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Issue #2606334 by Gábor Hojtsy, YesCT, dawehner, Cottser, larowlan, Wim Leers,...

Issue #2606334 by Gábor Hojtsy, YesCT, dawehner, Cottser, larowlan, Wim Leers, catch, davidhernandez, nevergone, attiks, David_Rothstein, chx, MustangGB, joelpittet, plach, tim.plunkett, Ryan Weal, thamas, LewisNyman, gaele, bojanz, yoroy, skyredwang: Update CHANGELOG.txt for the release (compile list of high level changes)
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Drupal 8.0.x, xxxx-xx-xx (development version)
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- Dramatically improved the front end:
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- Significantly improved the front end:
* Made all built-in themes responsive.
* Added support for responsive images.
* Made built-in tables responsive with three levels of column importance.
* Added Twig as the default template engine and converted all .tpl.php
templates and theme functions to .html.twig.
* Removed the PHPTemplate engine.
......@@ -10,17 +11,16 @@ Drupal 8.0.x, xxxx-xx-xx (development version)
* Added Classy as a base theme to maintain CSS classes and wrappers.
* Added Stable as the default base theme to maintain backwards compatibility
for core template and CSS changes, because templates and CSS outside
Stable can be improved in minor releases (8.1.0, 8.2.0).
Stable can be improved in minor releases (8.1.0, 8.2.0, etc.).
* Redesigned several key elements of the Seven theme.
* Added support for HTML5 elements.
* Included the HTML5 Shiv library to support HTML5 elements in IE 8 and
below.
* Included Backbone.js and Underscore.js JavaScript frameworks.
* Updated to jQuery 2.1.4.
* Updated to jQuery UI 1.11.4.
* Removed jquery.bbq.
* Removed the Garland theme from core.
* Removed the Overlay module from core.
* Removed the Overlay module from core and replaced it with a simple,
dynamic "Back to site" link.
* Improved the asset library system to manage CSS and JavaScript files and
their dependencies. Allowing for smaller AJAX request payloads.
* jQuery is no longer loaded on all pages, only when another asset needs it.
......@@ -29,41 +29,72 @@ Drupal 8.0.x, xxxx-xx-xx (development version)
* Implemented SMACSS-style categorization for CSS files.
* Removed most support for Internet Explorer 8 and below.
* Added Modernizr for making styling changes based on browser support.
* All page template variables converted to blocks.
- Added tour module. Provides highly contextual tips for UI elements.
- Improved entity system.
* Added support for saving and deleting entities through the controller.
* Base entity fields (such as labels) support widgets, formatters and
translation.
* Form modes introduced, similar to display modes.
* Entities are now classed objects, implementing EntityInterface.
* Drupal now understands the concept of a "default" revision, tracked
independently from the latest revision, allowing for the creation of
drafts while the current revision stays published.
* All entity types, not just nodes, now have support for revisions.
* All page template variables converted to blocks (title, breadcrumb,
branding, etc).
* Added the Breakpoint module to manage breakpoints of responsive designs.
* Introduced native Schema.org output in pages.
* Made use of semantic HTML 5 tags when possible. This also makes form input
on mobile devices much easier for users.
* Redesigned icons to look good on high resolution (retina) displays too.
- Made the site administration experience simpler:
* Redesigned the installer.
* Visually updated and extended the Seven (administration) theme.
* Made the administration toolbar responsive and touch friendly.
* Added search to the module listing and made the page easier to read.
* Added the tour module to provide highly contextual tips for UI elements.
- Improved the entity system:
* Added a full CRUD API for entities.
* Improved the field API and entity query API.
* Added support for widgets, formatters, and translation to base entity
fields (such as labels).
* Made view modes configurable for reusable display variants.
* Introduced form modes for reusable form variants.
* Added ability to handle a "default" revision that may not be the latest.
* All content entity types (custom blocks, terms, comments, etc.), not just
nodes, have support for revisions.
* Database schema of content entities is automatically generated based on
entity type and field definitions.
- Added the Typed Data system to manage complex types.
- Refactored routing system based on Symfony2 components.
- Reworked menu links, local actions, and local tasks based upon the new routing
system.
- Made declarative information (libraries, permissions, routes etc.) use YAML
files for definitions instead of PHP.
