Dries Buytaert

Happy fifth birthday Drupal

Today, five years ago, Drupal 1.0.0 was released! The following snippet is taken directly from the original announcement:

Today, drop.org announces the release of drupal 1.00 after an extensive period of testing. Drupal is a full-featured content management/discussion engine using Apache/PHP/MySQL and suitable to setup a news-driven community or portal site similar to kuro5hin.org and slashdot.org. Current features include discussion forums, web-based administration, theme support, an open submission queue, content management, a modularized design, PHP sessions, user management with access control and username/profanity/hostname filters, error logging, a public diary module, an affiliate site module, backend/headline generation (RSS/RDF) and much more.

To celebrate the event, Karlijn and I made you a cake:

A display of all the ingredients required to make a Drupal cake
Step 1: buy the ingredients.
A cake in a cake pan
Step 2: bake a regular cake. It should be round because this will become Druplicon's face ...
A cake being cut in half
Step 3: flatten the cake by cutting off the top.
A hand taking the top of the cake off
Step 4: take off the top.
A close up of a triangular piece of cake
Step 5: create Druplicon-hair out of the top (you know, the thingy that sticks out of his head).
A round cake with a triangular piece on top
Step 6: put the cake and the hair together.
A close-up of colorful m&m's
Step 7: unpack the m&m's. You'll want lots of those ...
A close-up of blue m&m's only
Step 8: filter out all the blue ones (by eating the other ones).
Sugar, butter, cream, m&m's and white chocolate displayed in bowls
Step 9: take sugar, butter, cream, and genuine Belgian white chocolate to make frosting.
Butter and white chocolate being melted on a stove
Step 10: melt butter and chocolate 'au bain marie'. Add cream and sugar to complete the frosting.
Frosting being applied on a cake
Step 11: pour the frosting over the cake.
A hand decorating a cake with blue m&m's
Step 12: put the blue m&m's on the cake. We used a piece of paper to get the eyes right.
A finished cake the shape of Druplicon
Step 13: that's it! Happy birthday Drupal!

— Dries Buytaert