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New CLAW Committer: Natkeeran Ledchumykanthan

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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:

https://github.com/Islandora/islandora/wiki/Islandora-Committers

Islandora CLAW Install Sprint 2 - Call for Stakeholders

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After a very successful sprint install sprint, we now have a functional Ansible installer, claw-playbook, which is very close to feature parity with our original vagrant installer, claw_vagrant.  In order to take claw-playbook over the finish line and continue its development, the Islandora Foundation is seeking volunteers for stakeholders in a community sprint.  Topics to be covered on the sprint are left up to the discretion of the stakeholders, though obvious next steps would be RHEL/CENTOS support and multi-server setups.

We're scheduling the work for the weeks of November 6th and 13th, after the 7.x-1.10 release and before American Thanksgiving. If you or your organization are interested in helping us advance the current state of CLAW and picking up some valuable experience, please add your name to the signup sheet.  If you want to learn more about becoming a stakeholder, please check this document for more information.

 

CLAW Install Sprint Recap

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We've just wrapped up our first community sprint on providing a more modular and flexible installer using Ansible, and it was totally awesome. Our team of active community volunteers tackled Ansible head on and nearly brought claw-playbook to feature parity with claw_vagrant. This means that once a few outstanding issues are resolved, claw-playbook will not only replace claw_vagrant for development environments, but can also be used to install CLAW on bare metal! This is what we've all been waiting for! This giant leap forward could not have happened without our talented and dedicated community volunteers. We'd like to thank each and every one of you (and your bosses!) for generously donating your time and talents to our cause:
  • Bryan Brown (Florida State University)
  • Jared Whiklo (University of Manitoba)
  • Adam Soroka (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Natkeeran Kanthan (University of Toronto Scarborough)
  • Marcus Barnes (University of Toronto Scarborough)
  • Jonathan Green (LYRASIS)
  • Diego Pino (Metropolitan New York Library Council)
  • Rosie Le Faive (University of Prince Edward Island)
  • Brian Woolstrum (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Yamil Suarez (Berklee College of Music)
  • Gavin Morris (Born-Digital)
And remember folks, we still have more devops goals to reach for, like multi-server setups and containerization. So be on the lookout for another call for stakeholders soon!

Islandora CLAW Install Sprint Starts Today

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[Edited to add some later additions to the team]

 

A small but mighty dream team of Islandora CLAW contributors answered our call for stakeholders and are now coming together over the next two weeks to work on the first official Islandora CLAW Sprint of 2017.

The team:

  • Danny Lamb (Islandora Foundation)
  • Bryan Brown (Florida State University)
  • Jared Whiklo (University of Manitoba)
  • Adam Soroka (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Natkeeran Kanthan (University of Toronto Scarborough)
  • Marcus Barnes (University of Toronto Scarborough)
  • Jonathan Green (LYRASIS)
  • Diego Pino (Metropolitan New York Library Council)
  • Rosie Le Faive (University of Prince Edward Island)
  • Brian Woolstrum (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Yamil Suarez (Berklee College of Music)
  • Gavin Morris (Born-Digital)

The goal: a modular installation process that meets the following criteria:

  • Capable of supporting multiple operating systems
  • Supports Vagrant, bare metal, and eventually Docker containers
  • Can be used for both all-in-one installs as well as more complex setups involving multiple servers
  • Can be used to maintain/update existing installations as the CLAW codebase evolves
  • Is well documented

Ansible has been identified as the dev/ops tool that fits best with these goals, and over the course of several sprints the existing claw_vagrant codebase will be adapted into an Ansible based solution. You can follow their work with this project in Github or by staying tuned for more updates here.

CLAW Install Sprints: Call for stakeholders

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The Islandora Foundation is seeking volunteers for stakeholders in our first community sprint geared towards creating an Ansible based installation for CLAW.  Please see this short document for more information outlining what we hope to accomplish during the sprint and what is expected of stakeholders.

We're scheduling the work for the weeks of August 21st and 28th, just before Labour Day.  If you or your organization is interested in helping us offer an improved installation process while gaining valuable experience working with Islandora CLAW, please add your name to the signup sheet.

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