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cilefen's picture

Drupal 8 and 7 core release window on Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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2016-12-06 12:00 - 2016-12-08 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, December 07. Drupal 8.2.4 and 7.53 will be released with fixes for Drupal 8 and 7.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Updates from Drupal 8 core initiatives for November 2016

Would you guess that Drupal 8 is already one year old? One of my favorite changes with the Drupal 8.0.0 release was that we also chose to turn to scheduled releases (to happen twice a year) as well as semantic versioning (to allow us to make backwards compatible additions and improvements). That meant that we don't need to wait until Drupal 9 to come out with new exciting things, and indeed, there are various exciting initiatives going on in core right now. Maybe so many that they are hard to follow. So we decided to revive regular posts about core's progress so you can see what is going on and where you may be able to help. And this is not even all the things happening, just a sampling.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Media sprints in 2016 in Berlin, Prague and Munich

Last week Dries Buytaert published our plan for media management in Drupal 8 which details at least the immediate plans. The inherent limitation of file based attachment/image management in core is it does not mix well with remote media (Facebook embeds, videos, Digital Asset Management, etc.) and there is no library of media to browse to reuse existing media on the site. Therefore our short term goal is to add a base to support a wide varierty of media as well as a media library and support for embedding such media in posts in general.

To support this plan, we host online meetings every Wednesday at 2pm GMT in #drupal-media on IRC, but without focused time on implementing these, we are unlikely to succeed before the feature deadline of Drupal 8.3 at the end of January 2017. Therefore we are planning the following sprints for this year.

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Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Start: 
2016-11-15 12:00 - 2016-11-17 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, November 16.

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, November 02, 2016

Start: 
2016-11-01 12:00 - 2016-11-03 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, November 02. Drupal 8.2.2 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Help steer Drupal 8, participate in key initiatives

Maybe you have seen Dries Buytaert's DrupalCon keynote and are looking forward to all the goodies coming in future Drupal 8 versions. The truth is none of those things will happen without people who want to make them happen to solve their own challenges with implementing Drupal solutions. Are you implementing decoupled solutions and have issues you are working on? In the middle of building up a suite of integrated media solutions? These core team meetings are ideal to bring in these issues and discuss solutions and to be part of shaping up where Drupal 8 is heading. Read on for details. (Last updated Nov 8th 2016).

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David_Rothstein's picture

No Drupal core security release planned for Wednesday, October 19

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

Unless there is an unexpected security emergency, however, this window will not be used and there will be no Drupal 8 or 7 core releases on that date.

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 and 7 core release window on Wednesday, October 05, 2016

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2016-10-04 12:00 - 2016-10-06 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
User group meeting

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, October 05. Drupal 7.51 will be released with fixes for Drupal 7. This is also the release window for Drupal 8.2.0, the next scheduled minor release of Drupal 8. (Read the release candidate announcement for more information on the minor release.)

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Dries's picture

Chris McCafferty (cilefen) as provisional committer

With Drupal 8 now adding new features on a regular release cycle, the Drupal 8 committers identified the need for additional release management. Today I am announcing that Chris McCafferty (cilefen) has accepted my invitation to be provisional Drupal 8 committer.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Media in Drupal 8 Initiative plan posted for review

As we are ramping up to work on significant user improvements for Drupal 8.3, one of the key areas of progress could be with media management user interfaces and features. For that to happen, we need to agree on what we are going to work on and then have people to implement it. The Media in Drupal 8 Initiative plan is being formed and is open for feedback now if having better core media support is near and dear to your heart. Please review and post feedback on the plan.

If you'd like to get involved with the implementation, you are more than welcome! The media team meets every Wednesday at 2pm GMT on IRC in #drupal-media.

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xjm's picture

Core topic discussions at DrupalCon Dublin

DrupalCon Dublin includes a full track of core conversations where you can learn about current topics in Drupal core development, and a week of sprints where you can participate in shaping Drupal's future.

