Drupal 5 comes out with a nifty new feature (among a lot of others): it only creates database tables and imports CSS files for modules turned on. It is a logical step to do the same with interface translation files. The practice up to Drupal 4.7 was to generate smaller translation template files for translators, so they can better work with strings and collaborate with version tracking tools. These smaller files were merged into one big translation file, which was given to end users to import if they needed the Drupal package work in their language. What should be the new model, and how do we support it? Do I have a working (starter) solution? Yes. Read on!
Matt Mullenweg (the man behind Wordpress) says in a conversation:
The next version of Drupal is coming out with a pretty neat theme,
called Garland. Here's a demo page where you can customize it and save
This is pretty darn neat. Anyone interested in porting it? The toggle,
logo, and shortcut icon bits are probably superfluous, but the color
picking functionality is great.
As far as I know, this is the first time that a Drupal theme is ported to Wordpress. There is the feeling of some bad taste in the Drupal community about this port being done before Drupal was able to release this in Drupal 5 though. This still is a historical step in my opinion.
The results are announced (with my emphasis).
The final result, as voted for by judges from The Open Source Collective, MySQL, the Eclipse Foundation, and 16,000 users on www.PacktPub.com saw a tie for first place between Joomla! and Drupal. In the event of a tie, a fourth independent judge would be brought in. This was Apoorv Durga who is a member of CMSPros and runs his own blog [http://apoorv.info/] on portals and content management. This crucial vote ended up with Joomla! triumphing over Drupal by one point.
The final result was as follows:
1. Joomla!- $5,000
2. Drupal - $3,000
3. Plone - $2,000
We were happy to welcome Dries Buytaert in Hungary at our Drupal conference, around one month ago. We had Marcell Kiss-Tóth helping us with a video camera, and after his hard work with the editing, the conference session videos are now downloadable. You are most probably interested in Dries' presentation, since all other sessions were in Hungarian. The downloadable is very good in audio quality. You can download the video from drupalconf.amon.hu or alternatively from liktor.hu.
As a side note, after the conference, I also decided to publish my Drupal lego figure shots, which were used in my presentation. These are licensed under a Creative Commons license, so you can reuse them in your presentations or build upon them if you wish.
Note that this post (as all posts before August 5, 2007) were moved from drupal.hu/english. At the time I started drupal.hu/english, the idea was that more people would join, but it became my personal English blog, so decided to move it to my own domain.