December 16th, 2006 by Keith

Drupal 5.0 RC 1 Released

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

Drupal

After two beta releases of Drupal 5.0, the developers are proud to announce the first release candidate of Drupal 5. In this release, most debugging has been done over the Beta 1 and Beta 2 releases. Thus, no critical bug should be expected, thereby making this release worthy of known. In this release, it comes with several new features, including a web-based install system, improved administration tools, and a totally shiny new theme.

Drupal is an open source content management software, equipped with a powerful blend of features. Supporting a large variety of ranging from personal weblogs to podcast sites and community driven sites, Drupal has also been used to serve large media sites.

Underneath this latest version 5 of Drupal includes lots of improvements, such as the inclusion of jQuery Javascript Library, node access system improvement (ACL), Form API improvement, and even more.

It is still not recommended to run release candidate version on production sites, but Drupal.org have decided to break their rule and employ it on a large site.

Download the source here.

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