Drupal.org Improvements

A place to discuss and collaborate on improvements to Drupal.org. Here you can find and share ideas for improvements, organize and announce IRC sprint or other Drupal.org related event, get regular updates from development team.
This group is for active users of the site, content moderators, webmasters, anyone contributing to Drupal.org in any way.

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develCuy's picture

Is Drupal the right tool for drupal.org and the project itself?

Just started a discussion about it here:

https://steemit.com/drupal/@develcuy/is-drupal-the-right-tool-for-drupal...

The promise of Drupal vs. the reality

The first thing you read when looking for 'drupal' in google is:

"Drupal is an open source platform for building amazing digital experiences. It's made by a dedicated community"

Are we making Drupal.org an amazing digital experience? You tell me...

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D34dMan's picture

What colour do you prefer for "Closed (fixed)" issues in https://www.drupal.org/project/issues/XXXX page?

Red ( default )
7% (1 vote)
Blue
0% (0 votes)
Green
64% (9 votes)
Yellow
7% (1 vote)
Grey
21% (3 votes)
Total votes: 14
JonFreed's picture

Where should Drupal.org feature requests be submitted? (and a feature request)

Where should feature requests for Drupal.org be submitted?

I want to suggest that the project module list has another filter that allows people to filter out project modules that are merely in a development or alpha or beta stage for a particular release, e.g. version 8. There are currently 1,312 modules for 8.x, but a lot of them are only dev or alpha or beta, so that number is really misleading. For my 8.x site, I just want to know what modules have at least a release candidate or production release. Thanks to the version naming conventions, the filter shouldn't be too hard to implement, right? :)

I looked for a place to submit this idea but I could not find one.

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timmillwood's picture

[PR effort] Contrib maintainers should add composer.json

Over in the webmasters queue I have started a discussion around a PR effort to get contrib module maintainers to add composer.json files to their modules.

Please join in and spread the word.

https://www.drupal.org/node/2547385

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jhodgdon's picture

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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webchick's picture

Plan for upcoming D8 Accelerate sprint on DrupalCI (Modernizing Testbot Initiative)

Next week, an international conglomeration of awesome folks will convene in Portland, Oregon for a D8 Accelerate-funded sprint on DrupalCI: Modernizing Testbot Initiative.

The main aim of DrupalCI is to rebuild Drupal's current testbot infrastructure (which is currently powered by an aging Drupal 6 site) to industry-standard components such as Jenkins, Docker, and so on, architected to be generally useful outside of Drupal.org. See Nick Schuch's Architecting DrupalCI at DrupalCon Amsterdam blog post for more details.

The goal is to end the sprint with an "MVP" product on production hardware, with integration to Drupal.org, which can be used to demonstrate a full end-to-end D8 core ‘simpletest’ test run request from Drupal.org through to results appearing on the results server.

You can read and subscribe to the sprint hit-list issue to get an idea of who's going to be working on what, and the places where you too can jump in (see the much longer version for more details).

This is a particularly important initiative to help with, since it not only unblocks Drupal 8 from shipping, it also makes available awesome new testing tools for all Drupal.org projects!

Go Team! :)

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Shyamala's picture

Modernizing TestBot Initiative meeting #10 2015 - Europe Friendly times!

Start: 
2015-03-11 09:30 - 10:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Here we are with Europe Friendly Times for the TestBot Initiative Public Meetings!

The Testbot team is conducting public meetings. Want to join & help them, need support or just talk to the team, join the meetings! Come and share what you did last week & the plan for the weeks ahead.

For those of you who can't, please note the meetings on alternate weeks at US Friendly Times.

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Shyamala's picture

Modernizing TestBot Initiative meeting #4 Jan 2015

Start: 
2015-01-28 02:30 - 03:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

The Testbot team is conducting public meetings. Want to join & help them, need support or just talk to the team, join the meetings! Come and share what you did last week & the plan for the weeks ahead.

To Know more about the testbot initiative checkout: https://www.previousnext.com.au/blog/architecting-drupalci-drupalcon-ams...

The meeting will be held as a Google+ Hangout (online video) at: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/cmFqYXJhbS5zaHlhbWFsYUBnbWFp...

Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015: 2:30AM UTC

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Shyamala's picture

Dev Tools Team Meeting Meeting 2 Nov 2014

Start: 
2014-11-18 18:00 - 19:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

The Dev Tools team is conducting public meetings. Want to join & help Dev Tools team, need support or just talk to the team, join the meetings! Come and share what you did last 2 week & the plan for the weeks ahead.

Click here to know more about the team.

