Issue 279 - March, 2nd 2017
8.3.0 Release Candidate Phase Begins Week of February 27; No Drupal 8.2.x or 7.x Patch Release Planned
"The release candidate phase for the 8.3.0 minor release begins the week of February 27. Starting that week, the 8.3.x branch will be subject to release candidate restrictions, with only critical fixes and certain other limited changes allowed"
Announcing 161 Sessions of Diverse Speakers, New Perspectives, and Top-Notch Topics for DrupalCon Programming
The sessions for DrupalCon Baltimore have been announced.
"Did you know you have a say in who is on the Drupal Association Board? Each year, the Drupal community votes in a member who serves two years on the board. It’s your chance to decide which community voice you want to represent you in discussions that set the strategic direction for the Drupal Association."
"From Drupal 8.3.0 onwards, in order to make the deprecation process as simple as possible for developers and users, we have created a new deprecation policy that details what can be deprecated and how."
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"After much debate, the Lightning team has decided to embrace the concept of “inheriting” profiles. AKA sub-profiles."
Really enjoyed Chris Hall's thoughts on his time away from Drupal. "The bubble I am referring to is thinking about everything in the context of Drupal, even the proudly invented elsewhere bits in Drupal 8. This kind of thinking can perhaps have the same bad effects as the echo chambers on social networks where everyone you are connected to has essentially the same or similar references and experiences."
A very interesting approach to porting modules to Drupal 8.
"The Drupal Association Engineering Team delivers value to all who are using, building, and developing Drupal. The team is tasked with keeping Drupal.org and all of the 20 subsites and services up and running."
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Useful tutorial from Web Omelette for your date based query needs.
If you, like many find the Drupal.org patch workflow cumbersome you should check out this new project.
Jeffrey McGuire interviews David Snopek about the successful Panopoly distribution.
"A new structure and new possibilities for Config Split."
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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Onna/Okinawa/JP