Roadmap

Color key indicates stages in the development cycle
Estimated Release Date: May 1, 2017

New Features

  • Add Export Calendar to Google Calendar Option?

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    The Plan

    Add export option to OS calendar feature

    Description

    Hi,

    I'm know of how to export the OpenScholar calendar to Google Calendar, but it would be helpful if there was a user friendly hyperlink as opposed to a work around. I've received a several emails from confused visitors. Can you create an "Export to Google Calendar" option? Also, if you export to iCal, events that don't list an end time use the start time as the end time as well.

  • New B&W no frills theme

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    The Plan

    Create a new no frills theme

    Description

    Please create a new public theme similar to the White theme but even fewer design elements. The theme could use 1 font across the entire theme and only use black, white and a very pale grey for the footer.

    this would be extremely helpful when planning larger content based websites.

    thank you so much for your consideration

  • Publication sorting

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    The Plan

    Update the publication sorting for just the Harvard Chicago author-date as mentioned below

    Description

    When the publication settings are set to sort by date, publications are sorted and grouped by the year. Within each year, it is then grouped by sticky and non-sticky and then sorted  by post created date. For harvard chicago author style, we would like to sort it by the date published since it allows the user to enter the month and day even if it is optional

  • Implement the grouper functionality in Openscholar

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    The Plan

    Implement the grouper functionality in Openscholar

    Description

    Enable sites to assign site visibility to only certain groups from the list of groups provided by IAM

  • Profile/people feature: make email field Not required

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    The Plan

    Make email field not required

    Description

    In the profile/people feature the email field should not be required.

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  • Retire Bunchy theme

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    The Plan

    Remove Bunchy theme from the list of theme options on the appearance page.

    Description

    We'll be retiring the Bunchy theme from the list of available themes on the Appearance page. Any site using Bunchy theme can continue to do so, but sites not currently using it will not be able to select it as a new choice. We're encouraging our users to switch to one of our featured themes.

  • The date column in the browse files screen should reflect changes made to files

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    The Plan

    Change the label to "Updated Date" and make sure the date for each file reflects the date that any change is made to a file. Changes would include replacing a file, renaming a file, etc.

    Description

    We should change the label to "Updated Date" and make sure the date for each file reflects the date that any change is made to a file. Changes would include replacing a file, renaming a file, etc.

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  • Retire Documental theme

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    The Plan

    Remove Documental theme from the list of theme options on the appearance page.

    Description

    We'll be retiring the Documental theme from the list of available themes on the Appearance page. Any site using Documental theme can continue to do so, but sites not currently using it will not be able to select it as a new choice. We're encouraging our users to switch to one of our featured themes.

  • Retire Aglet theme

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    The Plan

    Remove Aglet theme from the list of theme options on the appearance page.

    Description

    We'll be retiring the Aglet theme from the list of available themes on the Appearance page. Any site using Aglet theme can continue to do so, but sites not currently using it will not be able to select it as a new choice. We're encouraging our users to switch to one of our featured themes.

  • Move all Openscholar sites to use https

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    The Plan

    Move all Openscholar sites to use https

    Description

    Add an ssl certificate and move all Openscholar sites to https.

    Google is also encouraging all sites to move to https (https://security.googleblog.com/2016/09/moving-towards-more-secure-web.html) So we think it is time we addressed this.

  • Update OS system theme google font src references from http to https

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    The Plan

    Update OS theme google font src refers from http to https

    Description

    Sometime soon OpenScholar will be switching from http to https. As such, all theme related sources references (ex.google font src) need to be updated from http to https.

  • Rewrite link tool to be angular based

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    The Plan

    Rewrite the link tool in AngularJs

    Description

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  • New screen for content import --> multiple imports

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    The Plan

    Create new screens for content import --> multiple imports

    Description

    the plan here is to create angular based modals for the following content types: blog, news. The significance of blog and news is that they allow multiple imports to be stored.

    Specs:

    • Do Not display the tabs until an import file has been added. Disregard the Class title -- this is reference only. The title of the Modal should reflect the menu label in Import. Ex. "Class" in the admin menu import section will also be used as the modal title "Class" img

    • Once an import file has been added, display (2) tabs -- Import and Manage. The form present in the Import tab is the same as the form in spec 1).

