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VuFind Newsletter: May, 2020

Highlights / Executive Summary

May saw the completion of the project to migrate VuFind's console tools from laminas-mvc-console to Symfony/Console (including updates to some related work in progress). Other recent developments include several fixes and improvements related to integration with the EBSCO Discovery Service, expanded functionality in VuFind's RESTful API, support for automatic generation of more plugin types, upgrades to key front-end dependencies, and more.

This month also saw the announcement of a combined online event this fall as an alternative to the usual in-person VuFind Summits in Germany and the United States; see the press release for more details.

Recently Completed / Resolved Issues

The following items were completed in the past month:

  • Add print button to record page: VUFIND-282 / #1507
  • ArchivesSpace Dublin Core XSLT import support: #1623
  • EDS: add ePub/linked full text linking support and fix problem PDF links: #1611, #1615, #1619
  • Expose secondary and website Solr indexes through the VuFind API: #1593, #1620
  • Fix record tab configuration bug found in VuFind 6.1 and 6.1.1: VUFIND-1399
  • FOLIO driver: add renewals support: VUFIND-1388 / #1612
  • Improve flexibility of MarcAdvancedTrait::getFormattedMarcDetails(), for better NoILS MARC extraction: #1622
  • Improve plugin generator (controller/controller plugin/console command support, etc.): #1573
  • Migrate away from laminas-mvc-console to Symfony/Console: VUFIND-1273 / #1571
  • Recommendation modules for embedding EDS results: #1624
  • Support for multi-part emails: #1607, #1610
  • Support use of multiple DOI handlers: #1560
  • Upgrade Bootstrap to 3.4.1: #1618
  • Upgrade jQuery to 3.5.1: #1614

The following automated pull request was closed without action, as it would introduce unnecessary complexity to patch a problem that only applies to developer tools and thus is not a threat to end users:

  • Vulnerability fix suggestion from Snyk: #1616

This pull request was closed without action because it was determined to be unnecessary at this time:

  • Simplify translation tokens in templates: #1621

New Issues

The following items were reported / begun in the past month, but are not yet completed:

Code in Progress

  • Accessibility improvements: #1609
  • FOLIO driver: include and respect holds config settings: #1613
  • Make BrowZine DOI behavior more configurable with filters: #1625
  • Sample hierarchical facet configuration: #1626
  • Use POST instead of GET for EDS searches: #1627

Issue Report / Discussion Only

  • Fix quoted booleans in .ini files: VUFIND-1398
  • Investigate elimination of Context view helper by using improved Laminas capabilities: VUFIND-1396
  • Make display order of browse options configurable: VUFIND-1397

Active Issues

The following items saw significant progress / activity during the past month:

Additionally, several earlier accessibility-related pull requests were (or soon will be) closed because they have been consolidated into the ongoing work in #1609.

community/newsletter/2020-05.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/26 12:27 by demiankatz