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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:Read more
- Ensure external PHP libraries are on the most stable release
- Ensure external JS libraries are on the most stable release
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.Read more
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.Read more
What's new with Drupal 8?
Since the last Drupal 8 Core Update, Drupal 8 got a UI for responsive image mapping, a proposal for a new Drupal.org content model was put forward and a bunch of improvements were made to Drupal.org, notably: the first comment to an issue is now automatically generated to make it easier to see the original issue summary, test result output was improved, and it's now possible to test patches on PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, and 7 simultaneously.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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. A Drupal 7 bug fix/feature release during the September window is likely instead.
Upcoming release windows include:
- Wednesday, August 19 (security release window)
- Wednesday, September 2 (bug fix/feature release window)
Since the last Drupal 8 core update, the API module maintainers started looking for co-maintainers, and Two-Factor Authentication was rolled out to anyone with the Community role on Drupal.org (among other improvements).
What's new with Drupal 8?
Drupal 8's minimum PHP version increased to 5.5.9, and minimum PostgreSQL version increased to 9.1.2. Also, tim-e handed off co-maintainership of the Contact module to Jibran Ijaz and Andrey Postnikov; and Frando stopped being a maintainer of the Entity, Form, and Render systems — special thanks to both tim-e and Frand for their amazing contributions!Read more
The next beta release for Drupal 8 will be beta 13! (Read more about beta releases.) The beta is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2015. We have rescheduled the beta from July 22 in order to ensure a reliable solution in a critical update implementation for a previously resolved critical issue (see Provide an upgrade path for #2354889 (block context manager)).
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 July 29.Read more