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If your 2015 was anything like mine, it passed by extremely quickly. It was marked by periods of frustration (spammers still love Drupal.org) and elation (Drupal 8 launched, woot!).
Below are a few highlights from our 2015 change logs on Drupal.org. For a more detailed look into each monthly update you can read our "What's New on Drupal.org?" blog posts.
1. Under 'Sub-sites' we added a paragraph to clarify which data is being sent to updates.drupal.org by Drupal sites.
Today we released Drupal 8.0.0, the first fully supported release of Drupal 8!
Fastly is now serving up all of our traffic from the *.drupal.org domain Drupal sites and related services.
Cross posted from Assoc.drupal.org
Based on our experience with our successful release candidates, we are confident to announce that Drupal 8.0.0 will be released on November 19, 2015!
Drupal 7.41, a maintenance release which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download.
Drupal.org will be affected by maintenance Monday, October 19th 17:00 PDT (Oct 20th 00:00 UTC )
Upgrade Flag module to version 3 on Drupal.org will cause a short downtime as the database table structure is updated. We plan on a 30 minute window of potential instability.
With the recent release of Drupal 8 RC1, and the related increases in mentions on social media and tech news outlets, Drupal.org is seeing a modest bump in traffic.
Drupal 7.40, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) and several new features, is now available for download.
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