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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: May 21, 2019

Attending: Chris Hallberg, Demian Katz, Lionel Walter


1. Development Updates

JIRA Tickets

  • VUFIND-1335 - This ticket requests a VuFind implementation of a new Summon feature (linking articles based on citations).

Pull Requests

  • #1368 - merged - Generalization of browser cache clearing for account AJAX data.
  • #1369 - merged - New tests for account AJAX functionality.
  • #1370 - in progress - Redesign of record tab configuration (move to .ini files from module.config.php)
  • #1371 - in progress - Fix to bug with “background tab loading” functionality
  • #1372 - in progress - Link shortener functionality
  • #1373 - in progress - Suggested markup improvements for facets

2. Development Planning

Zend Framework / Laminas Transition

No major news yet – still waiting for the Laminas code to drop.

Format Determination

This functionality has been merged to master.

Browse Handler Optimizations

No news.

Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)

Mohan's team is still working on this, but no specific news.

PHP Requirements

There were no objections (and several +1's), so we will raise the PHP version requirement to 7.1 with release 6.0. Demian will set up a PR to begin this work soon.

6.0 Roadmapping

Demian is continuing to work on cleaning up outstanding pull requests. Progress is being made on the relocation of the filter list (nearly done, but with some minor bugs to clean up), Overdrive integration (pending final review), email verification (pending one small lightbox bug to ensure notifications display correctly), and the link shortener (pending some test adjustments and finishing touches).

6.0 Release Date

This is now set at July 15, 2019 based on last week's discussion.

3. Developers Summit

There have still been no expressions of interest in in-person attendance. Mohan is hoping to develop a training session that might be able to be held around the time of the Summit to increase the community.

4. Other Topics?

Chris discussed the recent vufind-tech email about inconsistent button design between record view and search results; he will work on a pull request to address this.

Lionel suggested that OR facets might be more usable if it were possible to select multiple values before fully refreshing the page. There was some discussion of interface behavior and technical implementation details; he will give this some more thought and then make a proposal on the mailing list.

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 9am Eastern Daylight Time (13:00 GMT).

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