UT Drupal Kit 3 – Beta 5.2 release

ITS has posted a hotfix for the most recent beta release of UT Drupal Kit 3.0 (UTDK 3).

The 3.0.0-beta.5.2 release fixes a bug in custom content components that store multiple instances (e.g., links in Quick Links, or lists of Promo Units). If, for example, a Promo Unit was created with multiple instances, then subsequently edited for the purpose of removing one or more instances, other instances that were not intended to be deleted could be lost.

Components that contained the logic error:

  • Flex Content Areas
  • Photo Content Areas
  • Promo Lists
  • Promo Units
  • Quick Links
  • Resources
  • Social Links

Once a site is updated to 3.0.0-beta.5.2, existing content will no longer be susceptible to this issue.

UPDATING AN EXISTING CODEBASE

Please visit the UT Drupal Kit 3 documentation for complete release notes and instructions for updating an existing beta codebase using Composer. Always be sure to check for available database updates after updating the codebase.

A NOTE ABOUT BETA RELEASES

This is a beta release for the next major version of the UT Drupal Kit. Betas are good testing targets for developers and site builders who are comfortable reporting (and where possible, fixing) their own bugs. Beta releases are not recommended for non-technical users, nor for production websites.

HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH UTDK 3?

The first thing anyone interested in starting with UTDK 3 should do is to head over to our brand-new documentation site:

https://drupalkit.its.utexas.edu/docs/

The “What is the UT Drupal Kit?” chapter contains detailed explanations of what the Kit contains, as well as a list of differences between versions 2 and 3.

The “Getting Started” chapter includes technical requirements for running version 3, as well as detailed instructions for setting up an environment on your own local workstation, a LAMP server, or Pantheon.

If you run into problems or have questions, please check the “Support” page for available support options.

NEXT RELEASES

The 3.x (Drupal 8) branch of the UT Drupal Kit is updated on a bi-monthly maintenance release schedule, with releases targeted for the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months. The next planned release is UT Drupal Kit 3.0.0-beta.6, due on July 14, 2020. Please see 2020 Release Schedule for UT Drupal Kit for more details.

UT Drupal Kit 2.23 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.23.0, the latest maintenance release for our University distribution of the Drupal web content management system. This release includes an update to the latest version of Drupal core, and marks the retirement of the UTLogin module.

DRUPAL CORE UPDATE

The 2.23 release incorporates the most recent release of Drupal Core, bringing it up to the latest version (7.71).

UTLOGIN MODULE RETIREMENT

With the upcoming retirement of the UTLogin service in favor of Enterprise Authentication, the UTLogin module for Drupal is no longer supported and has been removed from the UT Drupal Kit download package.

Site owners who may have previously used the UTLogin module should uninstall the module before updating their site to UT Drupal Kit 2.23.0, in order to avoid missing module warnings.

For assistance uninstalling a module, please email drupal-kit-support@utlists.utexas.edu to open a support ticket.

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 thoroughly, and always make backups of your code, files, and database before proceeding with an update!

NEXT RELEASES

The 2.x (Drupal 7) branch of the UT Drupal Kit is updated on a bi-monthly maintenance release schedule, with releases targeted for the second Tuesday of even-numbered months. The next planned release is UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.23, due on August 11, 2020. Please see 2020 Release Schedule for UT Drupal Kit for more details.

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