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

Builds history

Builds are executed using Travis CI and can be viewed on this link: https://travis-ci.org/Vardot/varbase

Version 8.x-5.x Build Status Version 8.x-6.x Build Status

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

(8.x-4.x)

Version

(8.x-5.x)

Version

(8.x-6.x)

Epic

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

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

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

October 2017

8.x-4.10

-

-

  • Upgrade to Drupal 8.4 with media module in core

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

December 2017

8.x-4.13

-

-

  • Paragraphs UX enhancements

    • Better UX for styling paragraphs (width, image on left/right)

    • Add paragraph classes

    • Add webform paragraph

    • Add column wrapper paragraph

January 2018

8.x-4.14

-

-

  • Nicer and compact login screens (using Better Login module)

  • Simplify the UX of password policy

February 2018

8.x-4.15

-

-

  • Drupal core security update SA-CORE-2018-001 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:

    • card style for VMIs

    • tags style for tags

    • equal-height for equal heights grid rows

  • Upgrade to Drupal 8.5 (still no media in core use)

  • Drupal core security update SA-CORE-2018-002 patch/fix

April 2018

8.x-4.19

8.x-4.20

8.x-4.21

-

-

  • 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

May 2018

-

-

-

June 2018

-

8.x-5.0-alpha1

-

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

July 2018

8.x-4.22

8.x-5.0-alpha2

8.x-5.0-alpha3

8.x-5.0-alpha4

-

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

August 2018

8.x-4.23

8.x-5.0-alpha5

8.x-6.x-dev

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

September 2018

8.x-4.24

8.x-4.25

8.x-5.0

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

October 2018

8.x-4.26

8.x-5.2

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

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

December 2018