Global Sprint Weekend 2016

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2016-01-30 10:00 - 2016-01-31 16:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Drupal Sprint in Bellingham, WA, USA is part of Drupal Global Sprint Weekend 2016.

We will be holding sprints on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm at the Western Downtown Center within the Herald Building (1155 North State St.).

Drupal 8 will be the focus of both days as we help the community move towards further improvements in Drupal 8.

If you haven't yet used Drupal 8 this is a great opportunity to be exposed to the new system. If you have never been to a sprint, this blog post has a great overview of what to expect.

Last year we had 10-15 people throughout the day. We hope to see you there.

Steps to sprint!

  1. Create a account
  2. Install the Dreditor browser plugin
  3. Download Acquia Dev Desktop
  4. Clone the most recent 8.x code
  5. Chose a task

Finding and applying patches

Once an interesting patch has been found, the process to apply the patch in order to test it is as follows:

Ensure your copy of Drupal is updated to the most recent version. This can be done at any time by executing the following command inside the Drupal root directory:
git pull
Download a copy of the most recent version of the patch (often patches are revised further down the issue page) by issuing the command:

OR, if you're on a system with curl rather than wget:
curl -O
Apply the patch by issuing the following:
git apply [patchname].patch

Finally, test the patch out rigorously and submit feedback to the issue tracker, in order to help identify problems and improve the functionality of Drupal.

Test Patches -


Sprint Mentoring

theMusician's picture

I'll be mentoring new contributors to Drupal on both days. Excited!

The joy of too many places to be!

apratt's picture

I have signed up for Vancouver already but I enjoy working with you folks so I'll probably join you for Sunday.

The trick will be to pick isssues that can work easily in both places. With I imagine there will be a strong Twig focus up here.

Angus Pratt
Poet, Consultant, Web Designer
Check out my latest completed project - 64 Fun Solutions

Twig, UI, Accessibility

theMusician's picture

It will be fun to see you Angus if you can make it on Sunday. I am sure the Vancouver session will be great. We have been exploring Twig at our meetups, but anything surrounding the User Interface or Accessibility I think we have some strength in as well.


jrdixey's picture

Awesome, I'm up for working on accessibility. See you then!

Great to hear! See you on

theMusician's picture

Great to hear! See you on Saturday.

Trebor's picture

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Trebor's picture

During the 2016 Sprint, we had reason to not only offer some patches, but also to explore comparing 2 patches via interdiff. On the Mac, interdiff can be installed using Macports (e.g. sudo port install patchutils) or Homebrew by installing patchutils which is a collection of patch utilities. I've created a table below that lists the utilities it installs and a link to a man page for further details.

Command man page
interdiff interdiff(1) - Linux man page
combinediff combinediff(1) - Linux man page
filterdiff filterdiff(1) - Linux man page
fixcvsdiff fixcvsdiff(1) - Linux man page
lsdiff lsdiff(1) - Linux man page
splitdiff splitdiff(1) - Linux man page
rediff rediff(1) - Linux man page
grepdiff grepdiff(1) - Linux man page
recountdiff recountdiff(1) - Linux man page
unwrapdiff unwrapdiff(1) - Linux man page
dehtmldiff dehtmldiff(1) - Linux man page
flipdiff flipdiff(1) - Linux man page
espdiff espdiff(1) - Linux man page