Drupal 6.0 released

Today, 13 months after the Drupal 5.0 release, we released Drupal 6.0 to the world. Read more about Drupal 6.0 in the official release announcement or just look at the What is new in Drupal 6.0?" screencast (30 min) that we prepared.

Needless to say, Drupal 6 is our most exciting release to date. It is a legendary piece of work, by the community, for the community. Thanks to the hundreds of Drupal contributors for their tireless work and commitment!


George (not verified):

Great news! I am new Drupal developer, so I hope I'll be able to contribute to the development of Drupal 7. When do we start ? :)

February 13, 2008
Anonymous (not verified):

Still waiting on PDO support in Drupal 7, or an official port to the SQLite database.

February 13, 2008
Anonymous (not verified):

CCK and views aren't ready for 6 so it's pretty much a useless release. :{

February 13, 2008
merlinofchaos (not verified):

Drupal 4.6 never had CCK and barely had Views (and few ever used it) -- and it was clearly not useless.

February 13, 2008
Anonymous (not verified):

Hm maybe that's the reason why Drupal "took off" with version 5 :P

February 14, 2008
Alan F. (not verified):

Don't agree that this is pretty much a useless release.
Those modules will be released soon (I hope).
And Drupal 6 has lot of improvements and it's a one big step more.

February 14, 2008
Mir Nazim (not verified):

Understood that CCK and Views are somewhat de-facto now but I think you should reconsider the word "useless" in your statement

May Peace Be On You


February 14, 2008
Matt West (not verified):

I'm very excited to see Drupal 6.0 released. Especially since I'm hoping to help contribute some modules for it. I'm currently trying to figure out how exactly. Too bad I just launched my Drupal Tutorials and Blog Site with Drupal 5.7. I'm hoping to upgrade soon, but I have to wait until the views module is functional for 6.0. Thanks again for all your hard work!

February 13, 2008
EclipseGc (not verified):

This is GREAT NEWS! Soon as CCK & Views are out we're golden.

February 13, 2008
Horacio Salazar (not verified):

To quote the Lullabots: "This is awesome!". Drupal is definitely setting a new standard for development frameworks. I can't thank the community enough for such a fine product. Congratulations to everybody. Now, to climb that learning curve: I'm sick of being in the lower part of it! Cheers.

February 13, 2008
themegarden.org (not verified):

Really great news.
I expected longer testing period after drupal 6 rc4, but drupal community has impressed me one more time.

Congratulations to Dries and to all drupalers!

February 14, 2008
Anonymous (not verified):

So, I was developing something for Drupal 5, but I think I will abandon it and move to version 6.

How long will 6 be supported?

February 14, 2008
Greg (not verified):

Nice work. Can't wait to try it out.

Merlin says Views for Drupal 6 is hopefully going to be an Alpha release in a couple of weeks. =)

February 14, 2008
Dimitri (not verified):


Thank you for a such huge update! I am just now testing the brand new Drupal 6 on my servers and everything looks really fine. Just one thing: "globals on" for php is on cheap hosters not possible to influence - i think security is fine, but breaking up the installation of this issue will affect a lot of people!

February 15, 2008
arnold (not verified):

I agree...
wanted to install Drupal 6 but don't think installer should quit for this setting.

second: is'nt it a bug? register_globals if on at my server but Drupal install. still thinks it is off... How about that.

Further... great news! i hope it's as great as i thinks it is...

February 15, 2008
Matt West (not verified):

I've been tinkering around with the Drupal 6.0 release. In fact I've even been trying to port my current 5.x site over but have had a few problems. My site: VB6 Tutorials uses CCK, views, and panels pretty heavily. Along with a bunch of other modules to help display the tutorials and source samples easily. The problem is these haven't been ported to Drupal 6.x. Especially views.

I know this is how it works and I'm definitely not complaining. I was just wondering how soon do you or others usually wait when a new release comes out before you start moving your sites over. For instance is this site using 5.x or 6.x? Please know this is not a complaint in anyway - I'm a Drupal fan, through and through. Heck I'm even using it to host a site that contains Microsoft Visual Basic tutorials thats how much I believe in it.

May 11, 2008
Robert (not verified):

I'm still not using 6.x.

I will wait a little longer. I will probably start playing around with it a little more in the near future.

May 25, 2008

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