Drupal is een veelzijdig content management systeem dat zijn werk doet op een groot aantal platformen. Het programma kan via modules van extra functionaliteiten voorzien worden en door gebruik te maken van themes kan een andere layout aan de cms worden gehangen. Zo is het mogelijk om met Drupal een nieuwssite, forum en/of een collaboratiesite te onderhouden. De ontwikkelaars hebben alweer enkele dagen geleden drie nieuwe versies de deur uitgedaan. Men heeft een aantal beveiligingslekken en kleine bugs in de 5.x en 4.7.x branches opgelost en daarnaast de tweede release candidate van versie 6.0 uitgebracht. De aankondigingen zien er als volgt uit:
Drupal 6 RC2 released
We are proud to present to you the second release candidate of Drupal 6.0. Although there are still a few known issues that we are working on fixing for you, we are confident that our code is stable enough for wider testing by the community. Since the first release candidate, we have fixed various issues including the security fixes that come with Drupal 5.6 and others involving caching filtered content, menu item inheritance, missing breadcrumbs, better error reporting in the installer and updates, some translatability issues and lots of code style cleanups, and other small fixes. The most notable usability improvement since Drupal 6.0 RC1 is that the files directory is now automatically created in sites/default.
The first beta announcement provided a comprehensive list of high level improvements made since Drupal 5.x, so in this announcement we'll concentrate on how you can help ensure that Drupal 6 is released as soon as possible and is as rock solid as the previous Drupal releases that you've grown to love!
There are a number of modules already ported to Drupal 6. A list of already released updates is available on the modules page by selecting 6.x from the drop-down menu. For all other modules that don't yet have 6.x compatible releases, keep your eye on the modules' issue queues or on the Drupal 6.x contributed module status page to get an idea on the upgrade time-frame.
Status of some of the most well known modules: CCK developers are working hard on getting the module ready for a preliminary release within the week for testing purposes, while a final, stable release will likely be delayed until a 6.x release of views is ready for testing. Views is undergoing major changes, and will likely not be ready before the end of January at the earliest.
Drupal.org has not yet been upgraded to the latest Drupal 6 development version since some contributed module dependencies are not yet ready. The biggest obstacles to getting drupal.org updated are the 6.x updates for project module, and image module. Project module has also been making changes that will make it dependent on Views for some functionality.
If you are a module maintainer, now is the time to start working on the update to Drupal 6!
Drupal 4.7.11 and 5.6 fixing security issues released
Drupal 4.7.11 and 5.6 are now available for download. These are maintenance releases that fix problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as security vulnerabilities. Upgrading your existing Drupal sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features in these installments.
Drupal 4.7.11 and 5.6 now require PHP version 4.3.5 or higher.
We no longer support servers with the PHP directive register_globals set to on. Attempts to install Drupal 5.6 when register_globals is enabled will fail. Current installations will continue to function, but will display an error on administration pages and the status report.
The full list of changes between the 4.7.10 and 4.7.11 releases can be found by reading the 4.7.11 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable DRUPAL-4-7 branch can be found here.
The full list of changes in between the 5.5 and 5.6 releases can be found by reading the 5.6 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable DRUPAL-5 branch can be found here.[break]De volgende bestanden zijn binnen te halen:
Drupal 6.0 RC2