About Features Downloads Getting Started Documentation Events Support GitHub

Site Tools


changelog

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
changelog [2019/09/12 12:57]
demiankatz [Release 6.1 - currently under development]
changelog [2020/01/15 15:13] (current)
demiankatz [Release 6.1 - coming 2/3/2020]
Line 3: Line 3:
 // When adding a new release, see the [[changelog:​release_checklist|release checklist]]. // // When adding a new release, see the [[changelog:​release_checklist|release checklist]]. //
  
-===== Release 6.1 - currently under development ​=====+===== Release 6.1 - coming 2/​3/​2020 ​=====
  
 New features: New features:
  
 +  * An optional [[configuration:​email_alerts|Email Alerts]] feature can be enabled to allow users to subscribe to saved searches in order to be notified about new search results.
   * [[configuration:​combining_search_types#​multi-column_search|Combined Multi-Column Search]] now optionally supports search types (author, title, subject, etc.).   * [[configuration:​combining_search_types#​multi-column_search|Combined Multi-Column Search]] now optionally supports search types (author, title, subject, etc.).
   * Users can now change their email addresses in their accounts (though this feature is disabled by default -- see the config.ini change_email setting and [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1401|pull request #1401]] for details).   * Users can now change their email addresses in their accounts (though this feature is disabled by default -- see the config.ini change_email setting and [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1401|pull request #1401]] for details).
-  * Added "​Email"​ authentication method to allow login by receiving a link in an email (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1409|pull request #1409]]).+  ​* The filter interface changes introduced in release 6.0 have been further improved, making the user experience more consistent. 
 +  ​* Added "​Email"​ authentication method to allow login by receiving a link in an email (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1409|pull request #1409]] and [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1520|pull request #1520]]).
   * Added "​PasswordAccess"​ authentication method to allow login using a single credential rather than a username/​password combination (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1394|pull request #1394]]).   * Added "​PasswordAccess"​ authentication method to allow login using a single credential rather than a username/​password combination (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1394|pull request #1394]]).
   * Added "​RecommendLinks"​ recommendation module, offering a simple mechanism for displaying a static link list.   * Added "​RecommendLinks"​ recommendation module, offering a simple mechanism for displaying a static link list.
 +  * You can now embed meta tags for Google Scholar and other services by configuring metadata.ini (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1529|pull request #1529]] for details).
   * It is now possible to limit site permissions on a global or controller-specific basis through configuration files, making it easier to manage protected content. See [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1395|pull request #1395]] for details.   * It is now possible to limit site permissions on a global or controller-specific basis through configuration files, making it easier to manage protected content. See [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1395|pull request #1395]] for details.
   * Improved support for running VuFind behind a reverse proxy (such as Apache'​s mod_proxy); see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1429|pull request #1429]] for details.   * Improved support for running VuFind behind a reverse proxy (such as Apache'​s mod_proxy); see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1429|pull request #1429]] for details.
 +  * Added a [[development:​plugins:​doi_linkers|DOI Linker]] plugin for [[https://​unpaywall.org/​|Unpaywall]].
 +  * Added support for storing VuFind sessions in [[https://​redis.io/​|Redis]].
   * Hierarchical [[configuration:​facets|facets]] sort options can now be configured independently for search results, home page listings and advanced search options; see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1389|pull request #1389]].   * Hierarchical [[configuration:​facets|facets]] sort options can now be configured independently for search results, home page listings and advanced search options; see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1389|pull request #1389]].
   * Various Alma ILS driver improvements (including the ability to use Alma as an [[configuration:​openurls|OpenURL]] resolver).   * Various Alma ILS driver improvements (including the ability to use Alma as an [[configuration:​openurls|OpenURL]] resolver).
Line 19: Line 24:
   * The Solr search configuration in [[configuration:​search_customization|searchspecs.yaml]] now supports munge rules for Dismax queries (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1419|pull request #1419]]).   * The Solr search configuration in [[configuration:​search_customization|searchspecs.yaml]] now supports munge rules for Dismax queries (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1419|pull request #1419]]).
   * Upgraded to [[indexing:​solrmarc|SolrMarc]] 3.3, fixing some bugs and adding some new syntax features.   * Upgraded to [[indexing:​solrmarc|SolrMarc]] 3.3, fixing some bugs and adding some new syntax features.
 +  * The OAI-PMH Server now supports a new "​delete_lifetime"​ setting to expire old deleted records, preventing them from slowing down harvests (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1496|pull request #1496]]).
 +  * Added Croatian and Hindi language support to the user interface.
 +  * Added support for ISMNs (International Standard Music Numbers) and National Bibliography Numbers to the cover image loader (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1451|pull request #1451]]).
 +  * Introduced the [[https://​github.com/​wikimedia/​composer-merge-plugin|Wikimedia Composer Merge Plugin]] to help developers add dependencies to local VuFind instances more easily. This has no impact on end users; see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1425|pull request #1425]] for more details.
 +  * VuFind'​s controllers and controller plugins now respect the same "​-aware"​ interfaces as other VuFind plugins, making it possible to auto-inject loggers, etc. (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1441|pull request #1441]]).
 +  * The "​Search2"​ secondary Solr backend (see [[configuration:​combining_search_types|Combining Search Types]]) is now fully compatible with [[indexing:​hierarchies_and_collections|Hierarchies and Collections]];​ see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1478|pull request #1478]].
 +  * Support for profiling (a tool for developers) has been updated; see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1487|pull request #1487]].
 +  * Improved PHP 7.3 and 7.4 compatibility.
  
