RoadmapΒΆ

  • Goals for version 2.2:
    • Improve workflow system
    • Workflow indexing support. Accessor already works {{ document.workflows.all.0.get_current_state }}. Index recalculation after workflow transition is missing.
    • Workflow actions. Predefined actions to be execute on document leaving or entering a state or a transition. Example: “Add to folder X”, “Attach tag X”.
    • Add support for state recipients.
    • Add workflow document inbox notification.
    • Replace indexing and smart linking template language (use Jinja2 instead of Django’s).
    • Display/find documents by their current workflow state.
  • Goals for version 3.0:
    • Replace UI.
  • General goals:
    • Distribution:
    • Downloads:
      • Transition from filetransfer package to django-downloadview. This task was started and the view common.generics.SingleObjectDownloadView was created. The document_signatures app is the first app to use it.
    • Notifications:
      • Add support for subscribing to a document’s events.
      • Add support for subscribing to a document type events.
      • Add support for subscribing specific events.
    • OCR:
      • Add image preprocessing for OCR. Increase effectiveness of Tesseract.
      • Improve interface with tesseract.
      • Fix pytesseract shortcomings via upstream patches or re-implement. Move to PyOCR.
    • Python 3:
      • Complete support for Python3.
      • Find replacement for pdfminer (Python3 support blocker). Use pdfminer.six (#257).
    • Simple serving:
      • Provide option to serve Mayan EDMS without a webserver (using Tornado o similar). Work started in branch: /feature/tornado
    • Source code:
    • Upload wizard:
      • Make wizard step configurable. Create WirzardStep class so apps can add their own upload wizard steps, instead of the steps being hardcoded in the sources app.
      • Add upload wizard step to add the new documents to a folder.
    • Other
      • Use a sequence and not the document upload date to determine the document version sequence. MySQL doesn’t store milisecond value in dates and if several version are uploaded in a single second there is no way to know the order or which one is the latests. This is why the document version tests include a 2 second delay. Possible solution: http://schinckel.net/2015/05/17/django-second-autofield/
      • Include external app Mayan-EXIF into main code.
      • Convert all views from functions to class based views (CBV).
      • Increase test coverage.
      • Mock external services in tests. For example the django_GPG app key search and receive tests.
      • Pluggable icon app. Make switching icon set easier.
      • Reduce dependency on binary executables for a default install.
      • Find replacement for cssmin & django-compressor.
      • Find replacement for python-gnupg. Unstable & inconsistent API.
      • Google docs integration. Upload document from Google Drive.
      • Get dumpdata and loaddata working flawlessly. Will allow for easier backups, restores and database backend migrations.
      • Make more view asynchronous:
        • trash can emptying.
        • document delete view.
      • Add support for loading settings from environment variables, not just settings/local.py.
      • Add generic list ordering. django.views.generic.list.MultipleObjectMixin (https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.8/ref/class-based-views/mixins-multiple-object/#django.views.generic.list.MultipleObjectMixin) now supports an ordering parameter.
      • Workaround GitLab CI MySQL test errors. GitLab MySQL’s container doesn’t support UTF-8 content.
      • Add support for downloading the OCR content as a text file.
      • Add support to convert any document to PDF. https://gitlab.mister-muffin.de/josch/img2pdf
      • Add support for combining documents.
      • Add support for splitting documents.
      • Add task viewer.
      • Add new document source to get documents from an URL.
      • Document overlay support. Such as watermarks. https://gist.github.com/umrashrf/8616550
      • Add support for metadata mapping files. CSV file containing filename to metadata values mapping, useful for bulk upload and migrations.
      • Add support for registering widgets to the home screen.
      • Merge mimetype and converter apps.
      • Add entry in About menu to check latest Mayan EDMS version via PyPI.
      • Add GPG key generation.
      • Add documentation section on editing the settings/local.py file.
      • Add documentation section with warning about using runserver.
      • Replace urlpatterns = patterns( '', with Python lists. Django recommendation for post 1.7.
      • If SourceColumn label is None take description from model. Avoid unnecessary translatable strings.
      • Metadata widgets (Date, time, timedate).
      • Datatime widget: https://github.com/smalot/bootstrap-datetimepicker
      • Separate Event class instances with a parent namespace class: EventNamespace.
      • Add events for document signing app (uploaded detached signateure, signed document, deleted signature)
      • A configurable conversion process. Being able to invoke different binaries for file conversion, as opposed to the current libreoffice only solution.
      • A tool in the admin interface to mass (re)convert the files (basically the page count function, but then applied on all documents).
      • Find solution so that documents in watched folders are not processed until they are ready. Use case scanning directly to scanned folders.