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Third & Grove: One Image Field, Multiple Aspect Ratios

Feeds from Drupal.org - Fri, 2017-03-24 07:30
One Image Field, Multiple Aspect Ratios abby Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:30
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tanay.co.in: Drupal Community Deadlock - The way for Drupal Association to restore normalcy and come out clean

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2017-03-24 06:48

Drupal Community is in a tough situation. A series of events had led to a popular contributor and leader from the Drupal community, Larry Garfield, to be asked to step down. Apparently, there was some incriminating evidence against Larry, that have led Drupal Association (DA) to take this decision.

 

I am not going into the details of the issue, which you can understand from here, here, here and here.

 

Several people, over the past day, have asked me if I approve of DA’s decision and Dries’ actions. I had chosen to not take a side, for I believe there has been an imbalance of information available to me from both perspectives to be able to form a sound opinion about the issue.

 

I see the current situation in a deadlock.

  1. A large section of the Drupal community has expressed displeasure and disapproval of DA/CWG’s decision, demanding that any evidence that can prove in any way that Larry has violated the Code of Conduct, or in anyway abused anyone, or used his position in the Drupal community to force his ways of life on anyone, be made public, justifying DA’s decision.

  2. DA/CWG has so far refused to disclose any evidence or supporting details, apparently in the interest of protecting the privacy of the other members who provided the evidence, as well as in the interest of Larry.

 

It is difficult to restore normalcy and trust in DA without releasing more information and evidence. And DA would not want to do it to protect the members who shared the evidence to DA. Hence the deadlock.

 

Drupal Community, as I have known it, has always been the most open and embracing community to people of all races, gender, orientation and ways of life. And I strongly believe it still remains the same.

 

To see something like this break the trust that the community and Drupal Association has earned over the years, is disheartening.

 

Here are a couple of ways, I believe, in which DA can restore the faith of the community on the association and CWG:

 

  1. Release the evidence, withholding any personal details of any of the personnel who provided the evidence, masking any data that could either directly or indirectly lead to any specific individuals from being recognized.

     

  2. If the evidence has such personal information scattered all over, making it difficult for DA to make the evidence public, DA could invite a panel of five prominent leaders from Drupal or Opensource communities all over, who have publicly expressed their disapproval of DA’s decision. DA can then share the evidence with the panel, who could then review the decision and express their opinion about if DA’s decision to ask Larry to step down was reasonable, considering the evidence. The panel members, before being able to access the evidence, should agree to ensure they will keep all evidence shared with them extremely confidential, and will not disclose anything from the evidence, except their opinion about whether the decision taken by DA was reasonable.

     

Another idea for building such Panel easier would be - DA’s elections for Position of Director at Large have just ended. The list of candidates is here -  Inviting the top 5 contestants, who won the maximum votes, could make such panel formation pretty quick.

 

DA might not be technically accountable to validate every decision of their board by some external panel. However the onus is on DA to restore any lost confidence of the community on DA/CWG and to come out clean.  

 

If there is anything that DA could do, to restore the lost trust and confidence that the community has vested so far on DA, and lost significantly over the past couple of days, I think this would be it.

 

DA/CWG still has my confidence and trust. However, with the data available in front of me, I am inclined to believe that the decision taken by DA was not reasonable or justified. Although I still believe this is because DA hasn’t made public, their perspective of things and events. Would love to see DA go the extra mile to restore everyone’s confidence on the association.

 

Thumbnail Image: Source

 

tanay.co.in: Drupal Community Deadlock - The way for Drupal Association to restore normalcy and come out clean

Feeds from Drupal.org - Fri, 2017-03-24 06:48

Drupal Community is in a tough situation. A series of events had led to a popular contributor and leader from the Drupal community, Larry Garfield, to be asked to step down. Apparently, there was some incriminating evidence against Larry, that have led Drupal Association (DA) to take this decision.

 

I am not going into the details of the issue, which you can understand from here, here, here and here.

 

Several people, over the past day, have asked me if I approve of DA’s decision and Dries’ actions. I had chosen to not take a side, for I believe there has been an imbalance of information available to me from both perspectives to be able to form a sound opinion about the issue.

 

I see the current situation in a deadlock.

  1. A large section of the Drupal community has expressed displeasure and disapproval of DA/CWG’s decision, demanding that any evidence that can prove in any way that Larry has violated the Code of Conduct, or in anyway abused anyone, or used his position in the Drupal community to force his ways of life on anyone, be made public, justifying DA’s decision.

