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VuFind Newsletter: July, 2020

Highlights / Executive Summary

July was a big month for VuFind releases, with release 6.1.2 ending the 6.x series of releases with a stable and more accessible package, and 7.0 launching the 7.x series of releases with its complete migration to Laminas and Symfony Console and the addition of several new features. See the VuFind 7.0 Press Release for more details. Leading up to the 7.0 release, a significant amount of outstanding work was completed, including some improved security features, bug fixes, and small new features.

Please be aware that a significant display bug related to combined search has been discovered in VuFind 7.0 and will be addressed in release 7.0.1; you may wish to delay upgrading until this is resolved, if you rely on the combined search module. Apologies for any inconvenience; see VUFIND-1411 for more details. Note that this problem DOES NOT impact release 6.1.2, so there is no need to delay that upgrade if you need it.

Another significant development this month is the opening of the Call for Papers for the Virtual VuFind Summit 2020. Please consider submitting proposals to help ensure we have a diverse and engaging program for the free online event!

Recently Completed / Resolved Issues

The following items were completed in the past month:

  • Add dc:coverage geographic support to the DSpace XSLT: #1465
  • Add support for the SameSite cookie attribute. Default to 'Lax': #1664, #1673
  • Enhancements to cover loading: VUFIND-1140 / #1566, #1668
  • Expose the ability to check ajax item status for a single search result: #1670
  • Fix lightbox title problems caused by accessibility improvements: #1674, #1675
  • Fix Search2/hierarchical facet bug: #1678
  • FOLIO driver: add check for item level suppression #1660
  • FOLIO driver: respect discoverySuppress setting: #1683
  • Improve comments related to Primo Central permission settings: #1676
  • Improve handling of CURL proxification: vufindhttp#15
  • Improve user IP address handling: VUFIND-1409 / #1681, #1682
  • Improved EDS record driver (enabling citation/export support): #1661
  • Make advanced search more compatible with CSP: #1677
  • Make it possible to disable CSP header generation: #1666
  • Report forwarded IP addresses in exception log messages: VUFIND-1400
  • Revise whitelist/blacklist terminology: #1671
  • Sample hierarchical facet configuration: #1626
  • SierraRest ILS driver improvement: raised minimum API version: #1659
  • Upgrade VuFindHttp and add sample CURL settings and a new proxy option: #1662
  • Use an items object to manage item statuses and request queue: #1663

New Issues

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

Code in Progress

  • Add XCNCIP2 ILS driver tests: #1672
  • Display flash message on login: #1680
  • Failover aware cover loader: #1679
  • FOLIO: use effectiveLocationId from item record instead of permanantLocationId from holding: #1669
  • SierraRest ILS driver improvement: refactored authorization grant: #1658

Issue Report / Discussion Only

  • Bug: combined search page width / rendering error in VuFind 7.0: VUFIND-1411
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect API Support: VUFIND-1408
  • Reminder to simplify user IP code in VuFind 8: VUFIND-1410

Active Issues

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

community/newsletter/2020-07.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/28 13:34 by demiankatz