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Issue 32 April 26, 2012

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Headlines Upgrade Sprint Kicks Off

Good to see progress on the D7 upgrade front.

Aegir 1.8 Released

Another bugfix release with many Nginx support improvements.

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Drupal Will Become More MongoDB Friendly

Károly Négyesi (chx) announced this week that 10gen, the company developing MongoDB is going to begin paying him to make sure Drupal works smoothly with MongoDB.


Drupal Business Summit Vancouver

June, 1st 2012 in Vancouver, Canada.

Drupal Camp Vancouver

June 2nd in Vancouver, Canada.

Drupalcon Munich

Improved Selection Process for DrupalCon Munich

Looks like DC Munich will not have voting on sessions. However, they are encouraging comments on the session proposals. The track chairs will be making the call and using the communities comments to assist their decisions.

Submit a Session for Munich Until May 11!

If you want to speak at DrupalCon Munich you'd better get your session in soon.

Drupal 8

Drupal Mobile Navigation Prototype

Check out the the progress of the Drupal Mobile HTML Prototype project headed up by Lewis Nyman.

Drupal 8 Theme System Sprint: Day 1

Drupal 8 Web Services Funding Proposal

There is a discussion about funding the WSCCI initiative to allow Larry Garfield to focus on this very important initiative. What is the WSCCI initiative? It's a major project to take Drupal 8 beyond it's current page oriented architecture. It's a huge undertaking and one that would make Drupal much more flexible and versatile.

Rethinking Drupal’s Theme/Render Layer


Dries Buytaert On How He'’s Monetising Drupal

This is a nice profile writeup about Dries and look at the Business side of Drupal for the project's leader. No big revelations but it's an informative read.

OS X 10.7 Lion Development: Nginx, PHP, MariaDB with Homebrew

Running Drush Rsync on Windows (Solved!)


Twig for Drupal

ReneB's sandbox project is worth a look see.

Frontend United We Came to Rock!

Mortendk gives a complete run down on Frontend Unitied which sounds like it was an amazing event. In case you missed what Frontend United is all about, it's the successor to Design for Drupal. Basically an event centered around design, theming, and the Drupal frontend world.

LESS is More

With all of the recent coverage of Sass we shouldn't forget its Javascript cousin LESS.

Twig for Drupal @ Frontendunited Amsterdam 2012

Rene Bakx slides from Frontend United covering Twig for Drupal 7. Twig is a PHP templating engine created by Fabien Potencier, the creator of the Symfony framework that can be used in place of phpTemplate.


Module Development with NodeJS Integration

Views Templates in a Features Module

John Ennew of Deeson Group shares a quick tip for including your own views templates with your Features modules. I really could have used this post around this time last year. Thanks John.

Making the Flag Module's Confirmation Form Use AJAX


DrupalCon Denver: Commerce extravaganza - Part 2 - Commerce Contrib

Michael Nielson of gives us a run down of Drupal Commerce modules that just might come in handy on your next project.

Introducing the Node Pane Module

Node Pane offers an improved way to put content into your panels. Florian Lorétan has created a nice screencast show the traditional way to add content with Panels and how it works with Node Pane Module.

Style Guide


Modules Unraveled: 017

Gabor Hojtsy and the Multilingual Initiative for Drupal 8.

Lullabot: Drupal Voices 222

Greg Dunlap and the Configuration Management Initiative.


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