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Release info

Created by: cilefen
Created on: 1 Feb 2017 at 18:56 UTC
Last updated: 15 Mar 2017 at 20:34 UTC
Core compatibility: 8.x
Release type: Bug fixes is brought to you in part by the generous support of sponsors like:

Release notes

This is a patch release of Drupal 8 and is ready for use on production sites. Learn more about Drupal 8.

This is also the final scheduled patch release of the 8.2.x series aside from critical or security fixes. The next stable release planned for Drupal 8 will be the Drupal 8.3.0 minor release, which is scheduled for April 5, 2017. Sites should plan to update to 8.3.0 once it is released in order to continue receiving bug and security fixes. An alpha release is available for testing.

This release only contains bug fixes, along with documentation and testing improvements. Translators should take note of a handful of minor string changes since the last release.

The following important issues are resolved in 8.2.6 (in addition to the dozens of other fixes listed at the end of this post):

Update instructions

Beginning with 8.2.3, packaged Drupal releases no longer contain development PHP libraries. See Drupal 8 will no longer include dev dependencies in release packages for more information.

Known issues

There are no known regressions in this release.

A recently discovered data loss issue affects this release:

Drupal 8 currently has a number of known issues related to incorrect tracking of file usage, which can result in files being unexpectedly deleted from a site. Site owners experiencing unexplained file loss should consider setting "Delete orphaned files" to "Never" on /admin/config/media/file-system until these issues are resolved, and note the following issues:

The following issues may affect people running this release on specific hosting environments:

Search the issue queue for all known issues.

All changes since the last release

Changes since 8.2.5:


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