General IRC Meeting, 5 August 2009

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General IRC Meeting 5 August 2009

[Meeting transcript from IRC channel]


The next general IRC meeting will be held on #koha on 5 August 2009 at 10:00 UTC+0 [web time converter] [another time converter])

Expected to attend: gmcharlt,chris

Apologies from: kf

The agenda will include the following:

  1. Update on Roadmap to 3.2
  2. Update on Roadmap to 3.0
  3. Follow-up on actions from General IRC Meeting, 1 July 2009
  4. Management of Koha on Social Networks
  5. Tutorials for new contributors


  • Galen Charlton, release manager
  • J. David Bavousett, PTFS
  • Joann Ransom. Horowhenua Library Trust. NZ
  • Jane Wagner, PTFS
  • chris cormack, translation manager
  • Nicolas Morin from %%BibLibre%%
  • MJ Ray,
  • sekjal: NYU Health Sciences Libraries
  • Irma Birchall from CALYX information essentials
  • David Birmingham, PTFS
  • Paul Poulain, France, from %%BibLibre%%, reprensenting hdl, ( 3.0 RMaint), that is in vacation
  • savitri, Nucsoft OSS labs
  • Magnus Enger, Libriotech, Norway
  • chris nighswonger, FBC
  • Colin ptfs-europe
  • Katrin Fischer, BSZ
  • Joe Tholen SEKLS KS
  • David Schuster Plano ISD Plano TX
  • mason james, new zealand
  • Koustubha Kale Anant Corporation Thane India and
  • Indranil Das Gupta, L2C2 Technologies, Kolkata, India
  • Amit Gupta Nucsoft osslabs
  • Liz Rea, NEKLS
  • Ruth Vargas, Howard County Library
  • Nicole Engard / Koha Doc Manager/%%LibLime%%
  • Davi Diaz,
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

Update on roadmap3.2

  • GC applauded %%LibLime%% for their contributions.
  • GC thanked hdl for moving us closer to a new_acq branch and encouraged people to check out the koha-biblibre.git tree and not the SOPAC topic branch.
  • GC called a soft feature freeze for end of 2009-09-06.
  • PP noted other additions on koha-biblibre: over 300 patches.
  • GC highlighted the labels rewrite, sysprefs editor and RFID features as wanted in 3.2.
  • GC appealed for old bugs to be moved to CLOSED if they are actually fixed.
  • GC declared that UTF-8 problems and circulation bugs are blockers or criticals.
  • GC will update the roadmap with best guesses by 2009-08-12.
  • The choice between 3.4 and 4.0 for the next version was discussed, possibly including a user poll during feature freeze.
  • GC deferred 3.1.0 tarball to after the feature freeze.

Update on roadmap3.0

  • GC thanked HDL for releasing 3.0.3.
  • PP announced 3.0.4 as ready soon, to include all bugfixes and some improvements already deployed by %%LibLime%%.
  • HDL has called for user testing of 3.0.4 - CC reported local test success.
  • PP expects call for translations quite quickly.
  • Release date is unknown but hoped for before mid-September.

Follow-up on actions from last meeting

  • GC thanked Nicole Engard for the new list welcome message which is in place.
  • MJR reported the wiki relicensing process as running from before next meeting until the early-October meeting.
  • guidelines for command-line script argument processing were added to the coding guidelines on the wiki, and as they seem fine and GC hasn't heard any problems with it, they stand

Management of KohaSocialNetworks

  • all networks open to all - recognised users and developers as admins.
  • wiki page to be updated to list admins (or lack of admins).
  • contributions should be majority Koha-related unless the network is labelled as "social".
  • off-topic spammers to be booted on sight where possible.

Tutorials for new contributors

A page has been created for further discussion on this topic. Koha Tutorials

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