Acquia BLT (Build and Launch Tool) is an automation layer for building, testing, and deploying Drupal 8 applications. It uses a standardized composer-based template that was created from Acquia Professional Services’ best practices. It comes with a set of commands that facilitate development and automate repeated processes.
The composer package requirements for BLT require 2GB of RAM to install all components. To provide that RAM to composer inside the container, Virtual Box/Docker Desktop needs 3GB or more.
There are two ways to set up a BLT projects with Docksal:
fin project create wizard and select
Drupal 8 (BLT Version) from the list. This will download the
BLT Boilerplate Project and run the included
fin init command.
This will download all composer require dependencies, set proper database settings for BLT, include the BLT
addon command, and install the Drupal site.
You can follow the documentation to set up a BLT site with Docksal.
We have a blog post on Docksal and Acquia BLT that walks through the manual setup process. It’s a short 3 minute read.