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Developers Meeting on Weds, Feb 25, 2015

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Reminder:  Submit a talk on your "cool tools, daring demos, fab features" for the Open Repositories 2015 "Developer Track"!  Proposals are due by March 13.

Discussion Topics

  1. All DSpace Mailing Lists at SourceForge (dspace-general, dspace-tech, dspace-devel) are currently down. They have been unresponsive since Monday evening EST. Tim has logged a ticket with SourceForge, but no response from them yet:
    1. It may be time for us to finally migrate all lists to Google Groups
  2. DSpace 5.1 / 4.3 / 3.4 status updates - Release is on it's way out.  Ran into backporting issues, plus the 4.x branch was in an "unreleasable" state.
  3. Other topics?
    1. DS-2433 - Getting issue details... STATUS  Confirm that the separation is a good idea. Is the proposed naming clear?
    2. There are several nice package builders to support batch ingestion, but none "in the box".  Should we try to adopt one?  Which one?  What would be our selection criteria? DS-2453 - Getting issue details... STATUS
      1. This topic was discussed on Feb 11 -

Ongoing Discussions

  • Looking beyond DSpace 5, what sort of UI(s) would we want for the future? 
    1. The new DSpace Steering Group has noted that it seems unsustainable to maintain two UIs forever.
    2. Both our UIs are rather dated platforms (JSPUI = base code is 13+ years old, XMLUI = 7+ years old). There are lots of newer, easier to user Java and non-Java UI platforms.
    3. Brainstorms on a Future UI is the beginning of some very rough ideas of what UI platforms exist out there, and what is important to us in a UI.  None of this is "set in stone", and it's all just a brainstorm on "If we had to choose again now, what do we feel is the best UI platform to help DSpace remain a relevant, vibrant project for 5-10 more years."

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