On the 15th of December 2022, the time had come and Drupal 10 was released after 2.5 years of development. MD Systems has worked intensively over the last few months to get most of the modules we maintain or help maintain ready in time for the release of Drupal 10.
In general, about 75% of the 500 most commonly used modules are already compatible and more will follow soon:
Compared to Drupal 9, fewer changes were required because the development cycle is shorter and fewer changes were made in Drupal core. Basically, the process and procedure was very similar to Drupal 9.
Removed modules and themes
The most challenging changes in Drupal 10 for Drupal 9 websites are typically the removal and replacement of modules and themes that are no longer supported.
In the case of themes, this concerns is particular the change of the backend theme to Claro.
Various modules have also been removed, most notably the change from CKEditor 4 to 5.
All modules and themes will continue to be available as separate "Contrib" projects, but specifically CKEditor 4 support will also end at the end of 2023.
Until when will Drupal 9 still be supported?
Drupal 9 will continue to be supported until 1st November 2023, by which time all Drupal websites should migrate to Drupal 10.
Drupal 10 for Primer
All our Primer customers with an active maintenance contract will receive the update to Drupal 10 with a regular Primer update.
There are discussions in the Drupal community to aim for long-term support for another 2 years. This would mean that Drupal 10 would be supported until September 2026. However, this is a complex proposition as Drupal is dependent on many other projects that also need to be supported for that long.
On the website of Third and Grove, you find more insights from Nathaniel Catchpole about the Long(er)-Term Support for Drupal 10.