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September 18, 2018

Managing Shared Configuration Part 4: Configuration Alters

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This is the fourth installment in a series presenting work on shared configuration that comes out of the Drutopia initiative.

September 12, 2018

Planning a website upgrade

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In our work with nonprofits, we're often asked for guidance on whether and how to upgrade to a new website. When is it time to upgrade? What factors should we consider? If you're wondering if you should upgrade, here are some notes based on our experience.

September 11, 2018

Managing Shared Configuration Part 3: Respecting Customizations

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This is the third installment in a series presenting configuration management work that comes out of the Drutopia initiative.

September 6, 2018

Managing Shared Configuration Part 2: Configuration Snapshots

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This is the second installment in a series presenting configuration management work that comes out of the Drutopia initiative.

August 27, 2018

Managing Shared Configuration Part 1: Configuration Providers

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At the Drutopia project, one of our big focuses has been improvements to configuration management in Drupal 8. In this series, I'll be covering our work to date along with related efforts and contributions.

April 5, 2017

From Critique to Action: Transforming Drupal Through User-Centered Economics

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As controversy swirls around the Drupal project leadership, community members are asking searching questions about the role of corporate influence in the project.

March 31, 2017

The Coming Drupal Fork

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In recent days there's been a bunch of insightful and thought provoking reflection within the Drupal community (as well as a share of bullshit). I've benefited from hearing perspectives that remind me of my biases and privileged placement as a cis white male.

August 24, 2016

Announcing Drutopia

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Drutopia is an initiative within the Drupal project that prioritizes putting the best online tools into the hands of grassroots groups. By embracing the liberatory possibilities of free software and supporting people-centred economic models, Drutopia aims to revolutionize the way we work and cooperate.

February 5, 2015

Customizing the Open Outreach distribution: A case study

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As part of a long-term collaborative partnership with the University of Victoria's Geography Department, Chocolate Lily has been working on producing a customized version of Open Outreach suitable for community mapping.

January 26, 2015

Drupal 8 and distributions part 2: problems and prospects

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This is part two of a series on configuration management challenges in Durpal 8. Part 1 looked at challenges for small sites and distriubtions.

January 23, 2015

Drupal 8 configuration management: what about small sites and distributions?

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In a recent blog post, Drupal 8 co-maintainer Alex Pott highlighted a seismic shift in Drupal that's mostly slipped under the radar. In Drupal 8, he wrote, "sites own their configuration, not modules".

October 4, 2013

What can Joomla learn from Drupal about distributions?

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Browsing joomla.org, I recently noticed the following in the Joomla roadmap: "The Joomla! CMS (content management system) seeks to create a variety of distributions of the CMS to address a variety of common niche markets." Good idea!