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.

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.

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IMPORTANT: The timeline described in this announcement has been superseded by an updated post in March 2022.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