Update: Drupal 7.17 is now available.
Drupal 7.16, a maintenance release which contains fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.16 release notes for further information.
Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in this release. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement.Read more
The Marketplace section on Drupal.org has been revamped through major changes. Most of it happened a couple of weeks ago, but some are as recent as this week. This post will give you quick overview of what has changed and what you need to know and do right now to keep your Marketplace listing up-to-date.
If you don't want to read all the details, jump to What is going on next, that is important for your listing.
So what changed?
When the work was begun the old services pages (part of the handbook) were removed and the new marketplace was titled “Marketplace preview.” That interim title is gone, the old handbooks are gone, and the Marketplace now has 3 sections:
- Drupal Services http://drupal.org/drupal-services
- Hosting http://drupal.org/hosting
- Training http://drupal.org/training
Hosting section stayed completely the same. As for the other two - there are some updates.
Drupal Services now has 2 listings: Featured providers and All providers, with Featured section being the landing page of the Marketplace.
UPDATE: Voting closed 7 Oct 2012.
Vote now for community elected "At Large" Directors of the Drupal Association!
In 2011 the Drupal Association was restructured and a new board was appointed. Most of the board are selected by a nominating committee who aim to ensure people on the board bring a range of skills and experience to the table. However, to make sure the community is always well represented there are also two directors chosen directly by the Drupal community "At Large". These community elections are held to fill those two positions.
Voting is open until 23:59 UTC 7 Oct 2012 at https://association.drupal.org/vote2013
Who can vote?
You are eligible to vote if you have an account on drupal.org, logged in during the past 12 months, and created your account before 31 August 2012 when the election was announced.Read more
The new Case studies section on Drupal.org has been built and launched. You may not have noticed, since the look of the homepage hasn’t changed, but the case studies have a new home with a new look. This has been a multi-layered effort involving the Drupal Association web team and several community volunteers.
Now we need some great new case study content. We’re looking to feature Drupal sites that have one or more of these qualities:
- Visually appealing custom theme
- Stand out for performance optimization, interaction, customization, accessiblity or third-party integration
- Positive and inspiring examples for business owners, site builders and developers to learn from
You can help by writing a case study on your own impressive project, or volunteer your time as a reviewer of case studies.
Why write a case study?
Here's a few reasons:
- Promote a great Drupal site; show the world what Drupal can do
- Recognize your team members for their hard work
- Recognize maintainers of the contributed modules that you’ve used
Update: Drupal 7.16 is now available.
Drupal 7.15, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.15 release notes for a full listing.
Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites is strongly recommended. There are no major new features in this release. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement.Read more
Hello from Jennifer, your outgoing Drupal Documentation Team leader! As I step down as leader of the Documentation team, I wanted to make one last quarterly status update post for the Documentation Team.
People in the Drupal project are currently exploring Drupal community governance, and among the questions they'll be thinking about are the leadership and structure of the Documentation Team -- so expect an announcement sometime soon! In the meantime, I'm not going to be hosting Documentation Office Hours, but if someone else wants to schedule an Office Hours, go ahead and post an event to the Documentation groups.drupal.org page.Read more