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.
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.
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 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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
The distribution is born for music business: bands, musicians, DJs, music blogger, music event, shows, etc. Spinetta is all you need to create a stunning & perfect music site.
Spinetta is totally responsive, which means your website will have no trouble in loading on any screen size.
Spinetta comes with high technical quality and esthetic design. It has powerful Drupal modules rolled in to give you a smoothly functioned and extremely easy-to-customize website. Plus, you are supported with the Clean-Clear-Simple layout with many color styles.
The Healthlink distribution offers hospitals the preliminary code to build their next website. HealthLink comes with out of the box features like a responsive design, multilingual capabilities, integrated maps, directions, hospital wait times, an enhanced doc finder, and much more. With HealthLink, the groundwork is laid for you to build a site that meets your organization’s needs as well as your patients’.