GovCMS invites you to preview the next upcoming release

Friday 8 July 2022

The third major release for 2022 will be the upgrade of Drupal Core from 9.3 to 9.4. In line with our new preview process, SaaS customers will have the opportunity to preview how the changes will affect your website for 3 weeks in August. We are still confirming the actual preview dates schedule, we wanted to give you as much lead time as possible to start planning your resources.
You will be able to access the preview/govcms_update environment via the dashboard. This branch will not count towards your maximum number of environments in your project. You will need to prioritise the checking of your website, as this will alert you to any issues when 9.4 is applied. Ensure you check the functionality of your website including theme, webforms and integration with external services. The Drupal Core change will not affect your website's content.  
If there is functionality in the preview feature branch that is not working, consult your developers and if required, advise the GovCMS team by raising a Service Desk ticket. We have also published preview branch support documentation in the Service Desk Knowledge Base.
We encourage PaaS customers to assess, plan and address this core upgrade as it pertains to your distribution. If you use the GovCMS D9 distribution, you will be able to follow along the same steps that we used and apply it to your distribution. Reminder: Once Drupal Core 9.3.x reaches end of life in December 2022 it will no longer be covered by Drupal Security.