Villanova, Pennsylvania - April 29, 2013 - The first release candidate of version 2.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This release provides a preview of the functionality and architecture that will be seen in the full 2.0 release, due later this summer.
The new release includes several significant enhancements:
- Significant security improvements, including more secure password storage and protection against spammer abuse.
- A "MultiBackend" driver which allows VuFind to interact with multiple integrated library systems at once.
- A new and flexible search system with more modular, reusable code.
- 2.0 versions of all new features introduced in the 1.4 release, including support for hierarchical records and the Clickatell SMS service.
Additionally, several bug fixes and minor improvements have been incorporated.
Questions about the new release or VuFind in general can be directed to Demian Katz, the lead developer of the project at Villanova University.