This is the first release candidate for Drupal 8.0.0. Release candidates are not supported for production sites, but they are intended for widespread testing in preparation for the upcoming stable release. Release candidates also provide an opportunity to begin developing with Drupal 8, especially for:
- New sites.
- Sites that rely mainly on the expanded functionality provided by Drupal 8 core alone.
- Projects that will take months of development time.
- Sites for which Drupal 8's benefits outweigh the effort needed to port (or work around) contributed modules that do not yet have Drupal 8 versions.