With the community enjoying a bit of peace and quiet after the excellent DrupalCon Dublin we had a slightly relaxed month on the contrib side of life.
- Derek Reese built some admin-related modules for a Drupal 8 site which will be contributed to d.o shortly.
- Joe Stewart put together a fix for the Views Data Export module related to exports that don't use the Batch API system.
- Michelle Cox uploaded a small patch for the Name module to fix a bug in one of its error messages.
- I put together a patch for Image Optimize Effect to allow the command paths to be changed, added some patches to improve the Varnish module's integration with the Expire module (add hook_varnish_front_domains_alter(), support Expire's URL option), worked on fixing some confusion in the Expire module with how a hook is used, and improved how the Akamai module supports multiple hostnames.
Some notable achievements this month.
- Jason Want got back to working on the Pardot module's port to Drupal 8.
- After attending DrupalCon Dublin, Michael Wojcik joined the drupal.org documentation team to help with their efforts to convert the site's documentation over to the new system that was added a few months ago.
- Michelle Williamson submitted a patch for Accessible Forms to correct the value of the "required" attribute and it was added to the next release.
- I released Metatag 8.x-1.0-beta11 which fixed a number of bugs, including a long-standing bug with default values not loading properly on entity edit forms, and added some more meta tags. I also worked on a patch for Drush on Drupal 8 to make it automatically load the settings overrides by default, and helped triage the CTools, Panels and Date issue queues including writing some tests for all three (yay tests!).
Being purveyors of perceptive prose, we managed to get a few contrib-related blog posts out this month:
- Derek provided lots of nitty gritty on Drupal 8's entity system.
- Carie Fisher presented five ways to improve a site's accessibility, without drawing attention to it, during the design phase.
- Jay Calicott provided an update to his "Top Drupal Modules" list for Drupal 8.
There aren't usually too many events right after DrupalCon, because both attendees and sponsors (and their event budgets) are usually a bit worn out, but sometimes events aren't able to find a better date at the location they want to use so end up...
- NEDCamp 2016 was a grand success, despite being the weekend after DrupalCon. Matt Goodwin gave a presentation on accessibility, while I presented a comparison between Paragraphs, Entity Embed and Panelizer. Anthony Fournier also attended the event, which had a strong emphasis on accessibility and featured an amazing keynote by noted expert Brian Charlson.
Until next time
That's all for now, hope you have all had an excellent Fall/Autumn full of walks in leaf-covered parks and have gotten to eat some of the wonderful foods that appear at this time of year. Mmm, pumpkin pie. Until next month, take care and contrib on!