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Drupal core announcements: Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, September 17

Planet Drupal - 15 September 2014 - 7:20pm
Start:  2014-09-17 (All day) America/New_York Sprint Organizers:  David_Rothstein

The monthly security release window for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 core will take place on Wednesday, September 17.

This does not mean that a Drupal core security release will necessarily take place on that date for either the Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 branches, only that you should prepare to look out for one (and be ready to update your Drupal sites in the event that the Drupal security team decides to make a release).

There will be no bug fix release on this date; the next window for a Drupal core bug fix release is Wednesday, October 1.

For more information on Drupal core release windows, see the documentation on release timing and security releases, and the discussion that led to this policy being implemented.

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Domain Restrict Publishing

New Drupal Modules - 15 September 2014 - 3:01pm
Synopsis

Domain Restrict Publishing is a helper module building on top of the excellent Domain Access module suite.

The module enables site administrators to restrict the domains a user can publish to, based on their assigned domains.

The module was designed to work with the "Set domain access status for all content" and allows content to be promoted to other domains while keeping control over which domain editors can edit it.

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Kickstarter launches in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 15 September 2014 - 1:50pm

You can start building your projects now for launch on October 21; for the rest of us, it's time to start backing campaigns in kronor, kroner and euros. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Entity Score

New Drupal Modules - 15 September 2014 - 1:47pm
ABOUT

The module provides dynamic entity score boosts based on field values or conditions.

Example scenarios:

  • boost nodes based on number attached images to it,
  • boost pages based on the title/body length or date,
  • boost entities based on some custom complex business logic, etc.
INSTALLATION

Simply download and enable the module, you may do it via:

Categories: Drupal

Don't Miss: The fundamental pillars of a good combat system

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 15 September 2014 - 12:22pm

"With the help of other designers, I have decided to gather and formalize what knowledge I can on the fundamental rules in designing a combat system. This article is the result of that exercise." ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Drupal Toolbox: Using VBO (and Rules) to remove spam users

Planet Drupal - 15 September 2014 - 12:10pm
Using VBO (and Rules) to remove spam users
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Override term url

New Drupal Modules - 15 September 2014 - 11:16am

This module allows to override the term default url, that get exposed through the field.
Useful in case where, we need to change the default term url to another url eg: to the specific view page of that term.
It provides the field formatter for the taxonomy field, where we can set the override url and use the placeholder like term name, vocabulary name etc.

Requirements:
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Requires Drupal core modules: Field,
Field UI module to set/change/configure the field formatter.

Categories: Drupal

Open Atrium Admin

New Drupal Modules - 15 September 2014 - 9:45am

Improves the normal Drupal admin experience for Open Atrium

Submit an Issue or See issue queue

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Mediacurrent: Top Drupal Marketing Automation Modules

Planet Drupal - 15 September 2014 - 9:19am

A strong lead management process requires B2B marketing professionals to respond to each prospect within the buying process. However, as your business grows, understanding and responding relevantly to a buyer’s interest is almost impossible to do manually. To ensure that your marketing efforts are targeting customers and prospects with the right messages at the right time, integrating a marketing automation platform into your Drupal website is key. 

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myreactjs

New Drupal Modules - 15 September 2014 - 7:28am

This module shows the integration of drupal and reactjs. We created a content listing in a way that every changes in any of the nodes updates the listing in realtime using short polling. The rendering of contents is being handled by reactjs.

Heres a video showing how it works - http://screencast.com/t/sjBDqaGccgIS

These are the modules need to run it:

1. views
2. views_datasource
3. services
4. ctools

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One player is enough, or handling feedback - by Igor Rashkuev

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 September 2014 - 7:23am
Sometimes it's quite hard to evaluate your game after getting a lot of feedback. But is all feedback equally important?
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Reflections on Drupal in China

Dries Buytaert - 15 September 2014 - 7:14am
Topic: DrupalLocation: China

I just spent the past week in China, and I thought I'd share a few reflections on the state of Drupal in China.

First, let me set the stage. There are 1.35 billion people living in China; that is almost 20 percent of the world's population. Based on current trends, China's economy will overtake the US within the next few years. At that point, the US economy will no longer be the largest economy in the world. China's rapid urbanization is what has led to the country's impressive economic growth over the past couple of decades and it doesn't look like it is going to stop anytime soon. To put that in perspective: China currently produces and uses 60 percent of the world's cement.

In terms of Drupal, the first thing I learned is that "Drupal" sounds like "the pig is running" ("Zhu Pao") in Chinese. Contrary to a pig's rather negative reputation in the West, many Chinese developers find that cute. A pig is a more honorable sign in Chinese astrology and culture. Phew!