    • Clicking the Manage tab will display the loading spinner inside the tab <span ng-show="spinning" class="spinner ng-hide"></span> This spinner is already in use in the new globals settings Save buttons. Note that multiple imports will appear in a select list -- All Feeds dropdown below. The loading spinner mentioned above will also appear in the Filter button when clicked. img

  • New screen for content import --> single import

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    The Plan

    Create a new screen for content import --> single import

    Description

    The plan here is to create angular based modals for the following content types: class, event, feed, link, media gallery, page, person, presentation, publication, software project. To see how these forms currently look/work you can go to (in the left Admin menu) Site Content > Import. The above import screens only allow the db to store 1 import at a time. Also, we'd like to use the Media Browser drag and drop field for file uploads. The title of the Modal should reflect the menu label in Import. Ex. "Class" in the admin menu import section will also be used as the modal title "Class"

    Example of 1 allowed file type. Note: theres No radio button and the label contains the word only. img

    Example of 2 allowable file types. img

  • New screen for Settings --> Enable / Disable Apps

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    The Plan

    Create a new screen for Enable/Disable Apps

    Description

    We would like to replace the existing Settings --> Enable apps screen with the screen below

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  • New screen for Settings --> Profiles

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    The Plan

    Create a new AngularJs screen for settings Profiles

    Description

    Create a new screens for Profiles Settings

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Bug Fixes

  • Faceted Taxonomy widget not reflecting new vocabulary name

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that Faceted Taxonomy widget reflects new vocabulary name

    Description

    The original vocabulary name was "People in News and Events".

    I have renamed it to "People" several weeks ago. However the faceted taxonomy widget still displays the old name.

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  • Twitter widget does not differentiate between retweets and tweets

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that the Twitter widget differentiates between retweets and tweets

    Description

    The second tweet in the pic below is a retweet, but looks like a tweet

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    Retweets should be appropriately indicated

  • OpenScholar embed code from accordion widget does not work properly

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    The Plan

    Remove the embed option from the accordion widget.

    Description

    The Accordion widget has a setting to "Make Embeddable" which will provide an embed link to generate the code, such as on this page:

    http://reference.iam.harvard.edu/item...

    But when you use that code within and Embed Media widget in another site it doesn't show the content properly.

    Only top of the content is displayed:

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  • Taxonomy term edit page should close on save

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    The Plan

    Taxonomy term edit page should close on save

    Description

    When a users adds a taxonomy term and saves, it stays on the same page. On edit, it behaves the same way. Would like to change this to close the modal when the user saves it

  • Trumba calendar not showing

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    The Plan

    Some embeds are not working. This needs to be fixed

    Description

    Embedded Trumba calendars are not displaying on the https://hds.harvard.edu/ site

  • Media Browser: unable to replace file through Edit link

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that we can replace a file through the edit link

    Description

    steps to reproduce:

    1. Attach a file (.csv) to a post

    2. Click [Edit] link of the file to open Media Browser

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    1. Click Replace File button in file edit form

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    2. select a new file with the same file extension (.csv) to replace

    Note: An error comes up

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  • One page theme HTML widget css rule should be more specific

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    The Plan

    Make the rule I mention below more specific so as to the #columns as part of the selector.

    Description

    The HTML widget in the onepage themes has a css applied width of 85% when placed on the homepage. It should be specific to the content regions in the middle of the page.

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  • Section displaying double links pointing to same URL

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    The Plan

    Resolve double section nav link issue.

    Description

    Why does the same link appear twice? http://grid.rcs.hbs.org/welcome-grid

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  • WYSIWYG body as body background color of theme being used

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    The Plan

    Add css rule that the WYSIWYG uses a white body background regardless of which theme is in use.

    Description

    The WYSIWYG body is using the body background color of theme being used. In some cases, the theme has a dark background ...making the WYSIWYG unusable.

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  • Media Gallery: Read more link issues

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    The Plan

    Fix the read more link issues in media gallery

    Description

    1) There are two ellipses before Read more link. That is redundant.

    2) Missing the span to hold the element-invisible class like other content types.

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  • Read more link is misssing in past events page

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that the read more link works in the past events page

    Description

    It seems that long content will be truncated, but no Read more link appears as that in other content types.

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  • Sideshow in menu region - css bugs

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    The Plan

    Fix css issue so that menu region related css doesnt affect the slideshow when the slideshow is in that region.

    Description

    When the slideshow is placed in the menu region, some css originally designed to affect text and hrefs in that region, is adversely affecting the slideshow. See.

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  • Error saving content containing non-Basic Unicode characters

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    The Plan

    Upgrade to drupal 7.5 and see if it fixes this

    Description

    Edit: I changed the title of this problem because I've found it's much more widespread. The problem also occurs if the character is in the Title or the body of a Page which probably means it can happen in any text entry field available to site admins or users. Beyond symbols and extended ideograph character sets, this issue could be encountered when someone enters or pastes in emoji such as a smiley face (I tried pasting one in here but it when I saved this post not only did Get Satisfaction not show the Unicode character, it truncated the Post at that point!)

    Original message: I was trying to add Unicode character 🖹 ("Document with text") to the Name of a taxonomy term by pasting the UTF-8 character in from another file, not by typing its HTML entity. When I clicked Save, I was briefly shown the text below then redirected back to the form with the original Name reloaded.

    Doing some testing with other Unicode characters, this seems to happen with any character outside the Basic Multilingual Plane, that is, Unicode code points beyond U+FFFF requiring four bytes to encode in UTF-8. If support for such characters can be added, great, but if not, I think the error condition could be handled better by the platform.

