Lack of availability for core components because of focus on Hyrax. Also limited communication on maintenance of gems. James has made some progress, but wants to try to re-scope core components, replace with an interest group. Redefining or re-evaluating community needs, and presenting at Connect. Make it more accessible and visible. James has been trying to upgrade active fedora, but with valkyrized Hyrax will come out soon so might not be maintained for long. But knowing who needs a gem like this and for how long, and working to make sure there is a clear path to migrate off of some of these gems is the right call. Users of the gems could be helped to migrate to new solutions.
Not much effort or interest so far on core components maintenance call. Don’t want to introduce obstacles to other project work.
What happens if we just declare them all deprecated across the board? Rob thinks that would cause alarm, but might be what is needed to get maintenance responsibilities goes. Rob has long suspected that our dependency split is inverted. In most large projects there is the core functionality, and plug-ins. Consolidating into core Hyrax code base reduces maintenance burden.
Anticipate hand wringing, but curious if it will lead to change.
Assignment from Board: updated state of technology white paper