Oxford Drupal User Group meetup, Wednesday 7th September 2011, 7pm - 9pm

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Wed, 07/09/2011 - 19:00 - 21:00

Announcing Oxford Drupal User Group meetup for September 2011.

Once again, kindly hosted by the Oxford e-Research Centre.


  • When: Wednesday 7th September 2011, 7pm - 9pm
  • Where: Oxford eResearch Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG
  • What: Drupal chat, presentations, demos, questions, answers, issues, banter...


Draft Agenda 


  • 19:00 - Introductions 
  • 19:15 - Presentations or demos (none pre-arranged, but if you have anything to present or demo - feel free!)
  • 20:30 - Q and A / share your issues
  • 21:00 - Drinks and further Drupal chat at a local pub


As ever, if you have any ideas about how to make this meetup better, just let us know.

See you there!


07966 776 903

P.S. R.S.V.P.: http://www.meetup.com/Oxford-Drupal-Users-Group/events/32300472/


Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG
07966 776 903


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Notes from meetup


Here are some brief notes from the Oxford Drupal User Group meetup on Wednesday 7th September 2011

After introductions, we briefly reviewed DrupalCon highlights and feedback. A quick poll revealed that about half of the ~20 people present attended Drupalcon. 


DrupalCon top sessions and feedback: 

Presntation: Acquia Dev Cloud

Hernani from Acquia gave an informative presentation and demo on Aquia Dev Cloud:

  • Q: How does this differ from other Pantheon
  • A: Not tried Pantheon
  • Q: Can you do cli commands to access any functions provided by dev cloud? 
  • A: No, but behind the scenes it uses Drush and other scripting. Drush aliases - can still use crush aliases to access dev / stage / production etc..

Media module:

A few people present have been having a tough time with media module lately. Some have ditched it in favour of image field and file field. All are looking forward to the maturation of the 2.x branch with entity based files and views based browser.

Hernani had heard of a Media module sprint in October to resolve these issues - suggesting it may be significantly better by the end of October. Fingers crossed!  




When using these modules in IE, if you use the "teaser break" button in TinyMCE (or other rich text editors) IE forces absolute links: 

Solution: turn off teaser breaks button in wysiwyg!


Set cookie domain: core cookie handling is broken in core.

See RFC and how Drupal sets cookies for the domain.  

This may be related: http://drupal.org/node/458704


Next time:

Presentation proposal: Oxfordshire County Council: overview of new D7 site (assuming launch goes according to pal in the next couple of weeks!)

 - perhaps including varnish configuration

Any other proposals or demos? Do let us know!