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Drupal 8 CMS Starts to Take Shape

Mar 10, 2011, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"After three years of development, the open source Drupal 7 content management system debuted earlier this year. Drupal developers aren't resting on their laurels and are now beginning to plan for Drupal 8.

"Speaking at that annual DrupalCon conference this week, Drupal founder Dries Buytaert detailed what lessons were learned in the Drupal 7 development process and how those lessons will be applied to Drupal 8. Drupal is among the most popular open source content management systems in use today and is used by Whitehouse.gov, Mozilla and NASA, among others.

"Buytaert noted that the Drupal 7 release process extended far beyond its initial expected timeframe of 18 months. Among the biggest challenges that Drupal developers faced while building Drupal 7 were a large number of critical bugs which took a significant time to fix"

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