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(Updated) Requiring hook_update_N() for Drupal 8 core patches beginning June 29

In [policy, no patch] Require hook_update_N() for Drupal 8 core patches beginning June 29, the Drupal 8 release managers outline a policy to begin requiring hook_update_N() implementations for core patches that introduce data model changes starting after the next beta release.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Recording from June 19th 2015 Drupal 8 critical issues discussion

This was our fourth critical issues discussion meeting to be publicly recorded in a row. (See all prior recordings). This time to make discussions easier to follow for all of us, we switched to #drupal-contribute in IRC to post links, so those following real time can follow the links and we can just paste the meeting log here as well. Here is the recording of the meeting 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 June 12th 2015 Drupal 8 critical issues discussion

It came up multiple times at recent events that it would be very helpful for people significantly working on Drupal 8 critical issues to get together more often to talk about the issues and unblock each other on things where discussion is needed. While these do not by any means replace the issue queue discussions (much like in-person meetings at events are not), they do help to unblock things much more quickly. We also don't believe that the number of or the concrete people working on critical issues should be limited, so we did not want to keep the discussions closed. After our second meeting last week, here is the recording of the third meeting from today in the hope that it helps more than just those who were on the meeting:

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Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, June 17

Start: 
2015-06-17 (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, June 17.

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, July 1.

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webchick's picture

DrupalCI: It's coming!

DrupalCI is the next-generation version of our beloved testbot. The MVP ("minimum viable product") is coming soon (rolled out in parallel with the old testbot for awhile).

Here's a sneak peak at what it'll look like and some of its new capabilities: https://groups.drupal.org/node/471473

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D8 Accelerate critical issue sprint in London, UK, July 2-8

Start: 
2015-07-02 09:00 - 2015-07-08 18:00 UTC
Organizers: 
xjm
Event type: 
Sprint

Sprint toward a Drupal 8 release candidate

As of this writing, 22 known critical issues block a Drupal 8 release candidate. It's time to close that gap.

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Drupal 8 Jersey shore sprint, Asbury Park, June 13-14

June 13-14, 2015, the Central NJ Drupal Group is hosting a core sprint
focusing on the upcoming release of Drupal 8.

The current plan is to focus on [meta] Remove or document every SafeMarkup::set() call, continuing the work done at the recent Drupal 8 theme system critical issues sprint (June 5-7 in Portsmouth, NH.)

See the event post at https://groups.drupal.org/node/468408 for more details, and
registration information.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Recording from June 5th 2015 Drupal 8 critical issues discussion

It came up multiple times at recent events that it would be very helpful for people significantly working on Drupal 8 critical issues to get together more often to talk about the issues and unblock each other on things where discussion is needed. While these do not by any means replace the issue queue discussions (much like in-person meetings at events are not), they do help to unblock things much more quickly. We also don't believe that the number of or the concrete people working on critical issues should be limited, so we did not want to keep the discussions closed. After our first meeting last week, here is the recording of the second meeting from today in the hope that it helps more than just those who were on the meeting:

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webchick's picture

Drupal 8 Security bug bounty program: Get paid to find security issues in D8

Drupal 8 is nearing release, and with all the big architectural changes it brings, we want to ensure D8 upholds the same level of security as our previous releases. That's where you come in!

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D8 User Manual proposal

There's a new proposal to create a coherent, internationalized Drupal 8 User Manual, which Joe Shindelar (eojthebrave) discussed at DrupalCon Los Angeles recently. Because we want comments on the proposal, it's posted in the Documentation group (the Core group doesn't allow comments):
https://groups.drupal.org/node/470648

I thought some other groups might be interested, so I'm posting this quick note to let you know. Follow the link for all the details and discussions.

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This month in Drupal Documention (May 2015)

Here we are again with an update from our 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 you can not comment on this post. If you have comments or suggestions, please see the DocWG home page for how to contact us.

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No Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 core release on Wednesday, June 3

The monthly Drupal core bug fix/feature release window is scheduled for this Wednesday. However, there have been Drupal 7 releases the past two months (in both April and May), and not enough changes to the development version since then to warrant a new release, so there will be no Drupal core release on that date.

Upcoming release windows include:

  • Wednesday, June 17 (security release window)
  • Wednesday, July 1 (bug fix/feature release window)
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Drupal 8 theme system critical issues sprint (June 5-7 in Portsmouth, NH)

Join us at the NHDevDays 2 sprint in Portsmouth, New Hampshire June 5-7.

The sprint will be focused on resolving the two remaining theme system criticals around autoescape and SafeMarkup:

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Formal usability testing of Drupal 8 at the University of Minnesota Usability Lab, 22nd–25th June

On the 23rd–25th of June, just before Twin Cities Drupal Camp, we will be conducting usability testing focusing on Drupal 8 at the University of Minnesota. This is a great opportunity to evaluate the current state of Drupal 8 and identify issues that can be resolved before release, or require much of our attention after release.

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(Updated) Drupal 8 beta 12 on Monday, June 29, 2015

Start: 
2015-06-29 (All day) Europe/London
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The next beta release for Drupal 8 will be beta 12! (Read more about beta releases.) The beta is scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015. Update: note that we've moved this beta from the earlier announced dates in June to give more lead time for requiring hook_update_N() for core issues. See Require hook_update_N() for Drupal 8 core patches beginning June 29.

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 June 29.

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Gábor Hojtsy's picture

Recording from May 29th 2015 Drupal 8 critical issues discussion

It came up multiple times at recent events that it would be very helpful for people significantly working on Drupal 8 critical issues to get together more often to talk about the issues and unblock each other on things where discussion is needed. While these do not by any means replace the issue queue discussions (much like in-person meetings at events are not), they do help to unblock things much more quickly. We also don't believe that the number of or the concrete people working on critical issues should be limited, so we did not want to keep the discussions closed.

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David_Rothstein's picture

Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, May 20

Start: 
2015-05-20 (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, May 20.

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, June 3.

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xjm's picture

Drupal 8 beta 11 on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The next beta release for Drupal 8 will be beta 11! (Read more about beta releases.) The beta is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 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 May 27.

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davidhernandez's picture

Drupal 8 Jersey shore sprint, Asbury Park, June 13-14

Start: 
2015-06-13 (All day) - 2015-06-14 (All day) America/New_York
Event type: 
Sprint

June 13-14, 2015, the Central NJ Drupal Group is hosting a core sprint focusing on the upcoming release of Drupal 8.

The current plan is to focus on [meta] Remove or document every SafeMarkup::set() call to continue the work done at the recent Drupal 8 theme system critical issues sprint (June 5-7 in Portsmouth, NH) Please look at that issue if you will attend.

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Dries's picture

Drupal 8 Question-and-Answer Core Conversation at DrupalCon Los Angeles

Do you have questions about the upcoming Drupal 8 release (or Drupal 8.1.x or 9 and beyond)? On Thursday, May 14 at DrupalCon Los Angeles, I'll be moderating a question-and-answer core conversation with a panel of the Drupal 8 core committers. Questions can be submitted in advance online, and anyone can submit a question (or more than one). I will curate the submissions to ask the panel the most interesting and relevant questions.

Some suggested topics:

  • Drupal core's newly refined structure and decision-making process (see my earlier post for background information).
  • Contributing as a core subsystem or topic maintainer
  • The upcoming Drupal 8.0.0 release: what to expect and how we're going to get there
  • Any questions you have for core committers
  • Or anything else on your mind!

This is a rare opportunity for the community to communicate directly with the Drupal 8 committer team. Help us make the most of of it -- submit your questions now!

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