 Possible backward compatibility breaks: Possible backward compatibility breaks:
Line 24: Line 37:
   * :!: Be sure to run a database upgrade to reflect table changes (see also the [[development:​architecture:​database_schema#​release_61|database changelog]]).   * :!: Be sure to run a database upgrade to reflect table changes (see also the [[development:​architecture:​database_schema#​release_61|database changelog]]).
   * :!: The new email login capability adds some new features to the authentication logic along with some minor refactoring;​ if you have custom authentication code, you should review [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1409|pull request #1409]] to be sure you are not impacted by it.   * :!: The new email login capability adds some new features to the authentication logic along with some minor refactoring;​ if you have custom authentication code, you should review [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1409|pull request #1409]] to be sure you are not impacted by it.
 +  * :!: Templates related to search filters have been changed significantly to fix a bug introduced in release 6.0 and to improve the revised functionality;​ if you have customized the filters.phtml template, or a template that includes filters.phtml,​ you should adjust to match the changes in [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1482|pull request #1482]], [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1499|pull request #1499]] and [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1500|pull request #1500]] (plus this subsequent [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​commit/​1be2ac19500da9c5491087e41e4d98d0895aa0ff|bug fix commit]]).
 +  * :!: Low-level filtering/​validation of parameters was introduced by [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1518|pull request #1518]]. This should have no impact on normal activity within the system, but if you encounter unexpected parameter processing behavior, you should investigate these changes.
 +  * :!: The itemLimit setting used for paginating holdings in some ILS drivers (Alma/Demo) has been moved from the "​Holds"​ configuration to the more appropriate "​Holdings"​ configuration. If you have taken advantage of this feature in a custom driver or if you have changed it in your driver'​s .ini file, you should move the setting -- see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1463|PR #1463]].
 +  * :!: To fix a minor bug, the $messages property of VuFind\Form\Form has been redefined -- it now contains raw, untranslated messages instead of fully translated messages (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1534|pull request #1534]]). If you have extended the class and added values to this property, you may need to make adjustments to avoid double translation.
 +  * Some minor improvements have been made to item status display logic; if you notice an unexpected change in behavior, see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1466|pull request #1466]] for details.
 +  * Some changes to record collection creation have been made for performance reasons, but they should not change behavior; see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1488|#​1488]] for details.
   * The title_sort field MARC indexing rule has been made more explicit, instead of using a custom method. In the unlikely event that you have customized the getSortableTitle method in SolrMarc, you may need to adjust your settings. See [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1393|pull request #1393]].   * The title_sort field MARC indexing rule has been made more explicit, instead of using a custom method. In the unlikely event that you have customized the getSortableTitle method in SolrMarc, you may need to adjust your settings. See [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1393|pull request #1393]].
   * The default controller permission is now "​null"​ rather than "​false"​ -- this is functionally identical, but it is a change needed to support the new configuration options in [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1395|pull request #1395]]. In the unlikely situation that you have customized a controller with an accessPermission property of false, you will be unable to override it with the new configuration settings unless you change the value to null first.   * The default controller permission is now "​null"​ rather than "​false"​ -- this is functionally identical, but it is a change needed to support the new configuration options in [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1395|pull request #1395]]. In the unlikely situation that you have customized a controller with an accessPermission property of false, you will be unable to override it with the new configuration settings unless you change the value to null first.
Line 29: Line 48:
   * The mechanism for detecting when VuFind is in lightbox mode has been unified; this should not impact downstream code, but if you encounter lightbox problems, see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1405|pull request #1405]].   * The mechanism for detecting when VuFind is in lightbox mode has been unified; this should not impact downstream code, but if you encounter lightbox problems, see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1405|pull request #1405]].
   * The HierarchicalFacetHelper::​sortFacetList method'​s signature has changed slightly, but in a backward-compatible way. In the very unlikely event that you have extended this service, you may need to make adjustments. See [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1389|pull request #1389]].   * The HierarchicalFacetHelper::​sortFacetList method'​s signature has changed slightly, but in a backward-compatible way. In the very unlikely event that you have extended this service, you may need to make adjustments. See [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1389|pull request #1389]].
-===== Release 6.0.1 - coming September ​162019 =====+  * The way the VuFind theme system overrides Zend Framework functionality has been simplified significantly (see [[https://​github.com/​vufind-org/​vufind/​pull/​1436|pull request #1436]]), but there should be no functional differences. 
 +===== Release 6.0.1 - 9/16/2019 =====
  
   * Minor bug fix release.   * Minor bug fix release.
changelog.1568293046.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019/09/12 12:57 (external edit)