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Date & Time

  • October 13 15:00 UTC/GMT - 11:00 EDT


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Preparing for the call

  • Review the DSpace 6 Testathon Testplan Working group page
    • Especially look at the section "Requirements for" installation. If we finalize our test plan, we should also put forward a clear set of expectations on how we would want to be configured.
    • Review the draft of the XMLUI Test plan (everyone can view, if you want to help out, hit the button on the top right corner to request edit rights)
  • Review DS-2741 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Information on the current status of the UI project is available at: UI Working Group


Meeting notes


Call Attendees

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  1. During the testing I would like to try out uploading big files, in the range 1Gb-10Gb. Would this cause problems?

    1. Since Figshare has just announced they're allowing uploads of files up to 5Gb as part of their big announcement of new features, we'd like to try to stay one step ahead of them in that respect... (smile)

  2. I am really looking forward to testing this new UI and eventually testing installation.

  3. Also, Bram asked whether there were features we'd like to be enabled for the Testathon. DOI generation has become a crucial part of our use of DSpace. I realise that feature is more complicated than others to have enabled because you need to make sure you're minting test DOIs that won't require to be maintained in perpetuity etc, so I'll understand if it's not possible, but I just wanted to flag up that that would be a good thing to test from our point of view, thanks very much.

  4. When will the Testathon begin?

    1. It is currently scheduled for Jan 4-16th

  5. I logged following conclusions in

    The call participants agreed that:

    - it is definitely a common question these days from end users and other stakeholders to support a form of markup. Not necessarily for all metadata fields, but at least for fields such as title and abstract
    - Security is a more important concern than the support of markup. So any markup support should not come at the cost of risking XSS injection or other associated security risks.
    - Complying to format requirements of external harvesters can be a more important concern than the support of markup for SOME institutions. This means being able to filter the markup out for harvesting purposes is important.

  6. TODOs for next time:

    • add your tests to the XMLUI Test Plan. Anyone can apply for, and get edit rights on this plan
    • 2016 DSpace 6 Testathon Testplan Working group: Requirements for installation: Add those config options or features that are necessary for the tests
    • Contributors of new features or improvements should be made aware that they can (or even should) add tests for their features to the test plan, once their pull requests are accepted.