Dries Buytaert

Happy fifth birtday 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:

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Step 1: buy the ingredients.
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Step 2: bake a regular cake. It should be round because this will become Druplicon's face ...
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Step 3: flatten the cake by cutting off the top.
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Step 4: take off the top.
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Step 5: create Druplicon-hair out of the top (you know, the thingy that sticks out of his head).
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Step 6: put the cake and the hair together.
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Step 7: unpack the m&m's. You'll want lots of those ...
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Step 8: filter out all the blue ones (by eating the other ones).
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Step 9: take sugar, butter, cream, and genuine Belgian white chocolate to make frosting.
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Step 10: melt butter and chocolate 'au bain marie'. Add cream and sugar to complete the frosting.
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Step 11: pour the frosting over the cake.
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Step 12: put the blue m&m's on the cake. We used a piece of paper to get the eyes right.
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Step 13: that's it! Happy birthday Drupal!

— Dries Buytaert

Dries Buytaert is an Open Source advocate and technology executive. More than 10,000 people are subscribed to his blog. Sign up to have new posts emailed to you or subscribe using RSS.