Drupal Auto Updater - TagTeamTalk #003

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Sep 30, 2019

Automatic updates are coming to Drupal at the end of October! Long one of the most commonly requested features in the Drupal community, Drupal 7 and D8 will soon have an automatic updater that will allow Drupal installations to stay up-to-date more easily. How does Drupal's new auto updater work, and what do you need to know about it? In this Tag1 Team Talk, we dive into not only Drupal's new automatic updates feature itself but also its architecture, components, and roadmap, as well as why it's such an important part of Drupal's Core Strategic Initiatives.

Join moderator Preston So (Contributing Editor, Tag1 Consulting) and guests Lucas Hedding (Senior Architect and Data and Application Migration Expert, Tag1), Tim Lehnen (CTO, Drupal Association), Fabian Franz (Senior Technical Architect and Performance Lead, Tag1), and Michael Meyers (Managing Director, Tag1) for a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of Drupal's groundbreaking automatic updates feature, directly from the module maintainer, and the strategic initiative sponsors including the Drupal Association, MTech, Tag1, and the European Commission.

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Further reading
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Automatic Update - Module
https://www.drupal.org/project/automatic_updates

Automatic Updates - D7 and D8 Documentation Pages
https://www.drupal.org/docs/7/update/automatic-updates
https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/update/automatic-updates

Automatic Updates - Issue Queue
https://drupal.org/project/issues/automatic_updates
To provide your feedback on this first generation of the Automatic Updates module, create an issue in the Automatic Updates issue queue

Drupal Core Strategic Initiative
https://www.drupal.org/about/strategic-initiatives/automatic-updates

More information about the PSA.json feed can be found in this issue: https://www.drupal.org/project/drupalorg/issues/3068539

Drupal.org uses a package hashing and signing architecture based on the BSD Signify project
https://www.openbsd.org/papers/bsdcan-signify.html

Drupal contributors created a php implementation of signify: https://github.com/drupal/php-signify

Sponsors & Supporting organizations:
Drupal Association, Funding & Direction http://association.drupal.org
European Commission, Funding https://ec.europa.eu/
Tag1 Consulting, Development http://tag1.com
MTech, Development https://www.mtech-llc.com/

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