UT Drupal Kit 3.9.0/3.9.1 Release

NOTE: Due to a CSS regression introduced in the 3.9.0 release, the 3.9.1 bugfix release was created prior to the 3.9.0 release announcement.

This serves as the release announcement for both 3.9.0 and 3.9.1. For details about the 3.9.1 bugfix, please see the release notes.

UT Drupal Kit 3.9.0 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 the usual mix of bugfixes and visual improvements, the major changes in this release are the update to version 9.4 of Drupal core and an update to the “Layout Builder Styles” module which introduces a change to the user interface for content editors. There is also a major version change to the “Facets” module which may require attention by developers of customized sites.

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’s Roadmap to Drupal 10

Summary (TL;DR)

  • Drupal 10 is scheduled to be released in December 2022.
  • Rollout of Drupal 10 to the UT Drupal Kit will be a gradual process over the course of the next four scheduled maintenance releases.
  • Owners of customized UTDK sites have specific responsibilities to ensure that their sites will be ready for the final transition to Drupal 10.
  • Work on these tasks should start immediately.

(This post includes discussion of the Drupal project’s release cycle and version numbers. For more information, see “Drupal core release cycle: major, minor, and patch releases.”)

Drupal 10 is scheduled to be released on December 14, 2022, with a simultaneous release of Drupal 9.5 as the long-term support (LTS) version of Drupal 9. The end of security support for Drupal 9 is scheduled for November 2023.

As it was with the update from Drupal 8 to 9, the UT Drupal Kit will include the Drupal 10 update as part of a standard maintenance release. But due to the large scope of changes involved in Drupal 10, we plan to make the journey from Drupal 9 to 10 through a series of steps spread over six months, to allow site owners sufficient time to prepare.

Here is an overview of the high-level roadmap through the eventual update to Drupal 10, followed by more detailed discussion of each step.

Date UTDK version Planned change
November 2022 3.9.0 Update Drupal Core to 9.4
January 2023 3.10.0 Update Drupal Core to 9.5
March 2023 3.11.0 Update CKEditor to version 5
May 2023 3.12.0 Update Drupal Core to 10.x

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.

UT Drupal Kit 3.8.0 Release

UT Drupal Kit 3.8.0 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 of core and contrib module updates and the usual mix of bugfixes and visual improvements.

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 2.35.1 Hotfix Release

ITS has posted a hotfix release of UT Drupal Kit 2 (Drupal 7) to address a regression in the 2.35.0 release in which authenticated users may lose access to the Layout Editor feature. There are no other changes associated with this release.

If you have already applied the 2.35.0 update to your site(s), download or apply the 2.35.1 release as you would any release.

If you have not already downloaded or applied the 2.35.0 update, you will now see the 2.35.1 update available as the most recent release in your Pantheon dashboard or the ServiceNow download page.

UT Drupal Kit 2.35 Release

UT Drupal Kit 2.35.0 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 are no other changes in this release.

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 2.34 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.34.0, the latest maintenance release for our University distribution of the Drupal web content management system. This release includes an update to a contrib module. There are no other changes in this release.

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.

UT Drupal Kit 2.33 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.33.0, the latest maintenance release for our University distribution of the Drupal web content management system. This release includes an update to Drupal core and multiple contrib modules, as well as minor changes to fix syntax deprecation notices in the custom code included as part of the Drupal Kit. There are no other changes in this release.