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[EP-tech] EPrints 3.4.2 release


On 02/06/2020 22:35, David R Newman via Eprints-tech wrote:
> Hi all,
> Work has being ongoing for a new release of EPrints 3.4 (namely 3.4.2)
> for a while.? There are several significant features planned for this
> new release:
> - Capability for enabling caching of citations to improve, particularly
> browse view, page load times.
> - Improved Accessibility for public front-facing pages (publication
> abstract pages, browse views, searches and static content pages such as
> the homepage).? As well as a template Accessibility statement page and
> report.
> - HTTP PATCH functionality to support third-party (particularly
> Symplectic Repository Tools 2) to perform incremental metadata changes.
> - Support for embedding HTML5 video blocks including subtitles.
> - Support for file rather than database stored access records for use in
> statistics generation (still somewhat experimental and not enabled by
> default).
> - A new DOI import plugin using the richer UNIXREF data source.
> - New MetaFields for case insensitive IDs (useful for email addresses
> and usernames) and keywords, which are backwards compatible (without
> database changes) with existing fields used for such metadata.
> Along with these there are a number of security and general improvements
> along with bug fixes.? More details on these can be found at
> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.eprints.org%2Fw%2FEPrints_3.4.2&data=01%7C01%7C%7Cb81ef7ca18c149c5bc7d08d8073d9c9c%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C0&sdata=zgap%2Fjr5XepDx%2B8ZiFRQmQUyq8E2HA8eCC5B1xtg6Wc%3D&reserved=0
> A release candidate for EPrints 3.4.2 can be found at
> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Feprints%2Feprints3.4%2Freleases%2Ftag%2F3.4.2-rc1&data=01%7C01%7C%7Cb81ef7ca18c149c5bc7d08d8073d9c9c%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C0&sdata=cF11Wh7NjtzH8dRBN1EsSi3LX6%2BDXx8WpQEk7Aax258%3D&reserved=0
> The intention is to make a prodiction release of EPrints 3.4.2 by the
> end of the month.? There is also a plan to make a further release of
> EPrints by the end of the year.? This will be addressing the outstanding
> items in the Accessibility roadmap for EPrints -
> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faccessibility.eprints-hosting.org%2Faccessibility%2Froadmap.html&data=01%7C01%7C%7Cb81ef7ca18c149c5bc7d08d8073d9c9c%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C0&sdata=eoqFuhvkp2F0dOubWOuerT3JOutJLwKVkd5QxYUQOv0%3D&reserved=0
> If there are any outstanding bugs that any of you are aware of for
> EPrints 3.4 that do not look to be addressed based on the provisional
> release notes at https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.eprints.org%2Fw%2FEPrints_3.4.2&data=01%7C01%7C%7Cb81ef7ca18c149c5bc7d08d8073d9c9c%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C0&sdata=zgap%2Fjr5XepDx%2B8ZiFRQmQUyq8E2HA8eCC5B1xtg6Wc%3D&reserved=0 then please
> feel free to add an issue to GitHub at
> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Feprints%2Feprints3.4%2Fissues&data=01%7C01%7C%7Cb81ef7ca18c149c5bc7d08d8073d9c9c%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C0&sdata=Zs8dXOuA1Vsng23bNZ1MCi97mcMWCD7JG1wITA5U%2BNg%3D&reserved=0 I cannot guarantee it will
> necessarily be addressed for the forthcoming 3.4.2 release but if
> practical should be added to a later release milestone.
> Regards
> David Newman
Christopher Gutteridge <totl at soton.ac.uk>
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