UT Drupal Kit 3.7.0/3.7.1 Release

NOTE: Due to a dependency version error introduced in the 3.7.0 release, the 3.7.1 bugfix release was created prior to the 3.7.0 release announcement.

This serves as the release announcement for both 3.7.0 and 3.7.1. For details about the 3.7.1 bugfix, please see the release notes.

UT Drupal Kit 3.7.0 is a bi-monthly maintenance release for the University of Texas at Austin’s custom distribution of the Drupal web content management system.

In addition to core and contrib module updates and the usual mix of bugfixes and visual improvements, the 3.7.0 release is focused on addressing compatibility issues with PHP 8.

Callouts for the most impactful changes follow below. For full details of all issues included in this release, please refer to the changelog on the release notes, which links to the corresponding GitHub issues.

UT Drupal Kit 3.6.0/3.6.1 release

NOTE: Due to a minor visual regression error introduced in the 3.6.0 release, the 3.6.1 bugfix release was created prior to the 3.6.0 release announcement.

This serves as the release announcement for both 3.6.0 and 3.6.1. For details about the 3.6.1 bugfix, please see the release notes.

UT Drupal Kit 3.6.0 is a bi-monthly maintenance release for the University of Texas at Austin’s custom distribution of the Drupal web content management system. In addition to core and contrib module updates and the usual mix of bugfixes and visual improvements, the 3.6.0 release contains two new features: a “Hero Carousel” component, and a “Calendar of Events” display option in the Event add-on.

Callouts for the most impactful changes follow below. For full details of all issues included in this release, please refer to the changelog on the release notes, which links to the corresponding GitHub issues.

Recent UT Drupal Kit 3 hotfix releases

Since the release of UT Drupal Kit 3.5.0 on March 25, there have been multiple interim hotfix releases for various components of the Kit, including the main installation profile and all three of the add-on features (Events, News, Profiles).

The release notes for the 3.5.1 and 3.5.2 hotfixes detail all of the issues which have been addressed in these releases.

UT Drupal Kit 3.5.0 release

UT Drupal Kit 3.5.0 is a bi-monthly maintenance release for the University of Texas at Austin’s custom distribution of the Drupal web content management system.

This release consists primarily of core and contrib module updates, as well as the usual mix of bugfixes, visual improvements, and documentation updates.

Callouts for the most impactful changes follow below. For full details of all issues included in this release, please refer to the changelog on the release notes, which links to the corresponding GitHub issues.

Update on Drupal 7 end-of-life and the UT Drupal Kit (March 2022)

Summary (TL;DR)

  • The official end of life for Drupal 7 (D7) has been extended to November 2023, and will be reassessed annually.
  • ITS will continue to support the D7 version of the UT Drupal Kit with unscheduled maintenance releases beyond the originally planned November 2022 end-of-life date.
  • ITS will engage with site owners responsible for sites running the Drupal 7 version of the UT Drupal Kit to ensure that migration planning is taking place.

UT Drupal Kit 3.4.1 release

NOTE: Due to an error encountered during the packaging process of the 3.4.0 release, the 3.4.1 release was created immediately afterward but is functionally identical. This serves as the release announcement for both 3.4.0 and 3.4.1.

UT Drupal Kit 3.4.1 is a bi-monthly maintenance release for the Drupal 9 version of the University of Texas at Austin’s custom distribution of the Drupal web content management system.

This release contains a number of new features and improvements, as well as the usual mix of bugfixes, visual improvements, and documentation updates.

Callouts for the most impactful changes follow below. For full details of all issues included in this release, please refer to the changelog on the release notes, which links to the corresponding GitHub issues.

Drupal 7 end-of-life and the UT Drupal Kit

IMPORTANT: The timeline described in this announcement has been superseded by an updated post in March 2022.

Summary (TL;DR)

  • The official end of life for Drupal 7 (D7) is scheduled for November 2022.
  • Regularly scheduled maintenance releases of the D7 version of the UT Drupal Kit will end at that time.
  • Site owners responsible for sites running Drupal 7, with or without the use of the UT Drupal Kit, should be planning to move these sites to a supported CMS.

UT Drupal Kit 3.3.0 Release

UT Drupal Kit 3.3.0 is a bi-monthly maintenance release for the Drupal 9 version of the University of Texas at Austin’s custom distribution of the Drupal web content management system.

This release includes an update to the latest version of Drupal core and several contrib module updates. Other changes consist primarily of bugfixes, visual improvements, and documentation updates for issues related to sites migrating from the Drupal 7 version of the UT Drupal Kit.

For full details of all issues included in this release, please refer to the changelog on the release notes, which links to the corresponding GitHub issues.

UT Drupal Kit 3.2.0 Release

UT Drupal Kit 3.2.0 is the second bi-monthly maintenance release for the Drupal 9 version of the University of Texas at Austin’s custom distribution of the Drupal web content management system.

This release includes an update to the latest version of Drupal core and several contrib module updates. There are also many bug fixes, visual improvements, and minor enhancements, detailed in the changelog on the release notes.

UT Drupal Kit 3.1.0 Release

ITS has posted a new maintenance release for UT Drupal Kit 3 (UTDK 3).

Release 3.1.0 is the first minor version follow-up to the UT Drupal Kit 3 stable release. This release adds a new component type called the Flex List, supports advanced content display using Bootstrap framework libraries, and makes substantial enhancements to the Profile add-on. It also includes an update to Drupal 9.2.1 and a number of contributed module/theme updates.

There is also a special action item for sites installed prior to the 3.0.0 release, and a deprecation notice for the utexas/utexas_pantheon_saml_auth package.