Issue 182 - March, 26th 2015
"The Drupal Association is saddened to announce that Aaron Winborn passed earlier today. We have attached Aaron's obituary to this community spotlight. He will be deeply missed."
"In honor of long-time Drupal contributor Aaron Winborn (see his recent Community Spotlight), whose battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is coming to an end later today, the Community Working Group, with the support of the Drupal Association, would like to announce the establishment of the Aaron Winborn Award."
"This is an all-out, everyone-in effort to raise $250,000 to kill the last criticals in our way."
Check out this proposed change to the project application review process on Drupal.org.
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Michelle Williamson does a great job comparing the many methods of adding captions to images in a WYSIWYG enabled field.
A very handy guide from Bryan Braun.
I nice overview of the event MidCamp 2015. I heard a lot of positive things about this event.
Joe Fender shares how Lullabot used Ctools to pass data to AngularJS panes for the new MSNBC online TV site.
"Migrate team lead benjy has just posted a plan to finalize the migration system, a "meta" issue which outlines what work's already been completed, what's left to be done, what's blocking what, and how to get involved."
Propsed Policy: Re-Activate the Head2Head Project and Use It for D8 Beta-to-Beta Upgrades in the Short-Term
I don't know that this is the the best title for Victor Kane's run down about Drupal 8's approach to configuration management but it is worth reading. Personally, I have long been aware of the approach Drupal 8 was taking and approve of it. The most common use of the Features module I see is for deploying changes to multiple instances of a site. I and many others have asked about the other approach and the answer has always been "that will be a contrib thing". This doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
Daniel Sipos shows us how to manage access for entities that are not nodes.
Steven Jones of ComputerMinds shares a handy guide to queuing tasks in Drupal.
A new free video series from Modules Unraveled.
William Hetherington introduces us to the Vagrant Drupal Development (VDD) project.
A nice review from Michael Anello. I also recently finished reading this book and it's great.
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