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Version 3.3

DSpace 3.3 was officially released to the public on June 23, 2014.

DSpace 3.3 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

In addition, you are welcome to try out DSpace on and continue to provide any feedback you may have.

We recommend DSpace 3.x users upgrade to 3.3

Generally we recommend all DSpace 3.x users upgrade to DSpace 3.3 to receive several bug fixes. However, if you decide that none of the bug fixes are relevant for you then there is no urgent case for upgrading.


DSpace 3.3 is a bug fix release to resolve any issues located within DSpace 3.0DSpace 3.1 or DSpace 3.2. As it only provides bug-fixes, DSpace 3.3 should constitute an easy upgrade from DSpace 3.x for most users. No database changes or additional configuration changes should be necessary when upgrading from DSpace 3.x to 3.3.

This small bug fix release addresses a number of issues that have cropped up in 3.x. These issues include:

  • Handle prefix containing a dot generated incorrect identifier.uri (DS-1536)
  • "Out of Memory" errors may occur when indexing large bitstreams/files in Discovery (DS-1958)
  • A possible memory leak in the OAI webapp (DS-1898)
  • A problem with repeatable fields in XMLUI submission forms losing values (DS-1893)

  • The "dspace classpath" command threw an error (DS-1998)

  • Thumbnails were not displayed when using JSPUI + Oracle database (DS-2013)

  • A fix in OAI harvester test for source sites with many OAI sets (DS-1834)
  • If the optional SOLRBrowseDAO was enabled, attempts to remove items may have failed with a database exception (DS-1619)
  • Other minor fixes (see full list below)

Upgrade Instructions

No new features in DSpace 3.3

3.3 is a bug-fix release. This means it includes no new features and only includes fixes for bugs which were found in the 3.0 release, 3.1 release or 3.2 release.

For a list of all new 3.x Features, please visit the DSpace Release 3.0 Notes.


The following fixes were released in 3.3.


Key Summary T Created Updated Due Assignee Reporter P Status Resolution
DS-1536 having a DOT in handle prefix causes identifier.uri to be cut off when being created Bug Apr 17, 2013 Sep 22, 2014 Ivan Masár Jose Blanco Major Closed Fixed
DS-1619 Unable to remove items after enabling SOLRBrowseDAOs Bug Aug 10, 2013 Jan 16, 2015 Andrea Bollini Andrea Bollini Minor Closed Fixed
DS-1834 Collection content source harvesting test does not check sets properly Bug Dec 11, 2013 Feb 17, 2014 Kevin Van de Velde (@mire) Kevin Van de Velde (@mire) Major Closed Fixed
DS-1893 Get page refresh after adding a value in the submission forms clears all metadata in XMLUI Bug Jan 30, 2014 Jan 30, 2014 Kevin Van de Velde (@mire) Kevin Van de Velde (@mire) Critical Closed Fixed
DS-1898 OAI not always closing contexts Bug Jan 31, 2014 Jul 28, 2014 Kevin Van de Velde (@mire) Kevin Van de Velde (@mire) Major Closed Fixed
DS-1958 Discovery OutOfMemoryError when indexing Large Bitstreams Bug Apr 02, 2014 Jul 17, 2014 Mark H. Wood Mark Diggory Trivial Closed Fixed
DS-1961 Use HTTPS with repository Bug Apr 04, 2014 Jul 28, 2014 Mark H. Wood Mark H. Wood Minor Closed Fixed
DS-1998 "dspace classpath" CLI command does nothing, throws error Bug May 11, 2014 Jun 05, 2014 Mark H. Wood Ivan Masár Minor Closed Fixed
DS-2013 JSPUI with Oracle DB - Browse items with THUMBNAILS unimplemented Bug May 22, 2014 Jun 05, 2014 Mark H. Wood Denis Fdz Major Closed Fixed

Organizational Details

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Timeline and Proceeding

Release Timeline:

  • Release Date: June 23, 2014


Release Process will proceed according to the Release Procedure.

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