Drupal 8 Initiatives

This group is an announcement list of major discussions and happenings in Drupal 8 initiatives, cross-posted from their dedicated groups and issue queues (listed below). If you only have time to read a single channel of info on Drupal 8, this is the one!

Content is along the lines of:

a) We think a decision has been reached, and here's the decision. Feedback?
b) We're trying to reach a decision, and we need help. Here's where to chime in to help us reach it.
c) General status reports about "Hey, if you've been busy for the past while, here's what's going on and what things you should know."

Unfortunately, this group needs to be kept invite-only in order to keep the content curated to only important announcements of general interest, but you are warmly encouraged to comment and participate on any discussions posted to this group!

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Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative meeting on October 9th, 2013

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2013-10-09 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
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We are just out of a fantastic Drupal 8 multilingual initiative sprint (or marathon as Dries called it). We sprinted the weekend before the con and we exceeded all expectations on Monday (running out of chairs, then floorspace then food for sprinters, huh!). Seven people out of 12 in the top two trivia teams were from the multilingual project! We contributed lots of the mentors on Friday (thanks to a large extent the inspiration of YesCT - for the benefit of Drupal :), but then we returned back to solving core problems on the weekend in full force. There was a strong set of people still sprinting in the weekend place on Sunday, see:

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I'm really proud of what our team pulled off! Would you believe we are still not done? Well, yeah. With so many things to work on and so many moving parts, we still have lots to do. We made considerable progress. We removed the old node-copy translation module, we made several big ticket improvements to the configuration translation user interface (eg. index of all translatable things for people with limited permissions) and made strides in entity API improvements.

However, we still have stuff to do to get the entity property translation features we need (and get committed) as well as make the configuration translation solution land in core. Although we skipped the Wednesday of the conference for our meeting, we are back at our regular timeslot on October the 9th!

We have tasks for all kinds of interests on all kinds of difficulty levels! All help is welcome!

This IRC meeting is in the #drupal-i18n channel on IRC. See http://drupal.org/irc for more information. The time above is marked with UTC - check in your own timezone.

Meetings are every other week at the same time on Wednesdays. Check out http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/events for the calendar of upcoming meetings.

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Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative meeting on August 28th, 2013

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2013-08-28 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
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The next milestone for Drupal 8's life is a possible beta release hopefully not much later this year. For the beta release, issues to focus for the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative are:

We have tasks for all kinds of interests on all kinds of difficulty levels! All help is welcome!

This IRC meeting is in the #drupal-i18n channel on IRC. See http://drupal.org/irc for more information. The time above is marked with UTC - check in your own timezone.

Meetings are every other week at the same time on Wednesdays. Check out http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/events for the calendar of upcoming meetings.

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Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative meeting on August 14th, 2013

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2013-08-14 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
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The next milestone for Drupal 8's life is a possible beta release hopefully not much later this year. For the beta release, issues to focus for the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative are:

We have tasks for all kinds of interests on all kinds of difficulty levels! All help is welcome!

This IRC meeting is in the #drupal-i18n channel on IRC. See http://drupal.org/irc for more information. The time above is marked with UTC - check in your own timezone.

Meetings are every other week at the same time on Wednesdays. Check out http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/events for the calendar of upcoming meetings.

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Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative meeting on July 3rd, 2013

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2013-07-03 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
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We had an amazing in-person meeting last week! (See photo). It was great to see many of the team members all in one space. We tried to connect those who could not make it via IRC.

This week, we are all back on IRC and will take stock of where we are with API freeze tasks, what needs more people to help, and so on. We have tasks for all kinds of interests on all kinds of difficulty levels! All help is welcome!

We are now back on a meeting schedule every other week. This IRC meeting is in the #drupal-i18n channel on IRC. See http://drupal.org/irc for more information. The time above is marked with UTC - check in your own timezone.

Meetings are now every other week at the same time on Wednesdays. Check out http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/events for the calendar of upcoming meetings.

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Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative meeting on June 26th, 2013

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2013-06-26 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
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(Post meeting announcement, sorry for not posting earlier).

We had a great in-person meeting in our usual time slot! We also had the pleasure to join in some people over IRC but we did more in-person chatting (naturally). We also quickly ran out of time allowed in the building. While this meeting had more in-person value, see the IRC log for mentions of important issues we are working on and need help with.

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Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative meeting on June 19th, 2013

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2013-06-19 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
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Time is quickly closing on on the possibility for Drupal 8 API changes (less than two weeks left). Although we got some big things in recently, we still have lots to do in terms of content, taxonomy and menu translatability and configuration translation as well as translation updates. We need all hands available to finish multilingual properties for non-node entity types in core, improve accessibility, fix core bugs and get the configuration translation user interface in. We should also think about the missing Drupal 8 related features on localize.drupal.org at this point.

We have tasks for all kinds of interests on all kinds of difficulty levels. All help is welcome! We are on a weekly meeting schedule for the remaining weeks until July 1st, so we can reevaluate our standing and focus our efforts best. Our last meeting on this schedule will be in Dublin next week and attempt to join in everyone remotely over IRC at a minimum for the meeting time.

