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Development Meeting: March 12, 2013

Held at

  • 11:00:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in America/Los_Angeles
  • 2:00:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Canada/Eastern
  • 18:00:00 Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in UTC

Logs and minutes

Action Items from Last Meeting

  1. bshum will take charge of wrangling patches to remove JSPac
  2. ESI will recreate the VM
    • STATUS
  3. jeff and Dyrcona will speak with denials about rebuilding the buildbot
  4. gmcharlt to do some branch management with an eye towards an OpenSRF 2.2 release in the next few weeks
    • STATUS started going through patches. After testing of multi-session and service reload, can cut OpenSRF alpha later this week


Mentoring organization application deadline is March 29, 2013.

Release info




  • 2.4 release:
    • Let's revisit all of the dependencies that we currently install from source for newer versions or for ditching, including:
      • yaz - currently installing 4.2.32; current source version is 4.2.51
      • Net::Z3950::SimpleServer - currently installing 1.15, current source version is 1.17
      • SpiderMonkey and libjs - who cares about the versions, but should we officially deprecate script-based circ as of 2.4?
      • libdbi / libdbi-drivers - only installed from source on Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu Lucid
      • XULRunner - let's look at merging so we can more automatically get the latest stable version (make bump-xul), getting stuck with old versions exposes us to known vulnerabilities
      • Q: Would it be worth turning this into a documented, repeatable release process that ultimately the release manager signs off on (although naturally anyone else could do the actual work & provide assessments / suggestions).
  • Proposed addition to release manager processes: No release tarball shall be released unless at least one person has gone through a clean install and confirmed that it actually works.
  • Proposed addition to release manager processes: Clearly articulate (in the release notes?) which operating systems and browsers (and versions & bitness of each) are supported by a given release. Not just Linux distros, which should have one or more distro champions; but also Windows (to answer anticipated questions like: "Is the staff client supported on Windows 8 64-bit?"); and a line in the sand for old browsers (Internet Explorer 6 anyone?) and potentially cutting-edge releases (IE 10? Ubuntu Raring?). This also assumes that any statements of support have corresponding testing.

Software Performance Evaluation

  • MassLNC has started the process of creating an RFP to find a consultant to perform a software performance evaluation. In general, we would like any feedback from the community on this RFP. Also, we'll take any recommendations for people or companies we should send this to.
  • We would like to involve the community in selecting a consultant(s). Is anyone willing to volunteer to work with us on this?
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