Upgrade Core Libraries Sprint Announcement

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(Moses Mutesasira) #1

Continuing the discussion from Call for participation in the Upgrade Libraries Sprint and Proposing a sprint to Upgrade Libraries for Platform 2.3 Release

The porpose of this Sprint is to have our Core libraries Libraries Upgraded for the Platform 2.3 release. see Platform 2.3 Release Road Map

Dates : 13-24 May 2019


Github Repo : https://github.com/openmrs/openmrs-core

Team Lead: Daniel Kayiwa (@dkayiwa )

Sprint Lead : @mozzy


cc @darius cc @dkayiwa @ruhanga

(Daniel Kayiwa) #2

Announcing a sprint with only one ticket which is ready for work does not look the sprint is ready. Secondly, the invitation is not very clear. On the first reading, it appeared to me like you are only interested in those who are from dev3 and above.

Can you first talk to me before making the sprint announcement? I would like to cross check and guide you on what is left before having the sprint ready. After which you will update the documentation for upcoming sprint leads on how to have a sprint ready.

That being said, thanks for taking the lead on this. :slight_smile:

(Daniel Kayiwa) #3

These are the pages with those details:




And an example of a sprint announcement: OpenMRS OCL Client Sprint 15 Announcement

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(Moses Mutesasira) #4

@dkayiwa, your input is required , so that i can make some key tickets ready for Work , especially for upgrading Spring and hibernate. Thanks

(Daniel Kayiwa) #5

What exact input?

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(Moses Mutesasira) #6

definig the exact requirements for key libraries like spring and hiberate, especially when it comes to handling backward compatibility

(Daniel Kayiwa) #7

If one can change the version, compile successfully, run and carry out some tests to confirm that all is well, raising a pull request would be the next step. Then a reviewer would assess the impact of this and raise concerns where necessary.

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(Moses Mutesasira) #8

here is the sprint dashbord.

(Moses Mutesasira) #9

I want to thank all the participants in this Sprint For the work your Doing.

A quick Points to note .

  • The Maven Report Script i shared ,in some cases points to a latest beta version of a given library say in this case

org.slf4j:slf4j-log4j12 … 1.6.0 -> 1.8.0-beta4

We should understand that we do not depend on beta releases , we only depend on the Full release.

in such case, the participant is to search for the latest full Release of the library say org.slf4j:slf4j-log4j12 1.7.0. rather than 1.8.0-beta4`

  • Another point to note, When maven generates a Maven report script, it ignores the latest version of the dependence in case its Artifart Id was changed

cc @gcliff @odorajonathan @ruhanga @georgejr @irenyak1 @reagan @herbert24 @jwnasambu @dkayiwa @ruhanga

(Stephen Senkomago Musoke) #10

I would like to make a further recommendation that the focus be on LTS releases for the different libraries, if they support that concept

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(Moses Mutesasira) #11

thats a cool idea. we actually had that When we were making a decission on which java version to upgrade to. like java 12 is not LTS , yet java 11 is LTS.

(Nathan Ruhanga) #12

Thank you @mozzy for the nice work. :slight_smile:

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(Nathan Ruhanga) #13

From a discussion today during the Openmrs Implementer Developer Office hours on libraries to prioritize in this sprint for the Platform 2.3.0 release , the sprint team came up with the following selection of libraries to prioritize. We based the selection criteria on the low hanging fruit libraries that won’t require significant refactor of the code base and at the same time won’t cause heavy backward compatibility drawbacks.

  • org.liquibase:liquibase-core … 2.0.5 -> 3.6.3

  • log4j:log4j … 1.2.15 -> 1.2.17-atlassian-1

  • org.apache.velocity:velocity … 1.6.2 -> 1.7

  • org.apache.commons:commons-lang3 … 3.6 -> 3.9

  • postgresql:postgresql …9.0-801.jdbc4 -> 9.4.1208-jdbc42

  • org.hamcrest:hamcrest-library … 1.3 -> 2.1

More devs in the community are welcome to take on as many libraries as can be done within this sprint’s timeline.

cc @burke, @dkayiwa, @ssmusoke, @mozzy, @gcliff, @herbert24, @c.antwi, @odorajonathan, @georgejr, @reagan, @jwnasambu, @irenyak1 @everyone .

Thank you.