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Drupal 8 milestones in Tweets

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:24am

Dries Buytaert (via DrupalFire)

Building Drupal 8 with all of you has been a wild ride. I thought it would be fun to take a little end-of-week look back at some of our community's biggest milestones through Twitter. If you can think of others important Tweets, please share them in the comments, and I'll update the post.

Feeling nostalgic? See every single version of Drupal running!

Do you remember how #Drupal 1 looked like? Or Drupal 3? Are you curious? Check out all the Drupals! #Celebr8D8

— Cheppers (@cheppers) November 19, 2015

Here is how we opened the development branch for Drupal 8: live at Drupalcon!

The secretsauce of #drupal isn't code or features or market share, important thought they are. The secret sauce is community.

— Sean Yo (@seanyo) March 10, 2011

@dries branching D8 #drupalcon #drupalchi #drupal

— Jeff Geerling (@geerlingguy) March 10, 2011

Drupal 8's first beta showed the power of community

Drupal 8.0.0 beta 1 released! Ahh the power of COMMUNITY driven software! :-)

— Doug Vann (@dougvann) October 1, 2014

Congrats all on epic work on Drupal 8.0.0 beta1 :) Now go sleep or party as appropriate ;) #drupalhugs

— Gábor Hojtsy (@gaborhojtsy) October 1, 2014

We had issues ... but the queue steadily declined

Today there are zero #Drupal 8 beta blockers! Here's what's next: Of note: finish beta deadline issues by Sept. 28.

— xjm (@xjmdrupal) September 19, 2014

Drupal 8.0.x-rc1 release window is today. Good sign of real stability is major issue count going down for 6+ weeks.

— catch (@catch56) October 7, 2015

We held sprints around the world: here are just a few

EVERY SINGLE #Drupal 8 critical is RTBC or currently being addressed at the 10-person #D8Accelerate London sprint! @DrupalAssoc @brightlemon

— xjm (@xjmdrupal) July 5, 2015

Working on D8 Criticals at the Ghent DA critical sprint, this is how the "My issues" page looks for me right now!

— Sascha Grossenbacher (@berdir) December 13, 2014

Yay for a crowded core office hours sprint! #drupalcon

— Cameron Eagans (@cweagans) March 23, 2012

And we created many game-changing features

#Drupal 8 now ships with page caching enabled! Anon users: <10 ms response time, yet instant updates! #FastByDefault

— Wim Leers (@wimleers) April 8, 2015


— webchick (@webchick) October 22, 2012

Config entities dependencies in action! @swentel @yched goodbye field_system_info_alter()

— Alex Pott (@alexpott) February 15, 2014

With Content + Config Translation in core D8 core is more translatable than D7 with all of contrib. #drupal

— Tobias Stöckler (@tstoeckler) November 18, 2013

Amazing to see Drupal 8's multilingual capabilities explained on the multilingual release page (for example Farsi):

— Gábor Hojtsy (@gaborhojtsy) November 19, 2015

The founder of PHP said: Drupal 8 + PHP7 = a lot of happy people

Here are the two graphs: and - Drupal 8 + PHP 7 will make a lot of people happy!

— Rasmus Lerdorf (@rasmus) April 21, 2015

We reached the first release candidate and celebrated ... a little

Congratulations to EVERYONE in the @drupal community who has worked so damn hard to reach this moment. Celebrate! #drupal8rc #Drupal8

— Whitney Hess (@whitneyhess) October 7, 2015

Just LOOK at it.

8.0.0-rc1 is GREEN

Download - Let's build something to celebrate! #drupal8rc #drupal

— Manuel Garcia (@drupalero) October 7, 2015

Kudos to the 3000+ contributors and to the entire Drupal community that helped make this happen.

— Leslie Glynn (@leslieglynn) October 7, 2015

And, just yesterday, we painted the world blue and celebrated Drupal 8 ... a lot!

Let's paint the whole world blue! Add your #Celebr8D8 Release Party here #Drupal8

— Drupal (@drupal) November 10, 2015

With over 200 new features & improvements #Drupal8 is released! Thanks to all contributors!

— Drupal (@drupal) November 19, 2015

At the Amsterdam #Drupal8 release party!! #Celebr8D8

— Taco Potze? (@tacopotze) November 19, 2015

The Moment We've All Been Waiting For: Drupal 8 is Here! #Celebr8D8!

— Duo (@DuoConsulting) November 19, 2015

#Drupal8 release party in #Lahore #Pakistan with @JibranIjaz @NaveedSukhera #Celebr8D8

— Shakeel Tariq (@shakeeltariq) November 19, 2015

From Peru we're celebrating the new era #Drupal #Drupal8 #Celebr8D8 @Dries

— Agustin Rojas Silva (@Aguztinrs) November 19, 2015

Happy #Drupal 8, everyone! I am so happy to know and work with all of you beautiful #opensource people!

— HornCologne (@HornCologne) November 19, 2015

Karma party in #drupal-contribute #Celebr8D8

— webchick (@webchick) November 19, 2015

We're literally printing money here. @Dries Dollars by @LeakyTweety for #Celebr8D8 Manchester

— Paul Johnson (@pdjohnson) November 19, 2015

Acquia and downtown Boston are ready to celebrate Drupal 8! #Celebr8D8

— Dries Buytaert (@Dries) November 18, 2015

#drupal8 is (finally) available! Bye bye Drupal 6 and thank you for all these years…

— Peter Decuyper (@sgrame) November 23, 2015

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Drupal 8.0.0 released

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:54am

Dries Buytaert (via DrupalFire)

We just released Drupal 8.0.0! Today really marks the beginning of a new era for Drupal. Over the course of almost five years, we've brought the work of more than 3,000 contributors together to make something that is more flexible, more innovative, more easy to use, and more scalable.

Drupal 8 has been a big transformation for our community. This particular reboot has taken one-third of Drupal's lifespan to complete. In the process we've learned that reinvention doesn't come easily or quickly. There are huge market forces happening around us, and we can't exactly look away. Mobile is moving our society to near-universal, global internet access. Most companies have begun to transform themselves digitally, leaving established business models and old business processes in the dust. Digital experience builders are turning to platforms that give them greater flexibility, better usability, better integrations, and faster innovation. The pace of change in the digital world has become dizzying. If we were to ignore these market forces, Drupal would be caught flat-footed and quickly become irrelevant.

But we didn't. I'm proud to see that we've responded to these market forces with Drupal 8, and delivered a robust, solid product that can be used to build next-generation websites, web applications and digital experiences. We've implemented a more modern development framework, reimagined the usability and authoring experience, and made technical improvements that will help us build for the multilingual, mobile and highly personalized experiences of the future. From how we model content and get content in and out the system, to how we build and assemble experiences on various devices, to how we scale that to millions and millions of pageviews -- it all got much better with Drupal 8.

I'm personally incredibly proud of this release. Drupal 8 is the result of years of hard work and innovation by thousands of people, with lots of attention to detail at every level. Congratulations to everyone who stepped up to contribute; this was only possible thanks to your persistence and tireless hard work. It took a lot of learning, our best thinking and our best people to create Drupal 8, and I'm very, very proud of what we have accomplished together.

For 15 years, I have believed that Open Source offers significant advantages to proprietary solutions through superior innovation. Today, I believe that more than ever. Drupal 8 is another key milestone in helping us win and doing what is best for an open web. Of course, our job is not done but now is the time to have fun and celebrate this monumental milestone. Tonight, we'll be hosting more than 200 parties around the world! (It's also my 37th birthday today and the release of Drupal 8 along with all those parties is pretty much the best present ever!)

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