Hyrax Interest Group Call 2023-05-10

Time: 11:30am-12:00pm Eastern

Connection Info: https://unc.zoom.us/j/93666105978?pwd=YTEzNTJ6U0E0RGJmdHljTU41VDNSUT09

Community Notes



  • @Rebekah Kati (UNC-Chapel Hill)

  • Daniel Pierce (Indiana)

  • Nicholas Honda (Tufts)

  • Rob Kaufman (SoftServ)

  • Christine Peterson

  • Kirsten Leonard (PALNI)

  • Heather Klein



  • Next meeting: Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 11:30am Eastern


  • Hyrax 4.0.0.rc2 released

    • Ruby 3.2 support

    • Testing will be done during next HMWG sprint

    • Rob: Will RC2 be promoted to stable?

      • Expected to be promoted after testing is done and any bugfixes done.

      • Not targeting more features

  • Dev Congress is coming up

    • Rob: Recommends to reach out to OSU about GA4 update work in legato.

  • Feedback needed

    • Hyrax users list (/users)

      • Is it being widely used?

      • Default state seems to be hidden, controlled by feature flipper

      • Rob suggests replacing with a solution that aligns with other major implementations 

    • Versioning

      • Versioning UI is confusing

        • “Upload a new version” button workflow is not clear, results in generic error message

        • Can move buttons to more natural positions

        • Disable button until file is chosen

  • Rob: Hyku

    • Ongoing work on pdf processing

    • Need for sourcing derivatives from multiple locations

    • Will be available as pair of gems

  • Rob: Hyrax Valkyrization effort

    • ⅔ of fundraising goal met ($38k raised)

    • Crystal is prioritizing issues from Valkyrization project board

      • Work/Collection deposit 1st priority

      • Embargo/etc next priority

    • Will report progress at Hyrax Intrest group meetings