Automatic Updates: the Future of Drupal

At Drupalcon Global Dries announced Automatic Updates as 1 of 5 strategic initiatives for Drupal 9.

Automatic Updates is an existing initiative that has already produced a contributed module that can provide updates for non-Composer based Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 sites.

The next phase of the initiative is to add support for updates of Composer based sites to Drupal 9. Currently the initiative is focusing on moving update readiness checks and other supporting functionality from the contributed module into Drupal core.

Learn about the initiative and how you can help

Principal Software Engineer at Acquia
Ted Bowman is a Principal Software Engineer on Acquia’s Drupal Acceleration Team. He is currently working hard to make the upgrade from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 as easy as possible. He is also co-maintainer of the core Layout Builder and Settings Tray modules. He has been involved with Drupal for over 10 years.

Before joining Acquia Ted specialized in custom module development and ran a Drupal training company, Six Mile Tech.

Outside of tech, Ted is an amatuer photographer and enjoys playing various types of music from analog synths to Indonesian Gamelan music.

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