Here we want to find, discuss and organize strategies for
Drupal Long Term Support (Drupal LTS).
The final Drupal 7 is released and …
"Drupal 5 will no longer be supported or receive security updates, and you will need to update your Drupal 5 sites to Drupal 6 at that time." http://drupal.org/handbook/version-info
The end of this support is a strategic problem for some people. Especially if a Drupal service company tries to get a big investment in a big Drupal project.
Our goal is some kind of Drupal-Core-LTS and a lot of example.module-LTS like ubuntu server LTS.
Especially all the Drupal service companies which are already doing a lot of LTS-work for their clients are invited to concentrate their work.
"Support" means at first "Security support"!
November 13, 2013: There is a "Proposal to manage the Drupal 8 release cycle" by Dries including LTS Strategies.
I've just started a group on linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Drupal-6-forever-long-term-7460995
For smaller businesses and non-profit organisations, migrating from Drupal 6 to 7 (or 8) would represent a significant investment, quite possibly with little or no tangible benefit. However, Drupal 6 will very soon be unmaintained, meaning no further security updates, bug fixes or enhancements. The same is likely to happen to third party modules.Read more
The Drupal Web Developer positions are for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). The work is contingent upon contract award. The work location is Alexandria, VA and Norfolk, VA.Read more
Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu, have started an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign for a highly innovative, leading edge technology phone called the Ubuntu Edge. Here's the link.
It'll be a converged device that will act as a PC with Ubuntu OS when connected to a monitor/keyboard. It'll cost $830 dollars but there are still lower priced perks still available.Read more
Exaltation of Larks is hosting a BoF (birds of a feather) discussion on long-term Drupal support (particularly for Drupal 6 sites when Drupal 8 comes out and bug fixes and security releases for Drupal 6 are discontinued).
Long Term Support is a topic that is near and dear to us and a number of our clients and this BoF is a followup to our earlier post, Drupal 6 End of Life When Drupal 8 is Released… Or Not.Read more
At the Boston Drupal meetup that was at Acquia this month, several presentations were focused on "what's new in Drupal 8" from the view of several people who now work at Acquia. I loved it. There were other presentations, as well (including one of my own!), and I really enjoyed seeing the Boston Drupal group again after many months.
During the questions and answers part of the meetup, I asked Dries if he was considering naming a security maintainer for Drupal 6 when Drupal 8 is released. (In case you didn't know, support for Drupal 6 will be discontinued by the Drupal core and security teams. See the handbook page on backwards compatibility at https://drupal.org/node/65922 for more, including Dries' original statement on the subject in 2006.)Read more
Artist Arena is a leading Artist to Fan Services Company. Artist Arena utilizes advances in technology to create new income and promotional opportunities for today's biggest recording artists. Artist Arena also specializes in the needs of emerging and re-emerging artists.
High Level Job Description:
Develop, configure and maintenance of artist and fan-club websites.
Detailed Job Description/ Responsibilities:
• Develop custom modules and themes for Drupal 6 and 7
• Front-end and back-end web development with heavy focus on Drupal 6 and 7
Yesterday I was visiting a company with performance issues. I bumped into some corporate trouble.
As I only recently joined the company, decisions were made before my time. We are making a drupal 6 site. There are many reasons for this.
It was planned like that a long time ago We need modules that aren’t/weren’t ported yet The client agreed to that.
There is no way of moving to drupal 7 (yet).
According to the drupal requirements page http://drupal.org/requirements#php
Note that some contributed modules may not be compatible with PHP 5.3, …
Last updated by C_Logemann on Thu, 2011-06-16 09:13
Typo3 with LTS: http://typo3.org/teams/core/resources/maintenance-policy/
Security advisories (and patches) for older versions of Drupal by OpenFlows
How do you plan to backport security fixes?
Will you just wait for the release of Drupal 6 and backport them?
Do you plan to offer a system and some method to promote people reporting vulnerabilities in Drupal 5 even if it is EOL?