Issue 306 - September, 7th 2017
"The Drupal Association Board is responsible for the Drupal Association’s financial health and as part of their duty, they vote to approve monthly financial statements. The board met on June 28, 2017 at the open board meeting held online."
Drupal Core Announcements: 8.4.0 Release Candidate Phase Begins Week of September 4; No Drupal 8.3.x or 7.x Patch Release Planned
"The release candidate phase for the 8.4.0 minor release begins the week of September 4. Starting that week, the 8.4.x branch will be subject to patch release restrictions. Closer to the 8.4.0 release on October 4, we will limit the changes to critical bugfixes and other high-priority changes."
"After consultation with the various initiative teams + core committers, we have created a DRAFT of proposed product goals for Drupal 8.5 (feature freeze: January 29, 2018) and Drupal 8.6+ (date TBD; ~late summer 2018)."
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"The Drupal Commerce 2.x development process has been one big adventure! Over the last 2.5 years we've accumulated 2,000 code commits in multiple repositories from over 70 contributors at dozens of agencies. With last week's release of a stable Commerce 2.0-rc2, we've started preparing to celebrate the full release with parties around the world."
"Lagoon is a system of microservices (independently deployable modular services), which takes code built by developers, creates Docker Images, pushes these images into OpenShift/Kubernetes, and monitors deployments. It’s everything you’ve come to expect from Docker, in a Drupal-friendly environment."
"Chatbot API provides a common layer to serve Drupal content to any such service, so you only have to write your code for each Intent once. The handling of requests and responses is left to the specific module which implements your bot (e.g. Apa.AI) or voice assistant protocol (e.g. Alexa skill)."
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