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UT Drupal Kit Release Schedule for 2018

As previously discussed in our updated release cycle description, the UT Drupal Kit follows a bi-monthly maintenance release schedule, with releases targeted for the second Tuesday of the month.

The planned maintenance release dates for the first half of the 2018 calendar year will be:

  • February 13, 2018 – UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.12
  • April 10, 2018 – UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.13
  • June 12, 2018 – UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.14

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.

UT Drupal Kit 2.11 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.11, the eleventh maintenance release for our University distribution since the inclusion of the Forty Acres theme and the Page Builder module.

The 2.11 release includes updates to several contrib modules and a new default sans-serif font for the Forty Acres theme. There are no updates to Drupal core or the “Page Builder” custom module.

CONTRIB UPDATES

UT Drupal Kit 2.11 includes updated versions of the following contributed modules:

We have also applied two very small patches to the Workbench and Workbench Moderation contrib modules:

As a reminder, copies of all patches that have been applied to contrib modules in the UT Drupal Kit distribution are stored in the profiles/utexas/patches directory.

FONT CHANGE

In order to keep pace with the evolving University digital brand guidelines, the sans serif font included with the Forty Acres theme has been switched from the original Open Sans to Libre Franklin. More details about Libre Franklin are available on the “Typography” page of University Communications’ Brand Guidelines website.

Screenshot of a Forty Acres-based homepage comparing the Libre Franklin font (left) to Open Sans (right)
Screenshot of a Forty Acres-based homepage comparing the Libre Franklin font (left) to Open Sans (right)

This change will require action for site owners who are using a subtheme of Forty Acres and have made CSS or SASS changes relating to fonts. The special release notes for the 2.11 release include a decision tree for determining whether a given subtheme will require modification, and the actions to take.

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. Pantheon site dashboards that use the UT Drupal Kit distribution should see the upstream updates available now; see the Pantheon documentation for more information on applying upstream updates.

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

NEXT RELEASES

The UT Drupal Kit is released on bi-monthly maintenance release schedule, with releases targeted for the second Tuesday of the month. This is the final planned release for 2017. The 2018 release schedule will be published soon.

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