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  1. (REST) Scripts & Processes endpoint:
  2. Discussion of deletion of EPeople for GDPR compliance (from Pascal)
    1. NOTE: item.getSubmitter() will return null if EPerson deleted.


  • Discussion Topics
    • Tim notes that Heather Greer Klein will soon be joining the effort as a part-time DSpace 7 Product Manager (8 hours per week, until DSpace 7 is released). She'll help with planning tasks, liaison with Marketing, etc.
      • She's on vacation today, but hopefully will be able to attend next week's meeting.
    • Preview Release Discussion
      • Steering discussed yesterday and decided to move forward with Preview Release. It's an important deadline, both for marketing as well as for ensuring we're "on schedule" for OR2019.
      • Preview Release new deadline is end of March
      • Beta Release in time for OR2019.
      • Perform preview release on a separate branch (not master) to allow for code that is still undergoing final review?
        • Art: seems ok, but we need to be more conservative than we were before OR2018. Nothing could go on this branch that isn't nearly complete.
        • Andrea: Agrees with Art around OR2018 issues.  Against this idea overall
        • This was discussed in Steering as a "backup plan". End goal is still to try and get everything on "master", but if we are running late, the decision becomes:  Do we push back Preview Release again (has risk that we miss Beta by OR2019), or do we cut the release with some "partially reviewed" features/code?
        • Consensus: We cannot decide this today. Likely this needs to go to an email vote.
        • Not high priority as this is a backup plan, but we do need to have a backup plan if Preview Release deadline of end of March starts to "slip"
    • Solr Upgrade Discussion
      • When do we merge?  The code passes all ITs and is in review stage. It will affect all developers, as they will need to install a separate Solr (Mark W notes that's not hard)
      • No user facing improvements though
      • Consensus: This is a "nice to have" for Preview Release, but not required.  It's third priority behind Submission/Workflow & Configurable Entities.  If it misses Preview (or cannot be tested sufficiently before then) we should merge this just after Preview
    • Concurrency in DSpace 7 (or 8).  What do we want to do when multiple editors are editing the same object?