Drush 2.0 released – Screencast 1: Installing Drush and getting started

After a long period of development the Drush team (myself, and the multi-talented rockstars Moshe Weitzman and Adrian Rossouw) have finally released Drush 2.0.

This is a milestone in many ways – the core of Drush has been completely rewritten (some parts of it twice over!) since the last stable release. This core can now (among other things) connect to multiple major Drupal versions, work reliably (we hope!) on a wide range of command line environments – but is also a powerful platform that allows commands to specify dependencies, to work at different levels of the Drupal bootstrap, call other commands (including on remote servers over secure SSH connections) and provide responses in both machine readable formats and nicely laid out human readable formats. There are also many improvements in the set of commands that come with Drush, both adding new functionality as well as making the existing functionality more intuitive to use.

Over the next few days, I will be uploading a series of short screencasts, covering how to get started, going through the various commands in some detail, and perhaps getting into some detail about how to write your own commands.

Here is the first in the series. Please add any questions in the comments, and I will try and address them (either in the next video, or in the issue queue).



2017-03-31T06:20:22+00:00 Categories: Drupal|

About the Author:

Owen Barton joined CivicActions as Director of Engineering in 2005. He has been developing elegant solutions in Drupal for over 12 years and is widely credited with building one of the most reputable and experienced Drupal engineering teams on the planet.

Owen serves as technical strategist, planner and innovation lead for nearly all of CivicActions’ clients. He is a strong advocate for agile methodologies, collaborative open source development, and user-driven development to help organizations achieve greater results online. Clients he has worked with at CivicActions include several federal agencies, the San Francisco Human Services Agency, and many NGOs, including Amnesty International, ACLU, Smithsonian Institution, Transparency International, American Public Media, Center for Reproductive Rights and Greenpeace.

Before joining CivicActions, Owen worked as an independent contractor and spent five years as Technical Webmaster for the Las Cumbres Observatory. Previously, he taught science and mathematics in Malawi, Africa.

Owen is an active contributor to the Drupal Security team, and co-maintains the Drush command line interface for Drupal. He has made many contributions to both Drupal core and contrib modules, ranging from accessibility improvements, through bug fixes to major new features. His work on Drupal 7 core front-end performance was sponsored by the Google “Make the Web Faster” project. He is a regular speaker and presenter at DrupalCon conferences and camps.

Owen holds a bachelors degree in Environmental Science from Lancaster University. Originally from Wales, UK, he now resides in Santa Barbara, CA with his wife and three kids. In addition to his family, Owen is passionate about local organic food, alternative transportation, international development, universal health care, climbing, photography and dancing to African and electronic music.