The distribution for Enterprise Authoring
curated by Acquia
The intent of Lightning is to enable developers to create great authoring experiences and empower editorial teams. We do this by providing a lightweight framework, documentation and best practice examples for building working solutions in Drupal.
In Drupal 7, Lightning components are managed as decoupled Lightning Features. If you're looking to build a Drupal 7 site with Lightning, just add Lightning Features to your project.
In Drupal 8, we have taken advantage of new D8 functionality and tightly coupled functional areas we consider to make up the new standard for enterprise authoring in Drupal including Layout, Preview, Workflow and Media. We have also embedded hundreds of automated tests allowing developers to implement continual integrations pipelines that monitor major functionality, essentially providing a safe environment to innovate with their own custom code additions to Lightning.
8.x - Recommended Installation
We highly recommend using Composer to build and maintain your Lightning-based project’s codebase.
composer create-project acquia/lightning-project:8.1.* MYPROJECT --no-interaction --stability rc
For more information on creating and maintaining your Lightning project with composer, see our Lightning Project README.
You can also download and install Lightning from a tarball (links below), but this is no longer the recommended method and will likely be deprecated in the future.
We publish roadmaps for each release here: