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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: May 9, 2017

Attending: Chris Delis, Leila Gonzales, Demian Katz, Brad Patton, Hajo Seng


1. Development Updates

JIRA Tickets

Pull Requests

  • #960 - merged - Forward-compatibility work in advance of Solr 6.5.
  • #961 - in progress - Work in progress on VuFind's modern theme.
  • #962 - in progress - Work in progress on Docker support.

2. Development Planning

VuFind on Heroku

Ben has decided to try a different approach using Docker – see #962. We have closed #913 and made the Heroku work in progress an optional feature branch in the repo for future reference.

Image Metadata API Revisited

No news yet. Leila is currently working on some geosearch bug fixes (PR coming soon).


The functionality has been merged to master. Please try it out and provide feedback!

Beluga Contributions / Modularization

The team behind the Beluga instance of VuFind is interested in contributing some new functionality back to the project. Some of this can currently be seen in their beluga-Libraries and beluga-SearchKeys repositories. We should discuss strategies for incorporating this new code.

The Beluga team is customizing several VuFind instances for libraries in Northern Germany. They are interested in sharing functionality in separate modules to make it easier to mix and match pieces to achieve desired functionality.

Some discussion of versioning difficulties as well as figuring out how to make themes interoperate. Demian will think about a theme mix-in mechanism. This might also work well with the idea of a theme compiler for faster production performance.

Next ZF Version

We've gotten as far as we can for 4.0; more work will be done for 5.0.

Improved Use of Permissions

No news.

Solr 6

Solr 6.4.2 has been merged to master. We should look at 6.5.0 eventually, but for now we will focus on finishing other aspects of the VuFind 4.0 release.

Deprecation Progress

Google Maps code still needs to be removed – will happen soon.

Wiki Documentation Improvements?

Demian and Chris still need to talk further.

4.0 Release Progress

Nearly done – will create release branch for feature freeze soon.

Front End Updates

Chris is working on the modern theme.

3. VuFind Usage Survey

No news.

4. Institutional Home

No news.

5. Other Topics?

Chris and Demian will be at ELUNA this week to talk about Alma / VuFind integration (among other things).

Demian and Leila discussed how the refactoring of SolrMarc indexing routines will impact her upcoming bug fix PR.

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9am Eastern Daylight Time (13:00 GMT).

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