Web Design and Development
Drupal.org will be affected by maintenance Tuesday, September 16th 16:00 PDT, 23:00 UTC.
A regular module update will alter some larger tables, which will block other queries. We plan on up to 30 minutes of downtime while these updates run.
Please follow the @drupal_infra Twitter account for any issues encountered during the maintenance window.
Thanks for your patience!Front page news: Drupal News
This week, we added a feature to projects on Drupal.org to help highlight the contributions made by supporting organizations. Maintainers of distributions, modules, and themes can give credit to organizations that have materially contributed to projects on Drupal.org using the new “Supporting Organizations” field.
How do you use this field? When an organization funds the development of a project or when a company takes on maintainership of a key module in the community, the maintainers of that project can add a reference to one or more of them on the project node. Maintainers may chose to give this credit to any organization that contributes significant code or support to a project.
We noticed that many projects would manually follow this pattern in the project description, but wanted to take it a step further. Not only will this provide a link to the organization, it will also show up on the organization’s marketplace page.
This is just the first step, we are also looking for community feedback and help in providing credit to companies, organizations and customers that contribute to the development of Drupal. Implementing this step will be a key way to show how organizations are giving code and support to Drupal Core. Look for it in the coming months.
Dries has written an excellent post on how we might give credit to organizations and another on the value of hiring a core contributor to help push Drupal forward that were a basis for much of this work.
If you are a project maintainer, take a moment to give some credit to the organizations that have helped build the Drupal ecosystem.Front page news: Drupal News
Drupal.org has grown organically for many years. Currently the site has thousands of active users that generate lots of content every day. Our current Terms of Service are limited to a short line on the account creation form:
“Please note: All user accounts are for individuals. Accounts created for more than one user or those using anonymous mail services will be blocked when discovered.”
This line is an insufficient ToS for a website of our size. In fact, Drupal.org is probably the only website of this size which operates without a published Terms of Service. This situation is uncomfortable, and even dangerous, for both Drupal community and the Drupal Association, which is legally responsible for Drupal.org and its contents.
We’d like to say thanks to the Drupal.org Content Working Group members and community members who already reviewed proposed documents and provided us with their valuable feedback.
Drupal 7.31 and Drupal 6.33, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.31 and Drupal 6.33 release notes for further information.Download Drupal 7.31
Download Drupal 6.33
Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 and 6 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features or non-security-related bug fixes in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement. More information on the Drupal 6.x release series can be found in the Drupal 6.0 release announcement.Security information
We have a security announcement mailing list and a history of all security advisories, as well as an RSS feed with the most recent security advisories. We strongly advise Drupal administrators to sign up for the list.
Drupal 7 and 6 include the built-in Update Status module (renamed to Update Manager in Drupal 7), which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.Bug reports
Drupal 7.31 and 6.33 were released in response to the discovery of security vulnerabilities. Details can be found in the official security advisory:
To fix the security problem, please upgrade to either Drupal 7.31 or Drupal 6.33.Update notes
None.Front page news: Planet DrupalDrupal version: Drupal 6.xDrupal 7.x