Bazaar Edinburgh 2012

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This page offers an agenda for the 3 day Bazaar development event in Edinburgh 1-3 August 2012.

Location: EH9 1PR

Over the course of the days the aim is to test, document and better represent our selves in the bazaar store where things are already a little messy (slap wrists people). Through testing of packages we need to improve descriptions, icons and compliment the packages with screen shots to help our users.

Day 1 - Wednesday 1st August 2012

  • Bazaar
    • Package Improvement, Config, Dependancies, Documentation, Screenshot
      • Amazon S3
      • Green Spring
      • Batch Edit
      • Icon Builder

    • Dependencies Ideas
    • Bazaar Store Improvements - Seal of Approval, Screenshots, Tags, Display of Dependancies Field

  • Core
    • Loosing Data on Disable/Uninstall

Green Spring

  • Capture screenshot

Batch Edit

  • Installer fails to detect a lack of external dependencies: Spreadsheet::ParseExcel, Spreadsheet::WriteExcel
  • Install is a silent fail
  • Uninstall fails with a misleading error ("Repository configuration not reloaded. Errors in configuration files" rather than not actually active)
    • The fix is to edit the config, and save. This allows you to uninstall.
  • The export function appears to work properly, however, I cannot even find the import option.
  • In all honesty, I don't think this plugin can be described as "functional".

EXIF Import

  • Captured screenshots
  • Plugin description could be a bit less brief
  • Plugin does not actually work
  • There is a dependancy on IMAGE::Exif
  • once that is installed the plugin still fails
  • Unhandled warning in Import::EXIF: File not found: *Fh::fh00001bear.jpg
  • Warning Import failed: 1 item(s) imported before an error caused the import to abort.

Icon Builder

  • Installs without issue
  • must navigate to cgi/icon_builder (this should probably be a screen plugin with a link in key_tools or the admin panels)
  • you can upload a jpg and modify the baground colour.
  • when you hit export the file it returns is not a vaild jpeg


  • Installed
  • updated package to do dependancy checking and output appropriate error messages
  • outputs help to configure after installation
  • created an example storeage policy
  • tested fully
  • dave t and dave m took screen shots


  • Installed plugin
  • Took screen shots
  • Export works
  • Import works


  • Installed
  • works
  • Screenshots


  • 11:30 - A Simple Start, take the easy packages and improve and screen shot them.
  • 12:45 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Complex Bazaar Package Testing

The idea here is to test the more complex packages (those that require dependencies outside of those needed by eprints) and work out how to best support our "one click" users in installing these packages. Additionally we should looks for packages that need config and make sure they have a "config" link!. These packages include:

    • Coversheets
    • Preservation Toolkit
    • Tweepository
    • Open Office Toolkit

Day 2 - Thursday 2nd August 2012

  • 09:30 - Bazaar Store Upgrades & Package Testing

Put all the stuff from yesterday in the store.

    • Screenshots
    • Dependencies
    • Descriptions
    • Icons
  • 11:00 - Languages Packs

Take the language packs from files and put them in the store.

  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30 - Package Fest

Day 3 - Friday 3rd August 2012

  • Package Fest
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  • Les Carr - University of Southampton
  • David Tarrant - University of Southampton
  • Tim Brody - University of Southampton
  • Patrick McSweeney - University of Southampton
  • Matthew Taylor - University of Southampton
  • Adam Field - University of Southampton

Please add your name ...

  • Ian Stuart - EDINA
  • David McElroy - University of Glasgow
  • Dawid Pachla - University of Glasgow
  • Chris Yocum - EDINA

Packages of Interest

DON'T TOUCH: Shelves, Coverpage, REF, eNova, Kultivate