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VuFind® Newsletter: May, 2022

Highlights / Executive Summary

This month, VuFind®'s Project Management Committee set a release date for VuFind® 8.1: July 18, 2022. Much of this month's development effort went into completing outstanding work to ensure that this release date can be met. Additional time was spent on general code quality improvements, accessibility, and some of the authority-related items discussed at the May Community Call.

The PMC also met with the planners of this year's WOLFcon conference to discuss VuFind® content on the program of that event (which will be in-person in Hamburg, Germany on August 31-September 2, with options for remote participation). The traditional Virtual VuFind® Summit will follow WOLFcon starting on September 7, 2022 and will be free to all participants. For more information on the event, see the Virtual VuFind® Summit 2022 wiki page. If you wish to present at the event, please reply to its Call for Papers.

On the subject of Summits, all video recorded during the 2021 event has been edited and posted and can now be found in the Virtual VuFind® Summit 2021 YouTube Playlist.

As discussed in last month's newsletter, the VuFind® JIRA instance was successfully migrated to the cloud on schedule. Old links will redirect to the new home of the site, so the transition should be seamless.

Recently Completed / Resolved Issues

The following items were completed in the past month:

  • Add example CSV import configuration for Scopus: #2345
  • Add properties to PHPDoc of database row objects: #2425
  • Do not suggest using AggressiveOpts; it is deprecated: #2428
  • Escape email address in search history alert: #2436
  • Fix FOLIO fine instance linking: #2411
  • Fix Lightbox external links: VUFIND-1523 / #2401
  • Fix long cart print not loading: VUFIND-1509 / #2407
  • Fix PHP 8.1 deprecation issues: #2423, #2441, #2446
  • Fix various phpstan level 1 issues: #2426
  • FOLIO: adjust renewal exception handling to cover server failures: #2414
  • Hierarchical facet cosmetic display fixes: #2410
  • Improve format detection when 007 is missing: #2412
  • Improve visibility of scheduled search feature: VUFIND-1493 / #2420
  • KohaRest ILS driver bug fixes: #2432, #2433, #2434
  • Minor tweaks and fixes for Blender: #2413, #2415, #2416
  • Raise phpstan rule level to 1: #2438
  • Redi-Resolver - Add missing array indexes to parseDOI return array and set service_type to getDOI: #2419
  • Refactor cluster list to fix bug and streamline code; add OR facets test: #2369
  • Refactor NextItemToken emptiness check in XCNCIP2 ILS driver: #2439
  • Remove Laminas\Soap from Shibboleth logout handler and add Mink test: #2443
  • Remove obsolete icons: #2431
  • Remove obsolete import scripts: #2430
  • Repopulate SMS form when CAPTCHA fails: #2427
  • Simplify the way “edit list” title is determined: #2418
  • Simplify use of isset() in AbstractSearch controller: #2435
  • Some variables fixes found by phpstan: #2424
  • Stop using error_log for connector cache debug messages: #2442
  • Update dependencies and switch from Interop\Container to Psr\Container: #1880 / #2445
  • Update dev tools for release 8.1: #2437
  • Update ILS driver getConfig method signature: #2429
  • Update Node.js and dependencies for CI; use local eslint and jshint: #2440
  • Update phpstan to version 1.6.7: #2421
  • VuFindDate library: add support for converting to a DateTime and returning the active time zone: vufinddate#2
  • VuFindDate library: upgrade Phing to a version that works with PHP 8.0 and 8.1: vufinddate#3

New Issues

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

Code in Progress

  • Add cover provider for Koha local images: #2444
  • Add support for star ratings: VUFIND-1550 / #2417
  • Advanced search: set focus to first input after adding new search field or group: #2448
  • Ajax Status Standardize and Modernize: #2447
  • Create generic mechanism for loading content with caching support: VUFIND-1554 / #2422
  • Support for PAIA client_credential authorization: #2449

Issue Report / Discussion Only

Active Issues

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

  • Composer package javascript resolving: #2287
  • Configurable truncation of subjects / items on full record display: #1791
  • Refactor sorting logic to allow locale-specific behavior: #2267
  • Utilize icon helper: #1962
  • Wrapped link elements should not have space between the lines: VUFIND-1533 / #2400
community/newsletter/2022-05.txt · Last modified: 2022/05/31 15:15 by demiankatz