Distributions provide site features and functions for a specific type of site as a single download containing Drupal core, contributed modules, themes, and pre-defined configuration. They make it possible to quickly set up a complex, use-specific site in fewer steps than if installing and configuring elements individually.
Research lab is an installation profile that give you a well made research project website. It's a series of modules, features, and well made theme that can give you some ideas of how to present research findings in a more visual way then through traditional paper publishing.
This distribution is the easiest of the 3 Community Media Starter Kits maintained by the organizations working collaboratively on Community Media Drupal. The Community Media Starter Kit (EASY) is a good starting point for Community Access TV stations who are taking the leap from a basic "brochure-ware" Drupal site into something some substantive.
This is a distribution intended to be the starting point for a site that's going to publicize an organization. It's a reverse engineering of a site previously made by @_mike_collins for the Penn State Office of Digital Learning -- http://odl.science.psu.edu/
The Open Restaurant distribution has everything you need to build your restaurant website. It comes with a menu management system, support for multiple languages and translation, a customizable blog, events management, locations and a responsive theme.
Open Event is a foundation for any cultural organisation who would like to manage and publish their events on-line. It models the events into an Open Event Data Model (described below) and automatically publishes them via a JSON API.
Say goodbye to your Drupal theme. Say hello to Catalyst!
Catalyst supplements a Drupal theme allowing front-end developers to create and modify themes like a content editor edits content.
Events is a distribution aimed to help in organizing various conferences, camps, clubs and events in general (hence the name, Events!). It could be used for various Drupal events like Cons and BarCamps but is not limited to Drupal or IT events, you may use it wherever you may find it usable.
This Drupal distribution lets you create, edit and manage iTunes U-compliant podcasts. It handles all the iTunes U metadata per collection and track, and you can import existing feeds to later edit. Also, it allows you to delegate file uploading, feed publishing, etc. to different people on your organization. It also imports and parses iTunesU usage reports.
New in 1.0: Support for the new .TXT format raw logs. In January, Apple discontinued the XLS-format reports sent by email. Now you can load any XLS files you already have PLUS the new TXT format logs, and get a single full report spanning all dates regardless of the report file format you import.
Some current users of this app are UNESCO, University of Wisconsin-Madison, New Media Consortium (NMC) and Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Wheke is a Drupal 7 distribution with modules preconfigured for helping libraries to build their website. It contains an installation profile which will give availability to choose customisations. Today, it is based on standard profile, it activates modules and install a default theme.
"JUMPSTART" is an installation profile designed to get a site up and running quickly. It creates a Drupal7 site, enables some of the most usefull core and contributed modules while it does not enable some core modules that are enabled on the "standart" installation profile.
It helps for rapid-development, creating sandboxes and of course for every day drupal usage since it saves you some time (eg: it auto enables views).
Contrary to most Installation Profiles, Jumpstart is version agnostic.
This means that it can be used against any version of D7. This is true for
the modules too. The reason that Jumpstart is version agnostic is simple:
By itself it doesn't do much, it simply enables a set of common modules.
NOTE: drupal.org demands a version on each project that is being packaged. So an experienced user might prefer using the profile-only package instead of the one including core.
At the moment Jumpstart enables the following modules (and dependencies):
Colorbox (the .make file also fetches the script)
It doesn't enable comments, toolbar, overlay and several other core modules.
This shouldn't tamper with the users experience in any way though.
OpenBrewery is a minimalist Drupal 7 distribution that provides the basics for building a site for a brewery or brewpub. It includes most things you need to start building a website, it does not include a theme, but chances are it will in the near future. Features include markdown support, age verification, staff profiles, beer content types, and other cool things.
Nittany is a series of drush recipes maintained by the Penn State Drupal community, primarily designed to be a "starting point" for building sites as well as a series of supportable best practices for Drupal. By bundling a list of commonly-used and recommended modules, Nittany is intended to lessen the burden on new developers and site builders, by being a response to the question: "I installed Drupal, now what?". If you are building a new Drupal site, or are new to Drupal, you should try starting with Nittany.