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Action Items

 #AssignedDescriptionDate IdentifiedDue DateDate CompletedStatus
 Mayo/JasonWe have run into multiple issues where the performance on the DEV tier has be a problem due to Mayo not being able to replicate the slow points due to the drastic difference in DEV resources.  We discuss this with the systems team and they requested us to put in a DRT ticket that provides the specs to match the Mayo DEV server.08/30/13  The server resources have been expanded with an addition vCPU and an additional 2GB memory.  Initial tests have shown better performance but the testing is ongoing.


Area of InterestDetails
LexEVS 6.1

We are still waiting on word on the approval of the firewall exception.  The waiver request for LexEVS 5.1 was submitted over a week ago.

The LexEVS 6.1 environment has been setup on DataQA tier.  URI resolver and CTS2 is to be set up next.

The indexes have been rebuilt on DataQA and are now being deployed up the tiers.

LexEVS 6.0 and 5.1Both are on production and working.  Per the comment above.  We may be looking at a upgrade to JBoss 5.1.0 for LexEVS 5.1.
Term Browser 
Working on the development of the 2.4 release of the browsers.
This will include an updated or removing of the NCBO graph widget.
Meta Download Validation AppBelieve the development is done and now need to proceed with QA testing.  We will be requesting at QA environment shortly (Tomcat container) if need be.  It is not anticipated that many changes will be made to this application once it is deployed.
Term Suggestion Form

Removed BiomedGT and Draft NCIt from the V2.3 PTE document.

Re-deployment has been completed and now is working correctly in production.

NCIm BrowserWorking on finalizing the 2.4 release requirements.  This will includes updates to the contains search and lucene search added to advanced search.
Report Writer

Looking at possibly doing another deployment of the report writer based on some high priority feature requests.

JIRA/Gforge Issues

Issue NumberDescriptionStatus

Changing standard width to 960 pixels.



GF#31725Using Short Name as default URL.


GF#33069Make "Contains" the default on all searches.

Moved Contains radio button to the front.

GF#33096Link to subset page from the value set tab should be made non-static.

Implemented and tested.  

GF#33141Update the NCBO Visualization Widget

Made further modification to the ncbo_widget_info configuration data element.

GF#33165Update the on-line Help page (Version 2.4).

In progress.

GF#33166Move the contains radio button in all search boxes to the front.


GF#33180Resolve security issues discovered in the Appscan.

Started to review nciterms-dev.nci.nih.gov_20140131_p503_Detailed.pdf reported by the Security team.

GF#31671Changing standard width to 960 pixels.

Reviewed the existing CSS and JSPs for code segments that need to be modified to convert the window width to 960 pixels.

Reviewed the CSS files, nci.css and nci_new.css, used by the site. There is no indication that shows the site is using 960 pixels for main area window width. A #cgovContainer element found in nci.css seems to suggest that it is using a width of 940 pixels instead.   


Schedule Changes


#DescriptionDue DateResourcesNotesRisksMitigation
 Interim 2.4 release for the NCBO widget upgradeTBD There has been a change in the plans for the 2.4 release of the Term Browser due to the need to upgrade the NCBO graph widget which was scheduled to be retired at the end of January.  We have been able to get this extended but need to do a limited release before the fully implemented features of the planned 2.4 release.   

 Planned Activities

Area of InterestDetails
Term Browser 2.3 ReleaseProvide required support for deployment to Prod tier.
Term Browser 2.4 ReleaseContinue design activities for new feature requests
Term Suggestion Application ReleaseMake any required fixes from QA testing.
NCIm Browser 2.3 Release

Provide required support for deployment to Prod tier.

NCIm Browser 2.4 ReleaseContinue design activities for new feature requests.

Risks, Issues, Dependencies


Opened DateDue DateDescriptionLikelihood (H, M, L)ImpactAssignedStatusMitigation Strategy
 6/19/1311/27/13Term Browser 2.3 and LexEVS 6.1 are in parallel development with the Term Browser having a dependency on LexEVS release.  Both have a hard deployment date of 9/30/2013.  Anticipating some QA resource limitations with both schedules being in parallel.M Jason Monitoring both schedules and will provide status to QA to make sure resources are available.
 01/08/14 VPN access to the NIH network is going to be locked down to just GFE equipment. This could cause some problems with response time to issue after normal working hours.    We will work with the TPM on a mitigation strategy to include possibly getting a GFE laptop.


 #Opened DateDescriptionImpactAssignedStatus
 7/17/2013Removal of JAVA 1.6 from desktops.  The Term Browser deployments using AntHillPro require JAVA 1.6.  Putting in a request for a waiver until we can upgrade.This would affect the deployments and production environment for the EVS tools.  It sounds like this is going to be a future issue but we should have time to upgrade before it is part of the CBIIT tech stack. Provided a level of effort for migrating all of the EVS applications to Java 1.7 to the Technical Project Manager and government sponsor.
 7/31/2013We currently have an issue where the browsers are ready to move to the QA tier for testing but due to the dependency of LexEVS 6.1 cannot start the QA testing process.  LexEVS 6.1 does not currently have all the pre-QA qualification to proceed with the deployment to the QA tier.With a hard deadline of Sept. 30 for both the browsers and LexEVS API 6.1 there is concern that there will be time to finish all the testing and deployments on time. This is closed.  The hard deadline was expanded due to factors we cannot control.


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