This release includes many critical bug fixes and other improvements, including:

  • Color module now usable by themes other than Garland.
  • Usability improvements including re-weightable roles and saner Forum module defaults.
  • A variety of optimizations made to data import-related functions to make migrations faster.
  • Lots of previously missing documentation for hooks has now been documented. Hooray!
  • Increased test coverage, particularly core Tokens.
  • Lots of smaller bug fixes, security patches, and improvements.
  • critical bug: enforce e-mail verification with OpenID auto-registration.
  • Upgrade jQuery BBQ library to 1.2.1.
  • Added support to color.module for flexible color schemes and gradients, and removed hard-coded assumptions about Garland.

Drupal 7.0 Alpha 4 is a popular system for publishing news or called. CMS (Content Management Systems) systems. With its help you can easily publish and manage news, blogs, pictures, articles and more. It has also built a forum and opportunity to create a catalog for download.

Drupal 7.0 is open source platform and management system for content that serves to build dynamic web sites offering a wide range of features and services such as administering users, publishing, opportunity for discussion, news gathering, metadata functionality, using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing targets sharing agreement.

It  is equipped with a powerful set of features and settings. Drupal 7.0 Alpha 4 can support a wide range of web projects, from the personal to the wider community sites.

The standard release of Drupal, known as Drupal core, contains basic features common to most CMSs. These include the ability to register and maintain individual user accounts within a flexible and rich permission / privilege system, create and manage menus, RSS-feeds, customize page layout, perform logging, and administer the system. As installed, Drupal provides options to create a classic brochureware website, a single- or multi-user blog, an Internet forum, or a community website providing for user-generated content.

 

History

Originally written by Dries Buytaert as a message board, Drupal became an open source project in 2001. Drupal is an English rendering of the Dutch word “druppel”, which means “drop” (as in “a water droplet”). The name was taken from the now-defunct Drop.org website, whose code slowly evolved into Drupal. Buytaert wanted to call the site “dorp” (Dutch for “village”) for its community aspects, but made a typo when checking the domain name and thought it sounded better.

A large community now helps develop Drupal, and Drupal's popularity is growing rapidly. From May 2007 to April 2008, Drupal was downloaded from the Drupal.org website more than 1.4 million times, an increase of approximately 125% from the previous year.

As of April 2009, over 70 well-known brand names and not-for-profit organizations use Drupal. Drupal has also won several Packt Open Source CMS Awards and three times (in a row) won the Webware 100.

Drupal 6.16, released in March 2010, is the latest release. On March 5, 2009, Dries Buytaert announced a code freeze for Drupal 7 for September 1, 2009. The latest test version, DRUPAL-7-0-ALPHA-2, was released on February 23, 2010. There is no date announced yet for the final release of Drupal