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Q4 2014 Open Source Support Briefing for Sakai

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On Tuesday, 21 October 2014 at 10:00AM PDT (1:00PM EDT), the Unicon Open Source Support Team held the third quarter Open Source Support Sakai Briefing teleconference.

The quarterly Open Source Support for Sakai Briefing is an opportunity to share with you Unicon's participation in and around the Sakai community, our perspective on progress and happenings in the community, and opportunities to engage further with Unicon. Discussions took place concerning maintenance development on Sakai tools, plans for further enhancement of the Sakai project, as well as excitement about the upcoming releases.
 
Some Highlights of the Call
  • Several bug fixes, enhancements, or improvements completed by Sakai Sustaining Engineering since our last call!
  • Priority development voting now in Zendesk (https://unicon.zendesk.com).
  • Sustaining Engineering tasks that have been completed by the Unicon development team include the following:
    • KNL-1279: ConcurrentModificationException in BaseSitePage with memory.use.legacy=false
    • KNL-1280: NPE in getAuthzUserGroupIds
    • SAK-25733: Allow notifications to be received from outside Sakai
    • KNL-1241: User caching happens in threadlocal as well as cache
  • Currently, we have the following Sustaining Engineering tasks in-progress:
    • SAK-23662: New datepicker implementation to create constancy throughout various tool's date and time selection mechanisms
    • KNL-1063: Persist the config changes in the DB (implement a config provider)
    • SAK-22786: Document optimal cache settings for a production instance in the cache configuration [Security]
    • KNL-1241: User caching happens in threadlocal as well as cache
    • SAK-25857: Portal (maybe only neo) places 3 flags in every ToolSession which appear to be nearly identical
    • SAK-27862: Allow configuration of includeLatestJquery method in PortalUtils
    • SAK-27802: Forums does not work on HSQLDB
    • SAK-26142: Include ability to add syllabus content (and not just a syllabus title) to Add syllabus item workflow
    • KNL-1299: LRS code throws exception when using extra credit
  • These are the highest voted development priorities:
    • SAK-23662: New datepicker implementation to create constancy throughout various tool's date and time selection mechanisms
    • SAK-26142: Include ability to add syllabus content (and not just a syllabus title) to Add syllabus item workflow
  • We often provide recommendations to assist with possible Sustaining Engineering Votes, please see the following recommendations that were discussed in our call.
    • KNL-1201: Sessions contain info only used before the login which should be purged shortly after login
    • SAK-25822: Portlet state data is stored in session
    • SAK-23306: Add easier method for adding non-lecture section rosters to site (when using CM)
  • The Community update portion of our call focused on the Sakai 10.2 release and upcoming conferences. A summary of what is included in the Sakai 10.2 release can be seen below.
  • Upcoming Conferences discussed the Apereo Main Conference. Please see dates and details below.
 
Thank you to all who attended! Please join us for the next briefing, currently scheduled for 10:00AM PDT (1:00PM EDT) on Thursday, 29 January 2015.
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