Jeff Geerling's Blog: Use a Drupal 8 BLT project with Drupal VM on Windows 7 or Windows 8

Planet Drupal - 22 March 2017 - 4:09pm

Windows 10 is the only release Acquia's BLT officially supports. But there are still many people who use Windows 7 and 8, and most of these people don't have control over what version of Windows they use.

Drupal VM has supported Windows 7, 8, and 10 since I started building it a few years ago (at that time I was still running Windows 7), and using a little finesse, you can actually get an entire modern BLT-based Drupal 8 project running on Windows 7 or 8, as long as you do all the right things, as will be demonstrated in this blog post.

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Battlefront Features Monty’s Desert Rats For Flames of War

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 3:00pm
We’ve seen the Desert Rats book for Flames of War. But it’s hard to play a miniatures game without miniatures. So Battlefront has their Monty’s Desert Rats set that you can pick up. From the website: The Desert Rats are the only thing standing in the way of Axis conquest of North Africa. Despite suffering […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Symbaroum: Karvosti – The Witch Hammer Adventure on Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 2:00pm
Are you ready to continue on your adventures in the Chronicles of the Throne of Thorns cycle? That’s good, because Jarningen has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund it. It’s called Karvosti – the Witch Hammer and it’s 152 pages of adventure as the sequel to Thistle Hold. Even if you’re not playing […]
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Sooper Drupal Themes: Are you ready for Drupal 8?

Planet Drupal - 22 March 2017 - 1:30pm

Between the rush of product updates we're putting out lately, a moment of reflection...

Like many other Drupal shops and theme/product developers I've been taking it easy with major investment in D8. But times are changing. Now we are seeing a time where Google searches including Drupal 8 are more numerous than searches containing Drupal 7. This is by no means a guarantee that D8 is a clear winner but to me it is a sign of progress and it inspires enough confidence to push ahead with our Drupal 8 product upgrades. SooperThemes is on schedule to release our Drupal themes and modules on Drupal 8 soon and I'm sure it will be great for us and our customers.

2017 will be an interesting year for Drupal, a year in which Drupal 8 will really show whether it can be as popular as it's younger brother. The lines in the chart might be crossing but Drupal 8 some way to go before it is as popular as 7. Understanding that Drupal 8 is more geared towards developers one might say it never will, but I think that it's important for the open web that Drupal will stay competitive in the low end market. Start-ups like Tesla and SpaceX have demonstrated how Drupal can grow along with your business all the way towards IPO and beyond.

Is your business ready for Drupal 8?

Personally I think I will need a month or 2 before I can say I'm totally comfortable with shifting focus of development to Drupal 8. Most of my existing customers are on Drupal 7 and my Drupal 7 expertise and products will not be irrelevant any time soon. One thing that is holding me back is uncertainty about media library features in Drupal 8, I hope the D8media team will be successful with their awesome work that puts this critical feature set in core.

If you are a Drupal developer, themer, or business owner, how do you feel about Drupal 8? Are you getting more business for Drupal 8 than Drupal 7? How is your experience with training yourself or your staff to work with Drupal 8 and it's more object oriented code? 

Let me know in the comments if you have anything to share about what Drupal 8 means to you!

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Issue 3 of Irregular Magazine Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 1:00pm
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve seen a lot of you are traveling to Chicago for Adepticon. Many of the updates are coming from people sitting in airports, waiting for their flights. Well, if that’s where you’re at (or are anywhere that you can stop and read a digital magazine, really), you can fill up that […]
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Valuebound: How to send custom formatted HTML mail in Drupal 8 using hook_mail_alter()

Planet Drupal - 22 March 2017 - 12:47pm

As you can understand from name itself it’s basically used to Alter an email created with drupal mail in D7/ MailManagerInterface->mail() in D8.  hook_mail_alter() allows modification of email messages which includes adding and/or changing message text, message fields, and message headers.

Email sent rather than drupal_mail() will not call hook_mail_alter(). All core modules use drupal_mail() & always a recommendation to use drupal_mail but it’s not mandatory.

Syntax: hook_mail_alter(&$message)


$message: Array containing the message data. Below are the Keys in this array include:

  • 'id': The id of the message.
  • 'to': The…
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Psyonix isn't on board with online Rocket League gambling

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 22 March 2017 - 12:39pm

Rocket League has been added to the list of games online gamblers can place bets on in Australia, but the game's developer Psyonix is less than pleased. ...

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Hook 42: Stanford Drupal Camp 2017 - Ready, Git Set, Go!

Planet Drupal - 22 March 2017 - 12:03pm

I fully embraced the motto “go big or go home” when I started to think about my first solo community presentation for Stanford Drupal Camp 2017. I wanted to force myself to learn a subject well enough that I could explain it to others. I like a challenge, so I set my eyes on understanding the fundamentals of Git. My presentation slides can be found here:

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Politics With Allies Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 12:00pm
Politics play a huge part in our lives, whether we’re thinking about them or not. Most of us have an opinion on how things are run and feel we could do better. But to do that, first you have to be elected. Politics With Allies lets you test your ability to be elected. It’s a […]
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For Honor dev: 'We never intended for players to unlock everything'

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 22 March 2017 - 11:56am

"[Unlocking everything] doesn't really make any sense." Game director Damien Kieken explained how the design philosophy behind For Honor led to its library of hard-to-get unlockables. ...

