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Re: [EP-tech] EPrints 3.3.14 vs 3.3.15

Hi James,

Looking through the GitHub compare and doing a diff over the two tarballs from files.eprints.org.  The only thing I have found that could be an issue is a bug fix in the Atom Export plugin which is the format that RT2/Elements requests in a response to creating items through the item creation requests.

diff eprints-3.3.14/perl_lib/EPrints/Plugin/Export/Atom.pm eprints-3.3.15/perl_lib/EPrints/Plugin/Export/Atom.pm
<       xmlns:opensearch="'.EPrints::Const::EP_NS_OPENSEARCH.'"
>       xmlns:opensearch="'.EP_NS_OPENSEARCH.'"

This change may fix an issue with the Atom XML appearing mis-formed to a consumer.  However, this may not be a problem for RT2/Elements.  Also it may have still worked in 3.3.14 but just produced a barewords warning that someone wanted to tidy up.

Changes to perl_lib/EPrints/Apache/Storage.pm and eprints-3.3.14/perl_lib/EPrints/Apache/CRUD.pm don't look like they should have any impact on how RT2/Elements work and beyond that I could not find any other files that might affect to RT2/EPrints interaction.  I suspect Symplectic are saying only 3.3.15 onwards is supported, as that was the latest version available when they first started development/testing and did not want the hassle of going through lots of old versions, when they probably suspected people would have moved on from these when they came to setting up RT2.


David Newman

On 25/11/2021 12:06, John Salter via Eprints-tech wrote:
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Hi James,

This would be my starting point:


Some of our repositories had an accidental upgrade from 3.3.12 to 3.3.15 a year or so ago (the server team were meant to ignore the eprints RPM packages. Took me a while to work out what had actually gone on!).


There were a few things that we needed to change, but nothing major IIRC.






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Subject: [EP-tech] EPrints 3.3.14 vs 3.3.15


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Hi All,


We are currently on EPrints version 3.3.14. We have wanted to upgrade to 3.4 for a good while now, but due to REF, COVID, REF extension and various issues around RT2 we have delayed.


We were told our version of eprints should work with RT2, but as it stands it looks like the earliest version of EPrints that RT2 will work on is 3.3.15. Our "upgrade plan" for Elements, EPrints and the the repository server OS is centred around this RT2 upgrade, so as you may imagine this is causing me some concern.


Can anybody advise on the differences between 3.314 and 3.3.15 (or point me to any good info). To be on 3.3.15 is it a big upgrade or essentially adding some files/changing a few bits? I would ideally like to stick to our current upgrade plan as getting here has been like herding cats at times.




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