Contrib Committee Status Review for November, 2015
A slightly quiet month due to various holidays and our company retreat, but we still made good progress.
Client sponsored work
During the month we made some good progress on items on behalf of our amazing clients:
- The Metatag module’s Drupal 8 port saw a few bug fixes from Michelle Cox.
- Nathan James wrote a new module called Language Groups that provides a method of grouping multiple locales into one, designed for use as a Panels access plugin aka selection rule.
- Nathan also made some improvements to the Panels Theme Override module and Localized Page Manager Paths module.
- I continued to work on Metatag’s internationalization support, along with a few other fixes, hopefully the next release will be finished by year’s end.
As mentioned earlier it was a slightly slow month for our self-directed contributions, though we’re still pleased with our progress:
- Dan Polant continued improving the Commerce Coupon module.
- David Younker continued improving the Instagram Social Feed module.
- Michelle continued her battle against the hordes of spam residing on drupal.org and its subsites.
- I fixed some bugs in the Twitter module’s D6 release.
Preparing for Drupal 8
With Drupal 8’s launch on November 19th many of us clamored to get initial ports of our modules out the door.
- Alex McCabe continued work on his port of the Third Party Wrappers module.
- David continued work on his port of Instagram Social Feed.
- Mark Casias continued work his port of the jPlayer module.
- Metatag's first release for D8, v8.x-1.0-beta1, was released on the 19th, with beta2 a few days later to fix some bugs in beta1. Work continues on this towards making it a stable platform for Drupal 8’s SEO.
That’s all for now, folks!
With Drupal 8 now out the door I’m hoping our porting efforts will continue to gain traction and we’ll see further progress there, though being the end of the year many of us will be rounding off the last few weeks with some much-deserved down-time with our families.
Have a safe and happy holidays, and we’ll see you in the issue queues!