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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: August 5, 2014

Attending: Filipe Bento, Judy Brink-Drescher, Adrian Christen, Demian Katz


1. Development Updates

JIRA Tickets

  • VUFIND-116 - Demian has closed this ticket, as the practicality and value of creating a Windows Installer package for VuFind seems highly questionable.
  • VUFIND-1005 - Luke's view helper for retrieving help pages has now been incorporated into master.
  • VUFIND-1007 - As discussed on the previous call, we have opened a ticket to track our response to MySQL's UTF-8 limitations.
  • VUFIND-1008 - This ticket (now resolved) addresses the fact that Amazon content retrieval was not previously using proxified HTTP objects.
  • VUFIND-1009 - This ticket (now resolved) tracks a new feature – embedded Google Preview tabs for record pages. See also pull request #181.
  • VUFIND-1010 - This ticket (now resolved) tracks a small Bootstrap theme bug.

Pull Requests

  • #178 - Merged: More combined.ini settings to control the layout of the combined search results screen.
  • #179 - In progress: A new Koha driver using a RESTful API currently under development.
  • #180 - Merged: Minor adjustments to OpenLibrary subject recommendations.
  • #182 - Merged: A bug fix for the LESS code used in the Bootstrap 3 theme.
  • #183 - Merged: Italian translation updates.
  • #184 - Merged: improved hierarchy display in the bootstrap3 theme.
  • #185 - In progress: a revised version of the earlier PR featuring hierarchical facet functionality.
  • #186 - Merged: a proposal to refactor search tab rendering in the bootstrap3 theme to reduce redundancy and simplify customization.
  • #187 - In progress: display borrowing location for loans (in ILS driver).

2. Development Planning

2.3 Release

Demian will push out the release a little early (likely this Friday) since he will be traveling on the originally-announced release date.

Call Number Normalization

No updates this week.

Bootstrap 3

SCSS support has been removed for now, as LESS has more robust support.

3. Marketing

The website design has been updated. Chris is open to feedback.

4. 2014 VuFind Summit

The Summit will definitely be held this October. It has its own wiki page with details. Please submit talk proposals and requests to help us plan.

There was also some discussion of the upcoming German event, which is likely to contain more English-language content this year than in the past.

5. Other Topics?

None this week.

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10am Eastern Daylight Time (14:00 GMT).

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