Status of the configuration management initiative

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A status report on the configuration management initiative. How are things going? What still needs to be done? How can you help?

Core Conversations


Given the point in time of the release cycle and approaching feature freeze very shortly after DrupalCon Munich, this might be the last time most core contributors are going to sit together. Thus, it would be highly beneficial to presume/require a subtly higher skill level for this core conversation, in order to present and actually have a conversation on:

1) Short summary/overview over what has been done.

2) What critical blockers remain to exist?

3) If any, which solution proposals exist for the critical blockers, how do they differ, and which consequences do they imply? [the actual core convo part]

4) What are the main topics that contributors should focus on?

5) Which original goals won't make it into D8 and will be deferred to contrib / D9? And why?

6) What tasks/goals/features have to be resolved for D8 and cannot and will not be deferred? (e.g., release blockers)

7) Which novice efforts/tasks exist and need help?

Overall, we should primarily focus on the "conversation" part in core conversation, and make the usual "status update" presentation-style part less dominant.

Ideally, the session should give a sufficient overview/update for people who've not been involved, but at the same time, also have a clear focus on remaining blockers, critical topics, and decisions that the community needs to be aware of.


This is an important one for me; As the VDC initiative is pretty dependent on it :) Alot of this stuff could impact our work there.

For the start of the presentation.