c't Raspberry Pi 2017: Spielen, unterhalten, informieren

heise online Newsticker - 18. Oktober 2017 - 8:00
Um alte Videospiele wieder aufleben zu lassen, reicht ein PC mit Emulator – oder Sie nutzen den Raspberry Pi. Der ist kleiner und lässt sich mit einem schicken Selbstbau-Gehäuse pimpen. c't Raspberry Pi 2017 hilft Ihnen mit Rat und Anleitungen.

Eclipse Oxygen 1.a arbeitet mit Java 9 und JUnit 5 zusammen

heise online Newsticker - 18. Oktober 2017 - 7:30
Im Abstand von nur zwei Wochen erschienen zwei Versionen der quelloffenen Entwicklungsumgebung Eclipse: Oxygen.1 mit kleineren Verbesserungen und Fehlerbereinigungen und Oxygen.1a mit Unterstützung für Java 9 und JUnit 5.

Facebook als Hilfs-Sheriff: Kritik an Auslagerung der Rechtsdurchsetzung im Netz

heise online Newsticker - 18. Oktober 2017 - 7:00
Wenn der Gesetzgeber die Durchsetzung von Recht im Internet immer mehr in die Hand von Privaten legt, bleiben Meinungs- und Informationsfreiheit schnell als Kollateralschaden auf der Strecke, hieß es auf einer Konferenz von Europarat und OSZE.

Demokratie und Digitalisierung: 20. Hannah-Arendt-Tage beginnen Dienstag

heise online Newsticker - 18. Oktober 2017 - 7:00
Am 17. Oktober werden in Hannover die Hannah-Arendt-Tage eröffnet mit einer Veranstaltung zu den Auswirkungen des digitalen Wandels sowie dem Start der Ausstellung "GEHEIMNIS – Ein gesellschaftliches Phänomen".

Foxconn-Umsätze: iPhone-8-Verkäufe wohl besser als erwartet

heise online Newsticker - 18. Oktober 2017 - 6:45
Bislang hat Apple noch nicht verraten, wie gut iPhone 8 und 8 Plus laufen. Zahlen des Auftragsfertigers lassen nun erste Rückschlüsse zu.

G1 X Mark III: Canons neue Edelkompakte kommt mit APS-C-Sensor

heise online Newsticker - 18. Oktober 2017 - 6:30
Zum ersten Mal nutzt Canon einen APS-C-Sensor in einer Kompaktkamera. Außerdem hält in der G1 X Mark III neben dem Digic 7-Bildprozessor auch der Dual Pixel-AF Einzug. Abstriche gegenüber der Vorgängerin gibt es beim Brennweitenbereich des Objektivs.

WPA2: Forscher entdecken Schwachstelle in WLAN-Verschlüsselung

heise online Newsticker - 18. Oktober 2017 - 6:00
Sicherheitsforscher haben offenbar kritische Lücken im Sicherheitsstandard WPA2 entdeckt. Sie geben an, dass sich so Verbindungen belauschen lassen.

Acro Media: Video: Checkout in Drupal Commerce 2.x is Configurable for any Order Type

Planet Drupal - 18. Oktober 2017 - 5:00

A checkout is a pretty fundamental part of a commerce system. So the fact that Commerce 2.x has a checkout is not really news. But it’s what you can do with the checkout that makes 2.x special.

You can now configure the checkout workflow. You can opt to ask for billing information, shipping information, certificates, registration details, etc. There’s lots of different data that can change depending on the type of product you sell. If you sell digital products, for instance, you don’t need shipping information. If you sell course registrations, you might require pre-existing certificates. Maybe you do both, so you need to configure multiple types of checkouts.

And that’s easy to do. For the most part, it’s a matter of dragging and dropping options. You can add or remove pieces pretty easily. If you need something really custom, like if you need to validate a safety certificate against a third party, you might need a developer to build that functionality. But otherwise it’s a fairly simple process.

You can also integrate into any part of the checkout. Maybe you do something when you add to cart, or when you complete the order. Maybe you even go off-site to pay through PayPal or register through Eventbrite and then come back. You can hook into any step you need in order to get those things done.

Drupal.org blog: What's new on Drupal.org - September 2017

Planet Drupal - 18. Oktober 2017 - 0:27

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.

We're back from DrupalCon Vienna, with updates on what's new from the month of our European event.

