Join the Drupal 8 Media Initiative
Jerome Zech — 21. October 2015 - 16:55
MD Systems, Ringier and Südostschweiz have founded a program led by maintainer Janez Urevc to unblock the Media Initiative with a dedicated team of developers.
Remove a blocker for many Drupal 8 projects
Drupal 8 is a modern framework that was overhauled from the ground up, shipping with many features that previously needed extra “contrib” modules. Additionally, the contrib ecosystem is well prepared with many modules ported and ready for release. However, media handling did not significantly improve in core and modules of the media initiative are progressing very slowly.
The lack of mature media handling modules is widely criticised and a blocker for many projects.
Easy media handling
We strongly believe that a successful media initiative needs to ship tools that are ready and following best practices of media management out of the box. Right after installation, typical use cases need to be covered with great usability. Advanced use cases might need reconfiguration.
Join the community sprint
Additionally, we invite you and your team to join a full week sprint in the offices of MD Systems from Monday 30.11. to Friday 4.12. or parts of it.
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— Miro Dietiker (@miro_dietiker) October 23, 2015
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In Drupal 8, there are some key items in Media Management missing at the moment. The goal of the Media Initiative is to ship tools that are ready and following best practices of Media Management out of the box.
We started the Media Initiative Program to push some of the most important features of the Media Initiative with Janez Urevc and a dedicated team so that they are ready to use short after the official release of Drupal 8 in November 2015.
Jerome Zech — 4. February 2016 - 11:16
Media management is available for Drupal 8. MD Systems has completed its Media Initiative Program together with Janez Urevc to remove the blockers in many projects. The result is an updated media ecosystem that is ready to use! It fulfills the most relevant needs of Drupal users and sitebuilders. We now have a great base for additional features.
Jerome Zech — 30. December 2015 - 10:34
Right after the Drupal Camp Vienna, a big group of Drupal developers met at the MD Systems offices to sprint for the Media Initiative. The sprint was a huge success: numerous issues have been resolved, the Media Initiative made a big step and the community showed once again how powerful it can be when everybody pulls at the same strings.
Jerome Zech — 10. November 2015 - 18:50
Short before the Drupal 8 release, the Swiss Drupal community came together at the meeting room of WOZ and enjoyed three interesting presentations about the Drupal 8 Media Initiative Program, the Development Setup at Unic and Configuration Translation.