Roadmap

Release Cycle

Varbase is released every 2 to 3 weeks. Minor releases will be tagged when new features are introduced.
Varbase releases are being communicated, coordinated and discussed on Drupal.org project's page at: https://www.drupal.org/node/2890528

Feature Roadmap and Change Log

These epics still need to be further research and refined. Please contact us if you have ideas about realization or contribution.
We have broken down the epics by month to provide a clear and transparent roadmap. Apart from the regular Drupal updates, bug fixes, these are new features to be added.
Month/Year
Version
Epic
June 2021
8.x-8.11
9.0.0
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-8.x:
  • Updated Drupal Core from 8.9.14 to 8.9.15 ( ~8.9 ) and remove committed patches
Highlighted Changes for 9.0.x:
  • Added Vertical and Horizontal alignments to section styling settings for Varbase Layout Builder ~10
  • Added Boxed options ( Wide, Medium, Narrow, Tiny ) in Varbase Layout Builder ~10
  • Changed the style for Social Auth login buttons to go with the new standard branding and trust
  • Added Media Bulk Upload module
  • Added an operations link for nodes with Layout Builder enabled
  • Added Bootstrap Display headings sizes to CKEditor styles for the Rich editor in Varbase Editor
  • Added Editor Advanced link module
May 2021
-
April 2021
-
March 2021
8.x-8.10
9.0.0-rc2
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-8.x:
  • Added a tag release-varbase workflow job for the CircleCI automated testing pipelines
  • Fixed Blazy Blurry performance issues of not exist derivative image and enhance the logic of the encoding of base64 image
  • Fixed creating Blazy Blurry derivatives only if necessary, and the creation of Image style or responsive image style derivatives only if necessary
Highlighted Changes for 9.0.x:
  • Updated Varbase Layout Builder module from ~9.0 to ~10.0
  • Started a 10.0.x branch for Varbase Layout Builder to use Bootstrap Styles and Bootstrap Layout Builder
  • Changed default content for the Homepage to match with the Varbase Layout Builder ~10 config structure
  • Switched Blog site section page, Blog post, Blog categories, and Tags to use Varbase Layout Builder ~10
  • Changed style of Edit Layout page and preview of sections to look like the front end view of the page
  • Changed Varbase Layout Builder default set of breakpoints, layouts, and styles
  • Added a checkbox "Keep gutters between columns" to section layout and Default options for sections
  • Fixed the style of ADD TO LIBRARY and IMPORT FROM LIBRARY for Layout Builder Section Library
  • Made Edge to edge background default checked on
  • Fixed Container type and Gutters layouts rendering
February 2021
8.x-8.9
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-8.x:
  • Added WebP module ~1.0 and enable by default
  • Updated Bootstrap library from 4.5.3 to 4.6.0 Bootstrap v4.6.0 was released
  • Added Preloaded fonts include in Vartheme BS4
  • Switched to CircleCI as the default automated testing platform
January 2021
-
December 2020
8.x-8.8
9.0.0-rc1
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-8.x:
  • Allowed Varbase to work with Composer ~2.0
Highlighted Changes for 9.0.x:
  • Updated Drupal core from ~9.0 to ~9.1 and change needed patches
  • Allowed Varbase to work with Composer ~2.0
November 2019
Highlighted Changes for 9.0.x:
  • Changed Automated Functional Acceptance Testing to be Drupal 9 compatible on the Varbase 9.0.x branch
  • Updated Varbase Theme (Bootstrap 4 - SASS) from ~6.0 ( 8.x-6.x-dev ) to ~9.0 ( 9.0.x-dev ) on the Varbase 9.0.x branch and drop legacy support for Bootstrap 3
  • Added support for dropzonejs widget with Media Library in core
  • Updated Bootstrap library from 4.5.2 to 4.5.3
October 2020
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-8.x:
  • Themed Layout Builder Modal and Media Library to look like Claro admin theme
  • Added Layout Builder Component Attributes module and support for Layout Builder Component Attributes extension integration with Layout Builder UX
  • Styled the Moderation state control at the layout editing page
  • Converted to use REM and EM instead of PX
  • Upgraded Bootstrap Barrio base theme from ~4.0 to ~5.0
  • Updated RFS from ~8.0 to ~9.0 for Vartheme BS4 and VARTHEME_BS4_SUBTHEME
Highlighted Changes for 9.0.x:
  • Started a 9.0.x branch for Varbase and Varbase Project to integrate with Drupal 9
  • Upgraded Drupal core from ~8 to ^9 on the 9.0.x branch
  • Updated the patch to allow profiles to define a base/parent profile for Drupal 9
September 2020
-
August 2020
8.x-8.6
