EdWeb is based in Drupal’s version 7, which was released in 2011 and is the current production standard. There are two main sources that contribute functionality in a Drupal system: core and community contributed modules. The second source can be used as an option to develop bespoke functionality by introducing new modules. EdWeb development has progressed by exploring both of these sources to accommodate system requirements.
- Drupal 8 now has a stable production release with the current version 8.3.6 (August 2017).
- Drupal 8’s fundamental architecture is different than Drupal 7. This will affect any future system and content migration, so it is very important to evaluate the changes to be prepared of the challenges and the actions that are going to be needed to achieve the best possible results.
- Currently there is no facility to delete content from the EdWeb system. Planning for a transition to Drupal 8 would be a good time to also research detailed requirements for a full archival and deletion process. This must comply with current legislative requirements and University guidelines on data protection and retention.
After planning , the project will start in September 2017 with a visit to DrupalCon to research and investigate the technical and management options for a move to D8. The information gathered will then feed into a strategy for an implementation project the following year.
Current project status
|Report Date||RAG||Budget||Effort Completed||Effort to complete|
|November 2018||AMBER||150.0 days||156.0 days||1.0|