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Developers Meeting on Weds, July 17, 2019

titleToday's Meeting Times


  1. Quick Updates from other meetings
    1. DSpace 7 Status Updates for this week (from DSpace 7 Working Group or DSpace 7 Entities Working Group)

    2. DSpace 6.x Status Updates for this week

      1. 6.4 will surely happen at some point, but no definitive plan or schedule at this time.  Please continue to help move forward / merge PRs into the dspace-6.x branch, and we can continue to monitor when a 6.4 release makes sense.
  2. Report from LYRASIS Merger
    1. Merger completed as of July 1:
    2. DSpace Public Events Calendar is being moved.  New iCal & HTML  (New meetings/events can be added by Tim or Heather Greer Klein)
      1. The Old "DuraSpace Public Events" calendar will be deleted in the near future. If you use it, please switch to the new calendar above.
  3. Ongoing Work
    1. Upgrading Solr Server for DSpace (Mark H. Wood )
      1. Auto-reindexing in Solr
        serverDuraSpace JIRA

        1. Should this only happen for major releases?  Should it be configurable?  Can we find a more precise trigger?  When do we need to reindex?
      2. Dump/restore tool for the authority core.  
        serverDuraSpace JIRA
          Or should we use solr-export-statistics?
    2. DSpace Docker and Cloud Deployment Goals (Terrence W Brady )
      1. Update sequences on initialization

        1. - update sequences port

        2.  - update sequences port

      2. DSpace Launcher Dashboard - Deploy a PR on AWS for Testing
        1. There is a 2 minute video that illustrates this proposal.
  4. For Discussion: Brainstorming how to improve DSpace database usage (now that we use Hibernate)
    1. Jira
      serverDuraSpace JIRA
    2. See also Session management discussion under "Tabled Topics" section below.  In DSpace 5, each "Context" object had a separate DB connection.  In DSpace 6+, each thread has a separate DB Connection (but Context objects may share a DB connection if they share the same thread).
  5. Tickets, Pull Requests or Email threads/discussions requiring more attention? (Please feel free to add any you wish to discuss under this topic)
    1. Quick Win PRs: