Many of us in the Drupal world are very excited about the up-in-coming release of Drupal 8. This new version brings many new features including:
- Easier to use administration interface
- Content editing in place
- Configuration management
- Improved image handling
- Responsive / mobile ready
- HTML5 for the modern web
- Improved theming with the Twig template engine
- Web services ready
These are just a few of the many features that will be in this new version of Drupal. We are still anxiously awaiting a beta release!
There are just a couple of major "beta blocking" issues that are in the process of being completed. Once these issues are resolved the first beta would then be released short thereafter.
There are still many outstanding major and minor issues with the new version. Until these are resolved an official release will not happen.
Update 10/01/2014 -- The first beta release is now available. We will be bringing you previews soon!