- Toyna Chin, San Francisco, CA
On January 3, 2014, Drupal 7.25 was released. This is a maintenance release including bug fixes and small feature improvements only. Drupal 8 is under development and significant new features are only being added to the new Drupal 8 release.
This release was followed quickly by Drupal 7.26 on January 15, 2014. This release fixes security vulnerabilities. Website owners are urged to upgrade immediately. However, some Drupal sites reported a major site slowdown after upgrading to Drupal 7.26 so we have postponed this upgrade.
and the Views module is now included in core. Views provides lists of your content to the user. For example, this blog page is a View.
Other new items in Drupal 8 are a built-in WYSIWYG editor. You can also edit in place without being sent to the Edit form.
I’m excited about participating in the Global Drupal Sprint Day tomorrow, Jan. 25, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. I’ll be blogging about my experience here. In preparation for tomorrow's sprint, I’m following Sprint leader, Joel Pittet’s instructions found here: http://pittet.ca/drupal/sprint/2014-01-24
For Drupal developers and Drupal users:
RSVP for Drupal 8 Sprint Weekend here: https://groups.drupal.org/node/394518
Friday evening, January 24th and all day Saturday Jan 25th is the Drupal Sprint Weekend, with local sprints being held around the world! Vancouver is no exception. The Jibe will be holding an all-day sprint at their offices on Friday Jan 24th @ 5pm and Saturday Jan 25th @9am-5pmish. The address is:
#202 - 311 Water St. Vancouver, BC (Canada)
This sprint will not have any specific focus, other than people should come to make public contributions to Drupal. Some examples of this could be
While I was searching the Internet for a good video to show tonight, I did some research on the new features in Drupal 8. The following article outlines what I found. Credits: http://www.mediacurrent.com/blog/whats-new-drupal-8
Drupal 8 has been in development since March 2011 and is now in Feature Freeze. This means that no new features will be added to Drupal 8. Drupal 8 is planned to be released in Sept. 2013. Here is a brief description of the new changes in Drupal 8:
- Drupal 7 uses PHPTemplate to produce themes
- Drupal 8 will be using the Twig framework theming engine
- Twig will simplify theming by using better code. See Jen Lampton’s talk at DrupalCon Sydney –
- Twig allows templates to be compiled down to PHP code which is stored in RAM for superior performance as it reduces disk access