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Taking Drupal 8 for a spin

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
  • By: Darko

Today I finally decided to take Drupal 8 for a spin as it is in beta 15 phase - so it must be getting closer. Also, it has just been announced that there will be an upgrade path between beta versions from now on: beta-to-beta-updates.  Surprisingly the install of Drupal 8 was almost identical to installing Drupal 7.

I use "Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca" which comes with PHP 5.5.9, which is a Drupal 8 minimum requirement.

First I created the database and configured my local apache vhost.

Then, in the command line, I downloaded the tarball:

wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-8.0.0-beta14.tar.gz