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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: November 21, 2017

Attending: Leila Gonzales, Chris Hallberg, Demian Katz, Claas Kazzer, Jochen Lienhard, Ere Maijala, Tod Olson


1. Development Updates

JIRA Tickets

  • VUFIND-1256 - Bug report related to visual view failing to use custom-configured fields properly. Demian has implemented a fix in PR #1077.
  • VUFIND-1257 - VuFind's default configs don't play well with php-fpm, which is now the default PHP integration in Fedora Linux 27. The easiest solution would be to stop using short tags, which we have previously discussed doing.
  • VUFIND-1258 - Koha ILS-DI driver bug report. A fix has been committed.

Pull Requests

  • #1072, #1073 - merged - Various changes to prepare for ServiceManager v3.
  • #1074 - merged - Voyager driver bug fix
  • #1075 - in progress - New channel for recently returned items
  • #1076 - merged - Improvement to geographic indexing logic
  • #1077 - in progress - Solution to VUFIND-1256; awaiting testing/review.
  • #1078 - in progress - Make VuFind use Solr's highlighter more effectively; feedback encouraged.
  • #1079 - merged - Translation typo fix.

4.1.1 Release

The release went out on schedule; no problems reported yet. Upgrade is recommended if you're using 4.1 already – changes are minor and address some bugs that users might notice.

A few more issues have been reported since the release (i.e. VUFIND-1258 and #1079), so a 4.1.2 release will likely be justified sometime between now and the major 5.0 release.

2. Development Planning

5.0 Roadmap Progress

Record Driver Hierarchy Refactoring

This has been merged to master.

ServiceManager v3 Upgrade

PR #1067 is now in a fully functional state (though more testing would be justified). However, it cannot be merged until three Zend Framework bugs are fixed – Demian has opened pull requests for all of them and is now waiting for merging and new releases.

What next?

Suggestions for next priorities from the roadmap are encouraged.

Image Metadata API

No news.

Front End Updates

No news.

Browse Handler Optimizations

Tod is in the process of developing a test to help with debugging the problems.

3. Institutional Home

No news.

4. Other Topics?

The 5.0 release date was briefly discussed – too early to set, but probably Spring or Summer 2018.

Chris is currently working on ILS drivers; there was some discussion of FOLIO, though no major news yet – we hope to have a more mature version to test against early next year.

National Library of Finland is rolling out a new theme soon, which features a repositioned active filter list (below the search box). This change was based on usability studies. May be a change worth considering in 5.0.

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9am Eastern Standard Time (14:00 GMT).

developers_call/minutes20171121.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/21 14:24 by demiankatz