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VuFind Community Call Minutes: October 22, 2019

Attending: Demian Katz, Claas Kazzer, Mohan Pradhan


1. Development Planning

Zend Framework / Laminas Transition

Still no news.

Browse Handler Optimizations

VUFIND-1363 raises the possibility of changing the way we do browsing; if this is feasible, it might render other browse handler work unnecessary. If anyone has time to investigate, please volunteer on the ticket.

Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)

Demian is still putting the finishing touches on this feature, but the work is nearing completion.

2. Summit Outcomes

Summit video should be available soon; Demian will share a link when ready.

All of the possible features raised during the roadmapping session have been captured as JIRA tickets with the Roadmap2019 label. Please vote/comment on any that are important to you, and we will do our best to prioritize future work based on votes. Also please comment if you can devote resources to resolving any tickets.

In addition to development/feature discussion, there was substantial discussion on improving this call, which leads to the next topic….

3. Restructuring the Community Call

The VUFIND-1356 JIRA ticket is for brainstorming call improvements.

Proposed immediate changes:

  • Rename from “Developers Call” to “Community Call” to be more inclusive (you don't have to be a developer to attend). Already implemented.
  • Switch to a monthly schedule, meeting on the first Tuesday of each month.
  • Instead of including JIRA/pull request reports in every meeting, these will be sent out in a newsletter on the last Tuesday of each month. Selected issues that require discussion can be brought up on the following week's meeting, but this will save a lot of wasted call time.
  • A recurring feature of future calls will be a tutorial portion, where a topic is discussed in depth and a recording is made for future reference.
  • Move more technical conversations to the end, to improve value for non-technical attendees.

All changes were approved and will take effect with the next call.

Proposed tutorial topics:

  • Installation (DEB / Vagrant)
  • MARC Indexing
  • Non-MARC Indexing
  • Theme Customization
  • Local Code Modules

4. Daylight Saving Time Reminder

The Eastern time zone will change from Daylight to Standard time before the next call. Be sure to adjust your calendar accordingly if your own time zone changes on a different schedule.

5. Other Topics?

Mohan is currently working on the next release of his LiveDVD, which will incorporate Pazpar2. He is running into some problems with Unicode handling in Pazpar2; Demian will make an introduction to IndexData to see if the problem can be resolved.

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 9am Eastern Standard Time (14:00 GMT).

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