From Tim Donohue, DSpace tech lead, on behalf of the DSpace committers team
Austin, TX The third release candidate of 6.0 is now available for download and testing. 6.0-RC3 (Release Candidate #3) is a pre-release of 6.0, and we hope that the 6.0 final release will follow closely in its footsteps.
Boston, MA The Sixth Annual VIVO Conference will be held August 12-14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, overlooking Boston. The VIVO Conference creates a unique opportunity for people from across the country and around the world to come together to explore ways to use semantic technologies and linked open data to promote scholarly collaboration and research discovery.
From Mark H. Wood on behalf of the DSpace Committers
Winchester, MA The first release candidate for DSpace 4.0 has been tagged and is now available for your testing pleasure.
• Find it running on http://demo.dspace.org
• Get it from SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dspace/files/DSpace%20Release%20Candidate/dspace-4.0-rc1/
• Check out tag dspace-4.0-rc1 from GitHub and build your own copy.
From Sands Fish, Senior Software Engineer MIT Libraries, and the DSpace 3.0 Release Team
DSpace Development never stops! DSpace 3.0 is almost here, and with it arrives numerous new features, improvements, bug-fixes, changes, etc.
We ask that you take a few minutes of your time in these coming weeks to help us fully test this new release! We want to ensure that we are maintaining the same level of quality that you come to expect out of a new DSpace release. We'd also love to hear your early feedback on 3.0!
Ithaca, NY Peter Dietz, Systems Developer/Engineer, Ohio State University Libraries and DSpace 1.7 Release Manager has announced that the first release candidate for DSpace 1.7 is now available for beta testing.
Some key new features to be on the lookout for are:
Mirage -- A clean new theme for XMLUI
Curation System -- A system for admins to perform curation tasks (such as virus scans, file format detection, metadata inspection) on their data.
Starting this coming Monday, December 7, we begin the DSpace 1.6 Testathon, code-named the “Big Bug Hunt”. Several members of the
DSpace community will host public instances of 1.6 for you to sign onto and put 1.6 through its paces. If you would prefer, you are also welcome
to download the beta of 1.6 to install locally, or to test an upgrade of your version 1.5.x test or development system.