Tech Committee Meeting Minutes 12 April 2016

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In Attendance

Quick Updates


  • nothing major to report -- some fixes for OMP 1.2. and portings to OJS 3.0

Release Progress (Alec)

  • OMP 1.2 released. Congratulations & thanks, everyone.
    • Blog post pending
  • OJS 2.4.9 planning
    • Email (SPF) changes
    • PKP LOCKSS PLN tweaks
    • (etc)
  • OJS 3.0 planning
    • Still targeting summertime
    • Increasing outside interest and contributions
    • Will be better articulating and sharing timelines and progress.

PKP Network/Index (James/Kevin)

Help / Manuals (Kevin/Alec)

Translation (Marco)

  • focussing on OMP 1.2 release in the last weeks
  • OMP 1.2 released with updated translations: Portuguese (pt_BR), Spanish (es_ES), Catalan (ca_ES), German (de_DE)
  • next on agenda: updating OJS 2 translations (-> OJS 2.4.9), updating OMP translations (-> OMP 1.2.1), preparing for OJS 3
  • will meet with Alec/James, talk about OJS3 plans
  • translating the documentation will be demanding, but fun: please refer possible translators, people involved with testing/documenting/support to Marco
  • OMP translations used the translator plugin, quite happy (GitHub still preferred, though)

UI/UX (Kevin/Alec)

  • NTR.


Some ideas for subjects:

  • PKP Documentation: A review of the OMP 1.2 manual and/or start at the OJS 3.0 manual.
  • OJS 3.0 UX: Reviewing the new theme for OMP 1.2/OJS 3.0 and developing some alternatives. Suggested skills/knowledge: CSS; design
  • OJS 3.0 preview/OMP 1.2 review: This may include walking through the new interface as well as exploring upgrade/migration planning.
  • Proper ORCiD integration: Examining how to integrate ORCiD into the OMP/OJS registration process. Suggested skills/knowledge: PHP; OAuth.
  • XML: Continue work on the XML parsing project. Suggested skills/knowledge: JATS

Further details regarding remote participation, a potential social, etc. will be published soon on the PKP blog.

Next meeting

17 May 2016 9am Vancouver time