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Drupal 8.0.4, 7.43, and 6.38 released, and Drupal 6 reaches its end of life (EOL)

Update: Newer versions of Drupal 7 and 8 are now available. We will no longer post front page announcements for every release, but you can always follow the Drupal project page to find the latest release.

Drupal 8.0.4, Drupal 7.43, and Drupal 6.38, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download.

Drupal Core - Critical - Multiple Vulnerabilities - SA-CORE-2016-001

What’s new on Drupal.org? - January 2016

Look at our Roadmap highlighting how this work falls into our priorities set by the Drupal Association staff with the direction from the Board and collaboration with the community.

Drupal 8.0.3 and 7.42 released

Update: Drupal 8.0.4 and Drupal 7.43 are now available.

Drupal 8.0.3 and Drupal 7.42, maintenance releases with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes), are now available for download.

Introducing a new Community Initiatives Process

Predictions for 2016

Without a doubt, 2015 was one of the Drupal community's best years. We continued to grow and change from being on an island to more of a peninsula. We also released the best Drupal version ever.

If you look back at our predictions for 2015, the Drupal 8 release was one of the most predicted events for the year. Now the question is: what we will be doing in 2016?

Drupal: 15 years old and still gaining momentum

Republished from buytaert.net

On December 29, 2000, I made a code commit that would change my life; it is in this commit that I called my project "Drupal" and added the GPL license to it.

A guide to issue credits and the Drupal.org marketplace

There’s been a lot of positive feedback and a few questions about the recent changes to the marketplace. I want to take a minute and talk about how the marketplace made it to where it is now and mention some plans for the future of the marketplace on Drupal.org.

TL;DR

This is a long post. You may not want to read the whole thing, so here is a condensed version.

Drupal 8.0.2 released

Update: Drupal 8.0.3 is now available.

Drupal 8.0.2, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes), is now available for download. See the Drupal 8.0.2 release notes for a full list of included fixes.

Upgrading your existing Drupal 8 sites is recommended. There are no major nor non-backwards-compatible features in this release. For more information about the Drupal 8.x release series, consult the Drupal 8 overview.

2015 Year in Review for Drupal.org

If your 2015 was anything like mine, it passed by extremely quickly. It was marked by periods of frustration (spammers still love Drupal.org) and elation (Drupal 8 launched, woot!).

Drupal 8.0.0 released

Update: Drupal 8.0.2 is now available.

Today we released Drupal 8.0.0, the first fully supported release of Drupal 8! This is the biggest update ever to Drupal, our open source content management platform. Here are just a few of the hundreds of improvements in Drupal 8:

  • In-context, what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editing and previews
  • Comprehensive content modeling out of the box with entities, fields, and views
  • Customization of content pages and even forms and administrative pages via the administrative interface
  • Full translatability and localization out of the box
  • Reliable configuration management for safe and straightforward deployment of changes between environments
  • Mobile-first, responsive, HTML5 output
  • REST-first native web services
  • Enhanced accessibility and WAI-ARIA compliance
  • Modern PHP standards and practices, with integration of popular libraries such as Composer, Symfony2, Guzzle, and Twig
  • Significantly improved front-end performance out of the box
  • Enhanced caching and best-of-class integration with CDNs and reverse proxies
  • Full compatibility with PHP7, and the PostgreSQL and SQLite databases
  • ...And much more!

Screenshot of the Drupal 8 Quick Edit feature
Drupal 8 in action

Drupal 6 end-of-life announcement

As announced in the Drupal 6 extended support policy, 3 months after Drupal 8 comes out, Drupal 6 will be end-of-life (EOL).

On February 24th 2016, Drupal 6 will reach end of life and no longer be supported.

Drupal 8.0.0 will be released on November 19, 2015

Based on our experience with our successful release candidates, we are confident to announce that Drupal 8.0.0 will be released on November 19, 2015! Until then, we will continue publishing Drupal 8 release candidates with the latest fixes. See the first release candidate announcement for more details on the release candidate phase, or download the latest release candidate (RC4) for a preview of the release.

Drupal 7.41 released

Update: Drupal 7.42 is now available.

Drupal 7.41, a maintenance release which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.41 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.

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