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Location: (Meeting ID: 502 527 3040).

Beta 2 Finish Sprint (Extended) : April 13-17

  • Finish up Beta 2 tasks & release 7.0beta2
  • Additional work on Beta3 tasks


  • (15 mins) Developer Stand Up - Developers give brief updates on their effort (or their team's effort).

    • Update/see "Current Work" section below based on your status. Please feel free to update prior to meeting.
    • Please highlight any new work (needing reviews/testing), any blockers (for you), and any discussion topics you may have.
  • (25 mins) General Discussion Topics
    1. (April 23 Check-in as needed) (REST) (beta 3) Subresources should obey access restrictions
    2. Release of beta2
    3. Edit Community/Collection Groups - Add users or groups to Community/Collection Groups as a Community or Collection Admin (Ben Bosman)
      1. In order to add users to a group, a community admin needs permissions to search all epeople, view all epeople
      2. Similar for adding groups
      3. Similar for viewing the current members of the group
    5. (Feel free to add other topics)
  • (20 mins) Planning for next week


7.0 Release Goals

These resources define the prioritization and general schedule we are working towards

Current Work

Legend for status icons

(blue star) = Highest Priority tasks (please prioritize these reviews/tasks over others).

(error) = review done, changes were requested or bugs found.

(tick) = review done, approved.

(warning) = review done, merge conflict or other minor changes requests

1 APPROVAL = pull request only requires a single approval to merge.  This is generally reserved for PRs which are either smaller, obvious, and/or bug fixes with tests to prove they work.  

Claim a Ticket!

If you do not have access in JIRA or GitHub to officially claim the ticket you wish to work on, contact Tim Donohue

PRs Needing Review

  1. (REST Contract) related to the scripts & processes PR above (related to PR 2648 below) ((warning)NEEDS UPDATES FROM KEVIN) (Andrea Bollini (4Science) - (error) REVIEWEDTim Donohue )
  2. (REST Contract) Remove unnecessary exception in license PATCH ((warning)NEEDS REREVIEW FROM BEN) ((error) Andrea Bollini (4Science)Tim Donohue)
  3. (NEW) (REST Contract) Configuration property retrieval (Tim Donohue - REREVIEW, (tick) Andrea Bollini (4Science) )
  4. (NEW) (REST Contract) Language support on the backend (possible new cookie for Angular? (Tim DonohueBen Bosman, Art Lowel (Atmire) )
  5. (REST) (beta4) Scripts & processes: importing and exporting csv's ((warning)WAITING ON PR UPDATES FROM KEVIN) (Andrea Bollini (4Science) - (error) REVIEWEDTim Donohue - added summary of way forward Mark H. Wood  )
  6. (REST) (tentative 7.1) [DS-4281]: Metadata suggestions in the live import (NEEDS TICKET??) (Tim Donohue - (warning) I believe this is a new feature? We should add this to the spreadsheet, Andrea Bollini (4Science), agree with Tim it is a new feature so postpone compared to existing features)
  7. (blue star) (HIGH PRIORITY) (REST) (beta 2) Edit Community/Collection - Assign Roles/Groups ((tick) Tim Donohue , Andrea Bollini (4Science) - (tick), Ben Bosman ,(tick) Julian Timal (eScire) )
  8. (REST) (beta 3) Subresources should obey access restrictions (Tim Donohue  -(warning)New feedback added, Andrea Bollini (4Science) (error) implementation approach need discussion)
  9. (REST) (beta 3) Administer Workflow (Abort WorkflowItem, Delete WorkflowItem) (Ben's team is checking out if this can be changed per Andrea's suggestions) (Tim Donohue - (warning) feedback added, approach seems fine though, Andrea Bollini (4Science) (error) implementation approach need discussion)
  10. (REST) Configurable whitelist for "Access-Control-Allow-Origin" header: (Ben Bosman , Giuseppe Digilio (4Science))
  11. (NEW) (REST) (beta 3) Account profile management (Tim DonohueAndrea Bollini (4Science))
  12. (REST) Assume login feature (Ben BosmanTim Donohue - (warning) Feedback added, Andrea Bollini (4Science) - (warning) Feedback added)
  13. (NEW) (REST) (beta 3) Controlled vocabulary Mykhaylo Boychuk (REST Contract #120) (Tim Donohue, NEEDS SECOND REVIEWER)
  14. (blue star) (Angular) (beta2) Edit Community - Assign Roles/Groups (Can be merged when REST PR#2722 is merged) ((tick)Tim Donohue - minor usability issue, (tick) Art Lowel (Atmire)
    1. Depends on REST PR #2722 (see above).
  15. (blue star) (Angular) (beta2) Edit Collection - Assign Roles/Groups (Can be merged when REST PR#2722 is merged((tick) Tim Donohue, (tick) Art Lowel (Atmire) )
    1. Depends on REST PR #2722 (see above).
  16. (Angular) (beta 3) Edit resource policies (Tim DonohueArt Lowel (Atmire) , (error)Julian Timal (eScire) )
  17. (Angular) (beta 3) Administer Workflow (Tim DonohueJulian Timal (eScire))
    1. Depends on REST PR #2727 (see above). NEEDS FEEDBACK ON #2727
  18. (Angular) (beta3) Scripts & Processes Admin UI (Tim DonohueGiuseppe Digilio (4Science)Craig Rosenbeck)
    1. Depends on REST PR #2648
  19. (blue star) (Angular) (EARLY beta3) Switch to Angular CLI (Tim DonohueGiuseppe Digilio (4Science))
  20. (NEW) (Angular) Alternative links (Giuseppe Digilio (4Science)Tim Donohue)
  21. (NEW) (Angular) Login as EPerson (Tim Donohue , Giuseppe Digilio (4Science) ,Julian Timal (eScire))
    2. DEPENDS ON REST PR #2740
  22. (Backend) DS-626 : Exchange usage data with IRUS (Craig RosenbeckNEEDS SECOND REVIEWER)
  23. (Backend) (tentative 7.2) DS-4440 GDPR - Anonymize Statistics Feature: (Andrea Bollini (4Science)Ben BosmanTim Donohue)
  24. (blue star) (Backend / Security) (EARLY beta3) Upgrade Spring Boot, Spring & Spring HATEOAS: (Andrea Bollini (4Science) - REVIEW BY APRIL 23(tick) Craig Rosenbeck)
  25. (NEEDS TO BE A MEETING TOPIC) NOT a PR but a ticket with initial list of needed authority features Andrea Bollini (4Science) spreadsheet

