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Meeting ID: 940 3021 4208

Time: 9:00am PDT / Noon EDT

Moderator: Chris Colvard (Ubiquity Press)

Notetaker: Lynette Rayle (Cornell University)



  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. Samvera Connect Proposal deadlines:
      1. Workshops - August 16th
      2. Presentation - August 30th
      3. Lightning talks - October 4th
      4. Online conference is 10/22, 10/26-28
      5. See Samvera Connect 2020: Call for Proposals
    3. Samvera Branch Renaming Working Group Update (in absentia Jeremy Friesen )
      1. In the Samvera Branch Renaming Working group (see notes and agenda), we are operating on a quick time frame. Our present intention is to recommend using "main" as the default branch instead of "master".
        What we need from you as the community is to know our intention, and to offer any feedback on changing to "main". We're not looking for feedback as to whether we should change from "master" but instead on whether "main" is the best option. We would like your feedback by August 14th at 12pm EDT so we can discuss and move forward in our August 14th meeting. NOTE: We are not changing the branch names at this time.

    4. Browse-everything Rails 6 support, sprockets, and CI build broken (Chris Colvard )
      1. Where are we at and what should be worked on next?
    5. <add open agenda items here>
    6. Samvera help follow-up
      1. (Slack) Looking for documentation on reasoning for solr suffixes for dynamic fields (
    7. Pull request review
      1. (related to
      2. (follow up from last week)
  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: 


Samvera Connect Announcements:

Proposals for Samvera Connect dates are in the agenda.

Branch Renaming Working Group -

Looking for feedback default branch name by Aug 14.  Proposing main.  Trunk was another alternative.  Who should give feedback?  Everyone in the community is open to providing feedback.  There was an email sent to samvera-tech list as well.  One vote for yes on the call and another for just making sure it is consistent what ever we choose.

Browse everything issues
  • Summary by James R. Griffin III
    • PR 217 - adding circle CI
    • working through errors, quickly found issues using engine_cart to generate test app without using webpacker
    • issue with javascript picker for selecting; required additions to test app when using rails 6; also saw some issues in 5
    • need some path forward for testing this gem with javascript dependencies
  • Chris Colvard
    • CI is currently failing, so need a fix
    • Question about how to best get this working for Rails 5?  Review of PR
  • James has some time to work on the open issues and produce PRs that are more atomic

Samvera help follow-up

PRs Review - See PRs in GitHub

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