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All the sprints at and around DrupalCon Barcelona

Start: 
2015-09-19 (All day) - 2015-09-27 (All day) Europe/Madrid

We have a great tradition of extended sprints around big Drupal events including DrupalCons and Drupal Dev Days. While there is a sprint day included in DrupalCons (usually) on Friday, given that a lot of the Drupal core and contrib developers fly in for these events, it makes a lot of sense to use this opportunity to start sooner and/or extend our stay and work together in one space on the harder problems.

DrupalCon Barcelona is coming up! DrupalCon and the Drupal Association continue to recognize the need for extended sprints as part of the schedule and are providing space on Monday, and helping organize space for the weekends before and after also! The host event is looking for sponsors to help make the sprints happen, so you have a comfortable environment with internet, coffee, tea and maybe food. There are already various sprints signed up including Multilingual, Drupal.org, Rules, Media, Content staging, Migration and Frontend. We are really friendly and need all kinds of expertise!

Now is the time to consider if you can be available and book your travel and hotel accordingly!

There is even a possible stop over sprint in Montréal September 11 -18, for those coming from North America west coast or New England.

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YesCT's picture

All the sprints at and around DrupalCon Los Angeles

Start: 
2015-05-09 (All day) - 2015-05-17 (All day) America/Los_Angeles

We have a great tradition of extended sprints around big Drupal events including DrupalCons and Drupal Dev Days. While there is a sprint day included in DrupalCons (usually) on Friday, given that a lot of the Drupal core and contrib developers fly in for these events, it makes a lot of sense to use this opportunity to start sooner and/or extend our stay and work together in one space on the harder problems.

DrupalCon Los Angeles is next up! DrupalCon and the Drupal Association continue to recognize the need for extended sprints as part of the schedule and are providing space on Monday, and helping organize space for the weekends before and after also! The host event is looking for sponsors to help make the sprints happen, so you have a comfortable environment with internet, coffee, tea and maybe food. There are already various sprints signed up including Multilingual, Drupal.org, Rules, Media, Content staging, Migration and Frontend. We are really friendly and need all kinds of expertise!

Now is the time to consider if you can be available and book your travel and hotel accordingly!

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pwolanin's picture

Princeton Critical Sprint Recap

At the end of January, 2015, sprinters gathered in Princeton, NJ, USA for a focused D8 Accelerate sprint designed to accelerate work on critical and upgrade-path-blocking issues related to menus, menu links, and link generation.

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YesCT's picture

All the sprints at and around Drupal Dev Days Montpellier France

Start: 
2015-04-13 09:00 - 2015-04-19 09:00 Europe/Zurich

We have a great tradition of extended sprints around big Drupal events including DrupalCons and Drupal Dev Days. Given that a lot of the Drupal core and contrib developers fly in for these events, it makes a lot of sense to use this opportunity to start sooner and/or extend our stay and work together in one space on the harder problems.

Drupal Dev Days Montpellier France is next up! Monday April 13 2015 to Sunday April 19 2015. The host event is looking for sponsors to help make the sprints happen, so you have a comfortable environment with internet, coffee, tea and maybe food. There are already various sprints signed up including Multilingual, Drupal 8 critical burndown, documentation, and Frontend. We are really friendly and need all kinds of expertise!

Now is the time to consider if you can be available and book your travel and hotel accordingly!

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mparker17's picture

Drupal core updates for Feb 4, 2015

Since the last Drupal Core Update on January 12th, the Drupal Association awarded the first round of the new D8 Accelerate grants; nominations for the Drupal Association Director at Large have opened (and there are already some candidates); and, in spite of the blizzard raging outside, the contributors at the Drupal 8 core critical issues sprint at DrupalCamp NJ fixed 12 critical issues, 4 major issues, plus moved another 7 criticals and 7 majors forward, and more in the Drupal 8 menu links system!

We're making excellent progress on Drupal 8! Core critical hours have been a great success and the number of critical issues is steadily falling:

Graph of remaining critical issues during the Drupal 8 beta, showing an encouraging falling trend starting after about mid-November 2014.

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xjm's picture

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.
ifrik's picture

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.
David_Rothstein's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, January 21

Start: 
2015-01-21 (All day) America/New_York
Organizers: 

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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pwolanin's picture

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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