This topic is a place where folks can post agenda items for the upcoming weekly dev meeting that will happen on August 5th. 

Anyone can open a topic for the next weekly dev meeting if one does not already exist. 

"This is a meeting where we discuss active development tasks for Backdrop the product, as well as all the Backdrop web properties (,,, and Thursdays, 9pm UTC.


indigoxela's picture


my suggestion for this week's agenda: with newer databases

The problem with 1071 Specified key was too long is one of the show stoppers for GitHub Actions. And that issue probably won't get much attention on its own.

There are some things that need to get fixed, until we can switch to GH Actions. Let's do it step-by-step. :-)

I'd like to add this The bug can be recreated manually but I haven't been able to recreate it in a test. There's a fix for Drupal 7 which also fixes an issue for Backdrop core and for Webform. And the tests pass.

How important is it that we confirm that a test fails *before* adding the patch?

Some of the confusion around this issue seems to stem from Backdrop adding functionality to automatically upload files whereas Drupal 7 required clicking the upload button. But the bug is still there under the surface.