    "OpenScholar Temporarily Unavailable

    We're sorry, the website that you're trying to reach is currently unavailable. Please try again in a few moments.

    • You can track our status on the HUIT Service Status Dashboard. • You can also contact the help desk at HUIT Service Desk. Thank you for your patience."

  • Calendar events and search features

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    The Plan

    The results should display by year sorting

    Description

    We're having a problem with students finding calendar events from the wrong year. For example, if you search for "Booth Fellowship" within uraf.harvard.edu, the calendar events don't come back in chronological order. Also, if you google "Booth Fellowship" the top returned item is our calendar event for the deadline in 2015. I realize we can't change Google's search algorithm, but is there a way to address this problem?

  • Error trying to save taxonomy term containing non-Basic Unicode characters

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    The Plan

    Upgrade drupal core to 7.5

    Description

    I was trying to add Unicode character 🖹 ("Document with text") to the Name of a taxonomy term by pasting the UTF-8 character in from another file, not by typing its HTML entity. When I clicked Save, I was briefly shown the text below then redirected back to the form with the original Name reloaded.

    Doing some testing with other Unicode characters, this seems to happen with any character outside the Basic Multilingual Plane, that is, Unicode code points beyond U+FFFF requiring four bytes to encode in UTF-8. If support for such characters can be added, great, but if not, I think the error condition could be handled better by the platform.

    "OpenScholar

    Temporarily Unavailable

    We're sorry, the website that you're trying to reach is currently unavailable. Please try again in a few moments.

    • You can track our status on the HUIT Service Status Dashboard.

    • You can also contact the help desk at HUIT Service Desk.

    Thank you for your patience."

  • When loading obvious delays show

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    The Plan

    Look into what is causing some sites to be slow and fix it

    Description

    Although I have noticed this on other sites in the past - it seems particularly obvious on these new sites. Is there something that can be done?

    Please advise.

    http://im.gse.harvard.edu/

    http://im.gse.harvard.edu/balancing-a...

    http://im.gse.harvard.edu/todd-rakoff

    https://www.screencast.com/t/I7B5T54zk this is a link to my screen.

  • Change in hyperlink behavior

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    The Plan

    Add validation for special characters in alias - does not work for custom domain

    Description

    We are seeing a change in hyperlink behavior. For instance, see: http://eye.hms.harvard.edu/cornea/con...

    I had defined the first link as /jameschodosh. At the time the page was built, defining the link this way worked. Today, the links are not working.

    When I edit the link I notice the editor has stripped the "/" from the link resulting in jameschodosh. When defined this way, the link does not work. To fix this, I defined the link as http://eye.hms.harvard.edu/jameschodosh. This works.

    Unfortunately, we are tracking down instances where links are broken as a result of this change. Please advise if there is a better solution.

    Thanks,

    ~Beth

  • Video text not wrapping properly in columns widget

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    The Plan

    Fix the text to wrap under the video if the space is narrow

    Description

    The video text is appearing on the side of the video instead of underneath in a columns widget.

    See example:

    http://successfailureproject.bsc.harv...

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  • New Publications screen not appearing on Projects

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    The Plan

    Display the new publication screen in projects/scholar

    Description

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  • Source code organization

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    The Plan

    Format source code in the WYSIWYG

    Description

    I update the website for a group that is very, very adamant about the style of their website and they insist on URLs that are not underlined. This means that every time I insert a link I have to go into the source code to change the style so that the link isn't underlined. This was slightly inconvenient before since there is no way to just choose the style when inserting a link, but it has become a horrible task since Open Scholar was updated several months ago which resulted in all of the source code being jumbled together without any organization. Reading through the source and trying to find the right place to make the necessary change has become an excruciating task. Is there any way to change how the source displays, or is there another alternative that could make my life easier?

  • Faceted Taxonomy widget does not reflect hierarchical taxonomy

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    The Plan

    Faceted Taxonomy should reflect hierarchical taxonomy

    Description

    Terms appear/display flat even though it is a hierarchical list.

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    Also, there is no option for "Taxonomy tree depth" like the standard taxonomy widget, but I'm not sure it that's considered a featured request.

  • Site redirects not working

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    The Plan

    Fix the big so that Site redirects work

    Description

    Site redirect is being ignored for http://brain.harvard.edu/hbi-events.

    It is supposed to redirect to:

    http://brain.harvard.edu/calendar/upc...

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  • Search Box in 404 page does not work

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that the search box works in a 404 page

    Description

    Hello!

    If you land on a page not found (404), and try to use the search box, nothing happens. You can type a search term, hit enter, and nothing happens at all.

  • Failed to embed URL from another Openscholar site

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    The Plan

    Fix the bug so that urls from another OS site can be embedded

    Description

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Infrastructure Upgrades

  • Upgrade to Universal Analytics

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    The Plan

    Upgrade to Universal Analytics

    Description

    Openscholar is still using the old version of google analytics. We have to upgrade to Universal. We should also research on the impact the upgrade will have on existing Openscholar users

Hotfix

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