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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:
June 2016
We have formalized the process we use to determine what constraints we put on the versions of dependency in Lightning. Or goal is to be flexible, but predictable and stable:
May 2016
The Lightning and Demo Framework teams plus Acquia's Professional Services team have been spending some time thinking about how we expect site builders to extend Lightning.
May 2016
We released RC4 yesterday in response to the release of Drupal 8.1.1. In addition to updating core, RC4 also includes the following:
April 2016
Release notes Update core to 8.1.0 Update all contrib modules to their latest releases Certain modules and Drupal Core will now automatically update to the latest non-breaking release as they become available for composer-based installs. 2702009 - Fixed PHP notice about undefined title index. 2695727 - Fixed an improperly namespaced hook function. 2708609 - Fixed an issue where Entity Embed did not respect the Media Library button implemented by Lightning Media. 2688427 - Implemented a fix in Entity Embed where capti
April 2016
Some webhosts won't let you run composer. Others don't give you command-line access at all. In these circumstances, you'll need to commit your dependencies to your VCS. To be clear, neither I nor the Composer docs recommend this. But if you must, these tips might help. 1. Remove everything from your .gitignore The .gitignore file that ships with Lightning Project intentionally ignores the folders that Composer uses for dependencies. You'll need to remove everything from that file with the exception of /docroot/sites/default/files line.

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