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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Hi Patrick and Jiadi,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Thanks for starting the discussion on this important topic. &nbsp;It looks to me like there are actually lot of different but related strategies in “rationalising” the
 configuration files.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">I think I understand the concept, these strategies were mentioned:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Creating a rendering class like $xhtml
</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Moving all of the rendering settings/configurations into a central location</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Retiring/converting EPC configuration settings to XSLT format
</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Moving repository type related code out of the core and into “flavour” packages</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Patrick, what is the argument for leaving the rendering where it is?&nbsp; The benefit to knowing the risks is that we can try to mitigate.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">I understand the benefits of increased modularity; the maintainability and sustainability of the software development should benefit from that.&nbsp;
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">We should consider the degree of difficulty for future upgrades of EPrints installs and ideally work towards changes that will result in &nbsp;a long-term improvement
 in that respect.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">In general, I think that an important consideration is the current install-scape for EPrints.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">I suppose it would be ideal if the changes to configuration settings are done in a way that would be backwards compatible or more realistically, convertible.&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Best wishes,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Tomasz<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">From:</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"> eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Patrick McSweeney<br>
<b>Sent:</b> February-04-16 2:14 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [EP-tech] Re: Suggested changes to EPrints 3 in 2016<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">Hi Tomasz,<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">Yes sorry about the code formatting on the wiki, using &lt;pre&gt; tag is a bad a bad habbit i should get out of. In future I will endeavour to use syntax highlighting.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">Broadly the intention of the change would be to try and simplify the objects in eprints and also start us on the road to rationalising the XML configuration files.
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Currently phrase templates and citations are all subtly different implementations of templating in EPrints. That said we could rationalise the templating without moving the rendering into a central location. It has been suggested on github has been that maybe
 we should start thinking about how to start retiring the various EPC configuration in favour of XSLT which is less bespoke to eprints and would probably perform better. I guess i felt this was a big problem to tackle and maybe rationalising rendering might
 help make it less intimidating. <br>
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There is definitely an argument for leaving rendering where it is which i was hoping might get discussed on this thread.&nbsp; Moving something as fundamental as rendering is a strategic change which I dont want to make without knowing some people support it. I
 have asked Jiadi to comment on this in his capacity as lead developer and he has said he will once he has had time to consider the implications.<br>
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Ultimately having a roadmap seems to be a popular idea so I am glad that is in the open. If I only have one good EPrints related idea this year than I'm happy for it to be that. So far no one has complained about me adding unit tests to things either :-)<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Kind regards<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Patrick<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">====<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">From:</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"> eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Jiadi Yao<br>
<b>Sent:</b> February-12-16 12:19 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [EP-tech] Re: Suggested changes to EPrints 3 in 2016<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt">Hi Patrick,<br>
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More test scripts are always welcome. Thanks for taking this up. What kind of tests are you considering to cover?
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Creating a rendering class like $xhtml is a good suggestion, and we can also think about all other classes that current have rendering function that generates xhtml from the core, for example,<br>
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*search result page and search form<br>
*Input components, e.g. Plugin/InputForm/Component/Field/Multi.pm<br>
*how would the screen plugins work?<br>
*Metafields, e.g. Metafield/Compound.pm etc<br>
*How does this affect multi language renderings, e.g. Language.pm<br>
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It would be ideal if we can render everything using this rendering class. <br>
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The primary focus of the next version of eprints (3.4) is to move repository type related code out of the core, so that the core is smaller, and the code that is only related to a publication repository stays in a package (we may call it flavour). This way,
 we can build other types(flavours) of repositories, e.g. data-repository, education resource repository(edshare) and micro-repositories more cleanly and easier to manage. This is also a step towards a generic core that is not based on publication.
