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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, May 04, 2016

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2016-05-03 12:00 - 2016-05-05 12:00 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, May 04. Drupal 8.1.1 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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tizzo's picture

Coding standards proposals for final discussion on 4/29

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 four new issues being proposed are:

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Bojhan's picture

Reinventing Drupal’s User Experience process

The Drupal core product needs to become more engaging and useful right out of the box. Usability testing has shown why. We want to look at how we can change our process to be more efficient and effective.

We learned during the Drupal 8 process, that our way of building the product side of Drupal has many challenges. We propose to adopt a different way of working that avoids current pitfalls and enables a fresher, faster way to iterate on the core product.

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window and 8.1.0 release on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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2016-04-19 12:00 - 2016-04-21 12:00 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

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

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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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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2016-04-05 12:00 - 2016-04-07 12:00 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, April 06. Drupal 8.0.6 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. Note that this is the final bugfix release of the 8.0.x series and also the release window for Drupal 8.1.0-rc1. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Drupal 8.1.0-rc1 on April 6 and what it means for 8.0.x

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2016-04-05 12:00 - 2016-04-07 12:00 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Drupal has adopted semantic versioning and a scheduled release cycle starting with Drupal 8.0.0. This means that it is possible within a major Drupal version to add new functionality in a backwards-compatible way, and there is no need to wait for Drupal 9 for improvements.

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tizzo's picture

Coding standards proposals for final discussion on 4/1

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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xjm's picture

Is a 24-hour Wednesday bugfix release window important for your sites?

Since 2011, Drupal core has had a scheduled monthly bugfix release window, and since 2012, this window has specifically been on the first Wednesday of the month. We are considering extending this window so that a bugfix release is scheduled to come out during a specific week, but not necessarily on Wednesday or any particular day. This is to provide more leeway for release managers to prepare releases across timezones.

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xjm's picture

Update: PHP dependencies removed from git (8.1.x and 8.2.x branches)

The Composer-managed vendor directory has been removed from the Drupal core git repository for the 8.1.x and 8.2.x branches. (This change was previously committed, but rolled back due to rate limits on Github affecting composer installation. Those limits have since been lifted, so we have recommitted the change.)

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 packages.

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xjm's picture

Drupal core security release window beginning Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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2016-03-16 00:00 - 23:30 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, March 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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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, March 02, 2016

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2016-02-26 16:10 UTC
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, March 02. Drupal 8.0.5 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. Drupal 8.1.0-beta1 will also be released to begin preparation for the upcoming minor release in April. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

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Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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2016-02-24 (All day) America/New_York
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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, February 24.

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).

February 24 is also the end-of-life date for Drupal 6, so this will be the last security release window for Drupal 6.

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David_Rothstein's picture

Reminder: Drupal 6, 7, and 8 core security release window moved to February 24

This is an early reminder that this month's security release window for Drupal core, which would normally be on the third Wednesday of the month, is being moved to February 24 to avoid conflicting with DrupalCon Asia.

February 24 is also the end-of-life date for Drupal 6, so this will be the last security release window for Drupal 6.

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xjm's picture

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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alexpott's picture

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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Dries's picture

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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xjm's picture

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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ksenzee's picture

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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