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David_Rothstein's picture

Drupal 7 core release window for October 7 is delayed

The monthly Drupal core bug fix/feature release window is scheduled for this Wednesday, October 7. A Drupal 7 core release is planned for this window (since there hasn't been one in a while), but it will not come out on the scheduled date. This is due to various scheduling issues, and also to give more time to get a few more patches committed in time for the release.

The delay will push the release out by a couple days, or possibly into early next week. I will post a new announcement once the code is frozen and a release date has been set.

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 "rc target" versus "rc deadline" issue tags

Update: see Drupal 8 is in RC! Yay! What happens to my patches now? for information on issue tags related to the release candidate phase.

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webchick's picture

Drupal 8 beta 16 on Thursday, October 1, 2015

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2015-10-01 (All day) America/New_York
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The next (and hopefully final!) beta release for Drupal 8 will be beta 16! (Read more about beta releases.) The beta is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2015. To ensure a reliable release window for the beta, there will be a Drupal 8 commit freeze from 00:00 to 23:30 UTC on Oct. 1 (later on today).

Beta 16 will include a couple of important changes, including the removal of the ! placeholder from t(), and the moving of vendor code from /core/vendor into /vendor.

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xjm's picture

PHPTemplate will be removed from Drupal 8 core

Since 2013, PHPTemplate is no longer used in Drupal 8 core and has been replaced by the Twig theme engine.

In 2014, we enabled Twig's autoescape feature in Drupal 8 to provide a more secure foundation for themers. To take full advantage of this feature, core relies on Twig to perform the final escaping of many variables. PHPTemplate is not compatible with this approach, currently insecure, and no longer supported, so it will be removed from Drupal 8 core.

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batigolix's picture

This month in Drupal Documentation

This is your long awaited update from the Documentation Working Group (DocWG) on what has been happening in Drupal Documentation in the last month or so.

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.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Your turn to provide feedback on the Drupal 8 cycle!

Dries Buytaert, the Drupal project lead, will facilitate a Drupal 8 retrospective discussion at DrupalCon Barcelona.

After more than four years of development, Drupal 8 is quickly approaching its first release candidate. This will be a landmark release with myriad new features and improvements. In addition to many technical changes, we innovated on how we collaborate on the Drupal project itself as well as on drupal.org. We involved more than three times the contributors of Drupal 7. Now it's time to take stock of the cycle, of where we've been and how it went, so we can keep improving. We'd like your input on the following:

  1. What worked well? What were the highlights of the Drupal 8 cycle?
  2. What didn't work well? What are lessons we've learned for upcoming releases or for the community as a whole?
  3. What concrete improvements can we make for future releases (both minor and major)? We welcome suggestions around teams, tools, or processes.

Please submit your answers online. Dries will gather the community's responses and use them as the basis for the open discussion at DrupalCon Barcelona.

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David_Rothstein's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, September 16

Start: 
2015-09-16 (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, September 16.

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, October 7.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Recording from Sept 11th 2015 Drupal 8 critical issues discussion

We met again today to discuss critical issues blocking Drupal 8's release (candidate). (See all prior recordings). Although there were very few people attending and all of us had various tech difficulties, we endured, discussed the critical issues at hand to the extent possible, so here is the recording of the meeting video and chat from today in the hope that it helps more than just those who were on the meeting:

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webchick's picture

*All* external PHP / JS libraries updated in Drupal 8 HEAD. Please test!

Drupal 8 hit the single digits for critical issues this week, so we have officially started in on the RC1 Release Checklist! :D Two of the items on there are:

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Recording from Sept 4th 2015 Drupal 8 critical issues discussion

We met again today to discuss critical issues blocking Drupal 8's release (candidate). (See all prior recordings). Here is the recording of the meeting video and chat from today in the hope that it helps more than just those who were on the meeting:

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 beta 15 on Friday, September 4, 2015

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2015-09-04 00:00 - 23:30 UTC
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Event type: 
User group meeting

The next beta release for Drupal 8 will be beta 15! (Read more about beta releases.) The beta is scheduled for Friday, September 4, 2015. To ensure a reliable release window for the beta, there will be a Drupal 8 commit freeze from 00:00 to 23:30 UTC on September 4.

Beta 15 will include a couple of important API changes. See SafeMarkup::set(), SafeMarkup::checkPlain(), and other methods are removed from Drupal 8 core for details.

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xjm's picture

SafeMarkup::set(), SafeMarkup::checkPlain(), and other methods are removed from Drupal 8 core

Before the release of the first Drupal 8 beta, Twig's autoescape functionality was enabled in Drupal 8 core. At the time, the SafeMarkup class was added in order to integrate Drupal core's own filtering and escaping APIs with Twig's.

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David_Rothstein's picture

No Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 core release on Wednesday, September 2

The monthly Drupal core bug fix/feature release window is scheduled for this Wednesday. However, there have not been enough changes to the development version since the last bug fix/feature release to warrant a new release, so there will be no Drupal core release on that date. (I had hoped to get a release done, but scheduling issues plus the work involved in putting out a large security release in August made it impossible.) A Drupal 7 bug fix/feature release during the October window is likely instead.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Recording from August 28th 2015 Drupal 8 critical issues discussion

We met again today to discuss critical issues blocking Drupal 8's release (candidate). (See all prior recordings). Here is the recording of the meeting video and chat from today in the hope that it helps more than just those who were on the meeting:

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Recording from August 21st 2015 Drupal 8 critical issues discussion

We met again last Friday to discuss critical issues blocking Drupal 8's release (candidate). (See all prior recordings). Here is the recording of the meeting video and chat from last Friday in the hope that it helps more than just those who were on the meeting:

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eojthebrave's picture

This Month in Drupal Documentation - August 2015

It's been a busy month in Drupal documentation land. 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

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, August 19

Start: 
2015-08-19 (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, August 19.

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, September 2.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Recording from August 14th 2015 Drupal 8 critical issues discussion

We met again today to discuss critical issues blocking Drupal 8's release (candidate). (See all prior recordings). Here is the recording of the meeting video and chat from today in the hope that it helps more than just those who were on the meeting:

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Recording from Aug 7th 2015 Drupal 8 critical issues discussion

We met again today to discuss critical issues blocking Drupal 8's release (candidate). (See all prior recordings). Here is the recording of the meeting video and chat from today in the hope that it helps more than just those who were on the meeting:

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