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Developers Meeting on Weds, August 17, 2011


Entire Meeting will be devoted towards 1.8.0, as Feature Freeze is on Friday, Aug 19

Here's where we currently stand with 1.8.0:

  • Current Known Major New Features (as of today):
    • Configurable Reviewer Workflow (@mire)
    • XMLUI SWORD Client (Robin Taylor)
    • Media RSS Support – for iTunesU & similar (Peter Dietz)
  • Current Known Major Improvements in 1.8.0:
    • Split up 'dspace.cfg' file into various [dspace]/config/module/ configurations, to make them easier to manage
    • Upgraded Lucene & Solr to most recent versions
    • Improved Discovery Configuration
    • (Hopefully, we'll finally fix that annoying lack of 404 bug in XMLUI (DS-768). Kim Shepherd seems to be on track to do so)
  • Features which may be released as "AddOns" after 1.8.0?
    • REST API (alpha or beta release)
    • Replication Task Suite (DS-876)
    • Check files on input for viruses, and verify file format (DS-638)

General Reminders

  • GSoC General Reminders:
    • GSoC's Weekly Update meeting immediately after this meeting (21:00 UTC)
    • New GSoC Public Mailing List this year (shared with Fedora & DuraCloud):
    • Important Dates (full timeline)
      • May 24: GSoC Begins
      • August 22: GSoC Ends

Topics in the Waiting...

  • Topics which are still on the "back burner" (which need someone to lead a "Special Topic" meeting around them)
    • Do we want to schedule a meeting to go over proposed Modularization / Refactoring work in near future?
    • Discuss improving how DSpace handles Metadata. Several ideas mentioned recently:
      • Updating to current DCMI standards: DS-805
      • Creating a new "dspace" internal usage schema (for administrative, or non-DC metadata)? Formalize the "dc" schema to be strictly valid QDC/DC?
      • Metadata on all DSpace objects (not just Items)
      • Per discussion at OR11, DCAT is going to make recommendations on Metadata Schemas that DSpace should support.
    • Discuss forming a "Documentation Management Team"? Or reworking our procedures for managing/reviewing/approving Docs on the Wiki.
    • More discussion of Proposed RoadMap to 2.0
      • In meantime, feel free to forward thoughts on to Tim or everyone (via dspace-devel or dspace-commit).

Meeting Transcript

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