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ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 13/09

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 13th of September at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 26/07

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 26th of July at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

Official ENTICE meeting on Wednesday 05/07

Hello ENTICE people,

Many of you have heard the rumours already and I can confirm that they are true. After almost a year of planning the time has come for the migration to Drupal 8.

If you want to learn more about the migration project, its timeframe, when the new themes and our Drupal 8 infrastructure will be available you should come to the official ENTICE meeting that will take place on Wednesday 5th of July at 16:00 in 31-S-028.

More information here.

Kind regards,
Sotirios

Email notifications for available updates

The email notifications will be forcibly enabled on all public-facing websites next week. This functionality of Drupal automatically sends emails whenever there are available updates. The frequency will be weekly and it will be limited to security updates.

Site administrators can adjust the settings (for instance, increase the frequency) by going to Administration->Reports->Available updates→SETTINGS. It is strongly recommended to not disable it. The notification email will look like the example below.

Site administrators are responsible to maintain and update the modules and themes that they manually install. Since sites have been noticed with outdated and even vulnerable modules, we need to take this proactive action. Please note that it is advised to utilize only the modules that are already provided, instead of installing new ones.

Further action will be taken in the future for sites that fail to remain up-to-date.

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 07/06

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 7th of June at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

Hide centrally managed modules/themes from the update manager

On Monday, there is a planned intervention to update two of the centrally managed modules. One of them implements new functionality to hide all centrally managed modules and themes from the update manager of each individual site. In other words, site administrators will be able to see only the manually installed (local) modules in the module update page [1]. The following are the reasons for this change:

  • An unnecessary warning (see the picture below) will be removed. The failure was caused because the update manager was unsuccessfully searching online for new releases of custom internal modules.

  • The notifications for available updates of centrally managed modules will be disabled (see the picture below). As a result, site administrators will be prevented from installing a local version in order to update. This is not recommended because those modules are maintained and carefully updated by the Drupal infrastructure team. In addition, site administrators will only receive those notification when there is an actual update for a module that they are responsible to maintain and they should take them seriously into account.

  • The available updates report [2] will be shorter and list only modules which the site administrator is responsible to maintain. It will be more clear and easier to spot an important update.

Eventually, there is a plan in the near future to enable by default the security update email notifications for all sites. This is a proactive measure since It has been noticed that some sites have enabled local outdated and often vulnerable modules. In case you are interested in enabling them yourself you can go to Administration->Reports->Available updates->SETTINGS like it is illustrated in the following figure (maybe preferably after Monday):

 

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[1] https://example.com/admin/modules/update

[2] https://example.com/admin/reports/updates

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 01/03

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 1st of March at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 08/02

Hello Entice people :)

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 8th of February at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 25/01

Hello Entice people and Happy New Year!

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 25th of January at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 07/12

Hello Entice people :)

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 7th of December at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

This will be the last ENTICE hack meeting for this year. The next one will be mid-January 2017.

Thanks,
The web team

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