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Acquia BLT

Acquia BLT, available on GitHub, generates new Drupal projects using a standardized template based on Acquia Professional Services’ best practices.

To improve efficiency and collaboration across Drupal projects, Acquia BLT provides both a common suite of tools and standardized structure. The tools and structure will help developers reduce incidents of duplicated work, speed up project configuration, and onboard new developers faster.

Using Acquia BLT for your Drupal projects will help you meet the following goals during your development cycles:

  • Provide a standard project template for Drupal based projects
  • Provide tools automating the configuration and maintenance work for projects
  • Document and enforce Drupal standards and best practices through default configuration, automated testing, and continuous integration

Features

Acquia BLT offers the following features for your organization’s use:

Note

The Acquia Cloud pipelines feature is not available for Acquia Cloud Site Factory.

Getting started

To get started with Acquia BLT, review Acquia BLT installation instructions, and then review the following usage documentation:

Releases and versioning

Acquia BLT usually has two supported releases at any given time, each corresponding to a major semantic version. The newest supported major version of Acquia BLT will receive bug fixes and new features, and the immediately previous major version will receive only critical bug and security fixes for the next six months. Acquia will release updates for Acquia BLT based on the following schedule for major and minor releases:

  • New features and bug fixes – The first Wednesday of every month.
  • Security and bug-fix releases – The third Wednesday of every month (as necessary).

This schedule coincides with the Drupal core release cycle, allowing the use of a single Acquia BLT major release throughout the lifecycle of a Drupal core minor release.

Release support status

Acquia BLT version Support status Drupal versions Drush versions
10.x Supported, stable 8.6 or greater 9.5.0 or greater
9.2.x Bug fixes only 8.6 or greater 9.4.0 or greater
9.x or earlier Unsupported 8.5 9.1.0 or greater

Note

When the maintainer of a particular release of any package (such as Drupal or PHP) stops supporting that package, Acquia may also end its support for that release in Acquia BLT. For example, as of December 2019, Acquia BLT 10.x will stop supporting Drupal 8.6, and will instead support Drupal 8.7 or greater, based on the Drupal security policy.

For information about end-of-life announcements for Acquia’s products, see Software end-of-life schedule.

Contributing to Acquia BLT

If you would like to help improve Acquia BLT, file issues from its GitHub issue queue. For contribution guidelines and instructions, see Contributing to Acquia BLT.

License

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.