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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: January 7, 2014

Attending: Demian Katz, David Maus, Ben Wiens


1. Development Updates

JIRA Tickets

  • VUFIND-95 - This ticket, about improving statistics module browser detection, was addressed at the 2.0 release and has just now been closed.
  • VUFIND-221 - Book cover caching behavior is now configurable.
  • VUFIND-339 - This ticket, suggesting more access points to the “create list” functionality, was resolved some time ago and was just now closed.
  • VUFIND-372 - Confirm dialogs have been standardized, as per this ticket.
  • VUFIND-563 - The Bootstrap theme now uses the <mark> tag for highlighting to better make use of the HTML5 standard.
  • VUFIND-598 - The indexing routine for obtaining normalized call numbers from this ticket has been committed; we still need to discuss how this should be used in relation to VUFIND-657, which adds Solr-native normalization.
  • VUFIND-939 - MyResearch menu reorganization has been completed.
  • VUFIND-940 - This cosmetic Bootstrap theme bug has been fixed.
  • VUFIND-942 - This ticket discusses improvements to .gitignore settings.
  • VUFIND-943 - This ticket proposes an improvement to the way install.php suggests symlink names for Apache configurations; the suggestion has been implemented.
  • VUFIND-944 - This ticket reports an advanced search bug that Demian is unable to reproduce; if anyone else can spot the problem, please comment here.
  • VUFIND-945 - This ticket fixes a small translation bug (committed).
  • VUFIND-946 - This ticket discusses the possibility of adding title-level hold links to search results.

Pull Requests

Some recent pull requests are related to tickets resolved above; they are not listed below to avoid redundancy.

  • #60 - This PR cleans up some inconsistent use of translation helpers in the view templates – merged.
  • #61 - This PR refactors the admin module and adds Luke's tag management functions – merged.
  • #62 - This PR makes place hold functionality more stable by fixing a problem with ILS drivers lacking getDefaultPickUpLocation() support.
  • #63 - This PR points out obsolete CVS $ID lines in some of the SolrMarc files; however, since SolrMarc files are loaded as vendor files from an external project, changing them here would not be helpful, and the PR has been closed without resolution.
  • #65 - This PR makes some improvements to searchspecs.yaml – ISBN/ISSN are now searched in AllFields, a small typo has been fixed, and it is possible to set up different settings for use with phrase searches vs. non-phrase searches. Merged.

2. Development Planning

Admin Refactoring

The admin code has been refactored to its own module. Right now, this is hard-coded to be on in config/application.config.php, but we may eventually want to turn it off by default and require it to be activated through Apache configuration.

In addition to refactoring, the admin module has been expanded to include tag management functionality courtesy of Luke O'Sullivan. If you have a chance, please give this a try and report bugs prior to the 2.2 release!

Bootstrap Theme

Some lightbox adjustments have been made, but this is getting fairly stable – please test one more time so we can release a good base version in 2.2!

Performance Testing

2.2 Release

The code is frozen (bug fixes only) for now so we don't introduce new bugs prior to the release. Language file updates are in progress. Demian is working on expanding test coverage. Unresolved tickets have been pushed forward to 2.3.

Call Number Normalization

There are a couple of JIRA tickets related to call number normalization: VUFIND-598 (normalize at index-time for improved sorting) and VUFIND-657 (add custom Solr analyzer for LC call numbers). The base indexing logic from VUFIND-598 will be available as of release 2.2; it is unclear whether it's a good idea to make VUFIND-657 part of the mainline code.

3. Other Topics?

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 10am Eastern Standard Time (15:00 GMT).

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