  2. DA/CWG has so far refused to disclose any evidence or supporting details, apparently in the interest of protecting the privacy of the other members who provided the evidence, as well as in the interest of Larry.

 

It is difficult to restore normalcy and trust in DA without releasing more information and evidence. And DA would not want to do it to protect the members who shared the evidence to DA. Hence the deadlock.

 

Drupal Community, as I have known it, has always been the most open and embracing community to people of all races, gender, orientation and ways of life. And I strongly believe it still remains the same.

 

To see something like this break the trust that the community and Drupal Association has earned over the years, is disheartening.

 

Here are a couple of ways, I believe, in which DA can restore the faith of the community on the association and CWG:

 

  1. Release the evidence, withholding any personal details of any of the personnel who provided the evidence, masking any data that could either directly or indirectly lead to any specific individuals from being recognized.

     

  2. If the evidence has such personal information scattered all over, making it difficult for DA to make the evidence public, DA could invite a panel of five prominent leaders from Drupal or Opensource communities all over, who have publicly expressed their disapproval of DA’s decision. DA can then share the evidence with the panel, who could then review the decision and express their opinion about if DA’s decision to ask Larry to step down was reasonable, considering the evidence. The panel members, before being able to access the evidence, should agree to ensure they will keep all evidence shared with them extremely confidential, and will not disclose anything from the evidence, except their opinion about whether the decision taken by DA was reasonable.

     

Another idea for building such Panel easier would be - DA’s elections for Position of Director at Large have just ended. The list of candidates is here -  Inviting the top 5 contestants, who won the maximum votes, could make such panel formation pretty quick.

 

DA might not be technically accountable to validate every decision of their board by some external panel. However the onus is on DA to restore any lost confidence of the community on DA/CWG and to come out clean.  

 

If there is anything that DA could do, to restore the lost trust and confidence that the community has vested so far on DA, and lost significantly over the past couple of days, I think this would be it.

 

DA/CWG still has my confidence and trust. However, with the data available in front of me, I am inclined to believe that the decision taken by DA was not reasonable or justified. Although I still believe this is because DA hasn’t made public, their perspective of things and events. Would love to see DA go the extra mile to restore everyone’s confidence on the association.

 

Thumbnail Image: Source

 
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PayUmoney for Ubercart

Latest Drupal Modules - Fri, 2017-03-24 06:05
Integrating with Drupal 7.x

Step 1 Upload the files by going to Modules >> Install new modules. Browse the zip file provided to you and upload it. Then search for the “PayUMoney” and enable it but by clicking on “Save configuration”.

Step 2 Now goto Store>>Payment Methods. Select PayUMoney and click on “settings” against it. You can change the Payment Gateway mode here. You can either choose TEST or LIVE based on whether you are using Live Merchant Key or Salt or the demo Merchant Key and Salt.

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PreviousNext: Migrating Drupal 7 File Entities to Drupal 8 Media Entities

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2017-03-24 01:48

The Drupal 8.3.x branch is getting ready to introduce a new experimental media module. This will bring enhanced media handling in Drupal 8. The closest solution in Drupal 7 to handle media is the file entity module. Now is the time to discuss migrations from file entity in Drupal 7 to media entities in Drupal 8. For core, there is already an issue for this, but for contrib... there is no migration. So, I wrote one.

PreviousNext: Migrating Drupal 7 File Entities to Drupal 8 Media Entities

Feeds from Drupal.org - Fri, 2017-03-24 01:48

The Drupal 8.3.x branch is getting ready to introduce a new experimental media module. This will bring enhanced media handling in Drupal 8. The closest solution in Drupal 7 to handle media is the file entity module. Now is the time to discuss migrations from file entity in Drupal 7 to media entities in Drupal 8. For core, there is already an issue for this, but for contrib... there is no migration. So, I wrote one.

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Drupal Association blog: A Statement from the Executive Director

Planet Drupal - Thu, 2017-03-23 22:49

Drupal Association

We understand that there is uncertainty and concern in the Drupal community about project founder, Dries Buytaert, asking Larry Garfield to leave the Drupal community, and about the Drupal Association removing Larry's DrupalCon sessions and ending his term as track chair.

We want to be clear that the decision to remove Larry's DrupalCon session and track chair role was not because of his private life or personal beliefs. The Drupal Association stands by our values of inclusivity. Our decision was based on confidential information conveyed in private by many sources. Due to the confidential nature of the situation we cannot and will not disclose any information that may harm any members of our community, including Larry.

