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Meeting ID: 613 720 745

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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: Tom Johnson

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. Pull requests for review:
      3. (a non-Samvera project for which we are highly dependent on in development)
  3. Moderator & notetaker for next time
    1. Moderator:
    2. Notetaker:
  4. After call, this week's notetaker should create the agenda for the next call:
    1. Open template agenda titled "Samvera Tech Call 2020-xx-xx"

    2. Click on ... in the top right corner, and select copy.
    3. Popup will open for location. It should contain: 
      1. Space: Samvera
      2. Parent page: 2020
    4. Select copy. New page should be created.
    5. Modify the title to remove "copy of", update it with the next date, add moderator, notetaker, and any carry-over agenda info. Click Publish.
  5. PR Review
    1. Review issues:
    2. PR review coordinator for next time: 


  • Hyrax PR 4278 (Fixing logic around deleting nested membership)
    • Reported bug which was addressed by a developer without a CLA
    • User is going to add a Collection to an existing Work, then removing the Collection in the form
      • There is a nested attribute for the Work which indicates that the Work is destroyed, but it was never added to the Collection
    • A backport for this shall be needed
  • Hyrax PR 4275 (Adding Caching to IIIF Manifest Generation)
    • Feature for improving the retrieval of IIIF Manifests
    • This required quite some amount of effort
    • Even with this caching, the first user to the page doesn't have the Manifest cached
      • Trey Pendragon (Princeton) commented on Slack that this feature is generally very challenging
    • Cache clearing is extremely difficult as a strategy
  • SolrWrapper PR 134
    • Triggered by bandwidth difficulties
    • Adds a "debug" option for tracing the process of downloading and running Solr in this Gem
    • This project also feels somewhat abandoned
      • Should we write something under the Apache 2 license which goes under Samvera?
      • Should we just use something based off of Docker Compose instead?
    • What obstacles have there been for placing these under the Samvera Organization?
      • cbeer has licensed GitHub projects under MIT licenses (which are incompatible with Apache 2)
      • We could ask cbeer to hand this offer and agree with the license being changed
        • We would also be required to request this from all contributors on the project
    • Should we be investigating engine_cart as well?
  • Next Call
    • Moderator: Jeremy
    • Notetaker: James
  • Hyrax PR Session
    • This is delayed given that Chris Colvard is no longer available to host these at this time weekly
  • Call ended at 09:17 PDT/12:17 EDT

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