- Improved the menu handling systems:
* Moved custom menu item handling to its own module.
* Reworked menu links, local actions, and local tasks based upon the new
routing system.
- Added plugin system to standardize implementation of several core APIs.
- Configuration:
* Added a centralized file-based configuration system.
* Allows module authors to provide configuration in a standard format.
* Implements functionality to get, set, add and remove configuration.
* Includes ability to override configuration values with language variants
and other runtime values.
* Supports configuration schema, dependencies, and validation to maintain
data-integrity between deployments and updates.
- Introduced a new configuration management system:
* Added a centralized configuration system with export and import
functionality.
* Allowed module authors to provide configuration in a YAML file format.
* Implemented functionality to get, set, add, and remove configuration.
* Provided the ability to override configuration values with language
variants and other runtime values.
* Added configuration schema, dependencies, and validation to maintain
data integrity between deployments and updates.
* Support added for both global configuration and configuration entities.
- Improved authoring experience:
* Redesigned the content creation and editing form.
* Content preview is now displayed on the frontend.
* Added the CKEditor WYSIWYG editor. Clean markup guaranteed thanks to tight
integration with the filter system.
* Includes uploading, aligning and captioning of images.
* Correspondingly modernized the default text formats.
* Provides a drag-and-drop configuration UI, which automatically updates the
* Made uploading, aligning, and captioning of images possible in the editor.
* Modernized the default text formats.
* Added a drag-and-drop configuration UI, which automatically updates the
HTML filter settings, making configuring text formats trivial for typical
use cases.
* Added align and caption filters that can be applied to any element:
images, blockquotes, code snippets, videos…
* In-place editing of any entity: nodes, blocks…
* Made possible to in-place edit any entity: nodes, blocks…
* Added the Text Editor module to help map other editors to text formats.
- Improved media management:
* Added ability to configure when unused files get deleted with the option
to keep them, useful for media libraries.
* Added a customizable view under the content administration screen that
lists all files uploaded on the system.
* Made uploads immediate when selecting files in file fields.
* Added ability to upload multiple files at once.
* Added local image input filter, to enable secure image posting.
- Included the following Symfony2 components:
* ClassLoader - PSR-0-compatible autoload routines.
* DependencyInjection - Flexible dependency injection container.
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* Blog
* Dashboard
* OpenID
* PHP Filter
* Poll
* Profile
* Trigger
- Removed the Statistics module's accesslog functionality and reports from core.
- Removed the Statistics module's accesslog functionality and reports.
- Removed XML-RPC functionality from core.
- Removed user signatures support from core.
- Universally Unique IDentifier (UUID):
* Support for generating and validating UUIDs.
- Tremendously improved language support all around.
- Added ability to generate and validate Universally Unique IDentifiers (UUIDs).
- Tremendously improved language support all around:
* Great language improvements for users:
* Improved language selection with user preference detection in the
installer based on browser settings.
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configuration with translatable values (blocks, views, fields, etc.).
* Added language options to block visibility.
* Much improved language APIs for developers:
* Added simple APIs and hooks to save/delete/update languages.
* New Language class wraps language information, used universally.
* Unified database schemas and APIs to make it easier to spot where
language codes are referenced.
* Made the language negotiation system APIs more consistent for
developers.
* Made it possible for users to have a preferred language separate from
their user entity language.
* The text formatter from t() is now available as FormattableMarkup.
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menu items and contextual links.
* Removed textgroups support from interface translation in favor of
native configuration language support.
* Added configuration schema system to support generating translation
forms for any configuration.
* Reworked Gettext PO support to use pluggable read/write handlers.
* Added language select form element in the Form API.
* Added a transliteration API. (Only used for machine names in core.)
* Added a language fallback capability to the interface translation API.
- New field types added to core:
- Email
- Link
- Phone number
- Entity reference
- Date
- Comment (allows comment threads on entity types other than node).
- Added local image input filter, to enable secure image posting.
* Email
* Link
* Telephone number
* Entity reference
* Date
- Made commenting more flexible:
* Added the notion of comment types (for reviews, greetings, and so on),
each of which can be configured with a different set of fields.
* Made commenting a field to allow comment threads on entity types other
than nodes.
