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.
This is an installation profile intended to bring together the most commonly used modules in a coherent package that will allow both people new to drupal, and developers a strong starting point for a full featured CMS using this as a submodule (see http://drupal.org/project/profiler) .
Kudos to the infrastructure team, and anyone else associated with getting the new installation profile packaging in place. Now, when you download this package, all the modules will be included as well. That's awesome! [edit- and now that I just tested it, you will also download sub-profiles as well!)
[new improved thinking] My initial thinking was it would be awesome to have a drupal install that allows people to get started quickly with a generic site, using best practice modules. While I think that is still a goal, I think the first step will be to keep things simple and try to stick with features module / ctools exportables as much as possible for now. Not only can we expand upon what is possible in an install profile, but individual customizations and improvements can be re-exported and contributed back.
API Site is an installation profile that (nearly) automatically creates a documentation site for the Drupal API. This is similar to api.drupal.org.
Having an Drupal API site can very helpful to yourself and others. Running one locally means that you can always have a browsable reference to the Drupal API even without an internet connection. Running one that is public can be beneficial to the community if the Drupal API site goes down. It is also a good base to include contributed modules which are not on the main Drupal API site.
The suggested method of using this profile is with Drush Make, due to how distributions are currently created on drupal.org. This means you will have to be familiar with the command line.
Knowledge management for Open Atrium is a feature package that makes it easier to do on-the-job-knowledge-management and reuse information in Open Atrium. The package currently contains:
Graphmind, a mindmap module for Drupal that allows you to upload mindmaps to your Drupal site and even use data from your site to build mindmaps.
Semantic editor: makes it possible to mark up snippets in a text using a WYSIWYG editor with RDFa markup.
Semantic layers/filters: these 2 technologies together allow you to add CSS classes to RDFa marked up text and then change the way these are displayed. This could be used to let users choose the type of information they would be interested in seeing (e.g. advance level, knowledge space, etc.).
Faceted insert: an asynchronous faceted search interface that lets you search and paste the content of another node into the text field you working on.
Eduglu is a robust social learning engine with pluggable educational tools.
The goal for Eduglu is to:
a) Provide a superb out-of-the-box social learning engine to help departments, clubs, classrooms, and other campus groups communicate, collaborate, and learn with one another.
b) Support a social learning platform which individual universities and Drupal shops can integrate with existing tools and services and use to build custom tools supporting specific learning practices.
DANGO (Drupal And NGO) provides Drupal as a-ready-to-use solution that includes a range of features enabling NGOs to receive donations, tell their story in a compelling way, and keep in touch with supporters.
DANGO is available as an install profile that installs a variety of useful modules, many of which were developed as part of this project, which can also be downloaded manually.
We're not going to build any new distro's. Use the make file as an example, update where needed.
The Display Suite profile contains all modules which are supported by Display Suite. We don't enable all modules by default in the installation profile, we just wanted to package them all, so you know what's possible.
The easiest way to power all of your institution's websites.
OpenScholar is an open source SaaS platform built as a Drupal distribution. A single OpenScholar install hosts thousands of easy, self-service, custom websites. Features multiple domain names, dozens of built-in themes, drag-and-drop layout, best-practice presets and "apps" that solve virtually every use case.
This is a test of using the profiler module for creating sub profiles in conjunction with the drupal.org drush make capabilities. Immediately this install profile will not provide any features other than testing, but if this method is successful, this will become an extension to the top modules base installation and provide a more robust CMS installation profile with wysiwyg, etc.