Drupal, the popular web content management system, will release Drupal 7 later this year. Drupal project founder Dries Buytaert mentioned at DrupalCon in San Francisco that Drupal 7 will be a bit slower than Drupal 6. In Drupal 7, speed was sacrificed for scalability. It means more big sites can run Drupal, albeit a tad slow.
The upgrade to Drupal, meanwhile, could be available perhaps in the June timeframe or as late as September, said Drupal project founder Dries Buytaert in a presentation at the Drupalcon SF conference in San Francisco. Ideally, version 7 would be available this month, he said.
Buytaert reflected on the emergence of Drupal as well as where it is headed. The immediate upgrade, Drupal 7, features 70 modules, including an image API, and a substantial growth in code size, said Buytaert.
Buytaert stressed the urgency of Drupal 7. “First of all, it’s very important that we get it out as soon as possible” to maintain momentum, he said.
Currently, Drupal powers about 1 percent of Websites, trailing WordPress, which runs about 8.5 percent of the Web, according to Buytaert.
I’ve tried Drupal once many moons ago. It was nice, but I didn’t think it was any better than WordPress.