Evergreen 3.0 development update #10

Ducks and geese. Photo courtesy Andrea Neiman

Since the previous update, another 8 patches have been committed to the master branch.

As it happened, all of the patches in question are concerned with fixing various bugs with the web staff client. Evergreen 3.0 will round out the functionality available in the web staff client by adding support for serials and offline circulation, but a significant amount of the effort will also include dealing with bugs now that some libraries are starting to use the web staff client in limited production as of version 2.12.

Launchpad is, of course, used to keep track of the bugs, and I would like to highlight some of the tags used:

  • webstaffclient, which is a general catch-all tag for all bugs and feature requests related to the web staff client.
  • webstaffprodcirc, which is for bugs that significantly affect the use of the web staff client’s circulation module.
  • fixedinwebby, which is for bugs that are fixed in the web staff client but which have a XUL client side that will likely not be fixed. As a reminder, the plan is to deprecated the XUL staff client with the release of 3.0 and remove it entirely with the Fall 2018 release.

Duck trivia

Even ducks were not immune to the disco craze of the 70s.


Updates on the progress to Evergreen 3.0 will be published every Friday until general release of 3.0.0. If you have material to contribute to the updates, please get them to Galen Charlton by Thursday morning.