Defaulting to OpenID on Drupal 5

Kudos to walkah et al for their work on the Drupal OpenID module and getting OpenID into core for Drupal 6! By default, OpenID in Drupal 5 and 6 defaults to present regular Drupal authentication first, giving the user the option to toggle to authenticate via OpenID. That’s the exact opposite of what I wanted … Read more

Drupal 6.0 Released

With today’s release of Drupal 6.0, I’ve upgraded my test site from RC4, which was again as easy as pie. You can read my earlier post on what’s exciting in Drupal 6. Stay tuned for more on Drupal 6, and oh, in case you haven’t heard, go to DrupalCon 2008 in Boston!

Drupal 6.0

I just installed my first Drupal 6.0 version (RC4), which took a total of about 3.5 minutes. You [used to be able to] visit the resulting (minimalist) site. The new installer worked flawlessly, requiring only establishing a database and user and changing the the access control on a single directory and changing it back again … Read more

Flock Me!

O how I want to Flock in the morning. O how I want to Flock in the eve. But I can’t because Flock can’t authenticate me to my OpenID, Drupal blog. Flockstars take notice: OpenID critical mass is growing. Take a look at OpenID support in these flocky sites and at least let us know … Read more

Acquia = RedHat for Drupal

Several key Drupal community members have gathered together with some others to form Acquia, a new commercial firm that hopes to sell subscriptions to Drupal a la RedHat’s linux distros. Acquia has already generated $7 million in funding. I notice the similarities between Acquia and rSmart, where I now work. Both are focused on the … Read more