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Drupal 8 beta 7 on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The next beta for Drupal 8 will be beta 7! Here is the schedule for the beta release.

Monday, February 23 and Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Only critical and major patches committed
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Drupal 8.0.0-beta7 released. Emergency commits only.
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This Month in Drupal Documentation - January 2015

Here's an update from the Documentation Working Group (DocWG) on what has been happening in Drupal Documentation in the last month or so. Sorry... because this is posted in the Core group as well as Documentation, comments are disabled.

If you have comments or suggestions, please see the DocWG home page for how to contact us. Thanks!

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David_Rothstein's picture

No Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 core release on Wednesday, February 4

The monthly Drupal core bug fix release window is scheduled for this Wednesday. However, there haven't been enough changes to the development version since the last bug fix release three months ago to warrant a new release. A Drupal 7 bug fix release during the March release window is likely instead.

Upcoming release windows include:

  • Wednesday, February 18 (security release window)
  • Wednesday, March 4 (bug fix release window)
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YesCT's picture

MidWest Developers Summit

Start: 
2015-08-12 (All day) - 2015-08-15 (All day) America/Chicago
Organizers: 

This is a place holder to get MWDS on the calendar.
Wednesday August 12 - Saturday August 15

All sprint days. No sessions.
Focus on getting Drupal 8 released (and some key contrib ports to Drupal 8).

More details soon.

Will be hosted in Chicago at http://palantir.net/
2211 N Elston Avenue
Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 60614

xjm's picture

Drupal 8 beta 5 on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The next beta for Drupal 8 will be beta 5! Here is the schedule for the beta release.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Only critical and major patches committed
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Drupal 8.0.0-beta5 released. Emergency commits only.
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Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, January 21

Start: 
2015-01-21 (All day) America/New_York
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The monthly security release window for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 core will take place on Wednesday, January 21.

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, February 4.

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mparker17's picture

Drupal core updates for January 12, 2015

What's new with Drupal 8?

Happy New Year everyone! Since the last Drupal Core Update on December 3rd, Drupal 8 passed over 2500 contributors (congratulations to tadityar on becoming the 2500th D8 contributor on December 9)!

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LewisNyman's picture

Changes to Drupal 8 that affect admin theme maintainers

Happy Friday! I maintain the admin theme in Drupal 8 core: Seven. There have been many changes to Seven in Drupal 8 that affect the relationship between admin themes and modules, and how the admin UI is generated.

I've always thought that the strategy we've put in place are going to have a positive impact on maintainers of contrib admin themes, but I've never sought out feedback directly. I am now!

Object oriented CSS

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Drupal core critical issues sprint in Princeton, Jan. 29 to Feb. 1

Start: 
2015-01-29 (All day) - 2015-02-01 (All day) America/New_York
Organizers: 

Timed to coincide with the 4th DrupalCamp NJ and focusing on issues that were not addressed at the recent sprint in Ghent, Belgium.

The focus of this sprint will be resolving critical issues around menu, menu link, and routing issues in Drupal 8.

Dates: Thursday, January 29 through Sunday, February 1

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xjm's picture

Ghent critical issue sprint recap

Last month, 13 sprinters gathered in Ghent, Belgium for a very focused sprint designed to accelerate work on issues blocking the release of Drupal 8.

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jhodgdon's picture

This Month in Drupal Documentation - December 2014

Here's an update from the Documentation Working Group (DocWG) on what has been happening in Drupal Documentation in the last month or so. Sorry... because this is posted in the Core group as well as Documentation, comments are disabled.

If you have comments or suggestions, please see the DocWG home page for how to contact us. Thanks!

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David_Rothstein's picture

No Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 core release on Wednesday, January 7

The monthly Drupal core bug fix release window is scheduled for this Wednesday. However, the last bug fix release was two months ago, and there haven't been enough changes to the development version since then to warrant a new release.

Upcoming release windows include:

  • Wednesday, January 21 (security release window)
  • Wednesday, February 4 (bug fix release window)
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YesCT's picture

Global Sprint Weekend 17-18 January 2015, Small local sprints good for first time organizers

Global #SprintWeekend will be 17-18 January 2015.

