[IRTalk] Fwd: [WEB4LIB] VuFind 3.0 released

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 17:57:13 SAST 2016


*Hilton Gibson*
Stellenbosch University Library

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Demian Katz <demian.katz at villanova.edu>
Date: 25 April 2016 at 17:16
Subject: [WEB4LIB] VuFind 3.0 released
To: WEB4LIB at listserv.nd.edu

(Apologies for cross-posting).

Today sees the release of a significant VuFind release that paves the way
for the future of the project (with Solr 5 integration and PHP 7
compatibility) while offering a straightforward migration path from past
releases (this is *not* the same amount of change as was seen between the
1.x and 2.x lines).

Reaching this milestone has been a team effort, and the release includes
code from around the world. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Press release follows…


VuFind 3.0 Released

Villanova, Pennsylvania - April 25, 2016 - Version 3.0 of the VuFind Open
Source discovery software has just been released. This major release brings
VuFind up to date with important PHP and Solr developments while also
adding several new features and offering a straightforward upgrade path
from the 2.x series of releases.

Some key additions and changes:

- Improved support for indexing multiple authors (and other types of

- New filtering options in “combined search” mode to make your “bento box”
search even more flexible.

- A database-driven record cache to improve performance and permanence when
working with third-party APIs.

- Compatibility with PHP 7 and Ubuntu 16.04.

- Inclusion of Solr 5.5.0, which adds new indexing features and better
Windows support.

- A significantly rewritten front-end theme offering greater stability,
improved ease of customization and a more consistent user experience.

- New recommendation modules to help guide users to better search results.

Additionally, several bug fixes, new configuration options and minor
improvements have been incorporated.

Questions about the new release or VuFind in general can be directed to
Demian Katz, the lead developer of the project at Villanova University. The
software and its documentation may be found at http://vufind.org.

Demian Katz
demian.katz at villanova.edu
Villanova University
Falvey Memorial Library
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085



To unsubscribe: http://bit.ly/web4lib

Web4Lib Web Site: http://web4lib.org/

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.lib.sun.ac.za/pipermail/irtalk/attachments/20160425/2b7c2112/attachment.html>

More information about the IRTalk mailing list