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Drupal Contribution Package

This package contains tools to get you started contributing to Drupal:

  • Drupal, already cloned with git
  • Docker Desktop for Mac or Windows
  • DDEV-Local (ddev) development environment
  • Additional tools including git for Windows


  • A computer with 6gb memory or greater.
  • Windows 10 or higher (with WSL2 and/or Hyper-V support), MacOS High Sierra or higher or a recent/stable Linux distribution.
  • A robust code editor such as Visual Studio Code, Atom, PhpStorm or Netbeans (this may be provided as part of this package).

⚠️ If your computer does not match a requirement, try the Drupal quick-start! Now skip the steps below.

Getting Started

  1. Get The Files
  2. Extract drupal_sprint_package
  3. Install Docker and Other Requirements
  4. Open Terminal
  5. Install Contribution Tools

1. Get The Files

Use one of the options below to get the files.

  • GitHub - Download drupal_sprint_package.<RELEASE>.zip from Also download quicksprint_thirdparty_installs.<RELEASE>>.zip if you need Docker and/or Git.
  • USB Drive (available at some conferences) - Copy and Docker installer for your Operating System from the USB drive to your Desktop.
  • ResilioSync (available at some conferences) - Find the folder/directory that was downloaded and copy its contents to your Desktop.

2. drupal_sprint_package directory

Extract the drupal_sprint_package.<RELEASE>.zip file, and open or browse the contents. This is the sprint package directory.

Extract the quicksprint_thirdparty_installs.<RELEASE>.zip if downloaded, and open or browse the contents and find the /installs folder. This is the third party installs directory.

3. Install Docker and Other Requirements

3.1 Docker Desktop

  • Windows users install git: First, install Git For Windows from the third party installs directory. The version here is newer than you might have on your computer if you already have it, so install if you don't have Git for Windows or have a version less than 2.21.0.
  • All users: Find the Docker installer for your Operating System underneath the third party installs directory. It is important to install the version of Docker provided for compatibility with the tools.
Operating System Docker Version Installer
Windows 10 Docker Desktop for Windows "Docker for Windows Installer.exe"
MacOS Docker Desktop for Mac Docker.dmg
Linux Docker CE, docker-compose See Linux instructions

⚠️Docker Desktop for Windows: Docker Desktop prompts you to enable WSL 2 during installation.

⚠️All users Additional Docker installation troubleshooting and installation documentation is available at ddev docker instructions.

-⚠️Linux users: You'll probably need the ddev docker instructions to confirm your versions of docker ce and docker-compose to get docker properly setup.

⚠️All users: Now start the Docker application you installed. Docker may ask you to create a DockerHub user account, and you may ignore this prompt safely and continue on below.

4. Open Terminal

Open your Terminal application. If you already had a window open, close it and open another one.

Operating System Docker Version Program
Windows 10 Docker Desktop Git Bash
MacOS Docker Desktop or your preferred terminal application
Linux Docker CE, docker-compose Your preferred terminal application

5. Install Contribution Tools

  1. Change directory to the drupal_sprint_package directory using the cd command:
    • Example: Run cd ~/Desktop/drupal_sprint_package
  2. Run the command and follow the prompts.
    • Example: ./
  3. Follow the instructions that print out at the end of the previous command to create a sprint instance.
    • Example: cd ~/sprint and ./

This may take a few minutes and will provide you with a set of URLs and further instructions for using your contribution environment.


A basic toolkit to get people started with ddev and a Drupal codebase on macOS, Linux, or WIndows




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