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Ubuntu 13.10 includes an upgrade to Apache 2.4 that has major gotchas

That is, this update will break your sites.

The main breaking changes:

Capture all sent mail locally with Postfix

For development, you don't want any e-mail sent to the outside world, but you do want to be able to see all mail your sites or application try to send. Here is a configuration of Postfix to do that.

The trick is to BCC everything to a local user, and discard without error any other sending.

This is based on several guides and Q&As online but well, none of them worked for me, so here's exactly what i did (minus all the missteps).

Disabling Drupal's default notifications to the administrator when a user registers

This is not tested, but running this code (in an update hook, via Drush php-eval, however) should prevent Drupal from sending its notifications to the site e-mail address when a new, pending approval user registers:

Duck Programming

http://unspace.ca/blog/duck-programming/

Duck programming is manageable. It starts with recognizing that while it may be designed to be carried out by people who are not professional coders, it is still programming, and must be managed with the same processes you use to manage code:

Capturing Menu Block configuration in code with hook_menu_block_blocks()

<?php
/**
* Implements hook_menu_block_blocks().
*/
function feature_about_menu_block_blocks() {

Tell Drush to Check your Git Repository for Configuration

http://grayside.org/node/93

To consider for Agaric. We don't have one big project so i'm not sure how useful per-project configuration will be...

Exportable Entity Content

See Form Messages.

Principle: On a site with multiple administrators, "Configuration is Content".

Manifesto posted http://drupal.org/node/938368#comment-4286326

Strongarm usage notes

Strongarm does not have its own administration page (that does anything). Add variables to your export by going to the Features administration page.

Background

http://developmentseed.org/blog/2009/dec/04/strongarm-2-leaner-and-meaner

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