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Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, August 03, 2016

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2016-08-02 12:00 - 2016-08-04 12:00 UTC
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The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, August 03. Drupal 8.1.8 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. Drupal 8.2.0-beta1 will also be released sometime during the week to begin preparation for the upcoming minor release in October. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Highlights of issues you can still help with for Drupal 8.2.0-beta1

There is about a week left before Drupal 8.2 goes into beta! That means we will switch to figuring out any issues with changes in the new version instead of making new changes. For core development that means new features and API additions will move up to 8.3. I asked initiative leaders of both proposed and active initiatives for key things that could use help in the remaining time.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Drupal 8.2.0 will be released October 5; beta begins week of August 3

Drupal 8.2.0, the next planned minor release of Drupal 8, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Minor releases include new features, usability improvements, and backwards-compatible API improvements. Here's what this means for core patches.

Drupal 8.2.0-beta1 will be released the week of August 3

  • In preparation for the minor release, Drupal 8.2.x will enter a beta phase the week of August 3.
  • Developers and site owners can begin testing the beta.
  • The 8.3.x branch of core will be created, and future feature and API additions will be targeted against that branch instead of 8.2.x.
  • All outstanding issues filed against 8.2.x will be automatically migrated to 8.3.x once it is opened.
  • During the beta phase, core issues will be committed according to the following policy:
    1. Most issues that are allowed for patch releases will be committed to all supported minor branches (8.1.x, 8.2.x, and 8.3.x) for the duration of the beta. Drupal 8.0.x is not supported anymore and changes are not made to that branch.
    2. Issues specific to added 8.2.x functionality, or disruptive changes that have a positive impact outweighing their disruption, will be committed to both 8.2.x and 8.3.x. (Such issues can be moved back to the 8.2.x branch after the automatic migration.)
    3. Most issues that are only allowed in minor releases will be committed to 8.3.x only.

Drupal 8.2.0-rc1 will be released the week of September 5

  • The release candidate phase for the minor release begins the week of September 5, and starting that week, the 8.2.x branch will be subject to release candidate restrictions, with only critical fixes and certain other limited changes allowed.
  • September 7 is also the final scheduled patch release window for 8.1.x, and it will not receive further development or support after that date aside from its final security release window on September 21.
  • All outstanding issues filed against 8.1.x will be automatically migrated to 8.2.x after the final 8.1.x patch release. Bug reports after September 7 should be targeted against the 8.2.x branch.
  • 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.
  • 8.3.x will remain open for new development during the 8.2.x release candidate phase.

See the Drupal core release cycle overview, Allowed changes during the Drupal 8 release cycle, and Drupal 8 backwards compatibility and internal API policy for more information.

As a reminder, we have until the start of the beta to add great new features to Drupal 8.2.x. Stabilizing experimental modules (such as Migrate and BigPipe), new features for workflows, and usability and bugfixes are all priorities for 8.2.0. Help with these feature requests and initiatives now for a great Drupal 8.2.0!

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Drupal 8.x core release on Monday, July 18 (update to previously scheduled window)

The Drupal core security release window has been moved to Monday, July 18. See the PSA announcement for the release for details.

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xjm's picture

(Updated) Drupal core security release window on Monday, July 18, 2016

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2016-07-18 14:15 - 19:00 UTC
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Update: The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Monday, July 18, slightly in advance of the normal window that was previously scheduled for Wednesday. For more details, see the PSA for this release window.

There will be no bug fix or feature release on this date. The next window for a Drupal core patch (bug fix) release for all branches is Wednesday, August 03. The next scheduled minor (feature) release for Drupal 8 will be on Wednesday, October 5.

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Drupal 7.50 core release on Thursday, July 7

As previously announced, there will be a Drupal 7 core bug fix/feature release this week (alongside the upcoming Drupal 8 patch release).

The release will be labeled Drupal 7.50 (which is a version jump compared to the current 7.44 release); this is to indicate that this release, although still part of a stable release series, is a bit larger than normal and makes a few more changes and new features available than normal.

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tizzo's picture

Coding standards proposals for final discussion on 7/12

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.

New issues for discussion:

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 and 7 core release window on Wednesday, July 06, 2016

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2016-07-05 12:00 - 2016-07-07 12:00 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, July 06. Drupal 8.1.4 and 7.50 will be released with fixes for Drupal 8 and 7.

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Fabianx and stefan.r are now Drupal 7 co-maintainers

Earlier this year, I announced that I was seeking additional Drupal 7 co-maintainers in order to help bolster the efforts of the indefatigable David Rothstein. Thank you very much to everyone who responded to the call; there were certainly some very eager and qualified applications!

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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2016-06-15 00:00 - 23:30 America/Chicago
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, June 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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Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, June 01, 2016

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2016-05-31 12:00 - 2016-06-02 12:00 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, June 01. Drupal 8.1.2 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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Midwest Drupal Summit

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2016-08-19 10:00 - 2016-08-21 05:00 America/Detroit
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Sprint

mwds2016.eventbrite.com

Register Here

The Event

Join us for 3 days this summer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the 2016 Midwest Drupal Summit and help make D8 the best version yet.
With the launch of Drupal 8, there’s a lot to be excited about in the Drupal community — and a lot left to contribute!

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xjm's picture

Core topic discussions at DrupalCon New Orleans

DrupalCon New Orleans includes a full track of core conversations where you can learn about current topics in Drupal core development and 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.

Time Topic Organizer
Sunday May 8, 3:00p-5:00p Migrate critical triage mikeryan
Monday May 9, 12:30p-1:30p Views major triage xjm
Monday May 9, 2:00p-3:00p Theme major triage xjm
Tuesday May 10, 10:00a-12:00p Content Workflow dixon_
Thursday May 12, 12:00p-2:00p REST/API-first improvements prestonso
Thursday May 12, 4:30-6:00p Theme component library Wim Leers
Friday May 13, 11:00a-12:00p Migrate critical triage (round 2) mikeryan
Friday May 13, 12:30p-2:00p Blocks and Layouts tim.plunkett
Friday May 13, 3:00p-4:30p Initiative (etc.) planning process xjm

Also be sure to watch Dries' keynote for ideas about Drupal's future!

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, May 04, 2016

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2016-05-03 12:00 - 2016-05-05 12:00 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, May 04. Drupal 8.1.1 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

Coding standards proposals for final discussion on 4/29

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.

The four new issues being proposed are:

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Bojhan's picture

Reinventing Drupal’s User Experience process

The Drupal core product needs to become more engaging and useful right out of the box. Usability testing has shown why. We want to look at how we can change our process to be more efficient and effective.

We learned during the Drupal 8 process, that our way of building the product side of Drupal has many challenges. We propose to adopt a different way of working that avoids current pitfalls and enables a fresher, faster way to iterate on the core product.

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window and 8.1.0 release on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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2016-04-19 12:00 - 2016-04-21 12:00 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, April 20.

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, April 06, 2016

Start: 
2016-04-05 12:00 - 2016-04-07 12:00 UTC
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Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, April 06. Drupal 8.0.6 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. Note that this is the final bugfix release of the 8.0.x series and also the release window for Drupal 8.1.0-rc1. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Drupal 8.1.0-rc1 on April 6 and what it means for 8.0.x

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2016-04-05 12:00 - 2016-04-07 12:00 UTC
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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.

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tizzo's picture

Coding standards proposals for final discussion on 4/1

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.

The two issues being proposed are:

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