Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Start testing and contributing to Drupal 8

We are happy to announce a new package for Drupal 8 that includes Git. Now it is even easier to sync Drupal code with the official repository and start testing your Drupal-based applications.

In case you are not familiar with BitNami Drupal, it is a self-contained, easy to use distribution that makes it simple to get started developing and deploying Drupal applications. To get started with BitNami Drupal, you can download free, ready-to-run installers for Linux,Windows and Mac OS X, virtual machine images (VMs) and cloud images for the Amazon and Azure clouds.

BitNami Drupal installer

Before start using Drupal, we suggest updating the code to get the latest changes. Go to the installation directory and start the "use_drupal" console. This console is a script to load the required environment variables and paths to make your Drupal installation work. It is useful to run it before using any commands included in the stack: mysql, php, drush and git among others.

Git allows you to upgrade your Drupal installation to work with the latest 8.x version. It is already configured with git autocompletion so using the Tab key you can see suggested options. The repository was also configured following the official recommendations from the Drupal project.

Drupal console
Drupal 8 dashboard

We encourage you to try this new version of Drupal and start testing the latest improvements.  Try now Drupal 8 with BitNami Drupal!