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Meeting ID: 613 720 745 (US West) (US East) (China) (India) (EMEA) (Australia) (Hong Kong) (Brazil) (Canada)


Time: 9:00am PDT / Noon EDT

Moderator: Julie Allinson

Notetaker: James R. Griffin III



  1. Roll call by timezone per following order - ensure notetaker is present (moderator)

    1. folks outside North and South America

    2. Eastern timezone

    3. Central timezone

    4. Mountain timezone

    5. Pacific timezone

    6. folks who were missed or who dialed in during roll call

    7. Remind everyone to sign in on agenda.
    8. Welcome all newcomers!
  2. Agenda (moderator)
    1. Call for new agenda items (moderator)
    2. Hyrax 3.0 release process (Tom Johnson)
    3. Wings updates (Tom Johnson )
  3. Moderator & notetaker for next time
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  5. PR Review
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Hyrax 3.0 Release Process

  • RC1 was released last week
  • There will definitely be an RC2
  • There is an ongoing QA process
    • A few notable things are in for RC2, most significantly a Valkyrie upgrade
    • There are a couple of other items which are expected to be closed out in the next cycle of the Hyrax WG
      • Starts in 12 days (a week from Monday)
  • At least 3 weeks from today until 3.0.0 release
    • Encourage those with Hyrax 2.x apps or on the 3.0 beta releases to try the upgrade
    • Please help with the release notes if you are available

Wings Update

  • Tom sent out an FAQ as a follow-on to the RC1 release
  • Addressed the relationship between Valkyrie and Hyrax 3
    • Since then, more substantial Wings work has been merged
    • Application-facing patterns and features have been finished
  • With that work progressing, there is a new Valkyrie usage guide for Hyrax
    • Primer for those interested in playing with Wings as a part of their app.
      • This is on the Hyrax Wiki
    • This is something which one can do, but this is still is in its experimental stages regarding support
    • Please take care to ensure that you are testing that your data is properly persisted

Next Call

  • Moderator: LaRita 
  • Notetaker: Thomas Scherz

Tech Call concluded at 09:10PDT/12:10 EDT

Hyrax Pull Request Review Session


  • Chris Colvard
  • Tom Johnson
  • Gordon Leacock

Pull Request 3996

  • README improvements
  • Chris approved of those changes

Rails 6 pull request is just a placeholder

Wings pull requests are ready for review, but other PRs are not ready


  • Requires some additional attention
  • Build cache in CircleCI does not have 2.x/3.x separated by the cache key
  • This might be a good change to introduce in the CircleCI Orb
  • Wants to load sass-rails 5, but sass-rails is locked at 6
  • It is possible that backporting a CircleCI config. is needed


  • Requires a bit more work or a test restart
  • Intermittent failure is what was blocking the tests from passing
  • Tom had some comments, requested to approve it as a result
  • It may still need to be rebased
  • Also request that the commit message be improved


  • Pretty significant step on the migration of models away from ActiveFedora
  • Might be worth offering this for review by those uninvolved in the Wings work
  • hyrax-valkyrie Channel:
  • Names for classes `QueryServiceBook` and `QueryServiceImage`
  • Should namespace `Book` vs. `BookResource`
  • There were also errors in code documentation for the examples

There are ActiveFedora pull requests which also require review

ActiveFedora 13.1.0 release would be ideal

Pull Request review session concluded at 09:29 PDT/12:29 EDT

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