With many members of staff on vacation for part of the month, and with some projects under crunch to finish off, August was a little light for contributions. That said, I think we made some good progress for the work we did do.
Client sponsored work
Some limited but good work was sponsored this month by some of our clients:
- Mark Casias continued his work contributing to the Rules port to D8.
- Matt Goodwin debugged a problem with the Location module and uploaded a patch to fix it.
- Michelle Cox found yet another PHP 5.4+ bug in a module, this time in the GMap module, and uploaded a patch.
- Michelle also debugged a problem in OG Forum (the D7 temporary fork) and built a patch for it.
- Derek DeRaps, James Rutherford and Matt all collaborated on an extension to the CTools/Panels modules to allow different URLs for Panels variants using aliases based upon the requested locale, and it’ll output a hreflang meta tag for each one; expect a sandbox to be uploaded soon.
We had a low total this month for our Mediacurrent-sponsored contrib time, a total of just over thirty hours. A few notable items from this were:
- David Younker continued work on his Require Login port to D8.
- Paul McKibben got back into work on some core issues for Drupal 8.
There were also a couple of good module releases this month:
- Twitter v6.x-5.2, v7.x-5.9 and v7.x-6.0 - after many months of work I finally got stable releases out for these modules.
- Panels Content Cache v7.x-1.3 resolves a few bugs from the previous release and adds support for Domain Access.
- Set Front Page v7.x-1.0 was released after some patch contributions from the community.
- Imagecache Token v7.x-1.0-rc1 was released, the first for this useful module.
Asheville, North Carolina, held its fifth DrupalCamp and Mediacurrent’s gang were out in full force. Matt Davis and Stuart Broz helped organize it, and Stuart got things started with training on Friday. Then on Saturday several folks gave presentations - Mark gave one about patching your site the right way, Derek DeRaps gave one about Drupal 8 & Symfony, Matt Davis introduced the Asheville group to the Weather.com presentation framework, and Zach Hawkins gave one about advanced CSS techniques using SMACSS and BEM.
Roll on September!
As we step into fall we’ll be hoping to pick up a little momentum around our contributions again – look for more bug fixing, more releases, and possibly inertia picking up again on our D8 module ports. Lastly, if you happen to be at NERDSummit on September 12 you'll find me giving a presentation about open source.
See you in the 'queues!