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UT Drupal Kit 2.6 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.6, the sixth maintenance release for our University distribution since the inclusion of the Forty Acres theme and the Page Builder module.

This release includes an update to Drupal core 7.54 (see release notes), as well as enhancements to custom functionality, and small bug-fixes.

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Start Spreading (your) News

Up till now, QuickSites and UT Drupal Kit have provided the UT Newsreel, which displays news article listings from news.utexas.edu.

Our upcoming release, scheduled for the second week of February, will add the ability to create full news articles directly within your site, and to add “Latest News” listings of these articles to pages.

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Icon font changes in UT Drupal Kit 2.5

For those updating to the new UT Drupal Kit 2.5 — the icon font in the Forty Acres theme has been renamed in this release, so if you have a STARTERKIT-based subtheme from an older version of the Drupal Kit, you may need to make some minor adjustments in your subtheme.

Documentation for this issue is available on the wiki.

 If you run into trouble, please email drupalkit-support@utlists.utexas.edu to open a ticket.

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UT Drupal Kit 2.5 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.5, the fifth maintenance release for our University distribution since the inclusion of the Forty Acres theme and the Page Builder module.

This release includes an update to Drupal core 7.53, as well as a number of contrib module updates, enhancements to custom functionality, and small bug-fixes.

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Update on UT Drupal Kit Release Cycle

In October 2015, we outlined a more predictable UT Drupal Kit Release Cycle to include bi-monthly maintenance releases, which would be released on or around the first Tuesday of the month.

We are updating this target release schedule just slightly to make sure that the regular Drupal core bugfix release window on the first Wednesday of the month has passed before we test and package the Drupal Kit for release. Instead, we will release on or around the second Tuesday of the month.

The updated target release schedule going forward looks like this:

  • December 13, 2016 – UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.5
  • February 14, 2017 – UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.6
  • April 11, 2017 – UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.7

Any further adjustments to this schedule will be announced on this blog and on the UT Drupal users mailing list.

If you have questions or concerns about the UTDK release cycle, please feel free to email us at drupal-kit-support@utlists.utexas.edu.

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UT Drupal Kit 2.4.1 Release

ITS has posted a patch-level release of the UT Drupal Kit in order to address a specific issue that was manifesting itself on sites running on UT Web by truncating the first nine characters from textareas on pages with responsive tables.

If you are using the UT Drupal Kit on a different platform than UT Web and are not experiencing this issue, you do not need to apply this update and can wait until our next full release, which is currently scheduled for December 6, 2016.

How to Update the UT Drupal Kit

Complete instructions and download links for updating a UT Drupal Kit site are available on the documentation wiki.

Since this update is specifically aimed at UT Web, please remember that any customizations to your site’s .htaccess or robots.txt files should be preserved when applying a Drupal Kit update. This is especially pertinent in regards to the .htaccess customization that is necessary for installation on UT Web.

Please review the release notes thoroughly, and always make backups of your code, files, and database before proceeding with an update!

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UT Drupal Kit 2.4 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.4, the fourth maintenance release for our University distribution since the inclusion of the Forty Acres theme and the Page Builder module.

This release includes a number of contrib module updates, small bug-fixes, and enhancements.

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UT Drupal Kit Release Cycle

Since the initial release in 2015, the UT Drupal Kit’s release schedule has been variable, depending on a number of factors:

  • Releases of Drupal core, which are not on a regular schedule and are sometimes announced with little or no warning
  • Critical security releases of Drupal core or contrib modules
  • Important functionality updates or bug-fixes for the Forty Acres theme, Page Builder modules, or other custom code

Nearly one year after the release of UT Drupal Kit (UTDK) 2.0, with the early kinks of the custom features worked out, and core and contrib update releases for the Drupal 7 branch coming much less frequently, the overall pace of change for the UTDK distribution has slowed considerably.

In order to provide a more predictable release schedule for developers, the UTDK team will now follow a bi-monthly maintenance release policy, while still holding open the option for patch-level releases in between maintenance releases in case of a critical security update or bug fix.

The target release schedule going forward looks like this:

  • October 5, 2016 – UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.4
  • December 6, 2016 – UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.5
  • February 7, 2017 – UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.6
  • April 4, 2017 – UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.7

Adjustments to this schedule will be annouced on this blog and on the UT Drupal users mailing list.

If you have questions or concerns about the UTDK release cycle, please feel free to email us at drupal-kit-support@utlists.utexas.edu.

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UT Drupal Kit 2.3.3 release

ITS has posted a patch-level release of the UT Drupal Kit in order to address the critical security vulnerability in the Panels module announced on August 3, 2016 (View the security advisory on Drupal.org).

This module is included as part of the UT Drupal Kit distribution, but is not enabled by default. If you are using the UT Drupal Kit but have not enabled the Panels module on your own, you do not need to apply this update and can wait until our next release, which is currently scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

How to Update the UT Drupal Kit

Complete instructions for updating a UT Drupal Kit site are available on the documentation wiki.

Please review the release notes thoroughly, and always make backups of your code, files, and database before proceeding with an update!

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UT Drupal Kit 2.3.1 Release

ITS has posted a patch-level release of the UT Drupal Kit in order to address the critical security vulnerability in the Administration Views module announced on August 3, 2016 (View the security advisory on Drupal.org).

This module is included as part of the UT Drupal Kit distribution, but is not enabled by default. If you are using the UT Drupal Kit but have not enabled the Administration Views module on your own, you do not need to take any action.

How to Update the UT Drupal Kit

Complete instructions for updating a UT Drupal Kit site are available on the documentation wiki, including instructions for the patchfile-based approach that can be used to update sites hosted on UT Web.

Please review the release notes thoroughly, and always make backups of your code, files, and database before proceeding with an update!