Contextual links is a great addition for the admin UI of any website. So much so that it has become part of the core in Drupal 7.0. It adds administrative links on nodes, comments, views... But it doesn't cover absolutely everything. What if you want contextual links for the nodes inside a view? What about views rows? That depends on your rows. It works out of the box when using the "Node" row plugin, because of the native node contextual links. If you're using field rows though, you'll have to do some hacking to get it there.
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Today is an exciting day for the Trellon Team at Drupalcon Chicago!
We'll be hosting a BoF on our recent developments with the Salsa module in the Huron Room starting at 11:00am.
After that, at 2:15pm Kyle Cunningham will talk about Haml, Sass and Peroxide, in the Chicago 10 room.
The Features module allows you to create and manage Drupal features, sets of components that can be exported and imported: content types, views, contexts, etc. Using Features allows you to group your favorite Drupal components together in a coherent feature and recreate it on another Drupal website. You can read more about the Features module here.
A Drupal site is composed of many parts, often similar to a puzzle. Just like a puzzle, you need to be able to control the pieces at any time. In the software development world, where software exists in the form of source code files, this is handled by a version-control system (such as CVS, Subversion or git - naming just the ones we use for Trellon). By using a VCS, you're able to check-in and check-out all the PHP files that make up Drupal and all the contrib and custom-made modules that compose a site.
With the recent release of Drupal 7, the community should now focus on upgrading existing Drupal 6 modules to Drupal 7.
Having already upgraded the print module from 4.7 to Drupal 5, and from that to Drupal 6, I can tell you that this time the process will be both harder and easier.
A lot harder
People at Trellon have been working on the Dashboard module as part of the Drupal.org redesign. A new version came out the other day, and we could use some help testing it and getting some feedback.