Talking Drupal #448 - D11 Readiness & PHPStan

April 29, 2024
Today we are talking about Drupal 11 Readiness, What you need to think about, and PHPStan with guest Matt Glaman. We’ll also cover MRN as our module of the week.


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  • What do we mean by Drupal 11 Readiness
  • How will this be different than 9 and 10
  • Top 5 tips
  • D11 Meeting and slack channel
  • Will this be easier
  • Major issues
  • What is PHPStan
  • How does it play a role
  • How is PHPStan Drupal different than PHPStan
  • Does using PHPStan with drupal reduce the need for tests
  • How do you see it evolving over the next few years
  • Drupal 12 wishlist
  • Brief description:
    • Have you ever wanted an easy way to generate detailed release notes for your contrib projects? There’s a web app for that
  • Module name/project name:
  • Brief history
    • How old: created in Aug 2022 by today’s guest Matt Glaman
  • Maintainership
  • Usage stats:
    • Currently no usage reporting, but a tool I’ve been using a ton lately as I get modules ready for Drupal 11
  • Module features and usage
    • It’s very simple to use, you just enter the machine name of your project, and then the numbers of the releases you want it to compare
    • It will generate the structure for your release note, include a spot for you to write a summary at the top, a list of contributors that links to their profiles, and a list of issues
    • Previously part of Matt’s drupalorg CLI project, MRN is now a lambda function on AWS, so there’s nothing to download or install
    • I like that you can choose which tags you want to compare, so if the release is part of a branch that doesn’t yet have a stable release, I’ll put a comparison to the previous release in the branch at the top, and then a comparison to the current stable release below it, so people can see the full list of everything new they’ll get by moving from the stable release
    • It’s worth noting that because this works from the git history, you need to make sure you credit everyone properly before clicking to merge an MR in the UI. You can give credit to other people after the fact using the checkbox and they’ll get contribution credits, but won’t be included in the release notes generated by MRN