Not many modules included in Acquia Drupal 7.x compared with version 6.x?

Not many modules included in Acquia Drupal 7.x compared with version 6.x?

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gpk's picture
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Not many modules included in Acquia Drupal 7.x compared with version 6.x?

Bit surprised to see from here https://docs.acquia.com/acquia-drupal/modules that Acquia Drupal 7.x hardly seems to include any modules at all! - I mean, no Views, Date, Calendar, Webform. Granted, quite a few more are included in Drupal 7.x core, but there doesn't seem to be much benefit from using Acquia Drupal 7.x compared with stock Drupal 7.x.

Am I missing something?! I even downloaded Acquia Drupal 7.14 to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me!

Thanks for any comments/thoughts!

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alejandro.garza's picture
Alejandro Garza
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Hello gpk,
Acquia Drupal 7 does include less modules than the D6 version. It does, however, offer you the base modules that enable you to take advantage of services like Acquia Insight and Acquia Search, as well as easily import your site into Acquia Cloud.

Note that you can still install any of the modules you mention like Views, Webform, etc. as it is fully compatible.

_alejandro garza
Client Advisor, Acquia

gpk's picture
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I guess the spotlight has moved on now to things like Drupal Commons. I did find Acquia Drupal 6.x useful as it reduced the number of contrib modules I had to download separately and undoubtedly saved me from some module or module version conflicts because of the testing that Acquia do. Not quite sure where to get a distribution like this for 7.x...! Maybe just try and get my head round drush and use that for upgrades etc.

Anyway, thanks Acquia!

gpk's picture
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Yes I guess vanilla Drupal 7 plus favourite selection of modules (maybe using Commons or Drupal Gardens for inspiration) plus drush is the say to go now...

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asad10987t
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