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An update on projects created for Drupal

October 7th, 2017

About six months ago we made a significant change to the way that modules, themes, and distributions are created on Drupal.org. In the past, contributors had to first create a sandbox project, and then request manual review of their project in the Project Applications issue queue. The benefit of this community-driven moderation process was that…

Drupal 8.4.0 is now available

October 4th, 2017

What’s new in Drupal 8.4.0? This new version is an important milestone of stability for Drupal 8. It adds under-the-hood improvements to enable stable releases of key contributed modules for layouts, media, and calendaring. Many other core experimental modules have also become stable in this release, including modules for displaying form errors inline and managing…

State of Drupal presentation (September 2017)

September 27th, 2017

Yesterday, I shared my State of Drupal presentation at DrupalCon Vienna. In addition to sharing my slides, I wanted to provide some more detail on how Drupal is evolving, who Drupal is for, and what I believe we should focus on. Drupal is growing and changing I started my keynote by explaining that Drupal is…

Drupal Business Survey 2017

September 25th, 2017

The Drupal Business Survey 2017 shows that Drupal has a steady position in the market, and Drupal 8 has secured its role as the most popular version for new Drupal projects. Further, Drupal is often becoming part of a larger set of solutions. The Drupal Business Survey is an annual survey that aims to give…

What’s new on Drupal.org? – August 2017

September 19th, 2017

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community. Announcement TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecated Drupal.org uses the Fastly CDN service for content delivery, and Fastly has depreciated support for TLS 1.1, 1.0, and 3DES on the cert we…

Drupal Association Board Meeting Announcement

September 11th, 2017

The Drupal Association Board of Directors will meet twice during DrupalCon Vienna. They have a board retreat the weekend before the conference and there is  an open board meeting during DrupalCon for the community to attend. Below are details about each meeting. Board Retreat During a retreat, the board and the Executive Director meet in…

Drupal 8.4.0-rc1 is available for testing

September 7th, 2017

The first release candidate for the upcoming Drupal 8.4.0 release is now available for testing. Drupal 8.4.0 is expected to be released October 4. Download Drupal-8.4.0-rc1 8.4.x includes new stable modules for storing date and time ranges, display form errors inline and manage workflows. New stable API modules for discovering layout definitions and media management…

DrupalCon Europe: Solving for “how to provide unique value”

September 6th, 2017

DrupalCon Europe plays an important role in moving Drupal forward. However, with waning attendance and increasing financial losses, it’s time to find a new path forward so it is sustainable and continues to provide unique value. This blog covers the problem of relevance. In other words: how can DrupalCon Europe provide unique value, meeting the…

DrupalCon Europe: Solving The financial problem

September 5th, 2017

DrupalCon Europe plays an important role in moving Drupal forward by uniting community members across countries for knowledge sharing, networking, and celebrating. Plus, the event is one of the largest events focused on contribution back to the project. However, with waning attendance and financial losses, it’s time to find a new path forward so it…

Kickstarting the Drupal Community Spotlight

August 31st, 2017

Let’s face it, it’s been a crappy year in many ways. Internally and externally there are pressures that have made all of us think “what’s the point?” Instead of a world where we build and move forward together there is conflict, uncertainty, and so many why moments. From the macro to the micro, communities and…

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