Oracle soll Equal Pay einführen

heise online Newsticker - 4. Oktober 2017 - 7:00
Neun Monate nach dem US-Arbeitsministerium haben nun drei ehemalige Mitarbeiterinnen den Datenbank-Hersteller Oracle wegen ungleicher Bezahlung von Männern und Frauen verklagt.

Not-Internet aus dem Ballon

heise online Newsticker - 4. Oktober 2017 - 7:00
Entwickler von Google X wollen das Hurrikan-verwüstete Puerto Rico über Stratosphärenballons mit grundlegenden Internetdiensten versorgen. Nach der Hochwasserkatastrophe im Mai war das in Peru mit dem Projekt Loon gelungen.

Mehr Android-Updates durch länger gepflegte Linux-Kernel

heise online Newsticker - 4. Oktober 2017 - 6:00
Ein neuer Linux-Kernel mit sechs Jahren Langzeit-Support soll helfen, dass Android-Smartphones vier bis bis fünf Jahre lang Updates erhalten. Aber: Solche Kernel sind ein alter Hut, den Hardware-Hersteller bislang nicht zu ihrem Vorteil genutzt haben.

Lullabot: Behind the Screens with Mauricio Dinarte of Agaric

Planet Drupal - 4. Oktober 2017 - 6:00
Hailing from Managua, Nicaragua, Mauricio Dinarte takes some time from his pilgrimage across Europe to talk to us about teaching people Drupal from the ground up, no matter what language you speak. At BadCamp in October he'll be administering a training with Anna Mykhailova from Digital Echidna called "Getting Started with Drupal," then Thursday will be sitting in on the DevOps summit to talk about Behat testing. If you don't have plans November 17 and 18, you can visit him in Managua at Lakes & Volcanoes Drupal Camp! Many thanks to Felix Delattre (xamanu on Drupal.org) for giving Mauricio his first big break in Drupal.

OSTraining: How to Create Fancy Pagers in your Drupal Views with Pagerer

Planet Drupal - 4. Oktober 2017 - 5:24

The Pagerer module provides additional preset styles for Drupal standard pages and Views. It is a very simple module with styling options for everyone.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a pager to a View with Pagerer. Let's get started.

OSTraining: How to Use the New Media Features in Drupal 8.4

Planet Drupal - 3. Oktober 2017 - 21:35

Drupal 8.4 is out now, and it contains new media handling features.

For many years, Drupal has shipped with almost no media handling. This was the most commonly requested feature whenever we did Drupal training.

If you missed it, here's our overview of everything new in Drupal 8.4. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through how to use Drupal's new media options. 

Ariane 5: Dreieinhalb Wochen nach Abbruch zwei Satelliten ins All gebracht

heise online Newsticker - 3. Oktober 2017 - 20:30
In der Nacht zum Samstag hat eine Trägerrakete Ariane 5 zwei Satelliten zur Telekommunikation im All abgesetzt. Der Start vom Weltraumbahnhof Kourou in Französisch-Guyana verlief störungsfrei.

Chrome bleicht das Internet aus

heise online Newsticker - 3. Oktober 2017 - 18:00
Mit der Chromium-Engine 61 scheinen Browser wie Chrome, Opera und Vivaldi alle Internet-Seiten flauer darzustellen. Das liegt an einem geänderten Umgang mit Farbprofilen und lässt sich auch abschalten.

Geplante EU-Copyright-Richtlinie gefährdet Entwicklung von Open-Source-Software

heise online Newsticker - 3. Oktober 2017 - 17:30
Das EU-Parlament soll noch in diesem Jahr über eine neue Urheberrechtsrichtlinie abstimmen. Software-Entwickler schlagen Alarm: Eine geplante Monitoring-Verpflichtungen könnte Plattformen wie Github, Stackoverflow und Gitlab den Garaus machen.

Büro-Messenger Slack arbeitet an Daten-Hosting in der EU

heise online Newsticker - 3. Oktober 2017 - 17:00
Slack will europäischen Kunden künftig eine Speicherung der Messenger-Daten in der EU anbieten. Das Ziel: die Vorherrschaft von Microsoft im Bereich der Büro- und Kommunikationssoftware zu brechen.

