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It has happened! A nearly 100 meters high Druplicon watched over Rotterdam to celebrate the launch of D7. The video is out on youtube
See the D7RA.org site! If you have pictures or footage of the Druplicon on the KPN building, be sure to tag them with "D7RA" (Drupal 7 Release Animation).
Now lets party!
Could someone please find one or two critical bugs in Drupal 7? Please?
Ten years of rocking software. Ten years. I have been there all the time and Drupal grew faster, higher, bigger then any person in the community could ever grow.
And for those not knowing their history, Drupal is older the drupal.org:
pimsbb2@newborn:~$ whois drop.org | grep -i created
So far it has lead to a couple of extreme cool ideas that will become reality. For example, a 100 meter high animation on a skyscraper in Rotterdam. Note that for a short periode of time, your animation is still welcome! See the issue and previous blog entry. Another extreem cool idea realised By Baris and Roy is the drupal7releaseparty.org websites with dozens of parties around the world.
But we need more. Pressreleases, translations, videos.. And for example a banner like the one above (flickr) hinting at the appeal of Wikipedia. With a link towards a text like wikipedia's but then why (according to Dries who should okay this) people should download / upgrade Drupal 7. Please help in the issue queue at 1005178 and with Dries’ permission we can run this banner on 1.5% of all the websites in the world. But why stop there? :-)
update: be sure to read Write the Drupal 7 release announcement as well
Call for animators, design an animation to be displayed on a 100 m tall KPN building for the Drupal 7 release
When the new version of Drupal (7) will be released, we need as much publicity as we can get to make sure people know about Drupal as the alternative for their proprietary software. While there is no "go to market" plan for D7, everybody should dive in and organise local parties or start implementing other wild ideas.
One of these ideas is to have an animation run for a couple of hours on a nearly 100 meters tall building, the KPN (leading telco / hoster/ ISP in the Netherlands) building. More information on the building on scyscraperpage.com.
Imagine a Druplicon dancing on a 100 meters tall building, watched by 100.000's of people!
So what do we need to get this happening? We need an animation. Mentioning the release of Drupal 7, the URL drupal.org and anything you can come up with within the limitations.
What are the limitations?
So we need one BMP file with the dimension of 41 high by 1012 wide in monochrome. Can you help make this and license your work under a CC license?
If you can help the Dutch by displaying a huge animation in the most modern city in the Netherlands promoting Drupal, please attach your work in this issue. This would rock! Let's make it happen; Drupal 7 release at large!
Like Vote up/Down and Fivestar it uses Voting API for stroring data, so one can use for example Views to display the results. But unlike these other fine alternatives, Rate has been designed with more flexibility in mind.
Using VoteUp/Down or Fivestar might still be the best choice for your use-case, but you should at least checkout Rate. One can see the vodcast at youtube (be sure to select 720p).