This blog and the handful of modules I use has been upgraded to the final version of Drupal 7.0 which was released today.

I was quite pleased that I used Drupal 7 from the early beta versions and then tracked the D7 release candidates as this gave me valuable experience in upgrading Drupal 7 relatively quickly while preserving my additional modules without losing all my data which always helps. It’s worth noting that although I barely scratch the surface of Drupal 7’s wide range of functionality, the quality, reliability and performance of Drupal 7 was perfectly fine for this blog.

Personally (and rather selfishly), I hope that the formal release of Drupal 7.0 will encourage more developers to upgrade which, in turn, which provide impetus for more Drupal modules (and themes) to be ported and made available for Drupal 7.

Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal, posted a interesting set of reviews looking back on 2010 with his hopes and predictions for the coming year for:

  • Drupal - the open source content management system.
  • Mollom - comment spam service with commercial pricing for larger sites.
  • Acquia - Dries' startup offering Drupal based services including hosted Drupal sites
  • Drupal Gardens.