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Issue 17 January 12, 2012

Wow, there's a lot of good stuff to read this week so let's get to it.


Drupalcon: Session submissions for the Core Conversations track are now open

COD 2012 Update: New co-maintainer, Drupal 7 & Acquia

The Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) popped up all over the place in 2011 and it looks like it's full steam ahead for 2012.


Drupal Distribution Summit at Sandcamp 2012

January 25th in San Diego just before Sandcamp 2012

Drupal 8

Node module is no longer required

Yes. You that is what it says. Node module is no longer required in Drupal 8.

Report of eight months of work on Drupal 8's multilingual improvements

Gábor Hojtsy gives us an update on the multilingual Drupal 8 Initiative.

Drupal 8 fireside chat: A D8 PM Perspective

Articles & Tutorials

Dries Buytaert: Drupal 2011 retrospective and 2012 predictions

2011 was a big year for Drupal and in this post Dries sums it up from his perspective and gives use a few predictions for 2012.

Acquia retrospective 2011

Features and Overrides - Part Duex

Mike Potter over at Phase2 Technology introduces us to a new module to help with those pesky Feature overrides. Looks like it is a work in progress but it good to see progress on the Feature front.

Lullabot: A Quick Guide for Code Reviews

Administering Sites Deployed From Distributions

Chief Monkey at FunnyMonkey, Bill Fitzgerald discusses the trials and tribulations of Drupal Distros and possible roads forward.

Conditional fields in Drupal 7 with #states

Git drupal:// URLs for projects and sandboxes

Matt Butcher shares a simple Git config setting that makes checkout Drupal projects easier. I love this kind of stuff.

3 Drupal Modules to Show Your Content Managers You Love Them


Module Monday: Text Formatter

Attention semantic HTML nerds, or anyone who wants to get more control over multi-value fields so they suck less. Check out the Module Monday post about Text Formatter module.

Overriding any Drupal path with Page manager in a few clicks

Kristof De Jaeger has released a new module that allows you to override existing pages with Page manager. Especially handy when using Panles module.

Have a Need for Speed?

Learn more about the Boost module from this post over at Friendly Machine.

Introducing the iToggle module

Alex Weber shares how his new module grew out of the goal to learn how to build custom Views Handler.

ImageX Media: Custom Contextual Links Module

Digett's Favorite Drupal 7 Contrib Modules


Overriding Block Position with Context: Build a

Chris shows us how to override block position, and a brief overview of the Context module in Change Management and Version Control.


Mapping with Drupal

Alan Palazzolo (zzolo) and Thomas Turnbull (tom_o_t) are proud to announce the release of Mapping with Drupal, published by O’Reilly.


001 Lin Clark and Microdata - Modules Unraveled Podcast

A brand new podcast is born! With Modules Unraveled Brian Lewis plans to interview lesser known members of the Drupal community and highlight the cool things they are working on. Looking forward to what Brian produces.

DrupalEasy Podcast 71: The College Years

Otherwise known as the Dave Reid episode. In case that's a new name to you Dave Reid creates modules about as often as we release new newsletter issues. Good episode.



Livethemer promises to allow you to design Drupal themes in the browser without writing any code. It looks very simular to the Sweaver project. Worth checking out.


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