Issue 237 - April, 28th 2016
"Drupal 8.1.0 comes with numerous improvements, including CKEditor WYSIWYG enhancements, added APIs, an improved help page, and two new experimental modules. (Experimental modules are provided with Drupal core for testing purposes, but are not yet fully supported.)"
"The Drupal core product needs to become more engaging and useful right out of the box. Usability testing has shown why. We want to look at how we can change our process to be more efficient and effective."
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