GovCMS D7 update (June 2020) (7.x-3.15)

GovCMS D7 update 7.x-3.15 (June 2020)

Pending the release process, the latest GovCMS Drupal 7 (D7) distribution update is due to be released on 29 June 2020. Deployment is scheduled for 1 July 2020.

What is included in the update?

This release contains:

  • module updates
  • bug fixes.

The update also replaces a module and removes a module.

After the update is deployed, an automatic 60-minute session timeout will apply to authenticated users.

Examples: GovCMS Content Editors and Site Builders.

Module updates

Table 1 identifies the six modules that are being updated. The modules are listed in alphabetical order.

Table 1 Updated modules



Services 7.x-3.27 (from 3.25)

Viewfield 7.x-2.2 (from 7.x-2.0)

Views 7.x-3.24 (from 7.x-3.21)

Views Bulk Operations 7x.-3.6 (from 7.x-3.5)

Views Datasource 7.x-1.0-alpha3 (from 7.x-1.0-alpha2)

Webform 7.x-4.23 (from 7.x-4.21)

Bug fixes

The GovCMS D7 update fixes bugs associated with:

What does the update remove from the GovCMS D7 distribution?

The update removes two modules from the GovCMS D7 distribution:

  • the Mime Mail module, which is replaced by the Swift Mailer module
  • the Session Cookie Lifetime module.

Additional information is provided below.

Mime Mail replacement

GovCMS first advised customers that the Mime Mail module would be replaced by the Swift Mailer module in September 2019. In May of this year, affected Software as a Service (SaaS) GovCMS D7 customers were again contacted by the GovCMS team to ensure that their websites use Swift Mailer.


Session Cookie Lifetime module

The Session Cookie Lifetime module is not being used by GovCMS D7 customers and, therefore, is no longer required. The update removes it from the GovCMS D7 distribution.


What support will be provided for the GovCMS D7 distribution after the update?

After this update the GovCMS D7 distribution will be in maintenance mode. Updates to address security updates will be scheduled as required.

What must my organisation do now?

Platform as a Service (PaaS) customers should review the detailed information about this update. You may need to apply updates. Updated files are available from:

SaaS customers don’t need to perform any actions as part of the deployment but do need to check their site after the deployment to ensure there aren’t any issues.

All GovCMS D7 customers should plan now to transition their website(s) to GovCMS Drupal 8 or 9.

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