RC6 includes lots of changes.

The most significant is the inclusion of a new theme--Outreach. Outreach is an Adaptivetheme sub-theme and is fully responsive. Adaptivetheme also provides lost of customization options so users will be able to tweak it to their needs through the UI. We've added some colour combos but users can also easily select their own. This is now the default theme when installing Open Outreach replacing Granada. Eventually we want to rebuild Granada using Adaptive Theme but until we do, we'll still leave it included (as well as Mix and Match and the Fusion base theme) to accommodate existing users. Please note: to get Outreach to display correctly you need to submit its form, so be sure to visit the Appearance page, makes any changes to your settings and save.

Debut Media needed some clean up work—we removed a dependency on Styles, made the carousel responsive and tweaked the media page view so that images need to be published. To get rid of files you don’t want to display, set as ‘unpublished” on the files administration page. See the release notes for the technical details of issues addressed.

Changes to Debut Highlighted addressed the desire to make the slideshow responsive. To do so the dimensions of the image have changed and for existing users images may need to be reloaded at larger dimensions. See the release notes for the technical details of issues addressed.

Debut RedHen also needed some fixes around permissions and filtering. See the release notes for the technical details of issues addressed.


Great distro

I would like to thank you for the great Drupal dsitro you offer for free.

installation error

im tryong to install and here is the error message, any ideas:


Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 13319119 bytes) in /home/multiser/public_html/dfwboard.com/dall/includes/common.inc on line 926

Uncaught exception thrown in session handler.

PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 2006 MySQL server has gone away in _drupal_session_write() (line 209 of /home/multiser/public_html/dfwboard.com/dall/includes/session.inc).

Some tips

Thanks for your note and for trying Open Outreach. The issue here is the memory available on your web host. While a basic Drupal install is possible with a relatively low memory allocation, the memory needed for a more complex site as built by Open Outreach or other distributions is usually quite a bit higher.

At what point did this error come up? It may be caused by two things.

  • A particular operation done at install time is too memory intensive, but the site itself might do okay after install. Or...
  • The site footprint is too big, install time or not.

A few options you could try:

  • Delete the site you installed and starting over, this time not enabling any of the Apps at install time. See if you get through the install, then after the site is installed, choose the Apps menu and install a few apps one by one.
  • Move to a host that offers more resources.
  • Sign up for a free Pantheon account at http://getpantheon.com and try Open Outreach, then if it seems to work for you transfer your site to a different host.

won't install

Hi, I thought to give Open Outreach a go, but on attempting to install it as a module I got the following message.

Automatic updating of Drupal core is not supported. See the upgrade guide for information on how to update Drupal core manually.

Not sure what to do?