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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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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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Scott Reeves

I'm pleased to announce that Scott Reeves (Cottser on Drupal.org) has accepted my invitation to become a provisional Drupal 8 committer. He will be focused on front-end and theming.

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Dries's picture

Looking for another Drupal 7 co-maintainer

I selected David Rothstein as my co-maintainer for Drupal 7 back in May of 2012. Since then, David has done a tremendous job shepherding the Drupal 7 release, paying very careful attention to the ramifications of any given patch and allowing ample time for "real world" testing before incorporating changes into the code base, ensuring that the code powering 2% of the Internet stays stable and performant.

However, after nearly 4 years of excellent stewardship on his own, David would like to also focus on other endeavors, including Drupal 8. Now the time has come to select an additional co-maintainer for Drupal 7. While David himself has recommended some excellent candidates, I'd also like to open the call out more broadly, to see if there are others who have an inclination and interest.

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Drupal 8 and 7 core release window on Wednesday, February 03, 2016

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2016-02-03 00:00 - 23:30 UTC
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Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, February 03. Drupal 8.0.3 and 7.42 will be released with fixes for Drupal 8 and 7. There will be no Drupal 6 bugfix release this month.

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

Start: 
2016-01-20 (All day) America/Chicago
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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, 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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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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Drupal 8 core release on Wednesday, January 6

Start: 
2016-01-06 00:00 - 23:30 UTC
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Event type: 
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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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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Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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

Start: 
2015-11-13 05:00 - 06:00 America/Chicago
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Event type: 
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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