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Users of Quickstart 1.0 can update Drush to the latest version here.



Video, FAQ

  1. Download Quickstart Which version?
  2. Install Virtualbox (version 4.0.4+)
  3. Import Quickstart virtual machine (.ova file) into Virtualbox:
    • Start Virtualbox
    • File -> Import Appliance -> Choose file... -> (select the downloaded ova file)
    • Set RAM to 50% of your system ram. (min 1024mb, max 2048mb)
    • Import -> (wait for import to finish)
    • (Error? FAQ)
  4. Start the new machine from the list
  5. Start developing! Passwords:
    • Unix = quickstart:quickstart
    • MySQL = root:quickstart
    • Drupal = admin:admin
  6. Howto and install videos

What's included

  • Support for Drupal 7 and Drupal 6
  • Ubuntu Linux, Apache, MySQL, APC, XDebug, IMAP, UploadProgress
  • Firefox (with developer plugins) and Chrome
  • Drush, drush make, and custom drush commands
  • Install scripts for: Apache Solr, Aegir, Hudson, and Oracle
  • Netbeans and Eclipse, configured with XDebug
  • XHProf and Webgrind profilers. Emails logged as files
  • cvs, subversion, git, bazaar

Special thanks

Thanks to OSUOSL (Oregon State Universities Open Source Lab) for hosting the project downloads! Thanks to Killes, Jeff_S, and Lance for making it happen and to Michelle and Sil Kogelman for helping with the process.

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