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ifrik's picture

What do you change about the Admin menu for your clients? We need to know.

A number of issues indicate that Drupal's core IA could be better, and solutions proposed range from isolated fixes to totally restructuring the admin menu.

At the same time, it is pretty standard that clients need customizations to the default Admin menu structure. It seems a lot of us might be doing the same thing, over-and-over.
To find sustainable solutions, we need your real world experiences.

Do you build Drupal 8 sites for clients?
Do you ever change the admin interface by adding or removing items? Do you replace it?
Are there certain modifications you make to almost all projects?

If so, please tell us your examples and experiences at https://drupal.org/node/2863330

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Drupal core key topic meetings at Drupal Developer Days Seville

At major Drupal events when various interested parties are in attendance, we usually organize meetings around a few key shared interests, to ensure we are on the same page and make progress on important areas for the benefit of all. At Drupal Developer Days Seville (March 21st to March 25th), we are planning the following meetings:

  • Media Entity core patch review meeting: Tuesday 11:30am to 1:30pm (and likely more)
  • Drupal Product Management team meetings: Wednesday 12:30pm to 3:30pm and Thursday 3:30pm to 5pm
  • Settings tray meeting: Wednesday 4:30pm to 5:30pm
  • File deletion critical issues meeting: Thursday 10am to 11am
  • Major entity issues triage meeting: Friday 11:30am to 12:30pm

There are also 12 focused sprints organized with 50-70 sprinters signed up on any given day throughout the week to advance both core and contributed projects. Interested to join any of the sprints? Look for the leaders and other members of the sprint teams.

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cilefen's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, March 15.

This does not mean that a Drupal core security release will necessarily take place on that date for any of the Drupal 8 or 7 branches, only that you should watch 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 or feature release on this date. The next scheduled minor (feature) release for Drupal 8 will be on Wednesday, April 5.

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Dries's picture

New Drupal 8 core committers: Gábor, Roy and Lauri

In order to achieve a steady stream of innovation in Drupal 8 core, it's important to keep up velocity. To do so we aim to clearly define and scope our top priorities and support the contributors that choose to work on these high impact changes. Another way to do this is through timely reviews and commits of "Reviewed and tested by the community" (RTBC) issues, which is done by the core committer team.

As we've experienced unprecedented contributor growth with the release of Drupal 8, so too has the growth of new ideas, bug fixes, and feature improvements. I'm pleased to announce that we are growing the core committer team in response to these increasing demands, by appointing two new Product Managers (Gábor Hojtsy and Roy Scholten) and a new front-end focused Framework Manager (Lauri Eskola) to the team.

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xjm's picture

Core will be updated to use short array syntax (many patches will need rerolls)

Drupal 8.3.x has entered its release candidate phase with the release of 8.3.0-rc1, which means we will now undertake disruptive cleanup tasks like adjusting coding standards. The main standards change during this release candidate phase will be the official adoption of short array syntax, e.g.:

<?php
 
// Before:
  // $array = array('foo', 'bar');

  // After:
 
$array = ['foo', 'bar'];
?>
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alexpott's picture

Updated deprecation process for Drupal 8 code

In Drupal 8, minor updates can introduce new APIs and features. When a new API is added, the old API will be deprecated in favor of the new one. We cannot remove the old API in a minor release because Drupal 8 makes a backwards compatibility promise, but it will usually be removed in the next major version (Drupal 9).

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

8.3.0 release candidate phase begins week of February 27; no Drupal 8.2.x or 7.x patch release planned

Drupal 8.3.0 release candidate phase

The release candidate phase for the 8.3.0 minor release begins the week of February 27. Starting that week, the 8.3.x branch will be subject to release candidate restrictions, with only critical fixes and certain other limited changes allowed.

8.3.x includes new experimental modules for workflows, layout discovery and field layouts; raises stability of the BigPipe module to stable and the Migrate module to beta; and includes several REST, content moderation, authoring experience, performance, and testing improvements among other things. You can read a detailed list of improvements in the announcements of alpha1 and beta1.

Minor versions may include changes to user interfaces, translatable strings, themes, internal APIs like render arrays and controllers, etc. (See the Drupal 8 backwards compatibility and internal API policy for details.) Developers and site owners should test the release candidate to prepare for these changes.

8.4.x will remain open for new development during the 8.3.x release candidate phase.

Drupal 8.3.0 will be released on April 5th, 2017.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Updates from Drupal 8 core initiatives for February 2017

Now that Drupal 8.3 is in beta, it is time to look at progress around core initiatives again and see how you can help move one or more of them forward. Once again I asked initiative contributors to help compile this post to inform you all of progress across the board. This is just a sampling of some improvements, there are a lot more that we could not cover here.

