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VuFind Developers Call Minutes: June 18, 2019

Attending: Chris Hallberg, Demian Katz, Mohan Pradhan


1. Development Updates

JIRA Tickets

  • VUFIND-529 - This ticket about requiring Javascript for the “retain filters” checkbox is irrelevant now that the control has been redesigned, so it has been closed.
  • VUFIND-1325 - MySQL 8 compatibility has been fixed for VuFind 6.0, so this ticket has been resolved.
  • VUFIND-1336 - This ticket tracks a fix to background tab loading (which will be part of VuFind 6.0).

Pull Requests

  • #1374 - merged - Autocomplete configuration improvements for Summon.
  • #1375 - merged - Improved stability for Mink browser-based integration tests.
  • #1376 - merged - Minor update to Java indexing code.
  • #1377 - merged - Redesigned control for resetting applied filters.
  • #1378 - merged - Added support for facet.contains parameter in Solr requests (not used yet – will be incorporated into forthcoming autocomplete handler).
  • #1379 - in progress - Standardization of bulk action buttons.
  • #1380 - merged - Minor autocomplete fix (strip apostrophes to improve results).
  • #1381 - merged - MySQL changes to resolve VUFIND-1325.

2. Development Planning

Zend Framework / Laminas Transition

No major news yet – still waiting for the Laminas code to drop. The getlaminas.org site still has not changed significantly since it was unveiled.

Filter Controls

The relocated and redesigned filter controls are all merged to master. Feedback is welcome!

Browse Handler Optimizations

No news.

Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)

Mohan's team is still working on this, and will be sharing some code with Demian soon; he will work on integration/revision once the first draft is complete.

PHP Requirements

Demian still needs to set up a PR to begin this work. He is working on upgrading relevant Villanova systems to support PHP 7.1 before beginning – this is proving more complex than anticipated.

6.0 Release Progress

Demian has been finishing up pull request merging for the 6.0 release – some new features like URL shortening and Overdrive integration are now in master. He has just begun requesting translations, so there is now a freeze on changes to master that impact language files; a full code freeze will follow shortly.

3. Developers Summit

No news. Looks like an online-only event is likely. Mohan and Demian discussed the possibility of developing VuFind training materials to help bring new people into the community; delivering such content might be a good use for a future summit, though accomplishing it by this Fall may not be realistic.

4. Other Topics?

None this time.

Next Call

The next call will be Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 9am Eastern Daylight Time (13:00 GMT).

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