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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: August 18, 2015

Attending: Filipe Bento, Chris Delis, Chris Hallberg, Demian Katz, Kristof Kessler, Jochen Lienhard


1. Development Updates

JIRA Tickets

  • VUFIND-995 - This lightbox-related ticket has been deemed unnecessary and closed.

Pull Requests

  • #431, #437 - merged - Improvements to continuous integration configuration.
  • #432 - merged - Deduplicate subject headings
  • #433 - merged - Test records added to improved author indexing branch
  • #434 - in progress - Deduplicate URLs
  • #435 - in progress - Solr 5 upgrade
  • #436 - in progress - Send export file as email attachment
  • #438 - merged - Minor Voyager driver improvements
  • #439 - merged - Eliminate PHP notice
  • #440 - merged - Eliminate Zend Framework deprecation warning
  • #441 - in progress - Mechanism for performing bulk actions on favorite lists
  • #442 - in progress - Support for image-based linking (when supported by OpenURL resolver)
  • browse handler #16 - in progress - This adds Tod's NACO normalizer; currently awaiting feedback from Mark Triggs

2. Development Planning

Improved Author Indexing

André was able to provide us with some test records before going on leave, but Demian has not had time to invest further work in this since the last call.

Solr Upgrade

Demian has begun work on a Solr 5 branch, and basic indexing / alphabrowse support is now working (thanks to help from Mark Triggs). We still have to discuss several details of how best to incorporate Solr into VuFind in the future. This will likely be decided for VuFind 3, with VuFind 2 remaining on Solr 4 for the sake of legacy compatibility.

Release 2.5 Features

  • WorldCat Discovery API (#218)? Dependent on progress at OCLC.
  • Improved author indexing (#354)? Dependent on progress with SolrMarc project.
  • Text domain support (#419)? Probably.
Blueprint Deprecation

No objections to removing Blueprint from master. Demian will send one more call for protest to the mailing list, then remove it next week.

3. VuFind Summit 2015

No news – just a reminder that registration is now open.

4. Other Topics?

Demian asked Kristof about the state of the current DAIA driver update pull request; Kristof still wants to make some further adjustments before that gets merged, so Demian will wait for his progress.

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10am Eastern Daylight Time (14:00 GMT).

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