Drupal 7.0 released

Today, 3 years after the Drupal 6.0 release, we released Drupal 7.0 to the world. It is easier to use, more flexible, more scalable and 100% Open Source.

Drupal powers 1% of all the web sites in the world; with all the improvements in Drupal 7, I expect that number to go up.

About 1,000 people contributed to Drupal 7. It is a legendary piece of work, by the community, for the community. On Friday, we celebrate the release with 248 parties in 88 countries. Make sure to buy these people a drink.

Comments

sime (not verified):

So many amazing improvements it was definitely worth the wait!

January 5, 2011 - 11:20
Gaurav Mishra (not verified):

KUDOS! COMMUNITY

January 5, 2011 - 11:35
Oliver Polden (not verified):

Fantastic. Well done everyone for all their hard work. Looking forward to using Drupal 7 in our next project at www.theteam.co.uk.

January 5, 2011 - 11:36
Amy Stephen (not verified):

Congratulations, respect, and a lot of excitement! Go Drupal!

January 5, 2011 - 11:42
BarisW (not verified):

Awesomeness around! Great work and I'm proud to be part of this - even if it's just for a little bit. Go party this Friday!

January 5, 2011 - 11:57
Aradhana (not verified):

A big Congrats and Claps to community for their efforts.

Keep up !!

January 5, 2011 - 12:02
Leo Woods (not verified):

Nice one Dries - It is very much improved and Bartik is one of the nicest Themes you are ever likely to find!

Thank you

January 5, 2011 - 12:08
dbeall (not verified):

Happy New Year Drupal 7!

January 5, 2011 - 12:20
Joris (not verified):

Gefeliciteerd!

January 5, 2011 - 12:30
Anton Ludescher (not verified):

congratulations!
can't wait to start using it on a new project :)
thanks to the community, it was well worth the effort. long live drupal 7!

January 5, 2011 - 12:35
BryanSD (not verified):

...and webchick gets some of her old life back.

Congratulations and thanks to all the Drupal developers that made Drupal 7 possible.

January 5, 2011 - 12:57
Ricardo Amaro -... (not verified):

Congratulations to all the Drupal community and to the main core developers who helped this to be a reality!!

Tell them to keep the shoes on! :)

Long live Drupal!

January 5, 2011 - 13:46
Darwin Betancourt (not verified):

Congratulations Dries and Drupal Team

Finally is release Drupal 7.
I was testing Drupal 7 since alpha version, and I'm exciting for stable Drupal 7.

I hope update my sites.. right now.

January 5, 2011 - 14:11
Daniel Riemslag (not verified):

Happy birthday Drupal 7!

January 5, 2011 - 15:03
James (not verified):

Awesome work by the community! Pretty amazing that 1000 people contributed. Great leadership by Dries, Webchick, and incredible individual efforts by sun, catch, damien, chx, and others. Info about the top contributors listed here: http://growingventuresolutions.com/blog/contributors-drupal-7-final-numbers

January 5, 2011 - 15:28
Arne Tietz (not verified):

At last the best Drupal ever is released.

Thanks to all the contributers, Dries and Angie for their great work. Take a deep breath and relax, you've done a good job.

Arne

January 5, 2011 - 15:44
Franco Cedillo (not verified):

Feliz fiesta de lanzamiento del Drupal 7!

January 5, 2011 - 16:27
Chris Weber (not verified):

Thank you Dries, webchick, and the entire Drupal community. A lot of time and care has been invested to make this day happen. Excited to start working with the new code base for projects right away.

January 5, 2011 - 17:16
Sagar Ramgade (not verified):

Congratulations to all people who made this happen, Great work. Its time to pull up our socks to develop sites in D7 . happy new year to all.

January 5, 2011 - 17:25
Brian Stevenson (not verified):

Congratulations everyone!

January 5, 2011 - 17:31
Anonymous (not verified):

Drupal should win the Nobel PEACE Prize!

January 5, 2011 - 17:39
Gaurav Mishra (not verified):

Indeed!

January 7, 2011 - 06:53
Jorge Melo (not verified):

Felicidades a tod@s los monos locos de la gran comunidad Drupal.

Mucho éxito en el 2011.

January 5, 2011 - 20:09
Santiago Avilés (not verified):

Parabéns a todos os que o fixéchedes posible! Moitas, moitas grazas a todos.

January 5, 2011 - 20:13
G Murray (not verified):

Great news! Now lets get to work.

January 5, 2011 - 21:17
Christopher (not verified):

Hi Dries,

At Drupalcon SF you announced that Drupal powers, "1% of the Alexa top 1,000,000 websites" [1], but this blog post says it's "1% of all the web sites in the world"?

According to Netcraft, there are about 102,400,000 active sites on the web [2]. 1% of 1,000,000 is 10,000, but 1% of 102,400,000 is 1,024,000. That's two orders of magnitude difference!

It's true that if Drupal is powering 1% of the top million sites on the web, it's probably serving up a significant portion of the web's traffic, but that's not what this blog post says, and I'm worried that people are retweeting this claim all around the web if it's inaccurate.

Please clarify.

PS: Congrats on getting D7 out!

[1] http://www.archive.org/details/TheStateOfDrupal_100 (the details are at about 25:00-25:45)
[2] http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2010/12/01/december-2010-web-server-su...

January 5, 2011 - 21:32
Łukasz Spandel (not verified):

Gratulacje !

January 5, 2011 - 21:43
Anonymous (not verified):

Great news! Really looking forward to using it!

January 6, 2011 - 00:42
super man (not verified):

Great news that! Looking forward to using it now!

January 6, 2011 - 00:43
sand (not verified):

Always waiting for this day! :)

January 6, 2011 - 06:35
4DRacer (not verified):

Great milestone! Have fun at all the D7 Release Partys.
I am looking forward to using it now!

January 6, 2011 - 13:43
Thomas Svenson (not verified):

Congrats to you and everyone else that has chipped in and made this possible. Its an awesome achievement no doubt.

January 6, 2011 - 19:09
Switch (not verified):

Big Day! Thank you very much, guys! Now let's make some cool websites! :)

January 6, 2011 - 23:06
cssdru (not verified):

Great! A good start to a great year! Congratulations!

January 7, 2011 - 00:11
Lucky I. Ismail (not verified):

Congratulation to the community!

Yesterday, we have had a good time along with fellow Drupalers during Drupal 7 Release Party yesterday in Jakarta, Indonesia. Also, adding more spice to the event, Mozilla Community Indonesia and Adobe User Group Indonesia also attended our little gathering and share tips on leveraging their technology with Drupal.

Here are some videos and interviews with fellow developers in Indonesia:
http://www.adandu.com/tv/drupal_7_release_party

Thank you for such great CMS solution.

Lucky I. Ismail

January 8, 2011 - 15:02

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