Short version: Extension until Monday to work on feature exception patches. GO! :D
As Dries mentioned in his Drupal 7 code freeze post, yesterday (October 15, 2009) marked the end of the period of development known as "Code Slush": a time to focus on API clean-ups and the list of 10 feature exceptions identified at Drupalcon Paris. Major APIs in Drupal 7 should now be considered frozen, barring critical bug fixes, so contributed module authors should be able to start porting modules to fulfill their D7CX pledges.
A number of great API clean-ups made it in during the 6-week extension, as well as many of the feature exceptions. Here's where we currently stand:
Image Field: DONE!
Translatable fields: API changes: DONE! (UI still outstanding)
- Convert Profile module to Field API: Stalled. :(
Convert Taxonomy module to Field API: DONE!
- Admin overlays: Very close!
Edit anywhere: Very close! DONE!
Customizable shortcut bar: Very close! DONE!
Administrative dashboard DONE!
Plugin Manager (automated module updates): DONE!
RDF: Making good progress DONE!
There are still
5 2 exceptions outstanding, but most of them are very close. As a result, Dries and I have decided to extend the deadline for feature exceptions only until Monday, October, 19, 2009. After that, there will be a post to the drupal.org front page on the next steps in the march toward Drupal 7's release.
I also want to extend a sincere thank-you to the core contributors who have done such a major push during code slush to get Drupal 7 into an even better place than it was September 1. There was a tremendous effort, particularly over the past 7-10 days, on features and functionality that will propel Drupal 7 to the stratosphere of awesomeness. Hopefully next week we can all catch up on a bit of sleep. :D