Betas are good testing targets for developers and site builders who are comfortable reporting (and where possible, fixing) their own bugs, and who are prepared to rebuild their test sites from scratch when necessary. Beta releases are not recommended for non-technical users, nor for production websites, and could have public security vulnerabilities. More information on beta releases.
hook_update_N() is now required for all core schema changes. This means it may be possible to update development sites between beta releases starting with beta12. This has not been tested on real sites so in either case ensure you take a database backup and carefully review your site for regressions when updating.
Note that there are still release blocking issues with the database update system itself, which may prevent some contributed or custom modules from providing their own upgrade paths.
critical bugs with the database update system itself, which may prevent some contributed or custom modules from providing their own upgrade paths.
All core patches should continue providing
hook_update_N() from this point on where necessary.
There are still around 10 known critical issues with this beta release that need to be resolved before we will create a release candidate.
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. Changes since 8.0.0-beta14:
Changes since 8.0.0-beta14: