Contrib Committee Review for May, 2017
With DrupalCon over, many of us were heavily focused on client work for the month. Thankfully, we have many great clients that are eager to help push the Drupal project forward.
- Dan Polant, Matt Davis and I worked on various patches and testing for the JSON API and JSON API Extras modules.
- Jason Want put together some patches to OpenID Connect to allow certain visitors to be redirected.
- Mark Casias identified a problem with the Module Upgrader module in its JSON handling.
- Melissa Bent put together a fix for Pathauto where it was preventing core path functionality, and then two patches for Mandrill - one to check that the Database Logging module is enabled before using it and another to add support for CC, BCC recipients.
- Stephen Lucero released 8.x-1.0-alpha1 of his YAML Content module and also started work on a refactor/rewrite in 8.x-2.x.
- I helped finish off the Views integration for Metatag’s Drupal 8 port after many great contributions by people over the past year, and, while working on tests for it, realized that AssertLegacyTrait::verbose() doesn’t actually do anything in BrowserTestBase on 8.3.x; I also improved a previous patch for Better Formats to fix data that may have been corrupted when using the Media WYSIWYG module.
- Mark Casias has been volunteering with the Grey Muzzle site, continuing to help this worthy cause.
- Mark Shropshire and collaborators released alpha 1 of Guardr for Drupal 8.
- I got the ball rolling on supporting the Drupal 7 version of Webform in the YAMLForm Migrate module, and proposed that EntityReference use UUIDs to reference entities instead of their primary keys so that they would become deployable.
DrupalCon was a major theme of our May blogging, we all had a great time and wanted to share some of our insights with you.
- Matt provided some insights into the Contributors’ Day he attended at ngconf.
- Megan Hofmeyer put together some highlights from DrupalCon Baltimore.
- Edward Chan showed some advanced debugging techniques based on notes he took from a DrupalCon session he attended.
- Mark Casias was joined by Carie Fisher and Chris Doherty for his Friday 5 series to discuss design processes, and then later Jeff Diecks shared some thoughts on how to become a great developer.
- Mark Shropshire made a case for his security-focused Guardr distribution.
- Jen Slemp explained why DrupalCon is not just for developers.
- Donna Bungard shared the importance of identifying marketing goals and suggestions on how to make accessibility a transparent part of the design process.
- Dan Polant wrote up some details of the DrupalCon presentation he and Jay Callicott gave on translating Paragraphs.
- April Sides put together some notes of the BOF she and Mark Shropshire held at DrupalCon about becoming a lead developer and provided some insights into a Western North Carolina tech event she attended.
Until next month
Hope you all have an excellent summer, or winter if you’re reading this from the Southern Hemisphere.