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-8.x:
  • Switched to Homepage node with Layout Builder
  • Added Varbase Workflow new module
  • Changed default workflow starter config for Simple and Editorial workflows
  • Changed default entityqueue form display for the Media Hero Slider entity queue
  • Implemented a way to offer default config templates using Varbase’s ConfigBit to unify admin experience
  • Added Varbase Landing Page (Layout builder) in the default Varbase components and moved Varbase Landing Page (Paragraphs) to the Extra components installation step
  • Replaced the current embed media template with the Drupal core Media Library Embed media system
  • Replaced the current CKEditor entity browser embed media button with the new Drupal core Media Library Embed media command button
  • Updated Bootstrap 4 library from 4.5.0 to 4.5.1
  • Changed hiding the Local Task block and use the moderation sidebar tasks menu in view page for all content
July 2020
-
June 2020
8.x-8.5
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-8.x:
  • Added Vartheme Claro admin theme and use it as the default installation and administration theme
  • Styled Content title field with bigger font size under Claro. Allocate the length indicator inline and to the edge with the bottom of the title field
  • Updated Bootstrap 4 library from 4.4.1 to 4.5.0
  • Changed drupal/core-recommended to drupal/core and updated Drupal core from 8.8.4 to 8.8.6 ( ~8.8.0 ) and removed committed patches
  • Included a drupal/core requirement for [Varbase] profile compatible with Drupal 9
  • Required all asset libraries in [Varbase] profiles. As they were moved to suggest in Varbase components
  • Switched RTL default font for Vartheme Claro admin theme from Droid to Tajawal
May 2020
-
April 2020
-
March 2020
8.x-8.4
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-8.x:
  • Updated Drupal core from 8.8.2 to 8.8.4 ( ~8.8.0 ) and Updated Varbase Context for the Automated Functional Acceptance Testing groups. Drupal core - Moderately critical - Third-party libraries - SA-CORE-2020-001
  • Drupal 9 readiness for Varbase distribution installation profile with Drupal coding standard and practice
  • Integrated with advanced Layout Builder UX behaviours
February 2020
8.x-7.5
8.x-8.2
8.x-8.3
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-7.x:
  • Updated Views Bulk Operations (VBO) module to 8.3.4 in the drupal-org.make file to clear the security flag for Drupal.org packaging. Views Bulk Operations (VBO) - Moderately critical - Access bypass - SA-CONTRIB-2020-003
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-8.x:
  • Added Varbase Layout Builder settings]for options source config to feed Background color styling option
  • Added support for Varbase Layout Builder]colors theme vlb-colors library in Vartheme BS4 and VARTHEME_BS4_SUBTHEME with gulp-csscomb
  • Added a redirect to the layout editing page after creating a new entity with a View mode Layout Builder enabled on the default or full content display mode
  • Added Media and Gallery Block types to be used with the Varbase Landing Page (Layout Builder) content type
January 2020
-
December 2019
8.x-7.4
8.x-8.0
8.x-8.1
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-7.x:
  • Added blurred image effect to Varbase Media]to be loaded for all Blazy enabled images
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-8.x:
  • Updated Drupal core from ~8.7.0 to ~8.8.0
  • Started an 8.x-8.x new branch for Varbase version: 8.x-8.x-dev and extra branch-alias with dev-8.x-8.x to 8.8.x-dev
  • Switched from drupal/core ~8.8.0 to drupal/core-recommended ~8.8.0 in Varbase Core 8.8.0
  • Switched from drupal-composer/drupal-scaffold ~2.0 to drupal/core-composer-scaffold ^8.8.0
  • Initialized Varbase Layout Builder with a starter set of layouts and styling options for sections
  • Fixed replace drupal-composer/drupal-scaffold with drupal/core-composer-scaffold and removed post install cmd scripts
  • Vardot/varbase-project template : Fixed replace drupal-composer/drupal-scaffold with drupal/core-composer-scaffold #70
  • Vardot/varbase-updater : Changed the update config rules for 8.7.* to 8.8.1 and from 8.8.* to 8.8.* latest #24
November 2019
8.x-7.3
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-7.x:
  • Added Google Tag Manager module to Varbase SEO component
  • Added Script Manager module to Varbase SEO - not optional but can be uninstalled
  • Added option (on install) to Enable Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics modules
October 2019
8.x-7.2
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-7.x:
