[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Craftsman skin deprecated and removed for 2.1

Galen Charlton gmc at esilibrary.com
Tue Aug 2 17:24:36 EDT 2011


Just a quick heads-up that as of today, the Craftsman OPAC skin is 
deprecated and has been removed from the upcoming 2.1 release of Evergreen.

This follows long-standing difficulties keeping the Craftsman skin up to 
date as features got added to the Evergreen OPAC over the years.  It 
also follows an attempt that Dan Scott made in August 2010 [1] to find 
individuals and/or organizations willing to maintain the skin.  As a 
result of the fact that nobody expressed sustained interest in taking 
responsibility for the skin, Craftsman, which already has bugs in 2.0.x, 
became even less functional in the upcoming 2.1.x.

Thanks to Joseph Lewis and Thomas Berezansky for helping to pull the 
plug today.

It would be a good idea for current users of the Craftsman skin to 
account for the deprecation now when planning their upgrade to 2.1 (or 
to 2.2, which will be the first full release that includes the Template 
Toolkit OPAC).



Galen Charlton
Director of Support and Implementation
Equinox Software, Inc. / Your Library's Guide to Open Source
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