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Help finalizing Migrate at the Global Sprint Weekend

The Migrate team would like to finish up the Migrate subsystem for next month's release of Drupal 8.1.0. They've collected a number of issues for the upcoming global sprint weekend:

Global Sprint Weekend Migrate Issues

There are issues available for all levels of expertise. If you need help, the Migrate maintainers are in #drupal-migrate on irc.freenode.net as usual and are happy to answer questions.

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David_Rothstein's picture

Proposal: New release schedule for Drupal 7 core

There is a discussion underway about adopting a similar release schedule for Drupal 7 that Drupal 8 is using (i.e., a six-month feature release schedule, with pseudo-semantic versioning).

This is not a major change to current policy, but it would mean that new features or other potentially disruptive patches to Drupal 7 core would be limited to two windows per year, with the corresponding releases given a round number (for example, Drupal 7.50, Drupal 7.60, etc.) to indicate their importance.

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tizzo's picture

Coding standards proposals for final discussion

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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Wim Leers's picture

BigPipe in Drupal 8.1: please test!

Drupal 8.1 is accepting new features, and BigPipe is being proposed to be added as an experimental module to Drupal 8.1. BigPipe sends pages to clients in a way that allows browsers to show them much faster. It first sends the cacheable parts of the page, then the dynamic/uncacheable parts.

If you're interested or concerned, please give the BigPipe contributed module for Drupal 8.0.x a try, and even try to break it! The more confident we can be about its stability, the more likely it being part of Drupal 8.1 will be.

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xjm's picture

Work on Migrate UI, frontend testing, bug fixes, and more for Drupal 8.1.0

Drupal 8.1.0 will be released on April 20, 2016, so the beta phase for Drupal 8.1.x is coming up soon! We have until February 24 to make additions for Drupal 8.1.0. (After that, new additions will go toward 8.2.0 instead, which is currently planned for release in October.)

Our priorities for 8.1.x improvements are an experimental Migrate user interface, automated frontend testing, and most importantly bug and usability fixes.

Migrate user interface

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Start: 
2016-01-20 (All day) America/Chicago
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 6, 7, and 8 core will take place on Wednesday, January 20.

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).

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tizzo's picture

New Coding Standards Update Process

The Technical Working Group was rebooted about a year ago and has been working to clarify and close issues related to the technical aspect and ramping up to take on our biggest assignment: vetting, clarifying, accepting, and announcing all coding standards changes.

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 core release on Wednesday, January 6

Start: 
2016-01-06 00:00 - 23:30 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, January 6. Drupal 8.0.2 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 or 6 release this month.

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webchick's picture

Announcing Drupal 8 Contrib Office Hours

Porting your modules/themes/distros to Drupal 8? Starting this week, Drupal 8 contrib office hours are kicking off! Come by IRC to get help with porting projects, or offer help to others porting their projects:

Hope to see you there! :D

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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2015-12-16 (All day) UTC
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Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 6, 7, and 8 core will take place on Wednesday, December 16.

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).

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xjm's picture

What's next for core patches after 8.0.0?

Last week, we released Drupal 8.0.0! This amazing milestone signals a new era in Drupal core development, with changes to the changes allowed in patches and a new release cycle with minor versions scheduled every six months.

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David_Rothstein's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, November 18

Start: 
2015-11-18 (All day) America/New_York
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Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 core will take place on Wednesday, November 18.

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).

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CHANGELOG.txt is being updated to prepare for D8 release. What changes to you want highlighted?

CHANGELOG.txt is being updated to prepare for D8 release. What changes to you want highlighted?

See issue: https://www.drupal.org/node/2606334

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webchick's picture

Proposal: D8 Contrib Office Hours

(Stretching the definition of the "core" group a bit here, but this is important to Drupal 8, so hopefully this is ok. :))

Now that Drupal 8.0.0 is nearing its final release, the next task in front of the Drupal community is porting ALL the contributed projects! Luckily, this effort is very much underway, but the faster the majority of big modules are at least usable (ideally with stable releases), the faster Drupal 8 adoption will take off.

