Drupal 5.0 Released and a Plan Comes Together!

I love it when a plan comes togetherDrupal 5.0 was released yesterday on Drupal's 6th birthday. Yeah!

My first Drupal 5 guinea pig was Digital Doodles, my "non tech" website. I'm very pleased with the results. The Double D wasn't using a large array of modules but does have a highly customized theme and many PHP snippets using the likes of db_rewrite_sql, db_query_range, and node_view. I was expecting a little bit of post-upgrade work but it was all good! Both the theme and my snippets continued to work.

In those immortal words: I love it when a plan comes together!

An aside: The PHP snippets were used before I realized the full potential of the CCK/Views dynamic duo, and to work around a little problem with the Excerpt module. I wouldn't do it this way again.

Based on a sample of one for a basic Drupal site I'd say a 4.7.x to 5.0 upgrade is no more difficult than a 4.7.x to 4.7.x+1 upgrade.