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The Drupal Roadmap: From D7 to D9

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Drupal's release cycle follows the familiar Gartner Hype Cycle. With the release of Drupal 8.1.0, Drupal is now following a pattern that should fix the worst parts of the hype cycle.

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The Drupal Roadmap: From D7 to D9

  1. 1. The Drupal Roadmap: From D7 to D9 John Albin Wilkins Drupalcamp Cebu 2017
  2. 2. Drupal 8 is out! Released November 19, 2015
  3. 3. Drupal 8 is out! Now what?
  4. 4. The Gartner Hype Cycle & Drupal 6 June 8, 2011 http://buytaert.net/the-gartner-hype-cycle-and-drupal February 2008 — Drupal 6.0 released November 2008 — Views/CCK
  5. 5. The Gartner Hype Cycle & Drupal 7 June 8, 2011 http://buytaert.net/the-gartner-hype-cycle-and-drupal January 2011 — Drupal 7.0 released January 2012 — Views/Panels
  6. 6. The Gartner Hype Cycle & Drupal 8 November 2015 — Drupal 8.0 released 2017 — Panels / Paragraphs / GraphQL
  7. 7. Total stable Drupal modules: Drupal 7: 7,400 Drupal 8: 1,505
  8. 8. Reported Drupal installs: Drupal 7: 922,197 Drupal 8: 185,413 UP 53%
 since Nov. 2016
  9. 9. The Drupal Release Cycle 6.x 7.x 8.x Today
  10. 10. The Pit of Despair Projects can die here! And here!
  11. 11. Doomed to Repeat? ( There's no official D9 logo. )
  12. 12. HOWTO: Make it better Make this higher! Make this shorter! {
  13. 13. Frequent Drupal releases • Drupal 4.3.0 — Nov 2003 • Drupal 4.4.0 — Apr 2004 • Drupal 4.5.0 — Oct 2004 • Drupal 4.6.0 — Apr 2005 New features every 6 months! Yay! Broke APIs every 6 months! Boo!
  14. 14. Semantic Versioning • 8.0.0 • 8.0.1 • 8.0.2 • 8.0.3 • 8.0.4 • 8.0.5 • 8.0.6 • 8.1.0 • 8.1.1 • 8.1.2 • 8.1.3 • 8.1.4 • 8.1.5 • 8.1.6 • 8.1.7 • 8.1.8 • 8.1.9 • 8.1.10 • 8.2.0 • 8.2.1 • 8.2.2 http://semver.org X.Y.Z
  15. 15. https://drupalize.me/videos/semantic-versioning
  16. 16. Deprecate old APIs Drop deprecated
 APIs
  17. 17. Drupal 8.x:
 the last painful upgrade Ouch! Ahhhh!
  18. 18. The Future Drupal Release Cycle 9.x 8.x Today 10.x 11.x 7.x

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