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December 2016
Participants of the Authoring Summit at BADCamp (way WAY back in October 2015) identified about 20 user stories that they wanted out of Drupal. The following are demonstration videos of how Lightning addresses several of them. Media When I edit content I want to upload media from my computer to use in the content I am creating now and also content I create later so that I don’t have to upload things over and over. -and-
December 2016
Summary On Wednesday, December 14th, Lightning will release 1.14 and 2.0.0. 2.0.0 will be functionally identical to 1.14 but will point to the new official D.O packagist. 1.14 will include a script to update your project to 2.0.0. After updating to 1.14 as normal, simply run the following commands to update to 2.0.0:
December 2016
Earlier this week, while muddling through some dependency conflicts with the DrupalConsole folks, I thought it would be nice to get a visual representation of all of Lightning Project's composer dependencies. This led me to the very cool GraphComposer project by clue. Not only does it produce fun to look at diagrams of dependencies, it actually helped me track down the conflict between Lightning and DrupalConsole.
October 2016
It's here! The Workspace Preview System (WPS) gives site builders, editors, authors, and reviewers the ability to send collections of content through an editorial workflow and preview that content within the context of the current live site. WPS is a collection of contributed Drupal modules with additional configuration and UX improvements that all just works out of the box.
October 2016
The release of Panels on Saturday took me a bit by surprise - mainly because it was labeled as a Security Release. Normally we release a new version of Lightning within 24 hours if one of its dependencies has a security release. In this case, there were several other factors involved that ultimately made us decide to wait.
September 2016
Will Lightning 1.03 work with Drupal 8.2.x? No. Does lightning have a branch for Drupal 8.2.x? Yes. 8.2.x-1.x is our Drupal 8.2.x dev branch. It will be released 6 OCT - at the same time as Drupal 8.2.x. Is packagist aware of the 8.2.x-1.x branch? No. It's only on github. So you would need to define the github VCS in your repositories key in you composer.json (or build from the Lightning GH repo directly).
September 2016
This post was migrated from an issue on Drupal.org. Where we're at Lightning tries to balance two opposing requirements: Flexibility and Stability. This is especially hard right for two reasons:
July 2016
Nine months ago, I was given the opportunity to work full-time on creating a new distribution for Drupal 8. I was also lucky enough to be granted a full-time developer to help me. (Incidentally, that developer turned out to be the most competent and creative php developer I've had the pleasure to work with.
July 2016
It seems like an arbitrary timeline (29 June to 13 July) but I give my internal update every other Wednesday, so I thought I'd share it with the larger community.
June 2016
Normal Workflow Most Drupal properties can be built iteratively and deployed as a living product. The workflow generally looks something like:

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