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2012 03 19 Meeting Minutes


  • Duncan Dickinson (DD)
  • Vicki Picasso (VP)
  • Simon Pockley (SP) (absent)
  • Greg Pendlebury (GP)
  • Norm Lawler (NL)


  • Amanda Nixon (AN)


Project Manager report

  • Community Day:
    • Seemed to be well received
    • VP: Can QCIF announce support details via ANDS Partners/General lists & ReDBox for those that didn't attend
      • NL: To action
    • VP: How do groups look to fund development work? Will support engagement start first?
      • NL: 
        • Work towards support contracts over the coming months.
        • Groups wishing to engage QCIF to develop features would fall under a project contract. People may go with other groups (e.g. VeRSI).
        • QCIF need to determine model for projects, contracts and consortia.
        • VP: A core set of functionality could be determined and funded by a consortia. Could this be funded through funds directed back via ANDS?
  • 1.5 release planning
    • Group needs to discuss how to proceed with the 1.5 release
    • GP: Fortnightly development presentation to highlight changes
    • VP: Need to work with those institutions that have implemented
    • Discussion regarding community-based development
      • Need to set terms of reference
      • Members of a user reference group need to be active contributors.
    • VP: Need to consider release cycle and institutional ability to install and test
    • DD: Extend 1.5 for testing and feedback
      • GP: Release as a release candidate
      • NL: Leave at 1.5 with extra time for testing and bug fixes. Need to set release due date, pref by end of May.
      • VP: Authentication plugin (e.g. LDAP) is likely to be a common feature
        • DD: Can we release as a plug-in?
        • GP: Yes, release as a plug-in 
      • VP: Will look at a URG around 1.5 and plug-ins.
    • DD: RC 1.5 in April for testing over April/May.
      • Align announcement with URG model 

Lead Developer report

University of Newcastle report

  • 1.4 UAT has been occurring
  • Prepared and delivered ReDBox workshop to community
  • Working with the Newcastle Data Capture project

Flinders University report

ANDS report

QCIF report

Community items

Action Items