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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 have received the firewall exception on Stage and it is now viewable externally.

Working on the production firewall exception now. Development team was planning on making the packages update Wednesday morning but there was an issue with the server used to make remote upgrades.  We are now waiting for that to be resolved before we can proceed with the firewall exception.

An issue was found with the current Struts version that is used by LexEVS.  We might need to do a upgrade.  Struts is used for the Grid services which do not appear to be used very often by users.  We are considering ending the Grid Services support to limit our exposure to Struts.

LexEVS 6.0 and 5.1Both are on production and working. 
Term Browser 

Testing of the 2nd release candidate tag is complete and QA submitted the test results report on Tuesday.

Meta Download Validation AppThe latest tag is being reviewed by EVS management. 
Term Suggestion Form

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

NCIm BrowserDevelopment is almost completed.  Holding off on providing a tag to QA until Term Browser is deployed.

JIRA/Gforge Issues

Issue NumberDescriptionStatus
GF#33241Value set tab search failure.

From the practical view point, both value set definition name (what’s displayed on the value set home page) and value set definition URI must be unique for each value set definition.

The value set tab search fails because there is a discrepancy between value set definition name and its corresponding resolved value set coding scheme formal name.

Implemented a new approach that uses value set definition URI as an alternative key for identifying value set definitions.

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

Modified the help page based on the latest input from the user group.

GF#33141Update the NCBO Visualization Widget.

Removed NPO from the configuration.

GF#33242Term Browser: Rel 2.4: No default tabs associates with the contact us page.


GF#33243Term Browser: Rel 2.4: Term Browser system home page is displaying faulty graphical user interface.

This issue is likely attributed to the Windows resolution setting.

GF#33246Term Browser: Rel: 2.4: User unable to click on the “subsets” link from NCI Thesaurus page.

This is caused by incomplete or missing metadata. The Operations team will fix this data issue.

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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