PKP WAL Roadmap

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PKP WAL Overview

The PKP Web Application Library is a shared codebase common to most or all PKP applications. Upcoming versions of PKP Harvester2, OJS and OCS will be developed using this abstracted code library. The WAL will include common code functions such as for user management; common libraries such as ADODB and TinyMCE; common template and style files; and common locale files. The WAL is not meant to be a standalone program; rather, it is being developed to reduce bugs, reduce code duplication and overhead, and to provide a basis for future application development and modularization. The PKP WAL is included in the distribution and can be found in lib/pkp there. Its CVS module is "pkp".

Development Roadmap

You will find the PKP WAL development roadmap for 2009 below. Please note that these dates are not fixed. The first PKP application to ship using the PKP WAL is Harvester 2.3, followed by OJS and OCS 2.3. The initial OMP 1.0 release will also ship using the PKP WAL.

Future Development

This list isn't all-inclusive, but should give a good snapshot of current areas of interest.

User Interface Development

  • Better Notifications of actionable workflow items
  • Support for jQuery

XML Support

  • Enhanced XML->HTML/PDF rendering support through the XML Galleys plugin

Networking and Communications Development

  • Implementation of social networking/communications tools for Facebook, Citeulike, Slashdot, etc.
  • More robust notification options (email and RSS)
  • Enhanced comments system