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Automation Tools for Invenio

Panagiotidou, Foteini


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    <subfield code="a">&lt;p&gt;Invenio is an open source framework, initially developed at CERN, but with many external users&lt;br&gt;
and contributors at this moment and prospects of growing even more in the future. Its nature as a digital&lt;br&gt;
library for large scale repositories renders it a very useful tool in other software projects, inside and out of&lt;br&gt;
CERN alike.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The maintenance of Invenio&amp;#39;s software falls under the responsibility of the IT-CDA-DR section. The&lt;br&gt;
big workload that the section has to manage combined with the currently inefficient work management&lt;br&gt;
when it comes to Invenio, results in Invenio falling behind, which affects badly not only the section, which&lt;br&gt;
makes great use of Invenio in various other projects, but also the Invenio community, which stays inactive.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The goal of my two month internship at CERN was to fix this problem by developing a bot that&lt;br&gt;
would send reports to the maintainers of Invenio, concerning the Invenio related tasks they have to fulfil,&lt;br&gt;
thus helping them to organize their work and do it more efficiently.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The bot was developed using the python programming language and various contemporary&lt;br&gt;
technologies, such as git, github and gitter APIs, pytest, travis CI, docker and sphinx.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;There currently exist two commands for the bot, &amp;quot;autobot report show&amp;quot;, that shows the global report&lt;br&gt;
for all maintainers and&amp;nbsp;&amp;quot;autobot report send&amp;quot;, that sends the personalised reports to each corresponding&lt;br&gt;
maintainer.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The end result was a basic prototype for the bot and a lot of work remains to be done in the future. Some ideas for the future work are:&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;ul&gt;
	&lt;li&gt;Adjust the features to the users&amp;rsquo; needs and desires.&lt;/li&gt;
	&lt;li&gt;Improve the implementation resource-wise (e.g. cache the reports).&lt;/li&gt;
	&lt;li&gt;Include customization features (e.g. sorting and filtering of the reports).&lt;/li&gt;
	&lt;li&gt;Add synchronization with GitHub.&lt;/li&gt;
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