I'm reading a lot, searching, asking questions. Measuring thrice before cutting once.
Now it seems to be a straight choice between a pre-built Drupal Commons and roll-your-own based on core-Drupal plus some modules. I absolutely require a wiki, which doesn’t seem to be in the standard distro, no easily addable as a single module.
I won’t mention standard stuff like forums, but will say that I want a “social networking site” for ex-pat foreign workers in another country.
It would be nice to have some form of Goups of fiends & colleagues and to provide sharing permissions at that level of granularity (e.g, world read, group right/ group read only, etc); joint calendars, access to blogs, maybe chat rooms or even one form per Group; maybe a photo album, although I suppose they can just refer to their Flikr.
Maybe profiles with some extra stuff like IM, phone #, etc, where the user can control who gets to read it.
(Plus anything more that you can suggest for such a community, of course)
It looks to me like I would be best to start with Drupal Commons – do you agree?
The only thing is that when I go to download it, it says 6.x-2.0 tar.gz (17.4 MB) 2011-Aug-26 Version 2.0 is a major upgrade Which seems to imply that it is based on Drupal 6, not Drupal 7. Is that correct? Is it a show-stopper for me? Or can I just install it and upgrade everything?
Sorry if I don’t sound too knowledgeable; I am still not a Drupal user, just a dabbler on my local PC.
Thanks in advance for any help.