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webchick's picture

Experimental Modules' status towards Drupal 8.4.0 release

Starting in Drupal 8, we've added the notion of Experimental Modules, to help provide an early look at core features which are not yet complete. A major focus of Drupal 8.4.0 has been stabilizing these experimental modules, so that they can "graduate" to stable modules which can be installed in production and leveraged by other core and contrib modules.

Here's a document that outlays the current status of each experimental module, as well as their goals with respect to the forthcoming 8.4.0 alpha deadline (which is this coming Monday, July 31). If you're looking for a productive way to help your favourite initiative during 8.4.0's alpha/beta/RC phase, check it out!

Here's the TL;DR:

  • Content Moderation: Move from alpha to beta (or even stable? Watch this space)
  • DateTime Range: Move to stable (Done!)
  • Inline Form Errors: Move to stable (watch this space)
  • Layout Discovery: Move to stable (watch this space)
  • Media Entity: Move to stable (so contrib can rely on it), but hide module from UI (so end users don't accidentally turn this on solo, as it causes UX regressions) (Done!)
  • Migrate / Migrate UI: Get as close to stable as possible.
  • Place Block: Hide module from UI (so end users don't turn it on), propose instead as patch to Block module for 8.5.0
  • Settings Tray: Move from alpha to beta
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July 17th, 2017 Symfony security fix in Security component (CVE-2017-11365) - Drupal not affected

Symfony contacted the Drupal Security team about today's Symfony security release addressing an issue in UserPasswordValidator. This announcement is to reassure the Drupal community that Drupal 8 is not affected by this fix, as it does not make use of this security component. There is no Drupal 8 release scheduled for this, and there is no action you need to take on your Drupal site(s).

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prestonso's picture

Drupal 8.4.0 will be released October 4; alpha begins week of July 31

Drupal 8.4.0, the next planned minor release of Drupal 8, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Minor releases include new features, usability improvements, and backwards-compatible API improvements. Here's what this means now for core patches.

The goal of the alpha phase is to begin the preparation of the minor release and provide a testing target for theme or module developers and site owners. Alpha releases include most of the new features, API additions, and disruptive changes that will be in the upcoming minor version.

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Start: 
2017-07-04 12:00 - 2017-07-06 12:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, July 05. Drupal 8.3.5 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Start: 
2017-06-21 12:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
xjm
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, June 21.

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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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Sprint with the migrate team at DrupalCamp Montreal

Start: 
2017-06-15 (All day) - 2017-06-18 (All day) America/Toronto
Event type: 
Sprint

Several key contributors to the Migrate Initiative will be at the sprint at DrupalCamp Montreal on Sunday (and to some degree on earlier days as well). Join contributors Adam G-H (phenaproxima), Maxime Turcotte (maxocub) and Dave Vasilevsky (vasi) in person. Initiative coordinator Mike Ryan (mikeryan) is also planning to join remotely on Sunday.

Among the most important Migrate critical issues on the table that are planned to be worked on is auditing for potential ID conflicts before upgrading from older versions. This is the most thorny outstanding issue for the initiative. Use cases and feedback in general is welcome. Further migrate issues are categorized and tracked in the Migrate triage spreadsheet (update regularly). These include handling import of private files, adding back support for incremental migrations, redirecting for obsolete content translations when they are merged in the migration, etc. All of those need helping hands and this is a great time to get experienced with help from the most well versed people in the field.

If you cannot join the sprint this time, your involvement is more than welcome anytime. The migrate team has weekly meetings on every Thursday at alternating meeting times. See https://www.drupal.org/node/2735059#meet for the upcoming meetings.

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xjm's picture

Make a difference for D8 at the DrupalCamp Montréal sprints

Start: 
2017-06-15 (All day) - 2017-06-18 (All day) America/Toronto
Organizers: 
xjm
Event type: 
Sprint

DrupalCamp Montréal is coming up this Thursday to Sunday (June 15th to 18th), with great trainings, two days of sessions, and a dedicated sprint day on Sunday. The sprint gives you a great opportunity to get involved and make a difference for the things that affect Drupal and your projects. You don't need to be an expert, developer, or existing contributor to get involved. Here are three current focus areas that we'll collaborate on on this week!

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Dries's picture

New Drupal 8 Committer: Lee Rowlands!

I am pleased to announce that Lee Rowlands has accepted our invitation to be a Drupal 8 provisional framework manager.

Lee is based in Australia and has been heavily involved with the Drupal community both at home and internationally. His involvement with core and his contributions to a huge variety of projects on Drupal.org is impressive. You can read more about his contributions at his Community Spotlight. A quote:

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cilefen's picture

Drupal 8 and 7 core release window on Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Start: 
2017-06-06 12:00 - 2017-06-08 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, June 07. Drupal 8.3.3 and 7.55 will be released with fixes for Drupal 8 and 7.

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mlhess's picture

Midwest Developer Summit 2017-08-11 -- 2017-08-13 -- Register Now!

Make your plans to join us for the Drupal Midwest Developer Summit, August 11-13, on the University of Michigan campus, in Ann Arbor MI.

Register here

The Event
Join us for 3 days this summer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the 2017 Midwest Drupal Summit.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Media entity support now in Drupal 8.4.x

The important first step for media support in core just landed in Drupal 8.4.x: a new beta experimental Media module to support storing media of various types. While Drupal core already has generic file upload and image upload support, the new module will support asset reuse and be extensible to support video, remote media, embedding, and so on.

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alexpott's picture

Modernizing JavaScript in Drupal 8

We are modernizing our JavaScript by moving to ECMAScript 6 (ES6) for core development. ES6 is a major update to JavaScript that includes dozens of new features. In order to move to ES6, contributors will have to use a new workflow. For more details, see the change record. We have adopted the AirBnB coding standards for ES6 code.

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cilefen's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Start: 
2017-05-17 12:00 - 17:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, May 17.

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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cilefen's picture

Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Start: 
2017-05-02 12:00 - 2017-05-04 12:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, May 03. Drupal 8.3.2 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Start: 
2017-04-19 12:00 - 23:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, April 19.

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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cilefen's picture

Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Start: 
2017-04-04 12:00 - 2017-04-06 12:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

This Wednesday, April 05 is the release window for Drupal 8.3.0, the next scheduled minor release of Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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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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