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Version 7.0

DSpace 7.0 is under active development, and is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2018.

 

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DSpace 7.0 Features (in Progress)

DSpace 7.0 release will concentrate on two primary major features:

  1. A new User Interface based on Angular 2 (to replace XMLUI and JSPUI)
  2. A refactored/enhanced REST API (using modern REST best practices)

This work is actively taking place at: DSpace 7 Working Group  Please join us! Anyone is welcome to take part in building DSpace 7.

For much more information on the history behind these decisions, see DSpace 7 UI Project Plain Language Summary

Wishlist for DSpace 7.0 (not comprehensive)

The following is an (unordered) list of changes / new features that we'd like to see added to DSpace 7.0. If you have additional features to add, please feel free. We also NEED volunteers to make these features happen, so please do volunteer if you are willing to work on a particular change!  Please note that we reserve the right to reschedule/reject any feature that may not align well with the longer term RoadMap.

FeatureNotes / TicketsPriorityVolunteer(s)
Single Embargo system
  • We have two ways of managing embargos, when we only need one
    DS-2588 - Getting issue details... STATUS
Medium 
Single built-in Statistical Engine (SOLR Statistics)Low 
Enhanced Solr Statistical ReportsMedium 
Oauth authentication pluginDryad (a fork of DSpace) has already implemented this, and reportedly is interested in contributing it to DSpaceMedium


Inline video player

Required: Closed caption capability for accessibility

Low

Pull Requests to review for possible inclusion

Code Changes in DSpace 7.0

New Features in 7.0

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General Improvements in 7.0

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Bug Fixes in 7.0

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Organizational Details

Release Coordination

Instead of a single "Release Coordinator", the DSpace 7.0 release will be managed by a "Release Team".

Release Team Leader

  • TBD

Release Team Members

Please volunteer (by emailing Tim Donohue), if you are interested in joining the team!

Timeline and Processing

Your contributions are welcome now! Code and documentation need not be finished, so long as it is working and we can all see what it is for. Time is set aside for fixing, polishing, and integration. We have some general Code Contribution Guidelines available, but you are also welcome to ask questions on the dspace-devel mailing list.

Release Timeline

Please note that the dates below are estimates of when particular activities may occur. As there are many factors involved in a major release, these are subject to change.

DateMilestoneWhat it means
TBDDeadline for feature pull requestsIf you wish to contribute features to DSpace 7.0, you must submit a pull request by this date.
TBDWeekly developers' meeting devoted to review of feature pull requests for 5.0The entire hour's meeting will be used to discuss proposed features submitted by the deadline.
TBDWeekly developers' meeting devoted to review of feature pull requests for 5.0The entire hour's meeting will be used to discuss proposed features submitted by the deadline.
TBDFeature freezeDSpace 7.0 is considered feature-complete on this date.  Only bugfixes will be pulled between this date and final release.
TBDRelease Candidate 1 taggedA DSpace 7.0 Release Candidate will be available for wider testing.
TBDRelease Candidate 2 tagged
TBDTestathonIntensive public testing of the 7.0 Release Candidate is invited.  The Release Team will focus on getting problems resolved.
TBDRelease Candidate 3 taggedAn updated DSpace 7.0 Release Candidate will be available for wider testing.
2018DSpace 7.0 is publicly releasedDSpace 7.0 is released for download and general use.

 

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

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