A plea for "Drupal-super" as the default download

Like many people I have downloaded the latest "Drupal" (which basically means Drupal core, which at the time of writing is 7.16), only to discover later, to my immense frustration and hassle, that it doesn't even include a WYSIWYG editor. Like many people, I have then had to struggle to understand the complexities of the warring WYSIWYG solutions: CKEditor proposes you uninstall the WYSIWYG module, and the WYSIWYG module warns you strongly not to download "CKEditor for Drupal - The ultimate editing solution for Drupal Open Source CMS". I am still fighting with that, but as a techie I will, eventually, I guess, solve it.

But surely there is a better way for Drupal to be user-friendly without losing the technical advantages of keeping core light-weight?

I understand that there is a complex, technical and heated battle between keeping Drupal core light-weight and packing Drupal core with as much as possible. I do not pretend to understand all the complex arguments therein.

What I do understand is that the current situation where the standard Drupal 7 download does not even include, for example, a working WYSIWYG editor is a tragedy, making huge amounts of very difficult work, especially for all those non-technical users, and really harming the adoption of Drupal.

state of annotations in Drupal

Hi,

I was wondering if there are any plans for modules or core integration of text/image annotations in Drupal?
I searched for existing modules and found annotations lacking to say the least.

Ideally, functionality like annotator would be very cool.

https://github.com/okfn/annotator

Thanks.

We need more press releases - discussion

I talked about this issue in general here #1811294: We need more press releases but probably should have started here first.

There's lots of reasons to do up press releases. DrupalCon's, community events around the world, work on mobile or RDFa.

Securing file permissions using Linux ACLs

Theory

You can grab enough ACLs theory from http://users.suse.com/~agruen/acl/linux-acls/online/. Or just google for "Linux ACL".

Script for setting permissions

Ok, I'm going to share my script which I use to set permissions for Drupal websites. It is ready-for-use just for me, not for you. It's not a production-ready thing, you should understand what script does and probably edit it to accommodate your needs.

The script is called setacl and is supposed to be located in same directory where you have your website's root (DOCUMENT_ROOT) - let's refer to it as to project root. The script is using simple configuration file project.conf so let's start from it.

Drupal 7 Core Forum - New comment, or reply, email notice to all previous thread posters.

As per this page Title: Is this the default condition for Authenticated users?

If not, I need to do what?

Thanking you most kindly in advance for your attention, time, and help.

- Chris

Managing configuration in Drupal 8

For Drupal 7, see https://www.drupal.org/node/1861064

Drupal 8 has a whole new configuration system that uses human-readable text files in the YAML (.yml) format to store configuration items. All of your site configuration from enabled modules through fields, contact categories to views are stored with this system. The system is designed to make it much easier than prior Drupal versions to export all your site configuration, make changes and import changes back in.

The Configuration Manager module in Drupal 8 provides a user interface for importing and exporting configuration changes between a Drupal installation in different environments, such as Development, Staging and Production, so you can make and verify your changes with a comfortable distance from your live environment.

This allows you to deploy a configuration from one environment to another, provided they are the same site. The site is identified using a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) located in the system.site.yml file. The site UUID must match the target site to allow any importing of configuration files on that site.

This capability replaces the need for various contributed modules such as Features and Strongarm.

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