  • Updated Drupal core from 8.7.7 to 8.7.8 (~8.7.0 ) and remove applied patches
  • Switched CSS management for Varbase Media Hero Slider from LESS to SCSS with Gulp as the task manager and make use of the (RFS) Responsive Font Size SCSS library
  • Switched CSS management for Varbase Bootstrap Paragraphs from LESS to SCSS with Gulp as the task manager and make use of the (RFS) Responsive Font Size SCSS library, which comes with Bootstrap 4
September 2019
-
August 2019
8.x-6.13
8.x-7.1
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Updated Drupal core from 8.7.4 to 8.7.6 ( ~8.7.0 ) by removing already applied or committed patches in drupal/core
  • Updated Metatag module from 8.1.8 to 8.1.9
  • Updated Paragraphs module from 8.1.8 to 8.1.9
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-7.x:
  • Updated Drupal core from 8.7.4 to 8.7.6 ( ~8.7.0 ) by removing already applied or committed patches in drupal/core
  • Updated Metatag module from 8.1.8 to 8.1.9
  • Added Gallery media type
July 2019
8.x-6.12
8.x-7.0
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Have Varbase Update Helper module as a dependency with Varbase Core module
  • Enabled Redirect domain module in the Varbase seo module
  • Changed Varbase Dashboard to work with C3 Charts and without warning
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-7.x:
  • Added Varbase API module and have it as an (optional component) at the varbase install steps
  • Changed Varbase Dashboard to work with C3 Charts and without warning
  • Enabled Varbase Bootstrap Paragraphs Text and Image in Varbase Landing module
  • Added and enabled Paragraphs edit in Varbase Bootstrap Paragraphs with the hook for styling in the single paragraph edit page
  • Upgraded Views Bulk Operations (VBO) from ~2.0 to ~3.0
June 2019
-
May 2019
8.x-6.9
8.x-6.10
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Updated Drupal core from 8.6.15 to 8.6.16 - Drupal core - Moderately critical - Third-party libraries - SA-CORE-2019-007
  • Changed drupal/core ~8.6 to ~8.6.0 to let composer update to 8.6.16 and more 8.6.x versions and not to update to 8.7.x
  • Have Vartheme BS4 as the default theme for Varbase and disable Vartheme
  • Changed and shifted Varbase Media responsive image styles to work with the mapping of Bootstrap 3 breakpoints into Bootstrap 4 breakpoints.
April 2019
8.x-6.7
8.x-6.8
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Switched of using Responsive image styles only to use Blazy loading with responsive image styles for most media view mode sizes of ( Image, Video, Remote Video) media types
  • Added Varbase Update Helper to the List of default varbase components, which they will be installed when we install varbase
  • Added Varbase Email module to the List of default varbase components, which it will be installed when we install varbase.
  • Removed enabling the [smtp] module as we have switched to use swiftmailer ~1.0 and Varbase emailing configs switched to [Varbase Email] module.
  • Implement theme suggestions and JS behaviors in Varbase Media for each video provider to support autoplay for various video providers (YouTube, Vimeo, and Local video)
  • Initialized the Varbase Media Header slider 8.x-7.x branch structure and implement theme suggestions and JS behaviors for each video provider to support autoplay for various video providers (YouTube, Vimeo, and Local video)
  • Implemented theme suggestions and JS behaviours in Varbase Media Header for each video provider to support autoplay for various video providers (YouTube, Vimeo, and Local video) targeted for the media header
  • Added [Length Indicator] module 8.1.0-rc3
  • Added the checklist for optional updates over the [Length Indicator] configs modules
  • Added targeted modules with #dependency in the checklist item and updated the Updated Helper for optional updates
March 2019
8.x-6.6
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Added Vartheme (Bootstrap 4 - SASS) theme (~6.0)
  • Cleaned up all hash commits so that vardot/varbase-project template and the composer.json looks clean.
February 2019
8.x-6.5
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Cleaned up number of modules with hash commits
  • Renamed Google+ to Google in the installer
  • Updated Google Analytics Reports module to 8.x-3.0-beta2
  • Changed Social Auth Google module's Google+ logo to Google accounts as Google shutdown Google+
  • Changed Varbase Internationalization not to use the Localization client module by disabling it for old sites and not to install it in new Varbase installations.
  • Fixed W3C standards for element div not allowed as child of element h2.
