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Developers Meeting on Weds, Jan 31, 2018

 

Today's Meeting Times

Agenda

Quick Reminders

Friendly reminders of upcoming meetings, discussions etc

  • DSpace 7 Working Group: Next meeting is Feb 1 at 15:00 UTC in DSpace Meeting Room. See wiki page for meeting details and past meeting notes.
    • DSpace 7 UI Mockups - Watch this page for UI/UX mockups that are currently under discussion, etc.
  • DSpace Entities Working Group: Next meeting Feb? (TBD). See wiki page for meeting details and past meeting notes.

    • Jan 19 : Discussion of which new entities should be in out-of-the-box DSpace (possibly People, Orgs?). Will begin a technical analysis of entities to add, compare to the work of DSpace-CRIS

Discussion Topics

If you have a topic you'd like to have added to the agenda, please just add it.

  1. (Ongoing Topic) DSpace 7 Status Updates for this week

    1. DSpace 7 Working Group is currently concentrating on building out search, submission, authentication and MyDSpace functionality
    2. DSpace 7 Dev Status spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18brPF7cZy_UKyj97Ta44UJg5Z8OwJGi7PLoPJVz-g3g/edit#gid=0
  2. (Ongoing Topic) DSpace 6.x Status Updates for this week

    1. DSpace 6.3 Release Planning has general notes

    2. Currently, we are looking for individual(s) interested in leading / contributing to getting a 6.3 release out the door. Many "usual suspects" are busy with 7.x efforts.
      1. Some discussion that this might be plausible to do via a 1-2 week sprint, but still needs a Sprint Coordinator.
  3. Brainstorms around a Virtual DSpace Developer Conference

  4. Tickets, Pull Requests or Email threads/discussions requiring more attention? (Please feel free to add any you wish to discuss under this topic)

    1. DS-3649 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    2. JNDI tickets:  DS-3434 - Getting issue details... STATUS  and  DS-3803 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    3. https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace/pull/1913

Tabled Topics

These topics are ones we've touched on in the past and likely need to revisit (with other interested parties). If a topic below is of interest to you, say something and we'll promote it to an agenda topic!

  1. Management of database connections for DSpace going forward (7.0 and beyond). What behavior is ideal? Also see notes at DSpace Database Access
    1. In DSpace 5, each "Context" established a new DB connection. Context then committed or aborted the connection after it was done (based on results of that request).  Context could also be shared between methods if a single transaction needed to perform actions across multiple methods.
    2. In DSpace 6, Hibernate manages the DB connection pool.  Each thread grabs a Connection from the pool. This means two Context objects could use the same Connection (if they are in the same thread). In other words, code can no longer assume each new Context() is treated as a new database transaction.
      1. Should we be making use of SessionFactory.openSession() for READ-ONLY Contexts (or any change of Context state) to ensure we are creating a new Connection (and not simply modifying the state of an existing one)?  Currently we always use SessionFactory.getCurrentSession() in HibernateDBConnection, which doesn't guarantee a new connection: https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace/blob/dspace-6_x/dspace-api/src/main/java/org/dspace/core/HibernateDBConnection.java


Ticket Summaries

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  5. Tickets requiring review. This is the JIRA Backlog of "Received" tickets: 

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Meeting Notes

Meeting Transcript