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Hey Drupal PM Peeps...
Ok opening the floodgates (I hope), anyone want to help PM Drupal 8 stuff? Here are off the top of my head 8 things I think would be helpful (ps: IO = Iniative Owner)
1) Tracking down people who are going to work on stuff, getting status updates & reporting back to Initiative Owners
2) Scrumming weekly w/ IO's to get updates & posting to hackpad or gdocs
3) Attending meetings (weekly or bi-weekly) and posting a summary (meeting minutes template anyone?)
4) Interview an IO and post summary of their sprint retrospectiveRead more
BAD Camp is around the corner, and our IO's are prepping! Read the latest updates from:
- WSCCI: http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core#wscci
- Layouts: http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core#layouts
- Multilingual: http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core#d8mi
And, bonus, WSCCI meetings are now EVERY Tuesday and not every other tuesday in #drupal-wscci at 11-noon Central Time until further notice!
It's time for another Get Involved with Core sprint! xjm, tim.plunkett, ZenDoodles, YesCT, and jthorson will be onhand helping BADCamp participants contribute to Drupal core for the first time. The sprint starts at 9:30a on Sunday, Nov. 4.Read more
The Blocks and Layouts Initaitve has come a long way since its initial inception, and there are a lot of people working in this space right now. We had a phone call together (which is documented at https://docs.google.com/a/acquia.com/document/d/1sCAnSD6o7Q5sXo3H_cCRTyP...), and posted an updated roadmap that covers what each team is working on at http://drupal.org/node/1818142.
There are essentially five "prongs" of this initaitive, all working in parallel:
Kris & trusty d8 helpers have made some good progress with some tough architectural issues. But, some big challenges remain, and there's a long road ahead to get to the finish line with a UI for layout management.
Check out the latest news from Kris about the layouts initiative: http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core#layouts
Security was always Drupal's highest priority. However, the theming system was never as secure we wished it was. We are proposing using Twig and its auto escape feature (although any auto escaping theme engine could be used). This raises the problem of double escapes. Read more on the problems and the suggested solutions at http://drupal.org/node/1818266 . Carefully thought out feedback would be much appreciated.
Drupal lacks an abstraction layer for handling anonymous users - Even worse: The fact that users and accounts are the same thing in Drupal unnecessarily complicates solutions that try to work with anonymous- and registered users alike. The core comment module illustrates this problem quite well and the contrib space is full of custom solutions that try to work around this problem e.g. for anonymous voting, CRM systems, etc.Read more
Extry extry, Gabor's making good progress, but still needs help with some critical patches before BAD camp!!
Read all about it!: http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core#d8mi
The monthly security release window for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 core will take place this Wednesday, October 17.
This does not mean that a Drupal core security release will necessarily take place on that date for either the Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 branches, only that you should prepare to look out for one (and be ready to update your Drupal sites in the event that the Drupal security team decides to make a release).
There will be no bug fix release on this date; the next window for a Drupal core bug fix release is Wednesday, November 7.Read more
The Web Services Initiative (WSCCI) is holding two (yes, 2) sprints at upcoming camps. If you are coming to either camp, please sign up and come help.
Kat Bailey will be hosting a sprint at PNW Drupal Summit in Seattle, October 20-12st.
Larry Garfield will be hosting a sprint at BADCamp in Berkeley, CA, November 2-4th.Read more
The lovely XJM updated the Views in core info -- Thanks Jess!! Read all about it here: http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core#vdc
Mobile info was updated - thanks for the update John! (He's on vacation folks, so don't expect quick answers!)
Check out the updates here:
The following proposal grew out of some ideas I've been thinking about recently, with input and refinement from members of the Drupal security team. I am putting it up for public discussion and hope to implement it as soon as possible.
The proposal is simply to stagger security and bugfix point releases of Drupal core, so that we no longer aim to do both on one day. The content of the releases would remain the same.
To be more specific, I am proposing that we have two Drupal core "release windows" per month, as follows:
- Bugfix releases on the first Wednesday of the month. (Next release window: November 7)
- Security releases on the third Wednesday of the month. (Next release window: October 17, assuming we implement this policy in time. The one after that would be November 21.)
New updates posted for WSCCI and Scotch! Larry (Crell - WSCCI) says the router is in (awesome!!) and is really interested in getting generator and access control in. Kris (EclipseGc - Layouts, aka Scotch) would really appreciate help with blocks, layouts and conditions.
Read full details:
I've updated CMI info thanks to Greg, check it out here: http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core#cmi
He's working through some pretty big architecture options, and the community has been awesome about stepping up and supporting this initiative - so huge thanks to you all for keeping so many balls in the air!Read more
FYI D8MI information was just updated on the d8 updates page! Go check it out: http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core#d8mi
Gabor is working hard with some awesome people (Jose, YesCT, Sutharsan & some cool people in switzerland -- I'm looking at you), and you can find places to help him the most here: http://hojtsy.hu/d8mi/focus
Hop to it!
November 16-18 is an exciting time to be in Toronto if you are interested in Drupal and Accessibility.
Drupal Accessibility Sprint Toronto -- #a11ySprintRead more
A new Symfony-based routing system has been added to core. The intent is to replace hook_menu() with it as page callbacks are ported over, and as the SCOTCH initiative comes up to full steam. See the change notice for more details.
There are a number of important follow-up issues that need attention, however, to fully flesh out the system, as well as improve the DX of registering routes. Your attention and input is requested:Read more