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Draft Minutes: Grouper Call June 18, 2014


Tom Barton, University of Chicago (Chair)
Dave Langenberg, University of Chicago 
Chris Hyzer, University of Pennsylvania 
Shilen Patel, Duke University 
Jim Fox, University of Washington 
Gail Dunmire, The Pennsylvania State University 
Emily Eisbruch, Internet2, scribe 

New Action items 

[AI] (Emily and Tom) investigate options for tech writing / documentation help for the Grouper project

Carry Over Action items
 [AI] (Dave) create a Grouper training video on the new features in  Grouper 2.2
[AI] (Shilen) create a Grouper training video on the new Grouper UI
For other documentation action items for the Grouper 2.2 release, see

[AI) (DaveL) look at PSP ChangeLogDataConnector Inconsistency issue
[AI] (Shilen) investigate ways to get new attribtues in a single step (after 2.2 release)


Technical Writing Needs for the Grouper 2.2 Release

It would be beneficial to have technical writing help for Grouper.
 [AI] (Emily and Tom) investigate options for tech writing / documentation help for the Grouper project

Grouper 2.2 Release Status

- Good progress is being made
- Not quite ready to release Grouper 2.2 on Friday June 20.
-Gail reported that PSU ran into some issues on doing the upgrade testing 
  Due to other deadlines and priorities, they may not be able to do further testing at this time
-Jim be able to do installation testing during the week of June 23.
-Dave is tracking down an issue with the PSP build.
New release target is end of June for the release.

Open Issues?
Chris reported that Web service tests work, and all the client tests work
The web service samples don't work because of this issue:
-Some of the tests and samples delete the database and recreate everything while the web services are running
-For the type in the attribute framework, it assumes that the undying objects won't change and usually those things don't change.
-It caches the attribute definitions and names indefinitely.
-But if they do change, it could be a problem. If we select them every 30 seconds it's OK
-This approach makes it work more like the other attribute framework items.
Once that issue is addressed, Chris will do the candidate build and do final testing

-Tom: For future Grouper releases, it would be helpful to look into approaches for automated testing of the UI component
-Selenium IDE is one tool for this.

Next Grouper-Dev call: Wed. July 2 at noon ET

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