Distributions provide site features and functions for a specific type of site as a single download containing Drupal core, contributed modules, themes, and pre-defined configuration. They make it possible to quickly set up a complex, use-specific site in fewer steps than if installing and configuring elements individually.
FilmForge is a distribution (or profile) of the Free/Libre Open Source Softare content management system Drupal, tailored to the needs of videomaking communities. FilmForge makes it simple to install and run your own video sharing site.
When the site and this installation profile are fully matured (sometime in 2008, the day of action is more like a month or year of action), this will be an installation profile for a multilingual site with map integration and features for proposing actions, communicating and collaborating about actions in onsite with e-mail groups, and listing and finding actions around the world.
DrupalMU was intended as an installation profile that creates a multi-user blogging platform. It is now replaced by hosted solutions like Drupal Gardens and installation profiles like Drupal Commons and Aegir.
NB. This is currently being reworked for D6 from the start..
The Single-User Blog install profile's goal is to set up a site with basic blogging features. Instead of forcing the user to accept hardcoded options, the profile offers the user various options to customise their install, such as selecting from a choice of pathauto paths, allowing the user to set up the site information, possibly change the colour of the template etc. Sample content is also added.
The profile doesn't depend on the blog module, instead leveraging views and a basic nodetype.
This is a very simple install profile. You can use it to copy a site from your dev server to your deployment server. It reads the SQL file query by query (split by ";" at the end of lines) so it shouldn't run out of memory, or time-out (like PHPMyAdmin will on big dumps if you upload them)
You need to create a PHPMyAdmin dump (or mysql dump, if you know what you are doing) of your running site.
Projectverse is an installation profile for creating a Drupal-based project management extranet. It currently uses Drupal core, CCK, Views, Organic Groups, Case Tracker and other helper modules to create a groupware environment.
Most of the functionality and design philosophy behind Projectverse is drawn from an existing groupware site (code-named Project Central) that has evolved over time to meet the needs of Drupal services firms and their clients.
It is implemented as an install profile, which a user can choose upon installing a new instance of Drupal. Upon completion of the basic site configuration information, the user is given a change to select multiple 'Packages' which can define multiple tasks, forms, and modules to enable. The installer than walks the user through each step of each package, presenting forms and updating the status of installed packages.
Behind the scenes
Each package consists of a packagename.inc file located in the packgr/packages directory. This file contains two hooks, one to define the info about the package, and another to define default tasks and their callbacks. Please look at the Default package included with packgr for more examples.
Project Management is something which helps all projects run smoothly. I personally resent having to pay good money to companies who host poor solutions. This is what spawned the idea of a Project Management profile for Drupal.
I have currently taken inspiration from a few pages around the web such as:
This is an installation profile to setup a test site for CCKdate fields. It generates a different content type for every combination of CCK date field type (Date, Datestamp, Datetime) and timezone handling (Date, Site, User, UTC, and None), and then generates 4 nodes of each type (2 days ago, now, 2 hours from now, 2 days from now). It also generates a bunch of users from different timezones. It configures Devel and Signup, sets up roles and permissions, and so on. This profile depends on the Install Profile API.