Issue 281 - March, 16th 2017
Great news for Drupal in my humble opinion! Last week Dries Buytaert dropped a little blog post that announced a major shift in how the Drupal project is going to handle backwards compatibility starting in 8.4. I won't summarize it here but everyone should read this post.
Last week a major change was made to project application process on Drupal.org. Now any registered drupal.org user can create a full Drupal project. This includes modules, themes, and profiles. This decision was discussed for years and the hope is that this change will lower the barrier for new contributors.
The deprecated Drupal Packagist was shut down on Friday, March 10th. If you didn't know Drupal Pakagist was a Composer repository for Drupal that has been replaced by an official Composer repo on Drupal.org
Checkout what is being discussed as proposed product goals for Drupal core 8.4 and 8.5. There are some interesting things in this slide deck.
The latest of what is happening on Drupal.org.
Drupal 8.2.7, a maintenance release which contains fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download.
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A nice summary of the changes to the project review process on Drupal.org.
Easily run the PAReview script in Drupal VM. PAReview.sh is a script that runs any Drupal project through a set of tests checking for many things.
David Snopek at myDropWizard describes the most common site building mistakes they encountered while doing 64 site audits in 2016 ... and how you can avoid making them too!
A wonderful article by my Mediacurrent colleague Clair Smith.
Chapter Three's Managing Partner John Faber makes the case for Drupal companies contributing to Drupal.
A very useful tool for running shell commands in your host shell on a Vagrant box's shell. This works on all Vagrant machines, it's not limited to Drupal VM.
A useful tutorial by Mediacurrent's Edward Chan.
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