This decision followed our established process. As the Executive Director, charged with safekeeping the goodwill of the organization, I made this decision after considering input from various sources including the Community Working Group (CWG) and Drupal Project Lead, Dries Buytaert. Upon Larry’s request for an appeal, the full board reviewed the situation, all the evidence, and statements provided by Larry. After reviewing the entirety of the information available (including information not in the public view) the decision was upheld.

In order to protect everyone involved we cannot comment more, and trust that the community will be understanding.  

We do see that there are many feelings and questions around this DrupalCon decision and we empathize with those community members. We will continue to monitor comments. We are listening.

Drupal Association blog: A Statement from the Executive Director

Feeds from Drupal.org - Thu, 2017-03-23 22:49

Drupal Association

We understand that there is uncertainty and concern in the Drupal community about project founder, Dries Buytaert, asking Larry Garfield to leave the Drupal community, and about the Drupal Association removing Larry's DrupalCon sessions and ending his term as track chair.

We want to be clear that the decision to remove Larry's DrupalCon session and track chair role was not because of his private life or personal beliefs. The Drupal Association stands by our values of inclusivity. Our decision was based on confidential information conveyed in private by many sources. Due to the confidential nature of the situation we cannot and will not disclose any information that may harm any members of our community, including Larry.

This decision followed our established process. As the Executive Director, charged with safekeeping the goodwill of the organization, I made this decision after considering input from various sources including the Community Working Group (CWG) and Drupal Project Lead, Dries Buytaert. Upon Larry’s request for an appeal, the full board reviewed the situation, all the evidence, and statements provided by Larry. After reviewing the entirety of the information available (including information not in the public view) the decision was upheld.

In order to protect everyone involved we cannot comment more, and trust that the community will be understanding.  

We do see that there are many feelings and questions around this DrupalCon decision and we empathize with those community members. We will continue to monitor comments. We are listening.

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Mother of All Demos II: Automating Website Changes with 'Pipelines'

Acquia Blogs - Thu, 2017-03-23 19:46

One of the highlights of Acquia Engage is when Chief Product Officer Chris Stone and his team of engineers demo Acquia products and give attendees a preview of what is on the horizon. Dubbed “The Mother of All Demos,” this presentation showcases the best of Acquia’s products and offers insight into the future of the company, not just Acquia’s product offerings.

Part of what makes Acquia product presentation so special every year are the live demos of what Acquia’s engineering team has been working on. At Acquia Engage 2016, one of these new tools -- nicknamed “Acquia Pipelines”-- was demoed by Chief Software Architect Barry Jaspan.

“Pipelines” is a tool for automating functions like building, testing and deploying your websites on Acquia Cloud. When you want to make a change to your website, like add a new feature or fix a bug, the process starts with a developer writing some code. When the code reaches a stable point, they commit that code to a code repository. Previously, when a developer committed the code to the code repository, either nothing would happen to it or it would be immediately deployed on Acquia Cloud. This meant that any process that you wanted to run on that code before it was deployed had to run manually by developers on their individual machines.

With a tool like “Pipelines,” you define a process that you represent in code that specifies what you are going to do to the code before it gets deployed. This includes things like transforming the code and validating it’s correct; making sure it’s the code you want before deploy it. “Pipelines” ensures that as your developers are working and writing new code, they are operating in the a consistent manner, using the same process to test and validate code so any errors that occur get notified back to the developer very quickly.

For more on “Pipelines” and to see it in action, watch Barry’s presentation and demo below:

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Flickr: IMG_20170323_150952

Feeds from Drupal.org - Thu, 2017-03-23 19:13

m.gifford posted a photo:

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Flickr: IMG_20170323_150944

Feeds from Drupal.org - Thu, 2017-03-23 19:10

m.gifford posted a photo:

IMG_20170323_150944

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d7One: 50 ways to slide your images

Planet Drupal - Thu, 2017-03-23 18:34

SLider and it's carrousel

Recently, I had to create a slideshow for a project. Nothing unusual about that you say. Indeed, everywhere you look you see slideshows. If there's one thing that's common to 99% of all websites today it's a slideshow. Almost boring. That is until you actually start to implement one. There must be 50 ways to slide you images - and I don't mean the transition effects. Picking and choosing the right module and library is almost a burden.

There are various scenarios where you would want to display a slideshow. The most common is the home page. I've used the venerable Views Slideshow module (2007) in the past for this purpose. It's simple enough to implement and is available for D7, D8 as well as Backdrop.

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