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Version 1.7.1

DSpace 1.7.1 was officially released to the public on March 28, 2011.

DSpace 1.7.1 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

All DSpace 1.7.0 users should upgrade to 1.7.1

We recommend all DSpace 1.7.0 users upgrade to DSpace 1.7.1, to receive several bug fixes along with a medium-level security fix. For more information see:


DSpace 1.7.1 is a bug fix release to resolve any issues located within DSpace 1.7.0. As it only provides bug-fixes, DSpace 1.7.1 should constitute an easy upgrade from DSpace 1.7.0 for most users. No database changes or additional configuration changes should be necessary when upgrading from DSpace 1.7.0 to 1.7.1.


No new features in DSpace 1.7.1

1.7.1 is a bug-fix only release. This means it will include no new features and only includes fixes for bugs which were found in the 1.7.0 release.

For a list of all new 1.7 Features, please visit the DSpace Release 1.7.0 Notes.

Bug Fixes

Major Bug fixes will include:

  • DS-785 : SWORD deposits fail when ingest events are fired if Discovery event consumer is configured
  • DS-821 : AbstractMETSIngester creates an item before adding descriptive metadata (When using SWORD, submission emails show no title)
  • DS-823 : DatabaseManager is no longer Oracle compliant

A full list of all potential fixes that may be in 1.7.1 can be found on the JIRA 1.7.1 Summary. Any issues marked as "Resolved" in JIRA will be released in 1.7.1.

If there's an issue you'd like to see fixed, please volunteer to help us out! Just volunteer or add a patch to one of the issues in JIRA.

NOTE: See below for a list of all bugs currently fixed in the 1.7.1 codebase.


The following fixes have already been made to the codebase and will be released in 1.7.1. Please note that the below listing is dynamically generated, so it will be changing as we continue to fix bugs up until the 1.7.1 release.


Bugs Fixed in 1.7.1 (20 issues)

Key Summary Assignee Reporter
DS-215 Single-argument Item.getMetadata does not work with mixed-case metadata Stuart Lewis Nicholas Riley
DS-435 UI cosmetics, "My Exports" displayed in navigation bar, when no user is logged in Robin Taylor Claudia Jürgen
DS-620 Exceed maximum while uploading files got the user stuck should lead to a friendly error page Peter Dietz Claudia Jürgen
DS-641 Page does not exist Peter Dietz Hardik Mishra
DS-758 Mirage theme - lists of unifished submission/workflow task wron link in collection column Claudia Jürgen Claudia Jürgen
DS-761 MetadataSchema: cache out of sync after calling delete() Claudia Jürgen Janne Pietarila
DS-776 Collection admin cannot add bitstreams unless there is at least one bundle Peter Dietz Eija Airio
DS-785 SWORD deposits fail when ingest events are fired if Discovery event consumer is configured Kim Shepherd Kim Shepherd
DS-788 DSpace 1.7.0 only builds properly for Maven 2.2.0 or above Unassigned Tim Donohue
DS-789 HTTPS renders with errors due to a hardcoded HTTP link Peter Dietz Bram Luyten (Atmire)
DS-793 missing # in Update Configuration Files Claudia Jürgen Jason Stirnaman
DS-806 Item.match() incorrect logic for schema testing Stuart Lewis Stuart Lewis
DS-808 jqueryUI javascript gets imported without corresponding CSS Ben Bosman Bram Luyten (Atmire)
DS-809 Empty dc.abstract dim field (in mets XML) creates an empty span tag, causing page display errors in all Internet Explorer version Ben Bosman Bram Luyten (Atmire)
DS-821 AbstractMETSIngester creates an item before adding descriptive metadata Tim Donohue Stuart Lewis
DS-823 DatabaseManager is no longer Oracle compliant Ben Bosman Ben Bosman
DS-843 Autocomplete in authority control contains small errors in Mirage Ben Bosman Ben Bosman
DS-853 MetadataExposure settings for dc.description.provenance are ignored/overridden by XMLUI templates Kim Shepherd Kim Shepherd
DS-858 Multicore SOLR needs prevent remote access to solr cores Mark Diggory Kim Shepherd
DS-860 SWORD still uses dspace.url rather than dspace.baseUrl Kim Shepherd Stuart Lewis

Organizational Details

Release Coordination

  • Release Coordinator: Peter Dietz, Ohio State University Libraries

Timeline and Proceeding

Release Timeline:

  • Bug-fix Deadline: March 18, 2011.
  • Release Date: March 28, 2011.


Release Process needs to proceed according to the following Maven release process: Release Procedure

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