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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

Start: 
2016-06-15 00:00 - 23:30 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, 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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xjm's picture

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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Event type: 
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

Start: 
2016-08-19 10:00 - 2016-08-21 05:00 America/Detroit
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Event type: 
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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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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Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Start: 
2016-05-03 12:00 - 2016-05-05 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, 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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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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Drupal core security release window and 8.1.0 release on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Start: 
2016-04-19 12:00 - 2016-04-21 12:00 UTC
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Event type: 
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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Drupal 8.1.0-rc1 on April 6 and what it means for 8.0.x

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

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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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xjm's picture

Is a 24-hour Wednesday bugfix release window important for your sites?

Since 2011, Drupal core has had a scheduled monthly bugfix release window, and since 2012, this window has specifically been on the first Wednesday of the month. We are considering extending this window so that a bugfix release is scheduled to come out during a specific week, but not necessarily on Wednesday or any particular day. This is to provide more leeway for release managers to prepare releases across timezones.

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Update: PHP dependencies removed from git (8.1.x and 8.2.x branches)

The Composer-managed vendor directory has been removed from the Drupal core git repository for the 8.1.x and 8.2.x branches. (This change was previously committed, but rolled back due to rate limits on Github affecting composer installation. Those limits have since been lifted, so we have recommitted the change.)

There will not be any changes for people downloading Drupal 8 from Drupal.org. The Drupal.org packager will add dependencies to zip and tar packages.

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window beginning Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Start: 
2016-03-16 00:00 - 23:30 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

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

Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Start: 
2016-02-26 16:10 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, March 02. Drupal 8.0.5 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. Drupal 8.1.0-beta1 will also be released to begin preparation for the upcoming minor release in April. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Start: 
2016-02-24 (All day) America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 6, 7, and 8 core will take place on Wednesday, February 24.

This does not mean that a Drupal core security release will necessarily take place on that date for any of the Drupal 6, 7, or 8 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).

February 24 is also the end-of-life date for Drupal 6, so this will be the last security release window for Drupal 6.

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Reminder: Drupal 6, 7, and 8 core security release window moved to February 24

This is an early reminder that this month's security release window for Drupal core, which would normally be on the third Wednesday of the month, is being moved to February 24 to avoid conflicting with DrupalCon Asia.

February 24 is also the end-of-life date for Drupal 6, so this will be the last security release window for Drupal 6.

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xjm's picture

8.1.0 will be released April 20; beta begins March 2

Drupal 8.1.0, the next planned minor release of Drupal 8, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Minor releases include new features, usability improvements, and backwards-compatible API improvements. Here's what this means for core patches.

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alexpott's picture

PHP dependencies removed from git (8.1.x branch)

We've removed the Composer-managed vendor from the git repository.

There will not be any changes for people downloading Drupal 8 from drupal.org. The Drupal.org packager will add dependencies to zip and tar package.

If you're not using zip / tar files, e.g. when using a git clone, run composer install to get dependencies. See https://www.drupal.org/documentation/install/download#git for instructions.

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