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Midweek Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 11:00am
Hey kids. I see from my friends feed that quite a lot of you are headed to Chicago for Adepticon. I really wish I was going. I would be, but there’s a bunch of proofing projects that are coming along, and I know how you gamers get if you have to wait even an extra […]
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Acquia Developer Center Blog: 254: Mumbai Memories - meet Rakesh James

Planet Drupal - 22 March 2017 - 10:13am

My trusty microphone, camera, and I recorded a few great conversations at DrupalCon in Mumbai that have never been released until now. Today, a conversation with Rakesh James, who credits Dries for giving him a way to live and support his family with Drupal. Rakesh is an extraordinary and generous person; he's personally paid that forward, giving others in India the chance to change their lives, too, by teaching hundreds of people Drupal and giving them a shot at a career, too. He's also a top 30 contributor to Drupal 8 core.

Rakesh told me about the moment he both discovered and fell in love with Drupal. His manager gave him permission to check out Drupal for a project, "I started it with Drupal 5. I got a big error. My senior [colleague] said I could post on because he was sitting far away and could not debug for me. I posted the error ... After one hour somebody from the community replied that it would be better if you started with Drupal 6. That was amazing. If you post it, somebody from the [other side] of the planet replied to me, 'You should do this.' From that amazing [moment] till now, I have that feeling. All the time when you go to the community and post something, you'll be getting the right answer. In an hour's time. That is so amazing."

"I feel like when I have gotten something, I should give back to others who are struggling. If they have a little education, know how to play with the computer, I should teach them Drupal. That is the best way of doing it. I spread the word because I got something. The people are around, this magic should be with them also ... So they will have a better life. They'll have a better salary. It's a better way to do that; teach the kids in pre-university colleges. We should teach them. I volunteer my time for that. Two Saturdays a month, we go out to the colleges. Every first Saturday, we have a community meet-up; the other Saturday we go to a college and teach them Drupal."

If you have any doubts about Rakesh's sincerity in all this, watch how moved he is in the video from about 10:30 to 11:50 :-)

DrupalCon Asia Mumbai 2016 was almost exactly a year ago now. Of all the conferences I have been to, Mumbai was probably my favorite. I met an incredible, active, enthusiastic Drupal community that welcomed everyone with open arms, incredible food (!), and a LOT of selfies :-)

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Check Link

New Drupal Modules - 22 March 2017 - 10:05am

This module is intended to solve a very simple problem: if you have "secured" pages to which you want to link, but a user is not logged in, the menu will hide it. If you point a user to user/login?destination=the-page, the link will disappear for logged in users.

Point your users to checklink?destination=the-page to allow the link to show, but redirect users appropriately.

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Facebook set to challenge Twitch by adding PC livestreaming tools

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 22 March 2017 - 10:01am

Facebook is expanding its "Facebook Live" livestreaming platform to allow folks to stream from their PCs, making it much easier to stream game development and gameplay on the service. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Warlord Games Posts Doctor Who Into The Time Vortex, an interview with Paul Sawyer (Part 3)

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 10:00am
Doctor Who is getting a couple new games this year. One of them is the miniatures skirmish game coming from Warlord Games. If you’re one of the many Who (see what I did there?) have been wishing they could just jump ahead and time and get it, you’ll be happy to see that there’s a […]
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Views password field

New Drupal Modules - 22 March 2017 - 9:06am

This module exposes the password hash in views. Do not use this module unless you know what it does.

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Flysystem Swift integration

New Drupal Modules - 22 March 2017 - 9:01am
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews BT-1 and 0-0-0 Villain Pack for Imperial Assault

Tabletop Gaming News - 22 March 2017 - 9:00am
These aren’t just not the droids you’re looking for, you want to make sure that they’re not the droids that are looking for you. While they might outwardly look like C-3P0 and R2-D2, don’t expect BT-1 and 0-0-0 to help you overthrow oppressive regimes. They’re going to be making their way to Imperial Assault and […]
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Simple ICS

New Drupal Modules - 22 March 2017 - 8:56am

* Introduction
This is a simple module which allows create simple twig urls which will create an ICS calendar file based on a node and two start and end date fields.

* Requirements
This module requires the module which is part of the composer.json file included

* Recommended modules

* Installation
Typical Drupal install

* Configuration

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Antegods Design Update: Special Powers or Animal Instincts? - by Peter de Jong Blogs - 22 March 2017 - 8:10am
Our game designer, Wytze, shares some plans that are in the works to make each character in Antegods have more personality.
Categories: Game Theory & Design


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