Drupal is een veelzijdig contentmanagementsysteem dat zijn werk doet op een groot aantal platforms. Het programma kan via modules van extra functionaliteit worden voorzien en met thema's kan een andere lay-out aan het cms worden gehangen. Zo is het mogelijk om met Drupal een nieuwssite, forum en/of collaboratiesite te onderhouden. De ontwikkelaars hebben de eerste release candidate van versie 7.0 de deur uitgedaan met de volgende aankondiging:
Drupal 7.0 RC 1 Released
Following three beta releases, and with tons of bugs fixed and user interface improvements added, we are proud to present to you the first release candidate of Drupal 7.0. Although there are still a few known issues that we are working on fixing, we are confident that our code is stable enough for wider testing by the community. Since the last beta version was released two weeks ago, we have improved styling in the default "Bartik" theme, numerous bug fixes and improvements to the Update Manager and Search module, revisions to both user interface text and developer documentation to be more understandable and accurate, and we've made final clean-ups to some of the architecture improvements added during the release cycle. The deprecated Profile module is now hidden on new sites and we've substituted it with the ability to put user fields added through Field UI on the registration form.
The first alpha announcement provided a comprehensive list of high level improvements made since Drupal 6.x, so in this announcement we'll concentrate on how you can help ensure that Drupal 7 is released as soon as possible and is as rock solid as the previous Drupal releases that you've grown to love!
There are a number of modules already ported to Drupal 7 for your testing pleasure. You can keep tabs on whether or not your site is ready for Drupal 7 by using the Upgrade Status module. If you are a translator, now is the time to start working on your translations. If you are a module or theme maintainer, now is the time to start working on the update to Drupal 7!