[development] Announcing DRUPAL-7-0-UNSTABLE-3
drupal-devel at webchick.net
Thu Nov 13 08:19:42 UTC 2008
Hello, devel list! :)
Due to travel and other factors, it has been about a month since our
last unstable release. There are some really exciting, big patches
coming down the pipe, so I wanted to roll this interim release so
contributed module developers interested in chasing HEAD have something
a bit more current to build from. See
http://drupal.org/node/224333#UNSTABLE-3 for the full list of API
changes this release.
Here are some of the things we've been up to for the last month. Once
again, I encourage contributors to use
http://groups.drupal.org/patch-spotlight as a place to organize,
prioritize, and coordinate on patches they'd like to see in Drupal 7.
- drupal_set_title() now check_plain()s by default, which should help
developers prevent XSS.
- Performance improvements: the registry now keeps a record of all
modules that implement a given hook, and caches registry lookups.
- Taxonomy gets some love, with new
hook_taxonomy_term_load/insert/update/delete() hooks and various
- SimpleTest now remembers the tests that were last selected so they can
be re-run (WOOHOO) and can catch errors and warnings that come up during
test runs, even if they're not part of an actual assertion.
- Improvements to drupal_add_js(), which now has some cleaned-up
parameters and a full-on weighting system for scripts. More
drupal_add_js() improvements are in the pipeline, and expect them to
make it over to drupal_add_css() as well.
- Ground work has been laid in the database system for supporting of
more exotic database drivers. Expect to see SQLite support in UNSTABLE-4!
- Also on the database side of things, numerous files and modules have
been converted from legacy syntax to the new DBTNG syntax. A great place
to help out if you're interested in learning this stuff hands-on in
advance of when you are forced to. ;)
- New, swanky password checker during installation and on the my account
- Cron is automatically run once upon installation so that Drupal
doesn't immediately clobber you with a nasty error as a way of saying
- The content types administration screen shrinks down the
"in-your-face-ness" of the machine name of the type.
- It is now possible (though not easy ;)) to upgrade from Drupal 6 to
Drupal 7! Unfortunately, this currently still requires some manual
futzing with settings.php. See http://drupal.org/node/304163 if you'd
like to help.
Looking forward to your patches/reviews in the issue queue! :)
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