Announcement TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecated

Drupal.org uses the Fastly CDN service for content delivery, and Fastly has depreciated support for TLS 1.1, 1.0, and 3DES on the cert we use for Drupal.org, per the mandate by the PCI Security Standards Council. This change took place on 9 Aug 2017. This means that browsers and API clients using the older TLS 1.1 or 1.0 protocols will no longer be supported. Older versions of curl or wget may be affected as well.

Drupal.org updates DrupalCon Calendar syncing

In our last update, we teased a new feature for DrupalCon attendees - the ability to sync your personal schedule to a calendar program. We're pleased to report that this feature made it in time for the event, and was used by attendees throughout the week. If you've already synced your calendar for DrupalCon Vienna, you're already set up to use the same feed for DrupalCon Nashville next April!

Keynote simulcast to Youtube

This year at DrupalCon, in addition to live streaming on Events.Drupal.org itself, we simulcast the keynotes to YouTube. We also embedded the keynote on the Drupal.org homepage - to spread the latest news about Drupal beyond DrupalCon attendees.

In fact, if you couldn't attend DrupalCon or just missed the keynotes, you can watch Dries' update on the Drupal project here:

Industry Pages promoted in the front page Call-to-Action

We've also made some updates to how the industry pages are promoted. In addition to the dedicated block with icons linking to each industry, we now also promote the industry solutions landing page in the main CTA under the homepage header.

We hope to further encourage users evaluating Drupal to explore some of the tremendous solutions that are already out there, and take inspiration from their success.

First-in/First-out issue sorting

To make sure that issues are reviewed by maintainers in the order they are received, it is now possible to sort the issue queues by when the issue status last changed. This means RTBC issues can be reviewed on a first-in/first-out basis!

This 'status changed' date field is available on the advanced search view for any issue queue. Here's what it looks like for Drupal core:

Project creation analysis

About six months ago we opened up project creation on Drupal.org to allow any confirmed user to create a full project. We've put together a blog post outlining the impact these changes have had on the contrib landscape. In short, we've seen a tremendous increase in the rate of project creation, and the rate of applications for security advisory coverage, and a modest increase in projects receiving stable releases without yet opting in coverage. We're continuing to monitor project creation and work with the Security Working Group and others on next steps.

Displaying orphan dev releases

In last month's update we talked about a variety of changes we made to project pages, to provide better signals about project quality to evaluators. In response to feedback, we've restored the visibility of dev releases, even when they aren't associated with a tagged release.

This is particularly helpful for project maintainers trying to bring visibility to the next major development version of their modules, such as their Drupal 8 module port efforts.


As always, we’d like to say thanks to all the volunteers who work with us, and to the Drupal Association Supporters, who made it possible for us to work on these projects. In particular we want to thank:

If you would like to support our work as an individual or an organization, consider becoming a member of the Drupal Association.

Follow us on Twitter for regular updates: @drupal_org, @drupal_infra

Kurztest: Windows Mixed Reality überzeugt, Start mit 16 VR-Titeln

heise online Newsticker - 17. Oktober 2017 - 23:30
Die erste Windows-Mixed-Reality ist in unserem Testlabor eingetroffen und überzeugt durchaus: Die Installation funktioniert einfach, das Mittendrin-Gefühl stimmt, die 16 Start-Titel sind ordentlich. Ein paar Kritikpunkte haben wir aber auch.

myDropWizard.com: It's OK to build new sites on Drupal 7

Planet Drupal - 17. Oktober 2017 - 23:11

In about a month, it'll be 2 years since Drupal 8.0.0 was released. Drupal 8 has come a long way since then, especially with Drupal 8.4.0 released two weeks ago, which is the most feature-packed release yet.

Drupal 8 is the future of Drupal. It's awesome.

However, looking at all the blogs and articles and podcasts in the Drupalsphere, we're sending a message that you should only build new sites on Drupal 8.

The common wisdom is that starting a new project on Drupal 7 is dumb idea.

While I'm sure there's lots of people who are OK with that or even think that's the right message...

I strongly believe that we are hurting the Drupal project by sending that message.

Read more to find out why!

Drupal governance announcements: Coding Standards Change Proposals 10/17

Planet Drupal - 17. Oktober 2017 - 20:59

The TWG coding standards committee is announcing two issues for final discussion. Feedback will be reviewed on 10/31/2017.

