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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: March 29, 2016

Attending: Chris Delis, Matthias Edel, Leila Gonzales, Chris Hallberg, Demian Katz, Claas Kazzer, Ere Maijala, Jay Roos


1. Development Updates

JIRA Tickets

  • VUFIND-1157 - This reports a login bug caused by an interaction between ChoiceAuth, Shibboleth and CSRF checking. A fix has been committed.
  • VUFIND-1158 - This tracks a minor Windows-specific Solr 5 bug that causes log files to be saved to the wrong directory; Demian has submitted a PR for a fix and hopes that a future Solr release will correct the problem.
  • VUFIND-1159 - This includes a Horizon ILS driver fix; Demian will review (and likely commit) soon.

Pull Requests

  • #637 - merged - Refactoring of book bag Javascript to be more self-contained.
  • #638, #639, #646 - merged - Various Javascript/lightbox fixes.
  • #640 - merged - More translations.
  • #641, #644 - merged - Fix for VUFIND-1157 (above).
  • #642 - merged - Don't try to load a record with an empty ID.
  • #643 - in progress - Configurable encryption algorithms.
  • #645 - merged - Fixed bug related to keepalive mechanism and on-demand session behavior.
  • #647 - in progress - Fix for hidden filter functionality.
  • #648 - in progress - Improvements to ILS status lookup logic.
  • #649 - in progress - Typo correction (trivial, but needs review).
  • #650 - in progress - Improved backward compatibility with Solr schemas predating author improvements.
  • #651 - merged - Improvement to text domain parsing (for greater flexibility when translation string happens to contain domain separator).
  • #652 - in progress - New configuration setting for Multibackend ILS driver (specify directory for ILS configurations).

Improved Author Indexing

This has been merged to master.

Solr Upgrade

This has been merged to master.

2. Development Planning

Code Freeze Coming

The code freeze for release 3.0 is coming on Monday, April 4th. Any new functionality for the release needs to be finished up this week!

Javascript Reorganization

Lightbox documentation is being written. Still open to feature suggestions, since we're adding grunt support.

There was talk of a more centralized initialization system for Javascript, centered around the new VuFind JS module. The potential issue is that we don't load all of the Javascript all of the time (cart, record view, vudl). It may be possible to use require.js or custom hooks to initialize things together.


No news.


No news.

Next ZF Version

No news.

Improved Use of Permissions

No news.

Improved Geographic Features

Leila has sent Demian the custom code demonstrated last week; he will review soon. Much excitement was expressed; the code has been shared with Ere so that he can compare it to geographic customizations in the National Library of Finland instance.

4. Other Topics?

News was light due to travel and a Villanova scheduled break. National Library of Finland officially launched VuFind 2 last Tuesday!

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 9am Eastern Daylight Time (13:00 GMT).

developers_call/minutes20160329.txt · Last modified: 2016/03/29 13:27 by demiankatz