Drupal.org blog: What's new on Drupal.org? – August 2018

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.
The Drupal Association announces our partnership with GitLab
In August we were pleased to announce a migration of the Drupal.org developer tools to GitLab.
This will be a three phase process, and we’ll be announcing more soon at Drupal Europe and in future blog posts.
We want to say a special thank you to contributor Michael Hess, who volunteered hundreds of hours toward this initiative over the past year (and more).
Git remote URL changes for full projects and sandboxes
To support the migration to GitLab, Git authentication methods for Drupal.org hosted projects are changing.
In particular we have:
Deprecated password authentication for Git
Deprecated the full project Git remote format<username>@git.drupal.org/project/<yourproject>.git
in favor of:[email protected]:project/<yourproject>.git
HTTPS clone urls for full projects will not be changing.
Sandbox URLs have changed from: <username>@git.drupal.org:sandbox/<author-username>/<project-node-id>.git
[email protected]:sandbox/<author-username>-<project-node-id>.git
HTTPS clones sandbox URLs have changed from:https://git.drupal.org/sandbox/<author-username>/<project-node-id>;.git
We have updated the version control instructions for Drupal.org projects, and put a message in our Git server for any user who makes a push using the deprecated format.
For more information, please review: https://drupal.org/gitauth

Reminder: Drupal Europe is coming up soon
Drupal Europe is coming up in less than a week! Drupal Europe will be the largest gathering of the Drupal community in Europe and is a reimagining of this important community event as both technical conference and family reunion. The Drupal Association engineering team will be attending to connect with the community, provide updates on Drupal.org, and listen to some of the incredible speakers who will be in attendance.
Join the community in Darmstadt, Germany, from September 10-14, 2018. Make sure to register, book your travel, and secure accommodation: http://drupaleurope.org/

Reminder: DrupalCon Seattle Early Bird Registration is open now
DrupalCon Seattle general registration is open now. The programming has been transformed to address the needs of Builders, Content and Digital Marketers, Agency Leaders, and Executives: https://events.drupal.org/seattle2019/registration
Please note that ticket prices have changed—and now Supporting Partners will receive a discounted rate compared to non-partner attendees. Joining the Supporting Partner program is a great way to support the Drupal project and the Drupal Association.
Drupal.org Updates
Drupal.org issues can be sorted by # of followers
To help Drupal.org project maintainers understand what issues are most important to people, the issue queues can now be sorted by the number of people following each issue. Here’s an example of the Drupal Core issue queue sorted by follower count.
Documentation landing page updated
The Documentation Initiative was formed at DrupalCon Nashville to help improve the onboarding experience for users new to Drupal. A lot of work has been going on in the background, but one of the more visible changes is the new Documentation landing page.
Stable Download link and updated Try Drupal menu
Drupal 8.6 ships with an incredible new Quickstart feature—and to make the process of trying out Drupal as simple as possible, there is now a stable url to retrieve Drupal’s latest release.
Similarly, we’ve updated the top navigation of Drupal.org. The Try Drupal button which appears at the top of every page now offers users the choice of trying an online demo or downloading the software directly.

Travel and Tourism industry page launched
Drupal has a powerful place in the Travel and Tourism space, in use everywhere from Princess Cruises to AAA. To promote Drupal’s power in this industry we’ve launched our Travel and Tourism page.

Decoupled Solutions industry page launched
Perhaps the most powerful implementations of Drupal are Decoupled solutions, relying on Drupal as a stable back-end for content delivery to multiple endpoints with different front-end architectures. This approach is still new to many, our Decoupled industry page helps educate the market.
Staff Updates
Welcome Angie Sabin, Director of Operations
We’re also very pleased to welcome Angie Sabin to the team. Angie comes from a non-profit background and is joining the Association to help us take finance and operations to the next level.
Welcome Kelly Delaney, Customer Success Coordinator
The Drupal Association is pleased to announce that Kelly Delaney has joined our team. As our new customer success coordinator, she’ll work closely with supporting partners and sponsors to ensure that their needs are met and benefits are fulfilled.
As always, we’d like to say thanks to all the volunteers who work with us, and to the Drupal Association Supporters, who make it possible for us to work on these projects. In particular we want to thank:
Heartland – *NEW* Premium Technology Supporter<
Balance Internet – *NEW* Classic Supporting Partner
OpenSense Labs – *NEW* Classic Supporting Partner
Centretek – *NEW* Classic Supporting Partner
Authorize.Net – *NEW* Classic Technology Supporter
Palantir – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Bits Creative Agency – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
ADCI – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner<
Synetic – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Axelerant – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
PreviousNext – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Code Koalas – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Distil – Renewing Premium Technology Supporter
Deeson – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Geekhive – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
Lullabot – Renewing Premium Supporting Partner
Undpaul – Renewing Classic Supporting Partner
If you would like to support our work as an individual or an organization, consider becoming a member of the Drupal Association.
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Posted on April 7, 2019 in Denver Drupal Development

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