As a recap of yesterday’s conference call:
It was decided that the highest priority of the Technology
Committee/Web Committee was to complete the migration of the website from Drupal
5 to Drupal 6.
Included in the migration will be the elimination of the
current registration process for ecommerce. Although there is a disagreement
between Walt/Ann and Kevin/Josh, the Executive Director has asked for a solution
to be found that would enable customers to purchase books or maps or support the
TC with a financial gift without becoming a registered user. The technology
committee was asked research possible solutions to accomplish this request,
including possibly a different ecommerce package. This features is deemed
paramount to our ability to successfully increase revenues and keep a healthy
financial outlook for the organization.
The second requirement of the migration are the enhanced
reporting features of ubercart in D6. The current reporting capacities of
ubercart in D5 limit the effectiveness and prohibit efficiencies in work flow
for the fulfillment staff.
Ann and Walt believe that there are less than half-a-dozen
known issues still remaining to be solved, although they are not documented on
the migration project notes on the website. It was not clear if these issues
would be documented or what they are.
Walt and Kip will continue the migration work and by the end
of July 2010, staff and volunteers will be able to test the new site to search
for bugs. The Technology Committee anticipates have the new site going live in
early August 2010.
It was also agreed that as the situation permits, the staff
and volunteers who are fielding complaint phone calls about the website, will
gather additional details and data to be recorded such as date and time, browser
type and version, transaction type, and user information.
Josh will also provide Walt and Ann with more detailed
information on the technology expenses in the 2009 budget as a basis for
Josh will also provide Kevin, Walt and Ann with sales
information of the past year for analysis.