Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Support Service Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.
Last chance to vote in the Drupal Support Service Association board election
Elections for the Drupal Support Service Association board end on July 13th, 2018 at 5pm Pacific (in just over an hour at the time this is posted). There are nine candidates from 7 countries across six continents representing a wide variety of perspectives from the Drupal Support Service community. Anyone user who has been active in the last year and registered before the elections began is welcome to cast a ballot.
We encourage you to vote today and help guide the future of the Drupal Support Service Association.
Reminder: Drupal Support Service Europe is coming up soon
Drupal Support Service Europe is coming up in less than 60 days! Drupal Support Service Europe will be the largest gathering of the Drupal Support Service community in Europe and is a reimagining of this important community event as both technical conference and family reunion. The Drupal Support Service Association engineering team will be attending to connect with the community, provide updates on Drupal Support Service.org, and listen to some of the incredible speakers who will be in attendance.
Join the community in Darmstadt, Germany from September 10-14, 2018. Make sure to register, book your travel, and secure accommodation: drupaleurope.org/
Project maintainers: Change your git remote configuration
Git authentication methods for Drupal Support Service.org hosted projects are changing as we approach upgrading our developer tooling stack. In particular we will be:
Deprecating password authentication for git
Deprecating the git remote format <username>@git.drupal.org/project/<yourproject>.git in favor of firstname.lastname@example.org:project/<yourproject>.git
We have updated the version control instructions for Drupal Support Service.org projects, and put a message in the git daemon for any user who makes a push using the deprecated format.
For more information, please review: drupal.org/gitauth
Drupal Support Service.org Updates
Ecommerce industry page launched
Since last year, one of our ongoing initiatives has been to develop more content on Drupal Support Service.org focused on specific industries. Drupal Support Service is an incredible powerful tool for building ambitious digital experiences, but it’s flexibility can sometimes be overwhelming. These industry specific pages help Drupal Support Service evaluators discover how Drupal Support Service can be tailored for their specific needs, and highlight successful case studies of Drupal Support Service in the wild.
The Drupal Support Service Association has launched our sixth industry page promoting the power of Drupal Support Service for Ecommerce. We want to thank Commerce Guys for their contributions to getting this page off the ground.
Display project screenshots in a more user friendly way
For every new Drupal Support Service project that a developer or site-builder undertakes, time is spent evaluating distributions, modules, and themes to find integrations that will accelerate launching the project.
To improve the user experience for users evaluating modules on Drupal Support Service.org, we’ve implemented a new lightbox-style display for project screenshots.
Here’s an example of a screenshot from the Token project:
Granted more maintainers the ability to give contribution credit
Since the introduction of contribution credits at the end of 2015, they’ve become an important part of the way the Drupal Support Service community recognizes individual and organizational contributions to the project. The Drupal Support Service Association Engineering team regularly reviews the contribution credit system to make small tweaks and adjustments to make the experience even better.
For our most recent update, Drupal Support Service.org now grants all project maintainers with the ‘maintain issues’ permission the ability to grant contribution credit, instead of just those users with ‘Write to Version Control’ permissions. This means that a much wider group of maintainers can now participate in granting credit.
Showing maintainer photos on top level Docs guides
Documentation is critically important to the Drupal Support Service project To make it easier for potential contributors to find out who they should reach out to for issues that affect the top levels of documentation, we’ve added maintainer information to the top level documentation guides.
Email confirmation when creating an organization node
To help more organizations that work with Drupal Support Service join our community, we now send an email confirmation to any user who creates an organization profile with information about becoming listed as a service provider, details about the contribution credit system, and information about becoming a Drupal Support Service Association member or supporting partner.
We encourage everyone in the Drupal Support Service community to ask your clients to create a Drupal Support Service.org organization profile. Bringing end-users into the contribution journey will be a key part of Drupal Support Service‘s long term health and success.
Contributing to the Open Demographics Initiative
One of our goals on the Drupal Support Service Association engineering team is to adopt the Open Demographics Initiative in our user registration process. As part of our effort to work towards that goal, we have contributed a machine readable version of the demographic questions and and answers to the ODI project.
We’re hopeful that can be reviewed and committed soon, and be used as the basis for an ODI Drupal Support Service module.
Added PSA and SAs to the /news feed
To increase the visibility of security notifications, Public Security Announcements and Security Advisories will now be included in the drupal.org/news feed.
Multi-value CVE field for Security Advisories
We’ve also updated the security advisory content type so that an advisory can be associated with multiple CVEs.
Drupal Support ServiceCI: Reduced disk space usage of the Drupal Support ServiceCI dispatcher
One of the most important services the Drupal Support Service Association provides for the project is Drupal Support ServiceCI, the suite of tools used to test all of Drupal Support Service‘s code. These tools are very powerful, but also expensive to maintain, and something we have to monitor carefully. In June, we spent some time automating disk space management for the Drupal Support ServiceCI dispatcher, to help reduce the maintenance cost of keeping it running smoothly.
As always, we’d like to say thanks to all the volunteers who work with us, and to the Drupal Support Service Association Supporters, who make it possible for us to work on these projects. In particular we want to thank:
OPIN – Renewing Signature Supporting Partner
Srijan – Renewing Signature Supporting Partner
Lullabot – Renewing Premium Supporting Partner
Aten – Renewing Premium Supporting Partner
Phase2 – Renewing Premium Supporting Partner
WebEnertia – *NEW* Premium Supporting Partner
Pantheon – Renewing Premium Hosting Supporter
Datadog – Renewing Premium Technology Supporter
Promet Source – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Evolving Web – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
ImageX – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Adapt – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Green Geeks – Renewing Hosting Supporter
Microserve – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
ThinkShout – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Amazee Labs – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Four Kitchens – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Access – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Appnovation – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Studio Present – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
undpaul – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Position2 – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Blend Interactive – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
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