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Drupal 7.9 Fixes Regressions, OpenID Spec Violations

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The latest maintenance release of the free and open source CMS Drupal has been made available on drupal.org.

This version focused on fixing numerous bugs within the Drupal core. According to the release announcement and changelog, no security issues were patched and no major new features were added this time around other than some core API additions.

The only notable addition is are two new functions that allows developers to specify (and retrieve) an arbitrary active menu trail, functionality that existed in Drupal 5 but which vanished after an API reworking in Drupal 6 caused a functionality regression. After more than two years of discussion and workarounds, one of the oldest active bug reports for the Drupal core has finally been closed.

Other notable bug fixes include a correction to OpenID authentication that did not properly adhere to the spec, significant improvements to the way the information is presented after the "clean URLs" test returns a fail result and fixes to a case where uploaded files would vanish.

Grab Drupal 7.9 from the project page here.

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    stereopsis , October 28, 2011 7:39 AM
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a ciolation?
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    spaceinvaderx , October 28, 2011 7:45 AM
    stereopsisPardon my ignorance, but what is a ciolation?


    You beat me to it, LOL.
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    stereopsis , October 28, 2011 7:48 AM
    Tom's proofreading strikes again :-)
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    JOSHSKORN , October 28, 2011 9:39 AM
    I thought this website was Tom's HARDware. Not sure where this fits, but ok. I use to care about portals about 4 years ago when I was just a bit too into gaming. I was using this software called SMF for forums, trying to link it to decent portal software. Drupal was one I'd tried, at the time. I don't do this, anymore though. Too much of a headache for a number of reasons.
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    gsteacy , October 28, 2011 12:18 PM
    stereopsisPardon my ignorance, but what is a ciolation?

    Looks like someone hit the wrong key when capitalising my title. I swear it wasn't me! :)  I fixed it anyway; something like that is cringe-worthy to me.

    JOSHSKORNI thought this website was Tom's HARDware.

    Well if you check the breadcrumbs, there is actually a space for software news. We also do software reviews on occasion. Check out our web browser grand prix, for example. :) 

    JOSHSKORNI use to care about portals about 4 years ago when I was just a bit too into gaming.

    Drupal is more than a portal. Actually it's both more and less than a portal, because it doesn't have a defined purpose. It can pretty much do anything you want it to do if you've got the time and skills to tame the beast.
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    WyomingKnott , October 31, 2011 12:15 AM
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a Drupal? I know what a CMS is - Code Management System, or a source code repository. (what, is my age showing again?)
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    randomizer , October 31, 2011 12:28 AM
    WyomingKnottPardon my ignorance, but what is a Drupal? I know what a CMS is - Code Management System, or a source code repository. (what, is my age showing again?)

    In this case it stands for Content Management System.
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    WyomingKnott , October 31, 2011 11:59 AM
    I know; I looked it up before I posted. That was somewhere between sarcasm and satire; what good is an acronym if it has multiple meanings?

    Reminds me of what DNA stands for in a hospital: Do Not Abbreviate. Really.