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klausi's picture

A big chunk of old tests using WebTestBase wil be converted to PHPUnit BrowserTestBase on Feb 21st

Start: 
2017-02-21 18:00 Europe/Vienna
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

As part of the PHPUnit initiative a considerable part of Simpletests will be converted to PHPUnit based browser tests on February 21st 2017. A backwards compatibility layer has been implemented so that many Simpletests can be converted by just using the new BrowserTestBase base class and moving the test file. There is also a script to automatically convert test files in the conversion issue.

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jhodgdon's picture

7.x-2.x version of API module ready for testing

Neil Drumm (drumm) and I have been working lately on the API module (used to build API documnentation sites like https://api.drupal.org and others). We've made a 7.x-2.x branch of the project, which works quite differently from the 7.x-1.x branch. The major changes are that it uses a different (and external) parsing library for parsing PHP files, and it uses Composer to manage its external library dependencies.

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, February 15.

This does not mean that a Drupal core security release will necessarily take place on that date for any of the Drupal 8 or 7 branches, only that you should watch for one (and be ready to update your Drupal sites in the event that the Drupal security team decides to make a release).

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lauriii's picture

Designer / Art Director needed for a new demo included in Drupal core

What are we looking for?

A person willing to contribute work as a designer and art director for a new demo website being created for inclusion in Drupal core. Having prior experience with any open source project is certainly a bonus, but is not a necessary requirement. You will be working alongside a team of experienced Drupal contributors who will help you get started working with an open source community.

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cilefen's picture

Drupal 8 and 7 core release window on Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Start: 
2017-01-31 12:00 - 2017-02-02 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, February 01. Drupal 8.2.6 and 7.54 will be released with fixes for Drupal 8 and 7.

Also, Drupal 8.3.0-alpha1 will be released during the window.

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8.3.0 will be released April 5; alpha begins week of January 30

Update: Drupal 8.3.0-alpha1 is now available for testing!

Drupal 8.3.0, the next planned minor release of Drupal 8, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Minor releases include new features, usability improvements, and backwards-compatible API improvements. Here's what this means now for core patches.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Drupal 8 Migrate API is in beta

Drupal 8.0.0 replaced the earlier, in-place upgrade procedure for major version upgrades with a migration-based solution for core and contributed modules. Several modules serve this need in core: The Migrate module provides a general API for migrations, the Migrate Drupal module provides API support for Drupal-to-Drupal migrations, and the Migrate Drupal UI module offers a simple user interface to run migrations from older Drupal versions.

A lot of work has gone into making migrations more complete since the initial 8.0.0 release, including for multilingual sites with various configurations. Drupal-to-Drupal migrations are still not wholly complete (especially for Drupal 7 sources). However, lots of real-life use has validated the choices we made with the base Migrate API, and key architectural improvements have been completed already. An increasing number of contributed modules rely on it for their migrations.

Based on this stability and success, the Migrate subsystem maintainers and Drupal release managers have agreed the Migrate API (the Migrate module) now has beta stability! The change took effect in Drupal 8.2.x with 8.2.5 and will apply to 8.3.0 onwards as well.

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cilefen's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Start: 
2017-01-17 12:00 - 2017-01-19 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, January 18.

This does not mean that a Drupal core security release will necessarily take place on that date for any of the Drupal 8 or 7 branches, only that you should watch for one (and be ready to update your Drupal sites in the event that the Drupal security team decides to make a release).

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Start: 
2017-01-03 12:00 - 2017-01-05 12:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, January 04. Drupal 8.2.5 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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tizzo's picture

Provisionally approved coding standards proposals December 20, 2016

The TWG coding standards committee has provisionally approved 3 coding standards change proposals. These will need to be finally approved and implemented by core before being fully ratified.

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tizzo's picture

Coding standards ratified changes and ongoing proposals

The TWG coding standards committee is announcing three coding standards changes for final discussion. These appear to have reached a point close enough to consensus for final completion. The process for proposing and ratifying changes is documented on the coding standards project page.

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yoroy's picture

Global virtual UX sprint day on December 9, 2016

Start: 
2016-12-09 (All day) Europe/Amsterdam
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Sprint

On Friday, December 9 we are organizing a global virtual Drupal UX sprint. As always, many different features and projects are currently worked on. We'll use this day to work on issues that need UX input or feedback.

What will happen that day?

Join the #ux channel on drupal.slack.com (get an invite automatically at http://drupalslack.herokuapp.com/) to participate all day.

  • UX mentors will be available to help onboard designers who want to contribute
  • We'll pair designers and devs (as available) to work on actionable tasks
  • Planning to do some ad hoc usability testing
  • An introduction to the main strategic initiatives and their UX components will be provided

Have a look at this doc and let us know what you would like to learn more about.

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