US-Regierung will Trump-kritische Facebook-Nutzer identifizieren

heise online Newsticker - 3. Oktober 2017 - 17:00
Die US-Regierung will jede Menge Daten über Facebook-Nutzer, die sich mit einer Trump-kritischen Seite befasst haben. Bürgerrechtler kritisieren das ursprünglich geheime Vorgehen scharf und ziehen vor Gericht.

Drupal Modules: The One Percent: Drupal Modules: The One Percent —Hidey Help (video tutorial)

Planet Drupal - 3. Oktober 2017 - 15:56
Drupal Modules: The One Percent —Hidey Help (video tutorial) NonProfit Tue, 10/03/2017 - 08:56 Episode 38

Here is where we seek to bring awareness to Drupal modules running on less than 1% of reporting sites. Today we'll think about  Hidey Help, a module which hides and displays your help text.

Acquia Lightning Blog: Creating a new instance of an existing site

Planet Drupal - 3. Oktober 2017 - 15:43
Creating a new instance of an existing site Adam Balsam Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:43

Throughout the development and support lifecycle of a site, it is often necessary to install a fresh version of your application in a new environment with all of the existing site's configuration. For example, a new developer might need to set up their environment for the first time or your CI system might want a fresh install for tests. Basically:

As a user I want to be able to install Drupal from a package of configuration that is maintained in git.

Existing solution (pre Drupal 8.4.x): Drush --config-dir option

Installing a site from existing config is not as easy as going through the install process and then importing config though because the fresh install will have a different site UUID than the existing app and Drupal won't allow you to import configuration on sites with different UUIDs. To work around this, Drush introduced the --config-dir option to the site-install command which imported the configuration during install and magically worked around the UUID issue.

That workaround did have other issues including the fact that base fields defined in module or profile config would end up with conflicting UUIDs. But critically, Drush 9 only supports the --config-dir option when installing the Minimal profile - and Drush 8 isn't compatible with Drupal 8.4.x. So we need a new solution.

Investigated approaches

The Drush maintainers have suggested using the Config Installer profile. We tested it and works great, but:

  1. It's undocumented.
  2. It won't work if you're using Lightning as a Base Profile, which we recommend.

In theory, you could also manually set your site's UUID after install and then import your config, but this is sloppy and is an abuse of UUIDs. It also wouldn't solve the problems with base fields ending up with conflicting UUIDs.

Solution (Drupal 8.4.x): Another core patch

Enter the following issue: [#2788777] Allow a profile to be installed from existing config. The patch in #91 allows you to add a simple boolean to your sub-profile's info file that will automatically install your site with config from the config sync directory defined in your settings.php file. The end result is that no matter how you install your site (via Drush, the UI, or Drupal Console), your existing config will also be imported.

The only problem is that the scope of the issue is still being debated. As a result, Lightning can't bring the patch in just yet. But we will as soon as the issue is RTBC or we get further clarity about the scope. In the meantime, you can bring the patch in yourself.

Instructions

Given:

  • Your site's config sync directory is located in a VCS tracked directory (e.g. "../config/sync").
  • You use a sub-profile.
  1. Apply the patch #91 from issue #2788777 to drupal/core, in your root composer.json file: "patches": { "drupal/core": { "Allow a profile to be installed from existing config": "https://www.drupal.org/files/issues/2788777-91.patch" } }
  2. Add the boolean flag to your sub-profile's info file config_sync: true

     

The result will be that each time you install your site, all of your existing configuration will also be imported.

If you are not using a sub-profile, you can simply use the Config Installer profile mentioned above.

  1. Add the Config Installer profile to your codebase
  2. During installation select Config Installer as the profile
  3. Point Config Installer to your exported config directory (the resulting installation profile will still be Lightning even though you selected Config Installer)

If you're using BLT in your project (recommended), a lot of the configuration setup is already handled for you. See BLT's notes about updating to Drupal 8.4.x.

Amazee Labs: Recap of #DrupalConEUR Vienna

Planet Drupal - 3. Oktober 2017 - 15:11
Recap of #DrupalConEUR Vienna

Fully recharged and back in Zurich, let’s recap what happened at DrupalCon Vienna; a week filled with exciting sessions, motivating BoFs (Birds of a Feather) and entertaining social evenings.

