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Release info

Created by: xjm
Created on: 7 Sep 2016 at 21:50 UTC
Last updated: 18 Oct 2017 at 16:11 UTC
Core compatibility: 8.x
Release type: Bug fixes, New features

Release notes

This is a release candidate for the next feature release of Drupal 8. Release candidates are not supported for production sites, but they are intended for widespread testing in preparation for the upcoming stable release. More information on release candidates.

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.

For a full list of the API and feature additions included in the 8.2.0 release candidate, see the 8.2.0-beta1, 8.2.0-beta2, and 8.2.0-beta3 release notes.

Translators should take note of the string changes since the last minor release. Developers can review the change records for this release.

BigPipe experimental module enters beta

The BigPipe experimental module (which provides greatly improved perceived performance for pages with dynamic, personalized, or uncacheable content) is now considered beta stability, which means it is ready for use and testing by early adopters, and the API is stable enough for developers to begin using and extending it. One additional key feature is planned for the 8.3.x branch, and other changes may happen as needed to fix bugs.

Known issues

There are no known regressions in this release.

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All changes since 8.2.0-beta3


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