January 2019
8.x-6.4
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Changed Varbase Media Hero Slider to have a fixed Image max and min Height
  • Added the Bootstrap 3 spacing library to support a back-ported spacing style borrowed from Bootstrap 4
  • Have bulk oration options for content, people admin pages and changed the batch size to 50
  • Added Created from, and Created to date filters media table admin page
  • Added target bundle text and image to landing page components
December 2018
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-4.x:
  • Changed to use Drupal ~8.6 with tilde Version Range (~) for a step preparation for the upgrade to Varbase 8.6.x
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-5.x:
  • Changed to use Drupal ~8.6 with tilde Version Range (~) for a step preparation for the upgrade to Varbase 8.6.x
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Now you can install most Varbase components with any Drupal 8 sites. Even if installed with the Minimal or Standard Drupal profile.
November 2018
8.x-4.27
8.x-5.3
8.x-6.1
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-4.x:
  • Paragraphs Security Update
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-5.x:
  • Paragraphs Security Update
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Paragraphs Security Update
October 2018
8.x-4.26
8.x-5.1
8.x-6.0
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-4.x:
  • Drupal core security update SA-CORE-2018-006 patch/fix
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-5.x:
  • Drupal core security update SA-CORE-2018-006 patch/fix
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Switched [Varbase Media] to use [Remote Video] with oEmbed from Drupal 8.6.x core
  • Enabled an OPTIONAL [Layout Builder] configs to use with the [Default] view mode for the [Basic page] content type
September 2018
8.x-4.24
8.x-4.25
8.x-5.1
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-4.x:
  • Drupal core and module updates
  • Deprecate/remove Vartheme Material Design
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-5.x:
  • Add asset composer repo (asset-packagist.org)
  • Add a paragraph title to landing page paragraph components
August 2018
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-4.x:
  • Drupal core security update SA-CORE-2018-005 patch/fix
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-5.x:
  • Drupal core security update SA-CORE-2018-005 patch/fix
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-6.x:
  • Development branch to plan for 8.x-6.x utilizing Media Library new Drupal 8.6 core features
July 2018
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-4.x:
  • Updates and bug fixes
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-5.x:
  • Add ability to link embedded media (image) when in CKEditor
  • Remove Panelizer, and instead plan to start using Layout Builder
June 2018
Highlighted Changes for 8.x-5.x:
  • Change media entities to use Drupal core's media instead of contrib media entity
  • Add Video and Media fields, and change Varbase Blog to use "Main Media" which allows for a video or image instead of only image
May 2018
-
April 2018
8.x-4.19
8.x-4.20
  • Restructure Varbase features/modules/themes. To be required in composer and have their own release cycle/project repo
  • Add Varbase Style Guide for easier theming of atomic approach
  • Drupal core security update SA-CORE-2018-003 patch/fix
  • Drupal core security update SA-CORE-2018-004 patch/fix
March 2018
8.x-4.16
8.x-4.17
8.x-4.18
  • Add of-the-shelf Varbase Blog feature for ready to use blog
  • Add of-the-shelf Varbase Auth feature for ready to use Social Media authentication
  • Add Vartheme Material Design
  • Add a ready theme components to Vartheme:
  • Upgrade to Drupal 8.5 (still no media in core use)
  • Drupal core security update SA-CORE-2018-002 patch/fix
February 2018
8.x-4.15
  • Drupal core security update SA-CORE-2018-001 patch/fix
January 2018
8.x-4.14
  • Nicer and compact login screens (using Better Login module)
  • Simplify the UX of password policy
December 2017
8.x-4.13
  • Paragraphs UX enhancements
November 2017
8.x-4.11
8.x-4.12
  • Add "Edge-to-Edge 4:1 responsive image style for full-bleed images/paragraphs
  • Reorder right-side fieldsets in content add/edit pages for consistent experience
  • Drupal security updates and bug fixes
October 2017
8.x-4.10
  • Upgrade to Drupal 8.4 with media module in core
September 2017
8.x-4.08
8.x-4.09
  • Add ability to clone entities/nodes
  • Add "Autocomplete deluxe" for nicer tagging
  • Add ability to choose background color in paragraphs
  • Add Schema Metatag for Varbase SEO
  • Add better paragraphs preview
  • Add default content and template theme
  • Add Tours for better onboarding
  • Add VMI (View Modes Inventory) for easier view modes building
August 2017
8.x-4.06
8.x-4.07
  • Add an admin dashboard for intuitive administration experience
  • Add subprofile template for distributions willing to build on top of Varbase
  • Add ability to embed tweets, and other rich content in WYSIWYG
  • Add ability to send a node/content to an entityqueue from the add/edit form
July 2017
8.x-4.05
  • Landing pages using Paragraphs
  • Varbase Search feature to provide turnkey search feature
  • Cleanup composer installer to provide project-specific composer file for easier updates
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