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I want to start using the new drupal 8 codebase, but I was wondering if I can use it in its state now as a simple blog using views.

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I can't remember where I saw the following (paraphrased) quote (I think it was chx either on here or D.o) - but I think it's something like the following: "If you have to ask this question, then you shouldn't use it." –  Chapabu Feb 19 '13 at 16:31
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Closed for the same reason as this one. It's just too early to be asking D8 questions here I'm afraid, these types of questions belong on Drupal.org for now –  Clive Feb 19 '13 at 16:35
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The answer to this question would also be irrelevant, since you should use it just for testing, debugging, or providing patches. If you are developing modules, you could be interested in checking how Drupal core code is going to change, but using it in production servers is quite different. –  kiamlaluno Feb 19 '13 at 16:40
    
Making an exception here and reopening this temporarily. –  MPD Feb 20 '13 at 18:08
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The real question is: what's the Drupal core lifecycle look like?

First, we have feature thaw. During this time it's really a bad idea to even try to build anything on it. It's likely to be broken, buggy, and so on. (Although now we have extensive test coverage so it's less broken than you'd think.)

Then there's a feature freeze. People with some knowledge, patience and not too important sites -- say, a blog :) -- could start testing. It'd be great if this happened. You need to understand that there is still no guarantee that your data can stay intact from one git pull to the next. (This is where we are now.)

The next step is beta. From beta and on we support upgrades. So while it's not the quality you'd expect from a released product, it's time to begin serious testing. If you start testing when release happened, your problems will take a lot longer to be fixed.

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Thanks. I have a "expendable" D8 site ready to go. –  MPD Feb 21 '13 at 2:25
    
thanks just what i needed to know. –  duckx Feb 21 '13 at 21:21
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