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VuFind® Newsletter: August, 2022

Highlights / Executive Summary

August was a relatively quiet month for VuFind® development, between summer holidays reducing available developer time and energy being devoted to preparing for multiple conferences. However, there was still time to fix quite a few bugs and make some minor improvements to test coverage and translations. Time was also invested in beginning to track and prioritize remaining outstanding work for the next major release, 9.0 (and beyond).

As of this writing, WOLFcon is just a day away, and the 2022 Virtual VuFind® Summit slightly more than a week away. Registration remains open for last-minute participants. These events will allow the project's community to reassess priorities and resources and will inform the planning activities of the Project Management Committee when it resumes its regular meeting schedule in September.

Recently Completed / Resolved Issues

The following items were completed in the past month:

  • Add birthdate support to several ILS drivers: #2502
  • Avoid double-load of hierarchical facets in deferred facets: #2511
  • Browse handler: Loosen composer version requirement to fix CI: vufind-browse-handler#38
  • Browse handler: SolrCloud: look for core names starting with given authority core name: vufind-browse-handler#37
  • Catch ILS exceptions in HoldsController: #2504
  • Clean up error handling in form email handler: #2505
  • Clean up outdated Interop\Container references: #2514
  • Do not translate card name or cat_username in library card list: #2507
  • Fix and unify facet load indicators: #2512
  • Fix default sender name and address in form email handler: #2518
  • Fix PHP 8.1 deprecation notice: #2503
  • Fix Swagger UI API documentation: #2495
  • FOLIO: use item effective call number: #2496
  • Handle collapsed facets properly when loading hierarchical facets: #2509
  • Improve RecordTab test coverage: #2517
  • Redirect to profile page after email verification: #2510
  • Translation improvements (Croatian/Czech): #2499, #2516
  • Use a callback to create a HTTP client in Solr connector: #2515

New Issues

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

Code in Progress

  • Add aria-selected attribute to record tabs for accessibility: #2501
  • Adding configurable ignoreFilterReasons in Alma Resolver: #2498
  • Begin using RDA fields in format calculator: #2497
  • Clean up MyResearch menu style rules: #2506
  • Remove password check in PAIA patronLogin() if client_credentials is used as grant_type: #2513
  • Use a gray badge for count of requests with other status: #2508
  • VuFindHarvest: Fix last_harvest.txt datestamp incorrectly updated when OAI-PMH response is not chronological: vufindharvest#7, vufindharvest#8

Issue Report / Discussion Only

  • Add ILS driver for SLiMS: VUFIND-1572
  • Add support for displaying active sessions and closing other ones: VUFIND-1569
  • Book Bag - add additional detail to display: VUFIND-1574
  • Make Solr port configurable during installation: VUFIND-1568
  • Remove configuration settings deprecated in Solr 8: VUFIND-1571
  • Update browse handler in release 9: VUFIND-1570
  • Upgrade Solr for release 9.0: VUFIND-1573

Active Issues

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

community/newsletter/2022-08.txt · Last modified: 2022/08/30 13:39 by demiankatz