In addition to the core conversations, we have a few meetings on specific topics for future core development. These meetings will be very focused, so contact the listed organizer for each if you are interested in participating.

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Start: 
2016-09-21 11:00 America/Chicago
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

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

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User Guide 8.x-2.0 released!

At long last, the copy editing of the User Guide is done! (If you've been a member of this group for a while, you should know what I'm talking about; if not, go browse the archives at https://groups.drupal.org/documentation for the last 1.5 years or so). I'd like to thank everyone who helped with editing tasks, and especially Jojy Alphonso (jojyja), who did the vast majority of the copy editing. THANK YOU!

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Start: 
2016-09-06 12:00 - 2016-09-15 12:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, September 07. Drupal 8.1.9 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. This is the final scheduled patch release for Drupal 8.1.x and sites should plan to update to 8.2.x following this release.

Drupal 8.2.0-rc1 will also be released during this window. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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eojthebrave's picture

This Month in Drupal Documentation

It's been way too long since we've written one of these, and a lot has happened in the last year. Yeah, that's right, it has been a year since the last "This Month in Drupal Documentation"! I can't even being to summarize the whole year in a single post, so here are some highlights of what is going on right now.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Drupal 8.2.0-rc1 on the week of September 7 and what it means for 8.1.x

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2016-09-06 12:00 - 2016-09-09 23:55 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Drupal has adopted semantic versioning and a scheduled release cycle starting with Drupal 8.0.0. This means that it is possible within a major Drupal version to add new functionality in a backwards-compatible way, and there is no need to wait for Drupal 9 for improvements.

The second such version, Drupal 8.2.0, is going to be released on October 5th 2016, including the following new experimental modules: Content Moderation (to manage content review workflows), Outside-In (for editing configuration without leaving your frontend), Place Block (to add blocks directly to the page), and DateTime Range (to store end dates on date fields).

To prepare for Drupal 8.2.0, we released three beta versions in August. Announcements for beta1, beta2, and beta3 detail the significant changes made for Drupal 8.2.x. Now, we are getting ready to create Drupal 8.2.0-rc1, the first release candidate, the week of September 7, 2016.

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tizzo's picture

Coding standards ratified changes and ongoing proposals

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

Official coding standards updates now ratified:

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

We can add big new things to Drupal 8, but how do we decide what to add?

Drupal 8 introduced the use of Semantic Versioning, which practically means the use of three levels of version numbers. The current release is Drupal 8.1.8. While increments of the last number are done for bugfixes, the middle number is incremented when we add new features in a backwards compatible way. That allows us to add big new things to Drupal 8 while it is still compatible with all your themes and modules. We successfully added some new modules like BigPipe, Place Block, etc.

But how do we decide what will get in core? Should people come up with ideas, build them, and once they are done, they are either added in core or not? No. Looking for feedback at the end is a huge waste of time, because maybe the idea is not a good fit for core, or it clashes with another improvement in the works. But how would one go about getting feedback earlier?

We held two well attended core conversations at the last DrupalCon in New Orleans titled The potential in Drupal 8.x and how to realize it and Approaches for UX changes big and small both of which discussed a more agile approach to avoid wasting time.

The proposal is to separate the ideation and prototyping process from implementation. Within the implementation section the potential use of experimental modules helps with making the perfecting process more granular for modules. We are already actively using that approach for implementation. On the other hand the ideation process is still to be better defined. That is where we need your feedback now.

See https://www.drupal.org/node/2785735 for the issue to discuss this. Looking forward to your feedback there.

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Start: 
2016-08-17 00:00 - 23:30 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, August 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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mlhess's picture

Don’t Miss the Drupal Midwest Developer Summit — Sign Up Today!

It’s 80 degrees and sunny in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan, and we are enjoying a tasty cold beverage while dreaming of sprints for Drupal 8 and the community that comes with them.

Make your plans to join us for the Drupal Midwest Developer Summit, August 19-21, on the University of Michigan campus, in Ann Arbor MI.

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