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More Information / Background on DSpace 7

Background information on the DSpace 7 Release available at DSpace 7 UI Project Plain Language Summary.

More information, including some FAQs available at DSpace Release 7.0 Status

DSpace 7 Updates from OR2018

At OR2018 (June 2018), several talks/workshops gave an overview of the latest DSpace 7 work and the new technologies behind it.

DSpace 7 Updates, Demo and RoadMap

  • DSpace 7 Update Slides: https://tinyurl.com/or2018-dspace7 (Includes updates, What is coming in DSpace 7, estimated roadmap, and screenshots of the live demo)
  • DSpace 7 Recorded Demo: https://youtu.be/yKnos2jTdSQ  (Includes a preview of REST API, Browse, Search, and a detailed demo of the enhanced Submission & Workflow functionality. This is an extended version of the live demo given at OR2018 in conjection with the "DSpace 7 Update Slides")

DSpace 7 Technical Workshops

Scope & Objectives

The goal of this working group, led by Tim Donohue, is to create a new, single User Interface (UI) for DSpace that implements all functionality currently available in JSPUI and XMLUI.  The UI will interact with DSpace core data through a completely new REST API to insure complete separation of the user layer from the data layer. This working group is split into two subteams: an Angular Subteam, led by Art Lowel (Atmire), which is concentrating on building a modern, responsive, client-side user interface using Angular and a REST API Subteam, led by Andrea Bollini (4Science), which is concentrating on building a new REST API based on state-of-art technologies, standards and best practices.

Deliverables

DSpace 7 Development Status

Latest, high level status of DSpace 7 development is captured in our Development Planning Spreadsheet. This spreadsheet provides details on what features are considered completed (i.e. functional), in progress, and still remaining to do.

Implementation of the User Interface and the REST API with code delivered on GitHub along with documentation on how to use, install, and extend the interface.

User Interface: Angular 5

REST API: Java

Angular Subteam is facilitated by Art Lowel (Atmire)

Angular UI resources

REST API Subteam is facilitated by Andrea Bollini (4Science)

REST API resources

Training Resources

Contributing

  • DSpace 7 Community Sprints : We run regular, public development sprints with anyone who wants to contribute. No prior experience with DSpace 7 is necessary, and it's a great opportunity to learn DSpace 7 in a "hands on", collaborative environment (Sprint Coaches are available for questions).
  • Join one of our weekly meetings (see below). Meetings tend to be hands-on, but we welcome newcomers.
  • Developers are welcome to jump in and claim tickets for either Angular UI or REST API We maintain a list of easier tickets specifically for new developers to learn about the contribution process (If none of these tickets look interesting, or the list is getting small, please get in touch and we'll find an easy task for you to start with)
  • Get in touch with the team via Slack. We'd be glad to talk about other ways to contribute

Meeting Times & Communication Channels

  • Meetings: We meet every week on Thurs at 14:00UTC (10am EDT), using the DSpace Zoom Meeting Room (using Slack as a backchannel).  Anyone is welcome to join these meetings.
  • Slack: Between meetings, we encourage usage of Slack to keep in touch and ask questions. If you have not yet joined the DSpace Slack, you may request an invite. All are welcome on Slack.
    • In Slack, we primarily use two channels:
      • #angular-ui : For DSpace 7 (Angular) UI updates, discussions and/or questions.
      • #rest-api : For DSpace 7 REST API updates, discussions and/or questions.
  • Email: We use standard DSpace lists to communicate updates, meetings, etc. We are primarily using dspace-devel (our developers mailing list) and Slack for these communications. Once we get further along, regular updates will also be announced on dspace-community (and other lists).

Next Meeting

Next meeting will be on Thursday, October 18 from 14:00-15:00 UTC (10am-11am EDT) in https://duraspace.zoom.us/my/dspace (Meeting ID: 502 527 3040). Additional connection options (phone, etc) detailed at DSpace Meeting Room.

Meeting Notes

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2 Comments

  1. I don't know if this is the right place for some installation notes, but I thought it is better to move it later than not to write it down at all.

    1. I moved the install notes to DSpace 7 - Angular UI Development , and added a section here titled "Development & Training Resources"