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== Next Meeting ==
== Next Meeting ==
March 15, 2016 - 9am Pacific

Revision as of 11:00, 16 February 2016

In Attendance

Kevin Stranach, Marc Bria, Clinton Graham, Brian Gregg, Jeanette Hatherill, James MacGregor, Alec Smecher, Marco Tullney, Kenton Good (UAlberta)

Quick Updates

Welcome to Kenton (U of A) - new dev partner!

  • large OJS installation
  • working on UX testing; high availability systems; ALM; various dev contributions



  • Update all journals to 2.4.8, enable statistics plugin with data privacy option


  • some issues for OMP 1.2
  • pub id migration to OJS 3.0

Clinton (Pitt)

  • Moving journal architecture from Solaris to OEL
  • Updating documentation for PlumX and SUSHI-Lite plugins
  • Next: Upgrades to 2.4.8+, deploy 3.x sandboxes
  • Q: article comments in 3.x? We've removed the OJS 2 commenting; looking at hypothesis instead


  • working on OCS Cat/Sp translation
  • ready to send to Marco for review in a couple of months


  • working on a COUNTER project
  • providing institutional stats

Release Progress (Alec)

  • OJS 2.4.8 released. Thanks to everyone involved!
  • OMP 1.2
    • Progress on notifications, emails, editor replacement uploads, help, ...
    • Translation planning
  • OJS 3.0
    • Some useful fixes/contributions from the community in recent weeks
    • (Otherwise continuing progress per OMP 1.2)

PKP Network/Index (James/Kevin)

Help / Manuals (Kevin/Alec)

  • OMP 1.2 Gitbook
  • in-application help files
  • supports multiple languages
  • structure almost complete; will be able to link gitbook pages to appropriate screen
  • now just need to write the content

Translation (Marco)

  • problems with the translation install (OJS)
  • reached out to find new French translation for OJS and maybe OMP
  • working on German translation of OMP
  • received updated Spanish and Catalan translations of OMP
  • updated OJS translations
  • discussion of default translation plugin (https://github.com/pkp/defaultTranslation)

UI/UX (Kevin/Alec)

OA Co-op (Kevin)

  • Canadian journals project
  • identifying 50 English-language journals to add to Erudit package
  • looking at using XML parser to convert PDFs into Erudit usable XML


  • Confirmed for April 25-26 in Montreal, co-hosted by Erudit
  • Invitations are imminent if they haven't gone out already
  • Focus will be on OMP 1.2 (which should be released) and OJS 3.0 (which will be a main priority). E.g.:
    • integration with external services
    • documentation (gitbooks)

Next Meeting

March 15, 2016 - 9am Pacific