Daniel Lemon Tue, 10/03/2017 - 15:11

Of all the sessions, keynotes, BoFs, and social events that I attended during the week, the most notable and inspiring was Joe Shindelar’s keynote “Everyone Has Something to Share.” It was a very fun, motivating, and inspirational talk that led the crowd through Joe's personal experience of sharing and how he’s learned a lot about himself and the community. I highly recommend watching the captivating video of the talk.

Another session that I highly enjoyed was “Motion Design - Improving UX with animations” by Sarah Geissberger and Lisa Thesen. Watching the DrupalCon Vienna logo morph into past DrupalCon logos while learning about 3 of the 10 principles of motion design felt incredibly good.

It was a highly informative talk with lots of fun animations teaching the crowd that motion design should enhance the user's experience and add meaning to a design. Sarah and Lisa reminded us that it’s a powerful design tool that every designer should pay attention to.

Saša Nikolič and Tadej Baša gave their immense talk “Everybody cheer! Here comes Media!” to a completely full room. They took the crowd through the history of media in core, through the pain points every developer and site builder went through with the numerous media modules that required configuration and setup, to what we have now in Drupal 8.

Aside from the sessions, I also highly enjoyed the Drupal Cinema Zapping, a 15-20 minute video showcasing the creative side to the Drupal community in a collage of extremely entertaining video clips, Oida!

As we’ve all heard, unfortunately, the Drupal Association won’t be hosting DrupalCon Europe 2018, however over the course of the past week, in different sessions and BoFs, the community came together and decided to create Drupal Europe 2018. There will be a post-DrupalCon Virtual Meeting on Thursday October 12, at 16:00 CEST - be sure to join the webinar.

 

For more photos, check out the DrupalCon Vienna Flickr album pool or the Amazee Labs DrupalCon Vienna Flickr collection.

I look forward to meeting you at a future event in Europe, perhaps in Belgrade for Drupal Iron Camp.

CPU2017: Detaillierte Benchmark-Ergebnisse für aktuelle Prozessoren

heise online Newsticker - 3. Oktober 2017 - 15:00
Intel, AMD und ihre Partner halten sich mit der Veröffentlichung neuer CPU2017-Benchmark auffallend zurück – noch nichts zu Xeon Scalable und Epyc. c't springt nun mit eigenen Messergebnissen in die Bresche.

DrupalEasy: DrupalEasy Podcast 197 - - BADCamp with AmyJune Hineline

Planet Drupal - 3. Oktober 2017 - 14:50

Direct .mp3 file download.

AmyJune Hineline (volkswagenchick), Community Lead for Hook 42, joins Mike Anello to talk about BADCamp 2017 and her fantastic job.

Interview
  • BADCamp - October 18-21, 2017 - University of California at Berkeley.
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c't uplink 19.0: Neue Echo-Geräte von Amazon, c't Notfall Windows 2018 und Star-Trek-Discovery-Generde

heise online Newsticker - 3. Oktober 2017 - 14:30
Im Podcast aus Nerdistan sprechen wir diesmal über Amazons neue Echo-Geräte und das neue Notfall-Windows in der aktuellen Ausgabe der c't. Schließlich darf Fabian Scherschel noch etwas über die neue Star-Trek-Serie Discovery sprechen.

Wochenrückblick Replay: Redboot, Star Trek, iPhone 8

heise online Newsticker - 3. Oktober 2017 - 14:00
Ein neuer Erpressungstrojaner, viele neue Alexas und ein erster Blick auf das iPhone 8: die meistgelesenen Meldungen der Woche, plus eine Handvoll Empfehlungen der Redaktion.

ARD und ZDF wollen sparen – aber nicht auf Kosten des Programms

heise online Newsticker - 3. Oktober 2017 - 13:30
ARD und ZDF haben ihre Vorstellungen zur Zukunft des öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunks zu Papier gebracht. Die Rundfunkkommission der Länder hat sie entgegengenommen. Es geht um Reformen und um viel Geld. Die Länder machen weiter Druck.

BSI unterstützt Rheinland-Pfalz bei Cybersicherheit

heise online Newsticker - 3. Oktober 2017 - 13:30
Das Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) hat mit Rheinland-Pfalz einen Kooperationsvertrag geschlossen. Es hilft dem Land beim Aufbau eines Informations- und Warnsystems zur Abwehr von Cyberangriffen.