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Developers Meeting on Weds, April 20, 2011


  • GSoC 2011 Updates & Discussion
    • Four DSpace GSoC Applications should be accepted this year (pending final approve from Google). We cannot formally announce them until Monday, April 25.
    • Feedback on the GSoC project decision making processes this year? Any feedback to how DuraSpace handled things?
  • Other Topics?
  • Time Permitting, we could begin discussion of Asynchronous Releases & various Trunk reorganization ideas?
    • What should remain in "Trunk" and what should be moved to another location to allow for asynchronous release?
    • As a review, current setup of DSpace Release Source Code is:
      • In Trunk (8 main projects, all released synchronously/together):
        1. dspace-api
        2. dspace-discovery
        3. dspace-jspui
        4. dspace-lni
        5. dspace-oai
        6. dspace-stats
        7. dspace-sword
        8. dspace-xmlui
      • Outside of Trunk, but still included in out-of-the-box DSpace (All have option of being released asynchronously)
        1. dspace-api-lang (Core & JSPUI Language Packs)
        2. dspace-xmlui-lang (XMLUI Language Packs)
        3. dspace-pom (Shared Parent POM)
        4. dspace-geoip (GeoIP support for Statistics)
        5. dspace-services (Service Framework)
        6. dspace-solr (Solr Support for Statistics & Discovery)

General Reminders

  • GSoC General Reminders:
    • New GSoC Mailing Lists this year (shared with Fedora & DuraCloud):
      • duraspace-gsoc : Public list (anyone can join), but mostly for Mentor & Student discussions, public feedback, cross-project collaboration opportunities, etc.
      • duraspace-gsoc-mentors : Private List (Mentors/Admins only) for GSoC administrative purposes only
    • Important Dates (full timeline)
      • April 20: Deadline for Ranking student applications & finalizing projects
      • May 23: GSoC Begins
      • August 22: GSoC Ends
  • OR11 Reminder: OR11 DSpace Developers Meeting Info at DevMtg 2011-06-06 - OR11 Meeting
    • Please Sign up if you are planning to attend!

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 (From past meetings discussions, this seems popular). 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)
    • Discuss forming a "Documentation Management Team"? Or reworking our procedures for managing/reviewing/approving Docs on the Wiki.
      • UPDATE: Jeff Trimble will lead a discussion on this in April or May. Still working on date.
    • More discussion of Proposed RoadMap to 2.0 before OR11
      • In meantime, feel free to forward thoughts on to Tim or everyone (via dspace-devel or dspace-commit).

Meeting Notes


JIRA Review, DS-875 discussion, 1.7.2 discussions, GSoC updates

  • JIRA Review, ended with DS-790
  • Discussion of DS-875
  • Schedule Special Topics Mtg on Asychronous Releases & Trunk Reorganization
  • 1.7.2 Discussion
    • Generally committers decided against a 1.7.2 release. May revisit again later.
  • Brief updates on GSoC

Meeting Transcript