The NP8 distribution

A distribution tailor-made for media companies

We developed and maintain the NP8 distribution, which is used by many Swiss newspapers.

The distribution depends and is constantly improved through the development of many of the modules that we develop.

  • Entity browser
  • Dropzone JS
  • Captcha
  • Search API Solr
  • Search API
  • Entity Reference Revision
  • Monitoring
  • Redis
  • Views Custom Cache Tag
  • Default Content
  • Pathauto
  • Redirect

We are maintaining their platforms or consulting their teams and agencies about release roll outs, best practices and customization.

NP8 is actively maintained by MD Systems. We are monitoring dependencies and assess the severity of updates. We reprioritise the criticality of updates based on our clients individual configuration and alert them in case of a critical update or roll it out where it is our responsibility.

We also roll out newly developped features and perform upgrade of all modules to the most recent stable functionality.

These were the most important escalated security updates:

August 2021

Security Update


Release related to a security update for the module admin_toolbar

January 2021

Security Update and Media Pulse integration


Fixes vulnerability allowing untrusted users to upload .tar and similar files. Also includes the experimental module integrating media Pulse.

November 2019

Security Update


Contains a fix that prevents anonymous users from accessing unpublished content with certain customized, non-standard configuration.

April 2023

Support Relay

May 2021



Fixed a bug that resulted in losing referenced entities when using the Inline Entity Form field widget with a Entity Reference Revision field on moderated, translatable content.

December 2019

Modernize the path alias system

April 2019

Editing performance, add above, edit all, drag & drop

December 2018

Feature: Clean up old revisions