Tech Committee Meeting Minutes 12 January 2016

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In Attendance

Quick Updates

Release Progress (Alec)

  • OJS 2.4.8:
    • Schedule it to the end of January
    • don't wait for translations and don't bother the translators much about this release, Marco will send an e-mail however
  • OMP 1.2:
    • Issues list still non-trivial, but lots of activity
    • Working on help (see below)
    • Working on results from UI/UX testing (see below)
    • Still targeting Q1
    • Need to plan concretely for translations.
  • OJS 3.0:
    • Per OMP 1.2
    • Bozana working on CrossRef/DOI

PKP Network/Index (James)


  • Michael added custom block manager plugin, static pages plugin to OHS
  • 60 users now
  • 19 publications now in system
  • working well
  • SFU will be adding our own hosted journals over the next few weeks to further populate the index
  • we'll start sending out blog posts/tweets on specific milestones (10,000 records, 50,000 records, etc.)


  • Kevin, James, Brian met to discuss current state of the proposal.
    • have decided to break down and rebuild the propsal in a new draft, will report back soon.

Help / Manuals (Alec)

  • Work in progress:
  • Gitbook backed
  • Context provided in code e.g.: $this->setHelpFilePage($templateMgr, '');
    • Is this the best way to do it? Requirements:
      • Easily translated (via Gitbook)
      • Machine checkable (for missing mappings, etc)
  • OMP 1.2 probably not in the cards for built-in manual, but OJS 3.0?

Translation (Marco)

  • Translation updates
  • Gitbooks, translation, and connecting applications with gitbooks
  • working on translation documentation, also sending information to translators' mailing list
  • OMP 1.2 translation planning: let's do it!

UI/UX (Kevin/Alec)

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