We just finished upgrading to CVS HEAD, the code that will become Drupal 4.5.0. So in good Drupal tradition, we (developers) get to eat our own dog food again, and you (users) get to see and test that latest changes.

We just took the wraps off of It's not very pretty right now, but hopefully some of the words there will be helpful in explaining who we are and what we want to do.

OSCOM 4 is the fourth conference of OSCOM (The international association for Open Source Content Management), where all kinds of content management framework authors and users meet.

In preparation of the Drupal 4.5.0 release, Drupal development has been frozen. However, I'm going to make an exception for the proposed document management and theme system changes.

If my timing is right, you are now reading the 10000th item posted on! This count includes everything except comments, which means forum topics, project issues, book pages, images and stories.

It has been a while since the last Drupal 4.5.0 status report so the following is a summary of the key aspects we have been working on since the

There is an interesting performance comparison of different CMSes over at

I'd like to freeze the development version of Drupal on August 15 in preparation of the Drupal 4.5.0 release.

A summary for the Drupal community

Next week, I'll be presenting with three others on Drupal at the 2004
Computers and Writing Conference
. My part will be to present an introduction