PRs Coming Soon

  1. (beta 3) REST Language Support on the backed Mykhaylo Boychuk ETA 17 or 20 April

PRs Merged this week!

  1. (tick) (blue star) (REST) (beta 2) REST API should respect "metadata.hide" configurations
  2. (tick) (blue star) (REST) beta2 Authorization as someone with admin right IT :
  3. (tick) (Angular) Request By UUID bugfix (Tim DonohueGiuseppe Digilio (4Science))


  1. (Blocked PRs go here)

Delayed / Needs Discussion

  1. Managing Authorization info in Angular UI How to pass Authorization rights (i.e. logged in user's access rights) from REST API to Angular?  See for example:
    1. In July 25 meeting, we noted this probably cannot be resolved with just one simple solution. May need to look at different options for different scenarios
    2. Work is ongoing, but has been started in these areas:
      1. Summary of ideas: REST Authorization 
      2. Contract for Authorization Endpoints:
      3. Contract for ResourcePolicies:
  2. Initial Performance Testing from Chris.
  3. (REST Contract) Edit Homepage News:
    1. Delayed. General agreement (in meeting on March 21, 2019) that storing HTML in metadata fields is not really ideal behavior.  Metadata (from a librarian standpoint) tends to be free of format-related markup (as that allows for easier sharing, understanding of metadata.  Currently Community & Collection homepage information is HTML-based and is stored in metadata that is appropriate for a minor subset of information (like the title) but it is better to move large/rich text to bitstreams.  
    2. Proposal here is to consider storing HTML-based markup (for Site, Community & Collection homepages) in Bitstream(s) associated with the object in question.  May allow for more CMS-lite behavior in the future
    3. Timeline for this is uncertain.  Possibly in 7 or 8. May depend on how/whether it can be scoped.
  4. (warning) (Angular Bug) ( Art Lowel (Atmire) )
  5. Concurrency in DSpace 7 (or 8).  What do we want to do when multiple editors are editing the same object?  Needs further analysis regarding implementation details
    1. We've decided (in meeting on March 7, 2019) to use ETags to implement concurrency. REST Contract notes on ETags:
    2. ETags only update of the two fields match. If someone edits first, your edit would fail and you would get a fail response (422?)
    3. ETags seems to have broader support in other REST APIs.  Recommended also by both Art and Andrea.