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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: January 5, 2016

Attending: Chris Delis, Matthias Edel, Demian Katz, Claas Kazzer, André Lahmann, Jochen Lienhard, Brad Patton


1. Development Updates

JIRA Tickets

  • VUFIND-1139 - This ticket was closed when the “VuFind source in database” issue was resolved after the previous call.

Pull Requests

  • #474 - merged - This older PR, containing a significant new feature – record caching in the database – has been merged.
  • #550 - in progress - Improvements to the dynamic cover generator, based on recent mailing list discussion
  • #551 - merged - Add greater flexibility to ILS authentication exception handling.
  • #552 - merged - Minor HTML fix
  • #553, #560 - merged - Translation improvements
  • #554 - merged - Fixes to “hidden filters on search tabs” functionality
  • #555 - merged - Fixes to autocomplete handler (not merged as-is, but inspired fixes to master)
  • #556, #558 - merged - Minor Voyager ILS driver fixes/enhancements
  • #557, #561 - merged - Primo Central fixes
  • #559 - merged - PHP 7 compliance for session handlers
  • #562 - in progress - A new recommendation module for suggesting the removal of filters when no search results are found; currently under discussion whether this should stand alone or be incorporated into SwitchQuery somehow
  • #563 - closed - Some discussion of the ajaxTab config.ini setting is underway here; the original PR has been closed as it was based on a misunderstanding of the setting
  • #564 - closed - Some improvements to vufind.sh; this has been closed as vufind.sh will be replaced with solr.sh when Solr 5 upgrading is complete, so it isn't worth putting a lot of effort into the current script
  • #565 - merged - Updated links to DAIA specs in comments

Release 2.5.1

The release went out on schedule; no problems have been reported.

Revised Dependency Management

PR #501 has been merged, and documentation has been added to the wiki.

Eliminate "VuFind" source in Database

PR #534 has been merged.

2. Development Planning

Improved Author Indexing

Demian has merged “author initials” functionality into the branch. All that remains are some outstanding translations and minting a new SolrMarc release. André will get latest translations, Demian will begin process of requesting SolrMarc release.

Delimited Facets

Ere offered some suggestions for improving this; the pull request (#528) is now on hold until Luke has a chance to respond to the feedback.

Solr Upgrade

Demian upgraded the solr5 branch to release 5.4.0, but unfortunately, a known bug in Solr prevents MoreLikeThis from working; we will probably have to wait for the next Solr release before proceeding. Demian has also made progress on fixing the bug described by VUFIND-453; this can be resolved after the release of Solr 5.5.

Javascript Reorganization

Chris has been working on lightbox simplification and the “bootstrap3 list” pull request.

Cover Issues

No progress this week.


No progress this week.


No progress this week.

Improved Use of Permissions

No progress this cycle.

3. Other Topics?

None this week.

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9am Eastern Standard Time (14:00 GMT).

developers_call/minutes20160119.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/19 14:20 by demiankatz