20 December 2023
Drupal version 10.2.0 is now available (major release).
Upgrading to Drupal 10.2.0
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What's New in Drupal 10.2.0
The second feature release of Drupal 10 improves content modeling, block management, menu and taxonomy organization, and permission administration. New options to sanitize file names make it possible to clean up the names of uploaded files, and media item revisions now have a dedicated user interface.
Easier Content Management
- Field types for new fields are visually listed instead of a simple select list. Settings for fields are now all included on one form.
- Menu items and taxonomy terms have a dedicated option to add a child item, which makes item placement easier.
- Media items now have a dedicated user interface to review and manage older revisions.
- CKEditor's language selector can now be configured to only show languages supported on the site.
Other Improvements and Changes
- More flexible block placement: A user interface has been added to show or hide each block based on the HTTP response status, so that specific blocks can be added or removed when the page is not found (404) or access is denied (403).
- New built-in file name sanitization options: The functionality of one of the most popular contributed modules is now included in core! Replace whitespace in file names, transliterate text, convert to lowercase, and more.
- Faster permission management: The permissions page now comes with a filter on the top to make it easy to find the permission you planned to adjust.
- Performance improvements: Drupal 10.2 includes numerous performance improvements for content rendering and HTTP responses, as well as improved caching APIs.
- Works on the latest PHP: PHP 8.3 was released three weeks ago, and Drupal 10.2 is already compatible with it.
- Modern language feature: PHP attributes: Drupal core has started adopting PHP attributes, a modern PHP language feature, to provide better developer experience for plugin annotations. Contributed and custom code can begin adopting this improved API for their plugins, and Block and Action plugins can all be converted to the new API.
- Built-in project news updates: To help keep you up to date with project news, the Announcements Feed module became stable and is now installed by default with the standard profile.
- Help topics now in Help module: The experimental Help topics module is now marked as deprecated and all functionality has been integrated into the core Help module.
Developer Experience Improvements
- A PerformanceTestBase was added to support automated testing of performance metrics with support to send OpenTelemetry traces to an open telemetry endpoint.
- A new DeprecationHelper::backwardsCompatibleCall() method is available that helps write Drupal extensions that are compatible with multiple major versions at once.
- PHP Fibers support was added to BigPipe and the Renderer, which allows Drupal to potentially run different code while it's waiting for an asynchronous operation to return.
- Configuration validation was expanded to better support strict testing and make configuration form validation easier to implement.
- Symfony's autowiring support was adopted for services, based on PHP 8 attributes, making service creation easier.
- The HTML utility classes and filter system was updated to produce HTML5 syntax instead of XHTML.