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xjm's picture

(Updated) Drupal 8.0.0-rc4 on Friday, November 13, 2015 (complete rc targets by this date!)

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2015-11-13 05:00 - 06:00 America/Chicago
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Update: RC4 will be tagged approximately 12 hours later, on Friday November 13th instead of the 12th, due to an automated test backlog on November 12.

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David_Rothstein's picture

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

The monthly Drupal core bug fix/feature release window is scheduled for this Wednesday. However, the last Drupal 7 release was only a few weeks ago and there have not been enough changes to the development version since then to warrant a new release, so there will be no release on that date.

Upcoming release windows include:

  • Wednesday, November 18 (security release window)
  • Wednesday, December 2 (bug fix/feature release window)
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David_Rothstein's picture

Drupal 7 core updates for October 2015

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of posts about recent happenings in Drupal 7 core.

This is modeled after the Drupal 8 posts that have been going on for a while; you can find all Drupal 8 and Drupal 7 core updates on the Drupal Core Updates page going forward.

Drupal 7.40 released (UPDATE: Drupal 7.41 released also)

Drupal 7.40 was released last week! This is a maintenance release containing bug fixes, performance improvements, and a few new features. Now is a good time to test it out and upgrade your sites. If you discover any problems introduced by this release, report them in the issue queue.

Drupal 7.40 contains no security fixes, but Drupal 7.39 (released in August) does, so make sure your sites are updated to at least that version. Note that there is a security release window coming up today (October 21) also. (Update: Drupal 7.41 was released today, containing a security fix for the core Overlay module.)

New features in Drupal 7 core

Many people have the misconception that Drupal 8 will be the first version of Drupal that allows new features to be added after the initial stable release, but in fact that's been the policy for Drupal 7 since early 2012.

Several features have been added to Drupal 7 since it was released, but awareness is not as high as it could be which is one of the reasons we haven't added more. One goal of this series of posts is to highlight features that have been added recently as well as new ones that are up for consideration. A sample is below.

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8.0.0-rc2 on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Start: 
2015-10-20 20:00 - 2015-10-22 08:00 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The second release candidate of Drupal 8 will be released on Wednesday, October 21, 2015! (Read more about Drupal 8 release candidates.) This is also a Drupal core security release window.

To ensure a reliable release window for the release candidate, there will be a 36-hour Drupal 8 commit freeze from 20:00 UTC October 20 to 08:00 UTC on October 22. After this freeze ends, we will resume committing allowed RC changes only.

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mparker17's picture

Drupal 8 core updates for October 19, 2015

It's been a while since the last Drupal 8 Core Update, and many exciting things have happened: most significantly, Drupal 8.0's first release candidate was released! As Campbell Vertesi points out, this isn't the final release: "while Drupal 8.0 is stable enough to use, we're still discovering critical bugs a little to frequently to recommend it for everyone, in every use case." But, now that Drupal 8 is in the release candidate phase, our goal is to move it to release as quickly as possible, so we're going to be a lot more careful about the patches we commit to it.

In other exciting news, the Drupal community on Google+ has grown to more than 10,000 members, and the legacy Drupal 8 testbots have been disabled in favor of DrupalCI.

What's new with Drupal 8?

Some other notable changes to Drupal 8.0 included adding Dynamic Page Cache (which doubles Drupal 8's speed in many use cases) and a Stable base theme to core (to allow us to improve Drupal's markup in future 8.x releases without breaking themes), removing SafeMarkup::set(), ::checkPlain(), and friends (they were dangerous) and PHPTemplate (it had been superceded by Twig), and switching to a single vendor directory in the root (to allow Composer to be used without modifications).

Also, Wolfgang Ziegler became a typed data system mainatiner; Lauri Eskola became a Theme system maintainer; and Lucas Hedding, Valery Lourie, Alina Mackenzie, Chris McCaferty, and Cathy Theys all became core mentoring co-ordinators.

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David_Rothstein's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, October 21

Start: 
2015-10-21 (All day) America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 core will take place on Wednesday, October 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/feature release on this date; the next window for a Drupal core bug fix/feature release is Wednesday, November 4.

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