Tech Committee Meeting Minutes 19 July 2016

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In Attendance

  • Carola Fanselow (Free University Berlin)
  • Clinton Graham (UPitt)
  • Jeanette Anne Hatherill (Chair; UOttawa)
  • James MacGregor (PKP)
  • Chris Maden (Illinois)
  • Alec Smecher (PKP)
  • Marco Tullney (at-large member)
  • Dulip Withanage (at-large member, Heidelberg University)
  • one other (who?)

Quick Updates

Clinton Graham (Pitt)

  • Finally got Crossref and PLN tasks working in cron
  • Preparing to move journal's DOI registration from CrossRef to EZID.
  • Looking at next task:
    • Single word names for authors?
    • Pluggable, hierarchical authentication?
    • Contributor roles?
  • Chris interested in authentication work
  • Alec has put all three tasks forward as possible work for the next sprint

James MacGregor (PKP)

  • Mail changes incorporated into OJS 2.4.8

Release Progress (Alec)

  • OJS 2.4.8-1
    • Translation updates merged (thanks, Marco—pt_PT)
    • CrossRef changes merged (thanks, Bozana, James, and MNason)
    • Encoding issues in PLN plugin still in progress
    • Expect to release 2.4.8-1 late this week or early next.
  • OJS 3.0
    • Down to 48 issues (currently) from approx. 58 last week
    • Production UI/UX review to begin approx. August 1st
    • Translation content from OJS 2.4.x merged forward (thanks, Marco!!!)
    • Looking very good, still targeting “summertime”
  • OMP 1.2.1 / OMP 1.3
    • Not specifically scheduled but likely to follow soon after OJS 3.0.

Help / Manuals (Kevin/Alec)

  • OJS 2.4.8 manual updated
    • currently in wiki, but plans to move it to GitBook
  • OJS 3.0 built-in help forked from OMP and undergoing active work

Translation (Marco)

  • OJS3: building translations on top of OJS2 locales, automatically updated these translations
  • OJS3: expect significant updates (i.e., complete locales) for ca_ES, de_DE, es_ES, expect updates before or after release for pt_BR, will have to look further into fr_CA
  • OJS2: see above, updated locales, removed redundant code
  • in general: after OJS3 release focus more on recruiting more translators, remove outdated translations, getting translations in better shape
  • translation should be the last issue closed before release, so that translators have time to catch up with final changes in functionality, especially in plugins

UI/UX (Kevin/Alec)

  • Production stage UI/UX review to begin approx. August 1st
  • CrossRef / permanent identifier work on OJS 3.0 merged and reviewed
  • Chris has feedback from U of Illinois usability lab to share

Sprint (Alec)

  • Early October 2016
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Invitations etc. to follow soon

Next meeting

Tech Committee Meeting Minutes 16 August 2016