Today, 13 months after the Drupal 5.0 release, we released Drupal 6.0 to the world. Read more about Drupal 6.0 in the official release announcement or just look at the What is new in Drupal 6.0?" screencast (30 min) that we prepared.

Needless to say, Drupal 6 is our most exciting release to date. It is a legendary piece of work, by the community, for the community. Thanks to the hundreds of Drupal contributors for their tireless work and commitment!


George (not verified):

Great news! I am new Drupal developer, so I hope I'll be able to contribute to the development of Drupal 7. When do we start ? :)

Anonymous (not verified):

Still waiting on PDO support in Drupal 7, or an official port to the SQLite database.

Alan F. (not verified):

Don't agree that this is pretty much a useless release.
Those modules will be released soon (I hope).
And Drupal 6 has lot of improvements and it's a one big step more.

Matt West (not verified):

I'm very excited to see Drupal 6.0 released. Especially since I'm hoping to help contribute some modules for it. I'm currently trying to figure out how exactly. Too bad I just launched my Drupal Tutorials and Blog Site with Drupal 5.7. I'm hoping to upgrade soon, but I have to wait until the views module is functional for 6.0. Thanks again for all your hard work!

Horacio Salazar (not verified):

To quote the Lullabots: "This is awesome!". Drupal is definitely setting a new standard for development frameworks. I can't thank the community enough for such a fine product. Congratulations to everybody. Now, to climb that learning curve: I'm sick of being in the lower part of it! Cheers.

Anonymous (not verified):

So, I was developing something for Drupal 5, but I think I will abandon it and move to version 6.

How long will 6 be supported?

Dimitri (not verified):


Thank you for a such huge update! I am just now testing the brand new Drupal 6 on my servers and everything looks really fine. Just one thing: "globals on" for php is on cheap hosters not possible to influence - i think security is fine, but breaking up the installation of this issue will affect a lot of people!

arnold (not verified):

I agree...
wanted to install Drupal 6 but don't think installer should quit for this setting.

second: is'nt it a bug? register_globals if on at my server but Drupal install. still thinks it is off... How about that.

Further... great news! i hope it's as great as i thinks it is...

Matt West (not verified):

I've been tinkering around with the Drupal 6.0 release. In fact I've even been trying to port my current 5.x site over but have had a few problems. My site: VB6 Tutorials uses CCK, views, and panels pretty heavily. Along with a bunch of other modules to help display the tutorials and source samples easily. The problem is these haven't been ported to Drupal 6.x. Especially views.

I know this is how it works and I'm definitely not complaining. I was just wondering how soon do you or others usually wait when a new release comes out before you start moving your sites over. For instance is this site using 5.x or 6.x? Please know this is not a complaint in anyway - I'm a Drupal fan, through and through. Heck I'm even using it to host a site that contains Microsoft Visual Basic tutorials thats how much I believe in it.

Robert (not verified):

I'm still not using 6.x.

I will wait a little longer. I will probably start playing around with it a little more in the near future.