We are very close to merging (this PR has now been merged) a pull request into the 1.20 branch of Backdrop CMS that will make it possible to create simple recipes in the form of modules with nothing but a .info file and a batch of config files. While not trivial to create, these "recipe" modules could in theory be downloaded from BackdropCMS.org, installed through the UI, and enabled just like any other module.
Here you'll find posts about both the software and the Backdrop community.
Please, join us for the next Backdrop LIVE - taking place on July 9-10 (or 11th, depending upon your time zone). This is a great chance to learn about Backdrop CMS, meet the Backdrop community, ask questions, and help plan for the future.
We've made a change in how we schedule our weekly development, outreach, and design/ux meetings to better accommodate our international participants. Participants in the southern hemisphere were experiencing 4 time changes per year due to daylight savings with a total swing of 2 hours, while participants in the USA experienced consistent start times all year.
The Backdrop community is thrilled to announce that it has secured the domain name "backdrop.org". The community is receiving the domain name through the generous donation by AltaGrade hosting, whose owner, Alan Mels, negotiated the purchase.
When I was first approached about being a Backdrop CMS core committer, I was both humbled and more than a little scared. I'm extremely grateful to the PMC for having the confidence in me to offer me this role in the community, but the amount of responsibility they were handing over made me a bit hesitant. Could I do this? What if I made mistakes? What did they expect of me time-wise? This article aims to pull back the curtain and show how easy (and rewarding) it is to be a Backdrop core committer.
We have been experimenting with the use of a Mural Board for the upcoming Backdrop LIVE.
MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration, where everyone can do their best work together.
In other words, a Mural Board is a fancy virtual white board that can be used for collaboration and facilitating virtual meetings.
Backdrop LIVE is March 12-13 (or 14th in some places)
Drupal 7 extended its end-of-life date until November 2022. This change has prompted questions from the community about the intended release date for Backdrop 2.0.
Initially, we had scheduled the 2.0 release date for "not before" Jan 2024, intending to give everyone at least 2 years to get from Drupal 7 to Backdrop 1.x before potentially removing the Drupal compatibility layer.
Recently, several maintainers of contributed projects have expressed their frustration in not having sufficient permissions to adequately manage their projects on Github.