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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: June 20, 2017

Attending: Leila Gonzales, Chris Hallberg, Demian Katz, Claas Kazzer, Jochen Lienhard, Brad Patton


1. Development Updates

JIRA Tickets

  • VUFIND-218 - Checkbox facets now use icons instead of real checkboxes, which simplifies markup and allows them to function without using Javascript.
  • VUFIND-1137 - Pattern-based file paths can now be used to load cover thumbnails.

Pull Requests

  • #980 - merged - minor hierarchy / sharding bug fix
  • #981 - merged - eliminate a PHP notice
  • #982, #994 - merged - translation updates
  • #983 - merged - fix for VUFIND-218 (simplified checkbox facets)
  • #984 - merged - fix for VUFIND-1137 (local cover image loading)
  • #985, #986 - merged - improved EDS error handling and reporting
  • #987 - merged - make favorites list more tolerant of backend exceptions
  • #988 - merged - trailing newline standardization in templates
  • #989 - merged - made ILS API for request checking more flexible (allow custom messages)
  • #990 - merged - Voyager ILS driver fixes
  • #991 - merged - changed default holdings_grouping setting for holdings tab for improved accuracy
  • #992 - merged - improved handling of driver-generated purchase history
  • #993 - merged - bug fix for advanced search editing in IE

2. Development Planning

VuFind w/ Docker

No news.

Image Metadata API Revisited

As noted above, VUFIND-1137 has been resolved. Next question: what about the metadata API? Leila has what she needs and will not be doing further work in this area (though she expressed willingness to review/provide feedback); Jochen will try to find time to revisit this after the 4.0 release.

Modularization and Theme Mixins

No news.

Next ZF Version

No news.

Improved Use of Permissions

No news.

Solr 6

No news.

Deprecation Progress

No news.

Wiki Documentation Improvements?

No news.

4.0 Release Progress

Nearly ready! Code freeze this week!

Front End Updates

Chris working hard on bootstrap reduce pull request to reduce hard-coded Bootstrap classes and dependencies on Bootstrap; moving dependencies from templates to LESS/CSS. We're almost ready to merge (will be starting today), so please provide feedback on PR #958 as soon as possible if you have input.

Other front end news: one Bootstrap branch note – checkboxes can now be more easily styled to be replaced with icons, etc.

There is a public demo of the modern theme available here; please share feedback on PR #961 if you have any.

3. VuFind Summit 2017

No news yet. Demian will be meeting with Andrew Nagy next month to do some planning.

4. Institutional Home

Demian is working on drafting a “Community Charter” to support the process of finding an institutional home.

5. Next Call Date

The July 4 meeting will be skipped due to the American Independence Day holiday. The next call will be on July 18.

6. Other Topics?

None this week.

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 9am Eastern Daylight Time (13:00 GMT).

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