The meeting will be held as a Google+ Hangout (online video) at:
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014: 6:00PM UTC
Convert to your timezone

Getting setup on Google+

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tvn's picture

Drupal.org team week notes #29

Better credit for organizations on Drupal.org

Recently we added a feature to projects on Drupal.org to help highlight the contributions made by supporting organizations. Maintainers of distributions, modules, and themes can give credit to organizations that have materially contributed to projects on Drupal.org using the new “Supporting Organizations" field.

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tvn's picture

Drupal.org team week notes #28

Upcoming deployments

This week we are planning to deploy a solution for multiple values for listings of current companies and organizations, a fix for wrong 'open issues' count on user project page, an upgrade Fasttoggle to 7.x-1.5, and a few smaller patches.

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tvn's picture

Introducing Drupal.org Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Almost half a year ago, with the help of the Drupal.org Content Working Group and lawyers, the Drupal Association started working on a Drupal.org Terms of Service (ToS) and Privacy Policy. After a number of drafts and rewrites, we are now ready to introduce both documents to Drupal.org users. Read the announcement on Drupal.org for more information.

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Shyamala's picture

Dev Tools Team Meeting - #15

Start: 
2014-08-08 15:00 - 16:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

The Dev Tools team is conducting public meetings. Want to join & help Dev Tools team, need support or just talk to the team, join the meetings! Come and share what you did last 2 week & the plan for the weeks ahead.

Click here to know more about the team.

The meeting will be held as a Google+ Hangout (online video) at:
Friday, August 8th, 2014: 3:00PM UTC
Convert to your timezone

Getting setup on Google+

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Shyamala's picture

Dev Tools Team Meeting - #15

Start: 
2014-08-08 15:00 - 16:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

The Dev Tools team is conducting public meetings. Want to join & help Dev Tools team, need support or just talk to the team, join the meetings! Come and share what you did last 2 week & the plan for the weeks ahead.

Click here to know more about the team.

The meeting will be held as a Google+ Hangout (online video) at:
Friday, August 8th, 2014: 3:00PM UTC
Convert to your timezone

Getting setup on Google+

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Shyamala's picture

Dev Tools Team Meeting - #14

Start: 
2014-07-25 15:00 - 16:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

The Dev Tools team is conducting public meetings. Want to join & help Dev Tools team, need support or just talk to the team, join the meetings! Come and share what you did last 2 week & the plan for the weeks ahead.

Click here to know more about the team.

The meeting will be held as a Google+ Hangout (online video) at:
Friday, July 25th, 2014: 3:00PM UTC
Convert to your timezone

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danigrrl's picture

Drupal Community Involvement Study

As part of my rapidly-finishing Master’s studies, and my work on the Drupal Community Tools Team, I'm conducting research into the experiences of Drupal community members, specifically in terms of contributing. Your feedback is needed!

You can take the survey here: http://bit.ly/1omhUpG. Thank you so much!

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tvn's picture

Drupal.org team week notes #27

Upcoming deployments: CDN switch for Drupal.org

We have successfully switched all of the Drupal.org sub-sites over to our CDN (Content Delivery Network) provider. On July 2nd we will be pointing Drupal.org (www.drupal.org) at our CDN. This deployment improves our ability to serve static files (images, javascript, css, patches, etc.) and improves our network routes outside of North America.

Looking for community feedback

Community Tools Team is working on new layout for user profiles on Drupal.org. The first iteration of mockups is now open for community feedback.

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danigrrl's picture

Redesigned Drupal.org profile page: your feedback needed!

Hi everyone! We're in the process of redesigning the profile page on Drupal.org, and we need the community's feedback! You can find the issue at: https://www.drupal.org/node/2281763.

Specific feedback needed:

  1. Assuming that we're keeping the current theme, does the organization of information make sense on the page?
  2. Is there any new information we should be collecting on profiles? Since this will require refactoring several of the data elements in profiles, we have a great opportunity to allow users to show/share more about themselves.
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tvn's picture

Drupal.org team week notes #26

Upcoming deployments: improvements to comments

You may have noticed that Drupal.org user profiles now let you upload your picture. These will be shown with comments. You can see a preview on the staging site, the HTTP user/password is drupal/drupal: in the issue queue (example) and forum (example). You can log in with your Drupal.org username and password to test more.

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holly.ross.drupal's picture

Whose Job Is It? Help the Drupal Association Answer that Question

A while ago I shared that we are trying to better understand who plays what role in the Drupal Community. A small team of Association Board and staff have done some interviews with about 20 community members and now we want to get a broader understanding - what are the issues that concern you, and who should be doing the work to address them?

We're reaching out to our most active community members to ask you to complete a survey about who you think should be doing what in our community.

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