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Best<br>
Jiadi<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 5:06 PM, Tomasz Neugebauer &lt;<a href="mailto:Tomasz.Neugebauer@concordia.ca" target="_blank">Tomasz.Neugebauer@concordia.ca</a>&gt; wrote:<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Hello Patrick et al,</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Thank you for creating the Roadmap page on the wiki (<a href="https://wiki.eprints.org/w/index.php/EPrints3_Roadmap" target="_blank">https://wiki.eprints.org/w/index.php/EPrints3_Roadmap</a>)
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">I personally think we could benefit from a roadmap/future directions for EPrints wiki page for 2016
 and beyond.&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Unless this is already maintained elsewhere that I am not aware of (is it?) I suggest we open this
 Roadmap on the wiki to include a list of desired features/functionality for EPrints.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">1)</span><span style="font-size:7.0pt;color:#1F497D">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">&nbsp;I added the source code tags to the code you added on that page on the Wiki &lt;source lang=&quot;perl&quot;&gt; … &lt;/source&gt;</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">I find that the benefit in readability (syntax highlighting) is great, so I vote that we agree to try to do this as a best practice.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">2)</span><span style="font-size:7.0pt;color:#1F497D">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">The benefit of removing the render functions as described would be impossible to understand by someone who doesn’t have a very high level of programming expertise.&nbsp; It is good
 to include this, but it would be great if we could also try to include (and group) the more broadly understood rationale for the change on the Wiki page as well, which you describe in your email in this case as “Try and simplify EPrints to make future development
 and support more straight forward”.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b>On Behalf Of </b>Patrick McSweeney<br>
<b>Sent:</b> January-09-16 9:19 AM<br>
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<b>Subject:</b> [EP-tech] Re: Suggested changes to EPrints 3 in 2016</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:12.0pt">Yes your understanding is correct although the function in $xhtml&nbsp; would not be prefixed with render_ because everything in that class has an implied render_ . Deprecating all the existing
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How this fits in with EPrints 3.3 and 4 I have no idea. Every time i look at the git branch for EPrints 4 I do so with trepidation. It is a big fundamental change to EPrints which i dont feel time rich enough to start understanding. I had a demo of the code
 in action from Seb Francios a year (or maybe two) ago but it has no user interface so their is still a lot of work to be done there.
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Hopefully Jiadi will be able to comment on this when he returns from his holidays. I think that his plans should be the bulk of what is on that roadmap page so we can all see what is coming up. My understanding from talking to Justin is that he has plans for
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:12.0pt">For the time being I will carry on quietly committing tests and wait to see how this unfolds.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 10:40 AM, Alan.Stiles &lt;<a href="mailto:alan.stiles@open.ac.uk" target="_blank">alan.stiles@open.ac.uk</a>&gt; wrote:<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Hi Patrick,</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Don’t want you to think we’re ignoring you!&nbsp; Anything to simplify the structure of core
 EPrints seems like a step in the right direction.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">if I understand your render_description example you’re suggesting that instead of calling
 $object-&gt;render_description(), we would call something like $XHTMLobj-&gt;render_obj_description($object)&nbsp; and the XHTMLobj would get the description as a string from $object and then apply the necessary DOM structure to it?</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">One question about the roadmap is how does it fit with the EPrints 3.4 and Eprints 4.0
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Hopefully I’m not alone in saying that it’s nice to see you more visibly involved in eprints
 ‘stuff’ again, and also that your Roadmap is probably looking at a much lower level of EPrints core than most of us community developers tend to get involved, up to now, but hopefully it can help with our understanding of how it all hangs together.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<a href="mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk" target="_blank">eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk</a> [mailto:<a href="mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk" target="_blank">eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk</a>]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Patrick McSweeney<br>
<b>Sent:</b> 05 January 2016 18:03<br>
<b>To:</b> <a href="mailto:eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk" target="_blank">eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk</a><br>
<b>Subject:</b> [EP-tech] Suggested changes to EPrints 3 in 2016</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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Sorry for the long silence. Since the community contributions day in December I have been playing more with EPrints. I was hoping to find a roadmap for EPrints 3 development but couldn't so I am proposing one. My aims are largely to try and simplify EPrints
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:12.0pt"><span lang="EN-GB">* Things I have not thought of</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB">So far I have started by implementing new unit tests for list and XHTML. This seems like a non-contentious part of the plan to start with. No one every complains
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