Introducing a new DrupalCon event for 2010 - Drupal It Yourself! - A Community Unconference.
We invite DrupalCon attendees to connect with participants from the larger tech community, members of other open source projects, and each other for a day of unconference-style presentations and conversations. This event will be free and open to all conference attendees PLUS non-attendees. Everyone with something to share is welcome to participate.
On April 18th, 2010, come prepared to present and participate. Following the BarCamp motto of "No speakers - only Participants" we welcome talks on:
Drupal 6.15 and 5.21, maintenance releases which fix issues reported through the bug tracking system, as well as non critical security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. Both releases fix other smaller issues as well.
Upgrading your existing Drupal 5 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 6.x release series, consult the Drupal 6.0 release announcement, more information on the 5.x releases can be found in Drupal 5.0 release announcement.
NetBeans 6.5 Release Candidate is out (with right PHP editing features : http://www.netbeans.org/kb/trails/php.html) and along with that I have released an update to the existing Drupal support in NetBeans. Please feel free to try out the enhanced wizard for assisting Drupal module development.
Our first Drupal 7 alpha version was released just over a month ago. Today, we're proud to announce the release of the second alpha version of Drupal 7.x for your further testing and feedback. The first alpha announcement provided a comprehensive list of improvements made since Drupal 6.x, so in this announcement we'll concentrate on how you can help ensure that Drupal 7 is released as soon as possible and is as rock solid as the previous Drupal releases that you've grown to love!
The most notable change for developers is moving $form['#field'] to $form_state. This makes field forms more resilient to form_alters and debugging became a lot less tedious. Comment body became a field and new fields can be added to comments through the field UI module. And congratulations to the docs team and associated helpers for their outstanding work in enhancing and correcting lots of API documentation this release.
Two months ago, a case study about the migration of France 24 from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6 was posted on drupal.org frontpage, and it was announced some really interesting modules were going to be open sourced.
I'm happy to say it is (almost?) finished, and here is the list of modules:
Drupal 6 Performance Tips, by Trevor James and TJ Holowaychuk, is a newly-published title from Packt Publishing aimed at Drupal beginners, developers, designers, and webmasters who utilize the Drupal content management system to create robust websites. It provides crucial performance-related information for Drupal users of all experience levels, including module contributors, webmasters who simply configure and maintain Drupal websites, and even themers.
The book contains basic and advanced topics on Drupal performance that will appeal both to the Drupal novice and the advanced user or developer. With this book you will learn how to maximize and optimize your Drupal 6 framework using best practice performance solutions and tools. The book covers how to vastly improve performance through upgrades, caching, configuring and optimization using core and contributed modules.
As a reader of drupal.org, you can receive a 15% discount (see below) and benefit the Drupal Association!
I'm the Director for New Media Programming at the CT Film Festival in Danbury, CT and I wanted to see if any Drupal demonstrators would like to teach a workshop at his/her discretion. We have a speaker doing a Social Media 2.0 Workshop as well as a CMS overview with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.
Just a few years ago Drupal.org was maintained by a small team of insiders. Now, we are making major changes to the site using the community's many developers and themers.
This update provides the Drupal community our implementation redesign progress, where we've run into challenges, and provide information about our future plans.
The following update provides insight into:
- Our progress so far
- The present focus of the implementation and management team
- Where help is needed from the community