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Drupal 8.3.0 will be released April 5; alpha begins week of January 30

Update: Drupal 8.3.0-alpha1 is now available for testing!

Drupal 8.3.0, the next planned minor release of Drupal 8, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Minor releases include new features, usability improvements, and backwards-compatible API improvements. Here's what this means now for core patches.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Drupal 8 Migrate API is in beta

Drupal 8.0.0 replaced the earlier, in-place upgrade procedure for major version upgrades with a migration-based solution for core and contributed modules. Several modules serve this need in core: The Migrate module provides a general API for migrations, the Migrate Drupal module provides API support for Drupal-to-Drupal migrations, and the Migrate Drupal UI module offers a simple user interface to run migrations from older Drupal versions.

A lot of work has gone into making migrations more complete since the initial 8.0.0 release, including for multilingual sites with various configurations. Drupal-to-Drupal migrations are still not wholly complete (especially for Drupal 7 sources). However, lots of real-life use has validated the choices we made with the base Migrate API, and key architectural improvements have been completed already. An increasing number of contributed modules rely on it for their migrations.

Based on this stability and success, the Migrate subsystem maintainers and Drupal release managers have agreed the Migrate API (the Migrate module) now has beta stability! The change took effect in Drupal 8.2.x with 8.2.5 and will apply to 8.3.0 onwards as well.

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Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Start: 
2017-01-17 12:00 - 2017-01-19 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, January 18.

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, January 04, 2017

Start: 
2017-01-03 12:00 - 2017-01-05 12:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, January 04. Drupal 8.2.5 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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Provisionally approved coding standards proposals December 20, 2016

The TWG coding standards committee has provisionally approved 3 coding standards change proposals. These will need to be finally approved and implemented by core before being fully ratified.

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Coding standards ratified changes and ongoing proposals

The TWG coding standards committee is announcing three coding standards changes for final discussion. These appear to have reached a point close enough to consensus for final completion. The process for proposing and ratifying changes is documented on the coding standards project page.

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Global virtual UX sprint day on December 9, 2016

Start: 
2016-12-09 (All day) Europe/Amsterdam
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Event type: 
Sprint

On Friday, December 9 we are organizing a global virtual Drupal UX sprint. As always, many different features and projects are currently worked on. We'll use this day to work on issues that need UX input or feedback.

What will happen that day?

Join the #ux channel on drupal.slack.com (get an invite automatically at http://drupalslack.herokuapp.com/) to participate all day.

  • UX mentors will be available to help onboard designers who want to contribute
  • We'll pair designers and devs (as available) to work on actionable tasks
  • Planning to do some ad hoc usability testing
  • An introduction to the main strategic initiatives and their UX components will be provided

Have a look at this doc and let us know what you would like to learn more about.

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Drupal 8 and 7 core release window on Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Start: 
2016-12-06 12:00 - 2016-12-08 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, December 07. Drupal 8.2.4 and 7.53 will be released with fixes for Drupal 8 and 7.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Updates from Drupal 8 core initiatives for November 2016

Would you guess that Drupal 8 is already one year old? One of my favorite changes with the Drupal 8.0.0 release was that we also chose to turn to scheduled releases (to happen twice a year) as well as semantic versioning (to allow us to make backwards compatible additions and improvements). That meant that we don't need to wait until Drupal 9 to come out with new exciting things, and indeed, there are various exciting initiatives going on in core right now. Maybe so many that they are hard to follow. So we decided to revive regular posts about core's progress so you can see what is going on and where you may be able to help. And this is not even all the things happening, just a sampling.

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Media sprints in 2016 in Berlin, Prague and Munich

Last week Dries Buytaert published our plan for media management in Drupal 8 which details at least the immediate plans. The inherent limitation of file based attachment/image management in core is it does not mix well with remote media (Facebook embeds, videos, Digital Asset Management, etc.) and there is no library of media to browse to reuse existing media on the site. Therefore our short term goal is to add a base to support a wide varierty of media as well as a media library and support for embedding such media in posts in general.

To support this plan, we host online meetings every Wednesday at 2pm GMT in #drupal-media on IRC, but without focused time on implementing these, we are unlikely to succeed before the feature deadline of Drupal 8.3 at the end of January 2017. Therefore we are planning the following sprints for this year.

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Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Start: 
2016-11-15 12:00 - 2016-11-17 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, November 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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Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Start: 
2016-11-01 12:00 - 2016-11-03 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, November 02. Drupal 8.2.2 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Help steer Drupal 8, participate in key initiatives

Maybe you have seen Dries Buytaert's DrupalCon keynote and are looking forward to all the goodies coming in future Drupal 8 versions. The truth is none of those things will happen without people who want to make them happen to solve their own challenges with implementing Drupal solutions. Are you implementing decoupled solutions and have issues you are working on? In the middle of building up a suite of integrated media solutions? These core team meetings are ideal to bring in these issues and discuss solutions and to be part of shaping up where Drupal 8 is heading. Read on for details. (Last updated Nov 8th 2016).

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No Drupal core security release planned for Wednesday, October 19

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, October 19.

Unless there is an unexpected security emergency, however, this window will not be used and there will be no Drupal 8 or 7 core releases on that date.

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Drupal 8 and 7 core release window on Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Start: 
2016-10-04 12:00 - 2016-10-06 12:00 UTC
Event type: 
User group meeting

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, October 05. Drupal 7.51 will be released with fixes for Drupal 7. This is also the release window for Drupal 8.2.0, the next scheduled minor release of Drupal 8. (Read the release candidate announcement for more information on the minor release.)

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Chris McCafferty (cilefen) as provisional committer

With Drupal 8 now adding new features on a regular release cycle, the Drupal 8 committers identified the need for additional release management. Today I am announcing that Chris McCafferty (cilefen) has accepted my invitation to be provisional Drupal 8 committer.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Media in Drupal 8 Initiative plan posted for review

As we are ramping up to work on significant user improvements for Drupal 8.3, one of the key areas of progress could be with media management user interfaces and features. For that to happen, we need to agree on what we are going to work on and then have people to implement it. The Media in Drupal 8 Initiative plan is being formed and is open for feedback now if having better core media support is near and dear to your heart. Please review and post feedback on the plan.

If you'd like to get involved with the implementation, you are more than welcome! The media team meets every Wednesday at 2pm GMT on IRC in #drupal-media.

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Core topic discussions at DrupalCon Dublin

DrupalCon Dublin includes a full track of core conversations where you can learn about current topics in Drupal core development, and a week of sprints where you can 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.

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Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Start: 
2016-09-21 11:00 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, September 21.

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User Guide 8.x-2.0 released!

At long last, the copy editing of the User Guide is done! (If you've been a member of this group for a while, you should know what I'm talking about; if not, go browse the archives at https://groups.drupal.org/documentation for the last 1.5 years or so). I'd like to thank everyone who helped with editing tasks, and especially Jojy Alphonso (jojyja), who did the vast majority of the copy editing. THANK YOU!

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