The Islandora CLAW committers have asked Natkeeran Ledchumykanthan to become a committer and we are pleased to announce that he has accepted!
Nat has worked with the project for a while now and has contributed both code and documentation to Islandora CLAW. He’s been very active in our development workflow, reviewing and testing pull requests and filing issues for bugs he encounters.
Thank you Nat for all the time you’ve put into this project. We are all looking forward to working with you as a committer and feel that you are a valuable addition to our team.
Further details of the rights and responsibilities of being a Islandora committer can be found here:
We’ve rolled another lobster! Islandora 7.x-1.10 is hot off the presses (well, cooling a bit since yesterday), and is available
By checking out the 7.x-1.10 branches of all our Git repos*
or, as a Virtual Machine  (not to be used in production)
or, as individual downloads on the Release Notes and Downloads page .
* Except Tuque, which has release branch 1.10, and Islandora Drupal Filter, which if you’ve already installed you don’t need to update.
Requirements for Updating
There are a couple of new things to watch out for when you’re updating to this release.
Islandora_altmetrics was replaced by islandora_badges. The altmetrics module is now provided as a sub-module of badges. If you use Islandora Altmetrics, do not pull your code, as that github repo has been deprecated. To update:
Take note of your Islandora Altmetrics settings
Uninstall Islandora Altmetrics (disable + uninstall and delete the module folder)
Upgrade your code to 7.x-1.10, which now includes the islandora_badges module and its submodules.
Run update.php (or drush updatedb and drush cc all) .
Enable Islandora Badges and Islandora Altmetrics.
Configure Islandora Altmetrics as desired.
You can also enable two new badges sub-modules, Scopus and Web of Science (which require subscriptions to their respective services).
A new version of OpenSeadragon is required. Version 2.2.1 is now required; you can download it from the link below  or use the included drush script, `drush openseadragon-plugin`.
Selected New Features and Improvements:
We’ve got a lot of new great stuff in this release - see the release notes  for a full outline - but here are some new features to be aware of.
Alphabetical facet sorting: You can now configure each Solr Facet to display its values sorted by label (alphabetically) instead of with the most frequent facet first (default).
Responding to checksums: Checksum Checker now calls a hook, so that other modules can respond to the result of checksum checking. See the new API file  for more details.
Rotate using OpenSeadragon. With the new version of OpenSeadragon (see above), you can now rotate images in the browser.
Compound thumbnails can be derived from the first child.
A variety of UX improvements by adding (or making available) more informative labels. There are too many to outline here, but they’re all in the release notes!
This has been another community-led release, and thanks to all the folks who contributed over the last six months either with code, documentation, or interest groups. This release was only possible thanks to you, our hard working 7.x-1.10 release team! Thank you for all your work auditing, documenting, testing, and maintaining:
- Adam Vessey
- Alan Stanley
- Bayard Miller
- Brandon Weigel
- Brian Harrington
- Bryan Brown
- Caleb Derven
- Carolyn Moritz
- Charles Hunt
- Dan Aitken
- Danny Lamb
- Devin Soper
- Diego Pino
- Don Richards
- Janice Banser
- Jared Whiklo
- Jonathan Green
- Jordan Dukart
- Keila Zayas-Ruiz
- Kim Pham
- Kirsta Stapelfeldt
- Mark Baggett
- Mark Jordan
- Matthew Miguez
- Melissa Anez
- Nat Kanthan
- Neil Mader
- Nelson Hart
- Paul Cummins
- Rachel Smart
- Robert Waltz
- Robin Dean
- Robin Naughton
- Rosie Le Faive
- Scott Ziegler
- Wilhelmina Randtke
- Will Panting
- William Conlin
And special thanks to Kim Pham, our Testing Manager; Don Richards, our Documentation Manager, and Janice Banser, our Auditing Manager.
Your Release Managers,
Rosie Le Faive and Diego Pino
Just wanted everyone to know that Islandora's Technical Advisory Group had it's first meeting to discuss PHP 5.3.3 given that we have had problems with Travis around it recently. Fortunately, Travis has merged in changes to address the issue. Community member Jonathan Green deserves big thanks for filing it!
Just as a heads up, Travis has recently announced that it will no longer be servicing the Ubuntu distribution we use to run tests against PHP 5.3. This doesn't mean it's no longer available, just that fixes to it are unlikely to be prioritized and there's really no guarantees. So we got lucky this time. In case we're not so lucky next time, there's ways to continue running tests against PHP 5.3.3, they just involved some work. Hopefully PHP 5.3.3 will remain a large enough need that those who use it will take on the work load to keep things going. However, in the event that there's no one willing or able to take on the work, the TAG has come up with a back up plan. In order to maintain limited support and guarantee nothing new will be introduced that breaks compatibility, the codebase's syntax will still be checked for PHP 5.3.3 even if the tests can't be run.
The full notes on the meeting are here. And for the record, all agendas and notes are publicly available at the Islandora Github wiki alongside the Coordinating Committee's. For future meetings, I'll be announcing the agendas a day or so before we meet. And if you have an issue you want tackled by the TAG, you can always bring it up at a Committer's call or just message me directly.
We are postponing the release by a week.
I’m afraid you’re going to have to until November the 7th before getting the 7.x-1.10 release.
Why? We’re not done yet! The testing/documenting sheet is still showing a lot of red.
A note on Travis and PHP 5.3.3: If you’re looking at pull requests and Travis, you know we’ve had a problem with Travis for over a week. A change of theirs broke how the Travis machine loads, and it’s syntax that’s unfriendly to our dear beloved PHP 5.3.3. Jon Green filed a bug and there’s a pull request already. Unfortunately, that PR hasn’t been merged so it’s still failing.
Despite the warnings that “Checks have failed”, we are in the habit of merging our code anyway. But this does not mean that we have given up on compatibility with PHP 5.3. So please don’t use any of the features introduced in PHP 5.4.
We need you! If your name’s on the release spreadsheet and you haven’t finished your tasks, please hop on that! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PRv2Xo-sNE_sDJHUT5OvTXmNiSHnkdJgwo7VsFkIUgY/edit#gid=1738021776