Drupal.org Upgrades to Drupal 7

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Drupal.org update launch confirmed. On October 28th, 0 critical update errors and performance tests look good, so the launch date is set for Thursday, October 31st, 2013.

Drupal.org will be turned off for about 24 hours during the deployment. The site will be replaced with a static page with a link to download the latest Drupal release. Sites running on subdomains will be available, but without user authorization. Both sites updates.drupal.org and ftp.drupal.org will be online. Drush make / dl will work fine, just like the update status module.

The deployment of the new version will begin on October 31 at 19:00 Moscow time. It is expected that the site will be available on November 1 at 19:00.

If you encounter problems during the upgrade
In case of problems during the upgrade, Drupal.org will be rolled back to Drupal 6 and restored from the backup made before the start of the migration.

Where can I follow the update process?
On Twitter @drupal_org and @drupal_infra , as well as on the IRC channels #drupal and # drupal-contribute .

What changes will be noticeable when the site becomes online?
Information on changes to the functionality or user interface can be found on the Drupal.org D7 FAQ page .Most pages will not change the look or function. Our goal in this project is to migrate from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. The only place where there will be significant changes in the user interface is the issue page. In this post, you can learn more about what will be changed on the questions page and why. In general, Drupal 7 gives us more opportunities to introduce new features, and there will also be a performance increase for some pages.

Why not wait and upgrade to Drupal 8 when it comes out?
The upgrade to Drupal 7 began in March 2012. The upgrade took longer than we expected due to a number of reasons, such as the scale and complexity of Drupal.org, as well as limited resources. We decided to move forward and complete the upgrade on Drupal 7 so that Drupal.org would work on the latest Drupal release and that we could use the lessons in future updates.

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