Tech Committee Meeting Minutes 17 May 2016

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In Attendance

Alec, Chris, Clinton, Dulip, Kenton, Marc

Quick Updates

  • Dulip continues testing OMP 1.2
  • Clinton's SPF testing was delayed by a server issue
  • Kenton continues work on production Legatto instance

Release Progress (Alec)

  • OMP 1.2 post-release:
    • Google Scholar indexing ready, but waiting for Google Scholar to turn it on; details soon via a blog post by Alec
  • OJS 2.4.8-1 vs. OJS 2.4.9
    • SPF changes undergoing review
    • LOCKSS PLN plugin changes
    • Some CrossRef improvements
    • Targeting 2.4.8-1 about a month from now - if you have requests, speak up!
  • OJS 3.0 planning
    • Wrapping up UI/UX
    • Still some work to do on production stage
    • Still targeting summertime

Help / Manuals (Kevin/Alec)

  • A lot of progress made at the Sprint
  • Take a look at OMP 1.2 for some of the improvements
  • Help document forked for OJS 3.0:
  • Alec and Marco will be discussing translation of the manual shortly

Translation (Marco)

  • Targeting getting solid stable translations with our best translators
  • starting languages: French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

UI/UX (Kevin/Alec)

  • Reconciling notification (participants grid) with discussions - usage of notifications is lessening
  • Fixing galleys / galley files mapping in OJS
  • OMP has a two-level structure (e.g. chapters and formats), but OJS has a more stripped down set of files
  • The code will be branched between OMP and OJS rather than be shared


  • See for follow-up posts
  • We had a lot of new participants, and a LOT of engagement
  • THANK YOU to everyone who helped and participated!
  • The next Sprint is being targeted for Fredericton, NB in the fall, around the AGM.
    • details will be announced next month

Next meeting

June 21, 9am Vancouver time