This IRC meeting is in the #drupal-i18n channel on IRC. See http://drupal.org/irc for more information. The time above is marked with UTC - check in your own timezone.

Meetings are now every week at the same time on Wednesdays. Check out http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/events for the calendar of upcoming meetings.

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Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative meeting on June 12th, 2013

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2013-06-12 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
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Time is quickly closing on on the possibility for Drupal 8 API changes. Although we got some big things in recently, we still have lots to do in terms of content, taxonomy and menu translatability and configuration translation as well as translation updates. We need all hands available to finish multilingual properties for non-node entity types in core, improve accessibility, fix core bugs and get the configuration translation user interface in. We should also think about the missing Drupal 8 related features on localize.drupal.org at this point.

We have tasks for all kinds of interests on all kinds of difficulty levels. All help is welcome! We are moving back to a weekly meeting schedule for the remaining weeks until July 1st, so we can reevaluate our standing and focus our efforts best. Our last meeting on this schedule will be in Dublin and attempt to join in everyone remotely over IRC at a minimum for the meeting time.

This IRC meeting is in the #drupal-i18n channel on IRC. See http://drupal.org/irc for more information. The time above is marked with UTC - check in your own timezone.

Meetings are now every week at the same time on Wednesdays. Check out http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/events for the calendar of upcoming meetings.

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Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative meeting on June 5th, 2013

Start: 
2013-06-05 16:00 - 17:00 UTC
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Time is quickly closing on on the possibility for Drupal 8 API changes. Although we got some big things in recently, we still have lots to do in terms of content, taxonomy and menu translatability and configuration translation as well as translation updates. We need all hands available to finish multilingual properties for non-node entity types in core, improve accessibility, fix core bugs and get the configuration translation user interface in. We should also think about the missing Drupal 8 related features on localize.drupal.org at this point.

We have tasks for all kinds of interests on all kinds of difficulty levels. All help is welcome! We are moving back to a weekly meeting schedule for the remaining weeks until July 1st, so we can reevaluate our standing and focus our efforts best. Our last meeting on this schedule will be in Dublin and attempt to join in everyone remotely over IRC at a minimum for the meeting time.

This IRC meeting is in the #drupal-i18n channel on IRC. See http://drupal.org/irc for more information. The time above is marked with UTC - check in your own timezone.

Meetings are now every week at the same time on Wednesdays. Check out http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/events for the calendar of upcoming meetings.

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Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative meeting on May 29th, 2013

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2013-05-29 17:00 - 18:00 UTC
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We are just back from a fantastic and extensive sprint at DrupalCon Portland! We got multilingual node properties in core now, have been improving the config translation module proposed for core in terms of usability and accessibility; and found important core bugs on the way. We also made menus use bundles which will enable us to add easy to use language settings on them shortly.

These are amazing things, and we have a lot to be proud of that we are here, however, we still want to build more on these patches. We still need all hands available to finish multilingual properties for other entity types in core, improve accessibility, fix core bugs and get the configuration translation user interface in. We should also think about the missing Drupal 8 related features on localize.drupal.org at this point.

We have tasks for all kinds of interests on all kinds of difficulty levels. All help is welcome! We are moving back to a weekly meeting schedule for the remaining 5 weeks, starting from today, so we can reevaluate our standing and focus our efforts best. Our last meeting will be in Dublin and attempt to join in everyone remotely over IRC at a minimum for the meeting time.

This IRC meeting is in the #drupal-i18n channel on IRC. See http://drupal.org/irc for more information. The time above is marked with UTC - check in your own timezone.

Meetings are now every week at the same time on Wednesdays. Check out http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/events for the calendar of upcoming meetings.

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Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative meeting on May 8th, 2013

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2013-05-08 17:00 - 18:00 UTC
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Recently, we got locale integrated with the schema system, which is a huge win for us. Now people can translate shipped configuration (but not yet custom configuration). We also made strides in converting the config translation module proposed for core to latest routing and form standards. We need reviewers on that issue and support to get into core! We also recently got transliteration for machine names into core! The first UI exposure of transliterations!

Now we need people to help review making node properties multilingual, so you can translate titles, and maintain publication status/authors per language. We are also working to make menus multilingual in https://drupal.org/node/1966298 and https://drupal.org/node/1945226.

These are amazing things, and we have a lot to be proud of that we are here, however, we still want to build more on these patches. Migration paths, tools for localize.drupal.org, more transliteration integrations, and so on. So we are not close to done yet. We have tasks for all kinds of interests on all kinds of difficulty levels. All help is welcome!

This IRC meeting is in the #drupal-i18n channel on IRC. See http://drupal.org/irc for more information. The time above is marked with UTC - check in your own timezone.

See you all there! This is the last meeting before DrupalCon Portland's huge onsite sprint!

Meetings are every other week at the same time on Wednesdays. Check out http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/events for the calendar of upcoming meetings.

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