Post-beta fixes

February 19th, 2010

We promised you more things test after the beta, and here is the first part of the fixes that didn’t make it into the beta. In addition to Windows, we also have new Unix builds for testing. We are trying to get something for Mac later on. These builds contain a number of Unix specific…

Show Your Love for Firefox – Vote in the 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards!

February 19th, 2010

There is exactly one week left to vote for Firefox in the 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards. The nominations are in and Firefox is a finalist in the “Best Major Desktop Browser”, “Best Mac Browser” and “Best Mobile Browser” categories. Follow the links below to vote for Firefox as your favorite browser in each category….

PharmQD: A Community Website for Pharmacists

February 18th, 2010

From the earliest days of the Internet, many firms have tried to build community sites for medical professionals. Large sums of money were expended on technologies, and expectations around these feature-rich sites became very high. So when a longstanding client, Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI) in New York, wanted to build a community website for America’s…

Crash fixing, performance work, and widgets in a panel

February 18th, 2010

We are focusing a lot on stability at the moment, and have fixed some of the most frequent crash bugs. Keep those crash logs coming, though! Our core team has also tweaked class selector matching (CSS) performance a bit (a quick test showed performance gains of up to 20-30% for the specific testcase I used)….

Search Providers: Best Practices on Setting the Default

February 17th, 2010

This post describes a set of best practices for setting the default search provider. Our goal continues to be keeping users in control of their browser, following our published Guidelines and Requirements for add-on development. If you write software that modifies Internet Explorer’s search settings or defaults through direct registry manipulation, your software may be…

No rest for the wicked

February 17th, 2010

Even with the beta out, there still isn’t much time to rest. We’ve got another snapshot, and this time there are quite a few crash fixes, and updates to Carakan and widgets. The main focus of this snapshot is crash bugs. We will get back to you with Unix and Mac builds in a future…

Last Call for Session Proposals

February 15th, 2010

Attention all brilliant Drupalists: if you want to get your session in for 2010’s North American Drupalcon — today is your last day. Go to and get yours posted. After submitting your great idea, be ready to rally some support for your sessions, because on February 16th voting will begin. If you’d like to…

New Drupal Book – Drupal 6 Performance Tips

February 15th, 2010

Drupal 6 Performance Tips, by Trevor James and TJ Holowaychuk, is a newly-published title from Packt Publishing aimed at Drupal beginners, developers, designers, and webmasters who utilize the Drupal content management system to create robust websites. It provides crucial performance-related information for Drupal users of all experience levels, including module contributors, webmasters who simply configure…

DrupalCon Session Proposals close on Monday February 15th

February 13th, 2010

Can you believe that there are only 64 days left until DrupalCon San Francisco?! Starting April 17th, more than a thousand (we think it will be more than two thousand!) people will be converging at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for a great program of Drupal sessions, and we are really looking forward to…

Vital Signs – An educational citizen science project

February 12th, 2010

Vital Signs 2.0 (VS) is an educational citizen science project consisting of an extensive Drupal website created by Image Works in Portland, Maine for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) and funded by the Hewlett Foundation and a generous in-kind donation of services by Image Works. The VS project provides students, teachers, scientists, and…