Working in the Drupal issue queue

Session track
Code & Development
Experience level
30 min

Have you ever encountered an issue in Drupal or one of the many contributed projects? Do you know what to do next? When you would like to start contributing to the Drupal open source project, you will quickly run into the need to work in the Drupal issue queue. This talk aims to give you a soft landing in the issue queue. We will discuss:

  • What are issues and what is the issue queue?
  • Issue statuses and priorities
  • Issue templates
  • The old: Patches, patches, patches
  • The new: Gitlab and merge requests

Now updated for a more in-depth look into the new(ish) merge request workflow. Welcome to the 21st century!

This talk was given previously at DrupalCamp London 2020 ( and DrupalJam 2020 (

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