Drupal Maintainer's Initiative

With the launch of Drupal 9, the community is rallying to update all of the community contributed modules from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9. This work is often just a single line of code to tell Drupal that the module supports 9. But, for older, out of date modules, the work required to get to Drupal 9 is a bigger effort. Some of these modules haven’t been updated in 4 years.

I’m not to complain about problems without solutions. So, how do we fix it?

The Maintainer’s Initiative!

Together with Damien Mckenna, we’ve started a new Drupal project called Maintainers. Our goal is to support as much of Drupal contrib as we can while focusing on issued marked “reviewed and tested by the community”. Instead of starting a new module, we’re picking up where others left off.

Finishing Drupal 8 Ports

Beyond curating releases for older Drupal 8 modules, I also hope to finish Drupal 7 to 8 ports that aren’t quite finished yet. Most recently, I assisted with releases for of AddtoCal and ShareThis. My next todo is a release for Styleguide and Author Pane.

Join Us

You can read more about the effort on the Drupal Association blog, or join us on Drupal Slack at channel #maintainers.