UT Drupal Kit

UT Drupal Kit’s Roadmap to Drupal 10

See February 2023 Update – UT Drupal Kit’s Roadmap to Drupal 10 for updates to this post.

Summary (TL;DR)

  • Drupal 10 is scheduled to be released in December 2022.
  • Rollout of Drupal 10 to the UT Drupal Kit will be a gradual process over the course of the next four scheduled maintenance releases.
  • Owners of customized UTDK sites have specific responsibilities to ensure that their sites will be ready for the final transition to Drupal 10.
  • Work on these tasks should start immediately.

(This post includes discussion of the Drupal project’s release cycle and version numbers. For more information, see “Drupal core release cycle: major, minor, and patch releases.”)

Drupal 10 is scheduled to be released on December 14, 2022, with a simultaneous release of Drupal 9.5 as the long-term support (LTS) version of Drupal 9. The end of security support for Drupal 9 is scheduled for November 2023.

As it was with the update from Drupal 8 to 9, the UT Drupal Kit will include the Drupal 10 update as part of a standard maintenance release. But due to the large scope of changes involved in Drupal 10, we plan to make the journey from Drupal 9 to 10 through a series of steps spread over six months, to allow site owners sufficient time to prepare.

Here is an overview of the high-level roadmap through the eventual update to Drupal 10, followed by more detailed discussion of each step.

Date UTDK version Planned change
November 2022 3.9.0 Update Drupal Core to 9.4
January 2023 3.10.0 Update Drupal Core to 9.5
March 2023 3.11.0 Update CKEditor to version 5
May 2023 3.12.0 Update Drupal Core to 10.x
UT Drupal Kit

UT Drupal Kit 2.36 Release

UT Drupal Kit 2.36.0 is a bi-monthly maintenance release for the University of Texas at Austin’s distribution of the Drupal web content management system. This release includes updates to Drupal core and multiple contrib modules. There is also a non-functional change to the composer.json file in the distribution’s document root. There are no other changes in this release.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This release marks the final scheduled release of the 2.x branch of the UT Drupal Kit. Future releases will be created on an “as-needed” basis, driven by availability of updates for Drupal 7 core and contrib. Please see Release Schedule for UT Drupal Kit¬†for more details.