New issues for discussion: Pending ratification Provisionally approved issues Interested in helping out?

You can get started quickly by helping us to update an issue summary or two or dive in and check out the full list of open proposals and see if there's anything you'd like to champion!

Polizei von Dubai testet Hoverbike

heise online Newsticker - 17. Oktober 2017 - 19:00
In der größten Stadt der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate könnten Polizisten künftig auf Hoverbikes über dem Verkehr schweben. Die Behörde testet die Geräte, um etwa Staus zu umgehen. Gefahren für Passanten bleiben aber.

Tim Cook: "Unser Steuersystem ergibt keinen Sinn"

heise online Newsticker - 17. Oktober 2017 - 19:00
Der Apple-Chef will eine grundlegende Reform der internationalen Unternehmensbesteuerung. Der iPhone-Konzern sei "der größte Steuerzahler der Welt".

Elevated Third: Elevated 3 Takeaways: Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 17. Oktober 2017 - 18:35
Elevated 3 Takeaways: Drupal 8 Elevated 3 Takeaways: Drupal 8 Nelson Harris Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:35

In this edition of 3 Takeaways, our Business Development Strategist, Nelson Harris, reviews Drupal 8 and how the latest improvements help get more out of the box, leverage mobile, and upgrade smoothly.



Hi, I’m Nelson Harris, Business Development Strategist at Elevated Third. A question I get a lot from people is “what’s new and interesting about Drupal 8, and why might I upgrade.” There are a lot of reasons why you might want to upgrade to Drupal 8 but I’m just going to list three of them.

Takeaways #1: First, you get more out of the box.

There are a lot of useful modules in Drupal 8 core that have been built in. Things like views, multilingual, a WYSIWYG editor, and more types of fields. This means you can spend less time configuring and installing modules, and more time working on your site.

Takeaway #2: Second of all, mobile is in it’s DNA.

Built-in themes are all responsive and adapt well to different screen sizes. Tables will scale, and the new admin toolbar is really good on mobile devices. Chances are, you’re probably watching this video on the screen of your mobile device right now, so you can imagine why mobile might be important.

Takeaway #3: Finally, it’s built to be more future proof.

Where an upgrade from 7 to 8 or 6 to 7 requires scraping your codebase and starting all over from scratch, Drupal 8 is designed to go from 8 to 9 and 9 to 10 more seamlessly and more like an update patch as opposed to starting over. An investment in Drupal 8 really means that you're investing in your website because it's going to be easier to upgrade in the future.

Intel beginnt mit Produktion von Chips für Quantencomputer in Fabrik in Arizona

heise online Newsticker - 17. Oktober 2017 - 18:00
Quantencomputer kommen einer breiten Nutzung für reale Anwendungen immer näher. Intel produziert jetzt einen Chip mit 17 supraleitenden Qubits, der auf einem konventionellen Prozessor basiert.

Onlinehändler aufgepasst: Verpackungsgesetz aktualisiert

heise online Newsticker - 17. Oktober 2017 - 18:00
Mit dem neuen Verpackungsgesetz stehen insbesondere Onlinehändlern neue Regulierungen ins Haus. Was sich für sie ändert, welchen Meldepflichten sie unterliegen und welche Bußgelder drohen, beleuchtet ein Artikel der aktuellen iX.

Kurz vor Marktstart: Microsoft verschiebt Age of Empires Definitive Edition in 2018

heise online Newsticker - 17. Oktober 2017 - 17:30
Microsoft hat überraschenderweise das Spiel Age of Empires Definitive Edition ins kommende Jahr verschoben. Eigentlich sollte es in wenigen Tagen auf den Markt kommen.

China verschärft Internetkontrolle und Verfolgung zum Parteitag

heise online Newsticker - 17. Oktober 2017 - 17:00
Am Mittwoch beginnt der XIX. Parteitag der chinesischen KP. Aus diesem Anlass wird im Reich der Mitte die Inernetkontrolle verschärft.

Instagram ändert Nutzungsregeln nach Druck von Verbraucherschützern

heise online Newsticker - 17. Oktober 2017 - 16:00
Nach der Kritik an 18 Punkten der Nutzungsbedingungen hat sich Instagram bereit erklärt, die kritisierten Passagen bis Ende des Jahres zu überarbeiten. Verbraucherschützer hatten moniert, dass die Punkte gegen deutsches Recht verstießen.