Please encourage contributors you know to host a small local sprint near them.

Post an announcement in your local meetup groups please; ask if anyone is interested in hosting a sprint and wants some support organizing it.

List sprints on the wiki: https://groups.drupal.org/node/447258
That wiki also has more information about organizing a sprint.

We will have a couple meetings to support organizers (doodle for organizer support meetings: http://doodle.com/uutcp2ge7gt3a8ed )

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David_Rothstein's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, December 17

Start: 
2014-12-17 (All day) America/New_York
Organizers: 

The monthly security release window for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 core will take place on Wednesday, December 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, January 7.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

All TestBase derived tests now enforce strict configuration schema adherence by default

Configuration schema was originally introduced to help describe configuration for translations. Then it expanded considerably and is now used to export configuration entities automatically for example (unless you want to write code to manually define what to export). Configuration schema is also used to automatically typecast values to their expected types. This ensures that although PHP and web forms in general favour strings over all other types, the right types are used when saving configuration. That is important so when deploying configuration, only actual changes will show up in the difference, no random type changes. Schema enforces certain rules and best practices of configuration on its users, for example that each piece in the active configuration should have an owner. Finally configuration schema based configuration validation helps find several types of bugs in code that is otherwise not or incorrectly tested.

Therefore after a month+ of work to make all core tests pass strict configuration schema checking, we are making TestBase default to strictly check all configuration against configuration schemas. There are only a few tests exempt from this in the testing of the configuration system itself. This affects all contributed module developers writing TestBase (WebTestBase, KernelTestBase, etc.) extending tests. This may result in new test failures which indicate either issues in your schema, your configuration, your tests, migrations, etc. Either way it indicates that in some cases unexpected data structures are generated.

Read more in the change notice.

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xjm's picture

Priorities for the upcoming Drupal 8 critical issue sprint (Dec. 10-14 in Ghent, Belgium)

It's just a few days now until our Drupal 8 criticals sprint in Ghent! The sprint will be held December 10-14, 2014 and hosted at the Wunderkraut offices.

Upgrade path blockers

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larowlan's picture

Drupal core updates for December 3, 2014

What's new with Drupal 8?

Where's Drupal 8 at in terms of release?

Since the last Drupal Core Updates, we fixed 18 critical issues and 12 major issues, and opened 9 criticals and 18 majors. That puts us overall at 110 release-blocking critical issues and 705 major issues.

Part of managing Drupal 8 toward its release is continuously reassessing what must block a release of 8.0.0. (Remember, hundreds of thousands of people will benefit from all the great new functionality in Drupal 8, so we need to be smart about what does or doesn't hold up that release!) The chart below illustrates not only those newly discovered and newly fixed critical issues each week, but also issues that are promoted to critical and demoted from critical based on our latest understanding. For more information on what is (and isn't) release-blocking, see the handbook page on issue priority.

Incoming and outgoing Drupal 8 critical issues per week

Current focus

The current top priority in Drupal 8 is to resolve issues that block a beta-to-beta upgrade path (critical issues tagged 'D8 upgrade path'). We also need core contributors to continue evaluating issues for the beta phase based on the beta changes policy.

Finally, keep an eye out for critical issues that are blocking other work.

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David_Rothstein's picture

No Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 core release on Wednesday, December 3

The monthly Drupal core bug fix release window is scheduled for this Wednesday. However, the last bug fix release was a month ago, and there haven't been enough changes to the development version since then to warrant a new release.

Upcoming release windows include:

  • Wednesday, December 17 (security release window)
  • Wednesday, January 7 (bug fix release window)
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This Month in Drupal Documentation - November 2014

Here's an update from the Documentation Working Group (DocWG) on what has been happening in Drupal Documentation in the last month or so. Sorry... because this is posted in the Core group as well as Documentation, comments are disabled.

If you have comments or suggestions, please see the DocWG home page for how to contact us. Thanks!

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 beta 4 on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The next beta for Drupal 8 will be beta 4! Here is the schedule for the beta release.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Only critical and major patches committed
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Drupal 8.0.0-beta4 released. Emergency commits only.
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