- Added Views and Views UI module to core:
* Various core listings: /node, /admin/content/node, /admin/people etc. are
now served by views.
* REST API support built in.
* Rewrote caching integration for better performance.
- Custom blocks are now fieldable, revisionable, and translatable entities.
- An accessible modal API based on improvements made in collaboration with the
jQuery UI team and the Views team.
- Fieldable contact forms allowing site-builders to easily build custom forms
for soliciting feedback from users.
* Added simple bulk operations functionality to Views.
* Converted various core listings to views, including /node,
/admin/content/node, /admin/people, and several blocks.
* Built in REST API support.
* Rewrote caching integration for better performance.
* Made it possible to configure responsive tables in Views.
- Greatly improved block management:
* Made custom blocks fieldable, revisionable, and translatable entities.
* Added the notion of custom block types.
* Added the ability to place the same block in multiple locations.
* Introduced a block library with categorized blocks.
- Introduced an accessible modal API based on improvements made in collaboration
with the jQuery UI team.
- Made it possible to add fields to contact forms allowing site-builders to
easily build custom forms for soliciting feedback from users.
- Added a Web Services module package.
* Added a RESTful web services provider module.
* Added a serialization module using the Symfony serialization component.
* Added a Hypertext Application Language (HAL) serialization module.
* Added a HTTP Basic authentication provider module.
- Significant performance/scalability improvements:
* Cache tags, which allow content to be invalidated accurately and instantly,
including reverse proxies and CDNs.
* Cache contexts, which allow content to be cached correctly, and placeholdered
to improve cache hit rates.
* Cacheability bubbling, which allows strict tracking of assets and
cacheability throughout page rendering.
* Page caching has been factored out to its own module and is enabled by
default.
* Authenticated page caching has been added to core via the Dynamic Page Cache
module and is enabled by default.
* APCu, memory, and PHP file caching backends added to core, alongside support
for a chained, consistent cache backend to support correctly using fast
local cache implementations with multiple web servers.
- When using MySQL, the MyISAM engine is no longer supported.
- Improved performance/scalability significantly:
* Introduced cache tags, which allow content to be invalidated accurately
and instantly, including for reverse proxies and CDNs.
* Added cache contexts, which allow content to be cached correctly, and
placeholdered to improve cache hit rates.
* Implemented cacheability bubbling, which allows strict tracking of assets
and cacheability throughout page rendering.
* Factored out page caching to its own module and enabled it by default.
* Added the Dynamic Page Cache module for authenticated page caching and
enabled it by default.
* Added APCu, memory, and PHP file caching backends to core, alongside
support for a chained, consistent cache backend to support correctly using
fast local cache implementations with multiple web servers.
- Removed support for MyISAM, when using MySQL.
- Testing improvements
* Added PHPUnit for proper unit testing, see
https://phpunit.de/manual/4.8/en/index.html so you can run tests via
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* Added KernelTestBase to provide a fast API testing of integration of
different components
* Core branch nightly tests include PHP 5.5, 5.6, 7, sqlite and PostgreSQL.
- Added the migrate module (experimental) with support for migrating content and
configuration from earlier Drupal versions.
- Introduced support for Composer.
- Moved the automated cron execution functionality to its own module.
- Refactored IP address based banning functionality to its own module.
- Security improvements:
* Removed PHP filter, including the ability to use PHP for block visibility.
* Managing fields for each entity type is now a separate permission.
* PDO drivers other than MySQL are now limited to executing single
statements to limit SQL injection vectors.
* Added an autoescape API to prevent cross-site scripting in many of the
places where Drupal outputs HTML.
* Hardened user session and session ID handling.
* Automated CSRF protection in route definitions.
* Clickjacking protection enabled by default.
* Made the core JavaScript API compatible with Content Security Policy
(CSP).
* Trusted host patterns enforced for requests preventing cache and link
poisoning.
- Switched to semantic versioning with significant updates planned every 6
months in 8.1, 8.2, etc.
- Numerous other important changes and additions. See
https://www.drupal.org/list-changes/drupal for a detailed list.
- Numerous bug fixes.
- Numerous API documentation improvements.
- Additional automated test coverage.
Drupal 7.0, 2011-01-05
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