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Release info

Created by: xjm
Created on: 20 Aug 2016 at 16:35 UTC
Last updated: 16 Nov 2016 at 19:14 UTC
Core compatibility: 8.x
Release type: Bug fixes, New features

Release notes

This is a beta release for the next feature release of Drupal 8. Betas are good testing targets for developers and site builders who are comfortable reporting (and where possible, fixing) their own bugs. Beta releases are not recommended for non-technical users, nor for production websites. More information on beta releases.

This minor release provides new improvements and functionality without breaking backward compatibility (BC) for public APIs. Note that there may be changes in internal APIs and experimental modules that require updates to contributed and custom modules and themes per Drupal core's backwards compatibility and experimental module policies. Both policies have been updated for the 8.1.x release.

For a full list of the API and feature additions included in the 8.2.0 beta, see the 8.2.0-beta1 release notes.

This release includes two new experimental features in addition to those in 8.2.0-beta1:

Content Moderation (alpha stability)
This new experimental feature allows defining content workflow states such as Draft, Archived, and Published as well as which roles have the ability to move content between one state and another. See the Content Moderation roadmap for the next steps for this module.
Outside In (alpha stability)
This is a prototype of Dries's proposed Outside-In usability enhancements, which allow configuring page elements such as blocks from the front-end of your site. Expect this feature to improve a lot visually between now and release candidate as it's tested in front of more users. See the roadmap of outstanding issues, which includes both planned improvements and known accessibility and interaction bugs.

The following important issue has been resolved since 8.2.0-beta1 (in addition to the numerous fixes listed at the end of this post).

Known issues

The following issues may affect people running Drupal 8.2.0-beta1 on specific hosting environments:

All changes since 8.2.0-beta1