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    <small>Hi all,<br>
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      ULCC hosted the first EPrints Dev Powwow yesterday:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://dablog.ulcc.ac.uk/2014/08/06/ulcc-hosts-inaugural-eprints-developer-pow-wow/">http://dablog.ulcc.ac.uk/2014/08/06/ulcc-hosts-inaugural-eprints-developer-pow-wow/</a><br>
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      The main focus were:<br>
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      (1) the updated Xapian integration<br>
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      Code at <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://github.com/eprints/xapianv2">https://github.com/eprints/xapianv2</a><br>
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      Presentation slides at <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://pubs.ulcc.ac.uk/182/">http://pubs.ulcc.ac.uk/182/</a> (Xapian intro
      and integration details)<br>
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      Demo at <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://puffin.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cgi/xapian/simple">http://puffin.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cgi/xapian/simple</a> (and
      /advanced)<br>
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      (2) EPrints4 under the hood<br>
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      Code at <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://github.com/eprints/eprints/tree/eprints4">https://github.com/eprints/eprints/tree/eprints4</a><br>
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      High-level presentation of tested/implemented features:
      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://pubs.ulcc.ac.uk/183/">http://pubs.ulcc.ac.uk/183/</a></small><br>
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    <small>We also discussed the options for modernising the UI and
      which technologies/frameworks could be used - were mentioned:
      jQuery (over Prototype), Bootstrap templates, Mustache
      (server-side) and Mustache-JS (client-side).</small> <small>There
      seems to be a general consensus that building HTML in PERL is a
      tedious task and should be discarded.</small><br>
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      (3) Bootstrap'ing EPrints<br>
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      (sorry, I didn't note the URL of the demo, link anyone?)<br>
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      (4) Github code management<br>
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      Announcements will be made regarding cleaning up the branches on
      github (notifications will be sent beforehand) - expect something
      like:<br>
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      - deprecating the "master" branch<br>
      - incorporating some selected diff's from master to 3.3 (the
      so-called "missing commits")<br>
      - make the 3.3 branch *THE* dev branch<br>
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      Thanks to ULCC for organising and hosting the event, which,
      hopefully, will become a regular meeting.<br>
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      Seb.<br>
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