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    28 The problem is that, while the Drupal CMS is production ready, many of the critical Third Party modules it uses aren't. The main "obstacle" is Content Construction Kit, a module which is necessary in expanding new types of data (with new fields and customized functionality) and CCK, and its "cousin" module "Views" have not released Drupal 6 versions for production use yet. Without these, Drupal acts "out of the box" and that would restrict site development for many of our members. You can check the [DrupalModule:views Drupal Views page] to see if version 6 is out of beta.
     28== Drupal 7 ==
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    30 These Third Party modules' developers are working now to get their releases ready for Drupal 6 and we expect production versions sometime in May or June of 2008. We will then wait for community testing and monitor bug and other issues as they are reported and resolved and when we think these modules are stable enough for use on our members' sites, we will switch over to installing 6 by default and supporting it.
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    32 This does ''not'' mean that you can't have Drupal 6. Simply request that and we'll set it up for you. However, by default we are still installing Drupal 5.
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    34 We are closely monitoring these developments and will keep members up to date.
     30Drupal 7 was released for production in January 2011.