A Complete Guide to Drupal 10 Readiness Initiative

Drupal web development cycles are getting shorter. A year has passed since the Drupal 9 release, and many businesses’ to-do lists still include an upgrade to Drupal 9. However, the next major release has already emerged as a hot topic of conversation — the web is buzzing with talk of Drupal 10 readiness. Let’s look at Drupal 10 to see when it will be released and what will happen to previous versions.

Points to consider for the release of Drupal 10

Here are some points to remember for readiness for Drupal 10.

Symfony 6 compatibility

The Symfony 5 compatibility issues were resolved, which is a plus. In the case of Drupal 10, Symfony 5 will be on the long-term supported 5.4 branches, which will be “only” security support until November 2025, giving Drupal 10 a 2.5-year lifespan. The Drupal team is attempting to update Symfony 6 concurrently to resolve incompatibilities identified in Drupal 9. Because Symfony 6 development is not yet open, they can only work on previously deprecated features.

Simple excellence

Because of improvements in the core Media, Media Library, Layout Builder, and the Claro administration theme, and finally having them enabled out-of-the-box, our favorite CMS should get easier for everyone from the start. The new Site Builder Tool/Project Browser initiative will make Drupal web development more friendly to site builders. A distinct tool is there to assist them in installing and updating modules without using the command line.

CKE Editor updates

More assistance is for the CKEditor 4 to 5 update. One of the reasons for the Drupal web development timeline is that CKEditor 4 support will be available until 2023. CKEditor 5 support has worked on a dedicated contributed module. Drupal is actively working with the CKSource team on runtime plugin support (Webpack DLLs), general HTML support (to avoid data loss when using CKEditor 5 on legacy content), and other projects. CKEditor 5’s advantages include optional collaborative editing functionality.

No support from Internet Explorer 11

Drupal 10 will no longer support Internet Explorer 11. Some unique feature modules are removed. Drupal decided to deprecate and remove the aggregator module in Drupal 9 and 10. Some other single-use core modules that lack momentum and maintainers will remove. They are also taking the initiative to indicate the lifecycle states of individual modules.

Drupal 7 users

Drupal 7 has an end-of-life date of November 2023 for users. 4 There is a good chance that the contributed projects are already available for Drupal 9. These contributed projects may not be ready in Drupal 10 as soon as it is released. It is far easier to migrate from Drupal 9 to Drupal 10 than from Drupal 7. Instead of waiting for Drupal 10, users should begin updating to Drupal 9 as soon as possible.

Drupal 9 and Drupal 8 websites

Backward compatibility between D10 and 9, as well as 9 and 8, is a guarantee of simple upgrades. Developers also believe upgrading to D10 will be easier than upgrading to D9 because D9 has a shorter lifecycle with fewer minor versions, Drupal web development less time for deprecations, faster iterations, and some changes in semantic versioning and approaches to dealing with deprecated code.


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