In terms of adoption, it feels like the Drupal community in China is about 8 to 10 years behind compared to North America or Europe. That isn't a surprise, as Open Source software is a more recent phenomenon in China than it is in North America or Europe.

Specifically, there are about 5 Drupal companies in Shanghai (population of 21 million people), 3 Drupal companies in Beijing (population of 23 million people) and 5 Drupal companies in Hong Kong (population of 7 million people). The largest Drupal companies in China have about 5 Drupal developers on staff. Four of the 5 Shanghai companies are subsidiaries from European Drupal companies. The exception is Ci&T, which has 40 Drupal developers in China. Ci&T is a global systems integrator with several thousand employees worldwide, so unlike the other companies I met, they are not a pure Drupal play. Another point of reference is that the largest Drupal event in China attracted 200 to 300 attendees.

Given that China has 4 times the population of the US, or 2 times the population of Europe, what are we missing? In talking to different people, it appears the biggest barrier to adoption is language. The problem is that Chinese Drupal documentation is limited; translation efforts exist but are slow. The little documentation that is translated is often outdated and spread out over different websites. Less than 20 percent of the Chinese Drupal developers have an account on Drupal.org, simply because they are not fluent enough in the English language. Most Drupal developers hang out on QQ, an instant messaging tool comparable to Skype or IRC. I saw QQ channels dedicated to Drupal with a couple thousand of Drupal developers.

There is no prominent Chinese content management system; most people appear to be building their websites from scratch. This gap could provide a big opportunity for Drupal. China's urbanization equals growth -- and lots of it. Like the rest of the economy, Drupal and Open Source could be catching up fast, and it might not take long before some of the world's biggest Drupal projects are delivered from China.

Supporting Drupal's global growth is important so I'd love to improve Drupal's translation efforts and make Drupal more inclusive and more diverse. Drupal 8's improved multilingual capabilities should help a lot, but we also have to improve the tools and processes on Drupal.org to help the community maintain multi-lingual documentation. Discussing this with both the Drupal Association and different members of our community, it's clear that we have a lot of good ideas on what we could do but lack both the funding and resources to make it happen faster.

Special thanks to Fan Liu (Delivery Manager @ Ci&T), Jingsheng Wang (CEO @ INsReady Inc.) and Keith Yau. All the Drupal people I met were welcoming, fun and are working hard.

Categories: Drupal

Dries Buytaert: Reflections on Drupal in China

Planet Drupal - 15 September 2014 - 7:14am
Topic: DrupalLocation: China

I just spent the past week in China, and I thought I'd share a few reflections on the state of Drupal in China.

First, let me set the stage. There are 1.35 billion people living in China; that is almost 20 percent of the world's population. Based on current trends, China's economy will overtake the US within the next few years. At that point, the US economy will no longer be the largest economy in the world. China's rapid urbanization is what has led to the country's impressive economic growth over the past couple of decades and it doesn't look like it is going to stop anytime soon. To put that in perspective: China currently produces and uses 60 percent of the world's cement.

In terms of Drupal, the first thing I learned is that "Drupal" sounds like "the pig is running" ("Zhu Pao") in Chinese. Contrary to a pig's rather negative reputation in the West, many Chinese developers find that cute. A pig is a more honorable sign in Chinese astrology and culture. Phew!

In terms of adoption, it feels like the Drupal community in China is about 8 to 10 years behind compared to North America or Europe. That isn't a surprise, as Open Source software is a more recent phenomenon in China than it is in North America or Europe.

Specifically, there are about 5 Drupal companies in Shanghai (population of 21 million people), 3 Drupal companies in Beijing (population of 23 million people) and 5 Drupal companies in Hong Kong (population of 7 million people). The largest Drupal companies in China have about 5 Drupal developers on staff. Four of the 5 Shanghai companies are subsidiaries from European Drupal companies. The exception is Ci&T, which has 40 Drupal developers in China. Ci&T is a global systems integrator with several thousand employees worldwide, so unlike the other companies I met, they are not a pure Drupal play. Another point of reference is that the largest Drupal event in China attracted 200 to 300 attendees.

Given that China has 4 times the population of the US, or 2 times the population of Europe, what are we missing? In talking to different people, it appears the biggest barrier to adoption is language. The problem is that Chinese Drupal documentation is limited; translation efforts exist but are slow. The little documentation that is translated is often outdated and spread out over different websites. Less than 20 percent of the Chinese Drupal developers have an account on Drupal.org, simply because they are not fluent enough in the English language. Most Drupal developers hang out on QQ, an instant messaging tool comparable to Skype or IRC. I saw QQ channels dedicated to Drupal with a couple thousand of Drupal developers.

