Last updated 5 May 2017.

The high level strategic focus areas for Drupal core are listed on the strategic initiative overview page. Here we focus on the goals and priorities per release of Drupal 8.x

Active initiatives #

Here's the list of ongoing strategic initiatives and approved community plans

Initiatives being planned #

Proposals that have not been formally approved yet, but are actively being planned.

Initiative ideas proposed #

And there's the high level ideas that are in an initial proposal phase.

No prior approval is needed for bug fixes or small feature requests; those are found in the Drupal 8 issue queue.

How are initiatives chosen and approved? #

Starting with Drupal 8, the core release cycle has "minor" versions every 6 months with backwards-compatible features and API improvements.

Ideas and implementation separation in Drupal

For Drupal core initiatives that will require more than a few issues to complete or ideas that significantly affect the framework or the product, use the Ideas issue queue to propose a high level idea, get feedback from the framework/product managers (as outlined in the Drupal core governance document) and iterate on prototypes to form an over-arching plan.

Initiatives being planned for plans that are still under discussion. Once a plan receives the sign-offs needed according to the Drupal core governance, the community begins work on the initiative and it will be highlighted under either the priorities for the upcoming minor (which are decided by core maintainers with community input) or the ongoing initiatives (for both community proposals and ongoing work from previous priorities.

Initiatives for Drupal 8 minor releases must be backwards-compatible. See the allowed changes in minor versions and the backwards compatibility policy.