Issue 260 - October, 6th 2016
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A nice summary of the Driesnote at DrupalCon Dublin.
Gábor Hojtsy on Drupal 8's release cycle. In this post he includes his talk from DrupalCon Dublin. "Now that we released Drupal 8.1.0 and almost 8.2.0 as well, how did we do? Also what else is possible and what is blocking us to make those moves? What do all the changes mean for how might Drupal 9 unfold?"
Dries Buytaert reflects on Drupal from it's inception to today.
Blake Hall of Drupalize.Me shares what new and fresh in Drupal 8.2.
Dries Buytaert explains the goals of Drupal's new versioning and release cycle.
The problem Benjamin Melançon is talking about here is real and is not a new one. I don't have an answer but many have made suggestions that should be tried. If you care about encouraging new contributors to Drupal you should read this post.
The Workbench module suite is a key component to most Drupal 7 websites, and is in 8.2 core as Content Moderation. Providing revision management, personal editorial workspaces, and editorial access groups, the module suite provides a unified solution to common problems. Learn about the state of the modules in Drupal 8, the development roadmap, and how your projects can leverage Workbench now.
Albert Albala hits on an important issue in the Drupal community. When you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Albert explains why Drupal 8 was not the right or best choice for blog.dcycle.com. Gasp! How can this be?
A fair and interesting question from Steve Burge.
Malcolm Young responds to Steve Burge's question about the limited number of themes for Drupal 8.
Jeff Geerling describes why he didn't use the core migration in Drupal 8. "The module is still in 'experimental' status, and for good reason—for now, unless you have a very simple blog or brochure-style Drupal 6 or 7 site, it's a good idea to spin up a local Drupal 8 site (might I suggest Drupal VM?) and test your migration to see how things go before you commit fully to the Drupal 8 upgrade process."
Acquia's Preston So explains how you can set up Drupal 8.2 as a Drupal content store for Waterwheel.js.
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A solid review by Michael Anello. If you are looking at buying this book to help you learn Drupal 8 I would read this review.
A very useful update to a project I use very day.
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