There is no prominent Chinese content management system; most people appear to be building their websites from scratch. This gap could provide a big opportunity for Drupal. China's urbanization equals growth -- and lots of it. Like the rest of the economy, Drupal and Open Source could be catching up fast, and it might not take long before some of the world's biggest Drupal projects are delivered from China.

Supporting Drupal's global growth is important so I'd love to improve Drupal's translation efforts and make Drupal more inclusive and more diverse. Drupal 8's improved multilingual capabilities should help a lot, but we also have to improve the tools and processes on Drupal.org to help the community maintain multi-lingual documentation. Discussing this with both the Drupal Association and different members of our community, it's clear that we have a lot of good ideas on what we could do but lack both the funding and resources to make it happen faster.

Special thanks to Fan Liu (Delivery Manager @ Ci&T), Jingsheng Wang (CEO @ INsReady Inc.) and Keith Yau. All the Drupal people I met were welcoming, fun and are working hard.

Categories: Drupal

DFP Respond

New Drupal Modules - 15 September 2014 - 7:06am

This module provides integration of DFP and Respond.

Respond Discovery is a platform for creating native campaign creatives. These creatives can then be published to DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP).
See How to integrate with DFP

This module has been sponsored by Dennis Publishing.

Categories: Drupal

Acquia: Custom Distributions on Acquia Cloud: Part 1 -- Drush Make

Planet Drupal - 15 September 2014 - 6:54am

Every developer has a slightly different approach to building their Drupal sites. I’ve tried just about every approach, and they all have their merits, but my favorite is Drush Make. Before joining Acquia, I didn’t realize Acquia Cloud supported Drush Make, but I was delighted to discover that I was wrong. Assuming I’m not the only person who had missed this fact, I wanted to spend a little time highlighting where this exists and how I’m using it.

Categories: Drupal

Jonathan Brown: Drupal & Bitcoin

Planet Drupal - 15 September 2014 - 6:46am

Almost everything we do on the web will work better with autonomous blockchain technologies such as Bitcoin & ethereum because they allow systems to be built with unbreakable rules. Unlike Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, PayPal or eBay, no executive authority can step in and say the rules don't apply to you.

Of all the blockchain technologies, Bitcoin is currently the most high profile. It is a massive area of growth in the startup eco-system.

Drupal 8 is going to be a fantastic platform for building startups, but we need to make sure that it is also a fantastic platform for blockchain startups.

I've started by creating a Drupal 7 & 8 project called Coin Tools. It provides various components that would be useful for building a Bitcoin web product. Many of the altcoins are very similar to Bitcoin so the project could easily be extended to accommodate them.

I've also created a Blockchain BoF at DrupalCon Amsterdam on the Tuesday at 10:45.

Coin Tools base module

Contains the following field types:

  • Address
  • Amount
  • Transaction
Widgets

Formatters

Coin Tools Daemon
  • facilitates configuration and access to bitcoind service
  • triggers a hook when a Bitcoin transaction is detected
  • provides a full UI for browsing transactions and sending and receiving bitcoin

I am currently working on a full implementation of BIP 70 which provides a much improved payment experience for the customer. Then I will add integration with Payment / Commerce. This means it will be possible to receive payments in Commerce without using a third party payment processor.

Coins Tools Fiat
  • obtains bitcoin exchange rates from BitcoinAverage (which I consider to be the gold standard), falling back to BitPay BBB
  • facilitates rendering of fiat amounts
  • user can select preferred fiat currency
  • current bitcoin value block

If you would like help developing your Bitcoin startup on Drupal, please get in touch.

Categories: Drupal

Gamification: Pervasive User Centric Design - by Andrzej Marczewski

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 15 September 2014 - 5:51am
At its heart, is gamification Pervasive User Centric Design? Is it the cross over between real and virtual worlds?
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Makina Corpus: A Drupal front-end theme with Bootstrap, LESS and Gulp

Planet Drupal - 15 September 2014 - 5:45am
More and more articles with these words are appearing right now: here's our approach for a front-end theme complying with Web good practices.
Categories: Drupal

Forum Stats

New Drupal Modules - 15 September 2014 - 5:00am

The module gives you statistic of forum usage.

Categories: Drupal

jsDelivr CDN Libraries

New Drupal Modules - 15 September 2014 - 4:43am

Load libraries from the jsDelivr CDN. jsDelivr is a CDN service that load open source web assets from multiple CDN from over 80 locations.

I created this module because I think it's a great alternative to loading local libraries and jsDelivr has some cool features, like fuzzy version specification and loading multiple libraries in one request. Patches for improvement are welcome.

Categories: Drupal
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