Last week Dries Buytaert published our plan for media management in Drupal 8 which details at least the immediate plans. The inherent limitation of file based attachment/image management in core is it does not mix well with remote media (Facebook embeds, videos, Digital Asset Management, etc.) and there is no library of media to browse to reuse existing media on the site. Therefore our short term goal is to add a base to support a wide varierty of media as well as a media library and support for embedding such media in posts in general.
To support this plan, we host online meetings every Wednesday at 2pm GMT in #drupal-media on IRC, but without focused time on implementing these, we are unlikely to succeed before the feature deadline of Drupal 8.3 at the end of January 2017. Therefore we are planning the following sprints for this year.
Dec 12-16 sprint in Berlin at Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media (initiators of the Thunder distribution) is hosting us at Potsdamer Straße 7, 10785 Berlin for a sprint between December 12-16. Confirmed attendees include (in alphabetical order) Adam Globus-Hoenich (phenaproxima), Christian Fritsch (chr.fritsch), Dietmar Gigler (dietmarg), Gábor Hojtsy, Janez Urevc (slashrsm), Marcos Cano Miranda (marcoscano), Mladen Todorovic (mtodor) and Samuel Mortenson (samuel.mortenson). Additionally Daniel Wehner (dawehner) and Florian Weber (webflo) plan to attend part of the sprint.
We'll work on bringing media features to core (not on contributed modules). If you'd like to get involved, participation in person or remotely would be amazing. This single sprint will not be enough to complete our goals. We are looking to figure out what is still possible in January and need funding to make things happen. If you can sponsor future sprints, reach out to Janez Urevc. This current sprint is funded by Hubert Burda Media, MD Systems, Acquia and Reinblau.Huge thanks to them!
Nov 25 sprint at DrupalIronCamp
DrupalIronCamp is Prague is also hosting four days of sprints. Janez Urevc (slashrsm) plans to sprint on the details of the media plan on Friday, November 25th. There may be other media related activities at the sprints, connect with the sprinters.
Nov 30 - Dec 2 sprint at DrupalCamp Munich
Hubert Burda Media also hosts the sprints before DrupalCamp Munich (sprints between November 30 - December 2, DrupalCamp on December 3-4). Several developers from Hubert Burda Media will sprint on both the core media goals and contributed modules. Look for Christian Fritsch (chr.fritsch) and Mladen Todorovic (mtodor).