Software-update: Drupal 9.5.0 & Drupal 10.0.0 released

Versie 9.5 en versie 10.0.0 van Drupal zijn uitgekomen. Drupal is een in gebruiksvriendelijk en krachtig contentmanagementplatform wat in PHP geschreven is. Het is minder eenvoudig dan WordPress, maar wel erg krachtig om complexere website te bouwen. In versie 9.5 treffen we onder meer versie 5 van de CKEditor aan. In tegenstelling tot Drupal versie 10, is versie 4 van de CKEditor ook nog steeds aanwezig in Drupal 9.5.0.

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De complete release notes voor deze uitgave kunnen hieronder worden gevonden.

Drupal 9.5.0

CKEditor 5 support is now stable

Drupal 9.5.0 is the only feature release of Drupal that includes both a stable CKEditor 4 integration (labeled as the “CKEditor” module) and stable CKEditor 5 integration (exposed as a separate “CKEditor 5” module). CKEditor 4 has been removed from Drupal 10 and moved to a contributed project. The support overlap in Drupal 9.5.0 allows users to move to CKEditor 5 ahead of their Drupal 10 upgrade. (Sites may also install the CKEditor contributed project before upgrading to Drupal 10, but should take note that its security support will still likely end in November 2023.)

Starterkit theme and theme generator are stable

The Starterkit theme is used as a basis to generate new standalone themes with the theme generator command line tool, rather than being extended at runtime like the Classy core base theme. Currently, the markup provided by the Starterkit theme is the same as Classy’s, but its markup will be improved in future minor releases (whereas Classy’s can’t).

Several themes and modules are deprecated

Drupal 9.5 deprecates numerous themes and modules that will no longer be a part of Drupal 10 core. Altogether the Bartik, Seven, Classy, and Stable themes have been deprecated, and the Aggregator, CKEditor (4), Color, HAL, Quick Edit, and RDF modules are all deprecated. (Some of these were initially deprecated in 9.4.)

It is safe to use the Drupal 9 core versions of these modules and themes for as long as a site is on Drupal 9. Before upgrading to Drupal 10, review the recommendations for deprecated modules and themes. Determine whether you actually need these modules or themes, or whether you can replace them with other solutions. Drupal 10 compatible versions are available as contributed projects. Drupal’s Extend list, Appearance page, and Status report pages will all highlight these extensions if they are used. Upgrade Status will also notify you if you are using any deprecated extensions and helps to make a choice about whether you need them going forward.

Drupal 10.0.0

Better looking on the frontend and backend

The new Olivero theme provides a modern look and feel. Olivero includes built-in support for multi-level menus and listings in responsive grids. The new administration theme, Claro, provides an accessible, clean interface for site management. The prior default themes Bartik and Seven are available as contributed projects if you wish to use them.

CKEditor 5 is the new content editor

With CKEditor 4 reaching end of life at the end of 2023, it was time to upgrade. Thanks to a fantastic collaboration with its developers, Drupal 10 comes with CKEditor 5 built-in. The new version brings a modern editing experience with in-place controls and support for arbitrary input and output formats. Optional premium features are also available, such as live collaborative editing. An upgrade path is provided to move editor settings over and developer tools are available to help port any custom integrations. For now, CKEditor 4 is also available as a contributed project, so you can continue using that for Drupal 10 for now until its end of support.

Internet Explorer support is removed

Microsoft has ended support for Internet Explorer and so has Drupal.This allows Drupal themes to use modern solutions for user facing problems.
Responsive grids in views

Views now supports a responsive grid display format. Instead of specifying the number of columns, and screen widths, users specify the maximum number of columns, the minimum grid cell width and the gutter spacing. When the grid cells resize to a point where they’re below the minimum width, the grid will reflow to have less columns. Alternatively, the grid will expand to fit in as many columns as permitted, while keeping the grid width above the minimum value. Dropping Internet Explorer 11 support enabled the addition of this feature.

Starterkit theme generation tool

Drupal 10 introduces a new command line tool to generate a standalone theme from a compatible base theme. We recommend using the tool to prevent breaking a sub-theme when the base theme changes. Runtime theme extension is still supported, but only advised if you have full control of the base theme (e.g. by creating it with the starterkit command).

Requires Symfony 6.2 and PHP 8.1

Drupal 10.0 depends on the Symfony 6.2 framework, and later Drupal 10 minor versions will be updated to future minor versions of Symfony 6. This sets Drupal up with the latest version of the underlying platform.

As PHP 7 reached end of life on November 28, 2022, it was clear Drupal 10 must require at least PHP 8. Symfony 6.2 requires PHP 8.1 and choosing that version provides the best support timeline for Drupal 10 itself as well. PHP 8.2 is also fully supported.

Non-essential features removed

The QuickEdit, Aggregator, HAL, RDF, and Color modules have been removed from core. They are available as contributed projects. This allows Drupal 10 to focus on the core strengths of the system.

All features added since Drupal 9.0 are still here

Drupal 10.0.0 includes all of the features that were added to Drupal since 9.0, such as lazy image loading support for better frontend performance, WebP support in image styles, a dedicated Content Editor user role, “Manage permissions” tabs for entity bundles, and bundle classes on the PHP level for better code encapsulation, among many other improvements.

Thousands of contributed projects ready at launch

Thanks to the diligent work of the Drupal community on automated code update tools, porting events and dedicated work on key projects over the past two and a half years, Drupal 10 launches with almost three thousand compatible extensions, 26% more than how many Drupal 9 launched with.

The future of Drupal 10

All new features will be added to only Drupal 10 going forward. Several key improvements are already in the works as contributed projects. The Project Browser contributed project is now in beta and includes a Composer-based user interface to install contributed projects with all their dependencies. The Automatic Updates contributed project is already stable, allowing you to apply patch-level core updates to your site. (Experimental support is included for minor version updates and contributed project updates). The Recipes initiative is less far along but already has early versions of automation functionality to ship composable bundles of Drupal modules and configuration.

All of these are planned to be added to Drupal 10 core in the future and will help users find, keep up with and combine all the fantastic contributed projects the Drupal community is famous for.