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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: November 6, 2018
Attending: Matthias Edel, Leila Gonzales, Chris Hallberg, Demian Katz, Claas Kazzer, Ere Maijala, Mohan Pradhan, Lionel Walter
1. Development Updates
- #1253 - in progress - Performance improvements for sitemap generator
- #1254 - in progress - Proof of concept “text only” theme
- #1255 - merged - Minor lightbox fix
- #1256 - merged - Minor SierraRest ILS driver fix
- #1260 - in progress - Minor Solr schema improvement (replace recordtype with record_format) for release 6.0.
- #1261 - in progress - Minor UI improvement to new “DOI Links” functionality.
- #1262 - merged - Minor Solr schema fix to prevent false-positive isn matches.
2. Development Planning
ILS Support Updates
Chris reported his progress at a recent FOLIO webinar; he and Demian have been invited to further discuss record export issues, which is the last critical piece of a full VuFind/FOLIO solution.
Browse Handler Optimizations
Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
5.1 / 6.0 Roadmapping
Demian has made a few adjustments to the GitHub project board but still needs to find time to more comprehensively capture the Summit discussions.
Also still on the to-do list, but not done yet: removing all the 1.x documentation from the wiki to prevent confusion.
3. LiveDVD Demo
As discussed last week, Mohan's Live DVD combines VuFind with Koha, DSpace and other tools to create an easy-to-use library toolkit. This is targeted to small libraries in developing areas with limited resources. He is hoping to mount a copy of the LiveDVD online so it can be used as a live demo to show the benefits of such a system. The challenge is finding the resources with which to do this.
There was some discussion of the new Digital Ocean feature to deploy a .vdi to the cloud – perhaps adapting the .iso to a .vdi and providing instructions on deploying to Digital Ocean would help some users try out the system. It looks like some of the lower Digital Ocean pricing tiers might be adequate for a demo; perhaps this would be a good project for which to seek grant funding, as a relatively modest grant could support the system for a significant amount of time.
4. Institutional Home
No news, though conversations continue to slowly proceed. Demian will remove this from future agendas until there is something more substantial to discuss.
5. Next Call Date
Because of the American Thanksgiving holiday, Demian will be unavailable for the next scheduled call date. The next call will be postponed until December 4.
6. Other Topics?
Lionel has tested Ere's sitemap generation pull request and found the performance to be good. Ere will finish restoring the terms-based functionality so it can be merged.
The next call will be Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 9am Eastern Standard Time (14:00 GMT).