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Version 7.0

DSpace 7.0 is under active development, and is tentatively scheduled to be released in late 2016.

 

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Wishlist for DSpace 7.0

The following is an (unordered) list of changes / new features that we'd like to see added to DSpace 6.0. 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)
  • Move Elasticsearch Usage Statistics to external "module"?
  • May be dependent on finding a better way to support optional add-ons/modules (which is on the RoadMap, but is unlikely to happen in time for 6.0)
Low 
(tick) DSpace needs local object identifiersUUIDs are provided as part of the Service Based API refactor (see above)MediumMark H. Wood
Enhance DSpace testing framework
(acceptance testing)

DS-2288 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Medium 
Enhanced Solr Statistical ReportsMedium 
Enhancing Item Level Versioning

There was some discussion about the Item Level Versioning since it was introduced. This let to disable it by default ( DS-1388 - Getting issue details... STATUS ). The discussion went on and we finally have PRs waiting for review and merge regarding the following tickets:

  • DS-1348 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • DS-1349 - Getting issue details... STATUS (at least for JSPUI)
  • DS-1814 - Getting issue details... STATUS (for JSPUI again)
  • DS-2490 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • DS-2497 - Getting issue details... STATUS
MediumPascal-Nicolas Becker
Make configurable which PI to show in JSPUI item view

DS-2552 - Getting issue details... STATUS

LowPascal-Nicolas Becker
Import of ScienceDirect metadata including embargo and linking to or embedding of the final version DS-2877 - Getting issue details... STATUS  Letitia Mukherjee
Oauth authentication pluginDryad (a fork of DSpace) has already implemented this, and reportedly is interested in contributing it to DSpace 6High 
REST API needs versioning DS-2619 - Getting issue details... STATUS  Peter Dietz

Pull Requests to review for possible inclusion

 

New features 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
October 06Deadline for feature pull requestsIf you wish to contribute features to DSpace 5.0, you must submit a pull request by this date.
October 08Weekly 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.
October 15Weekly 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.
October 31Feature freezeDSpace 5.0 is considered feature-complete on this date.  Only bugfixes will be pulled between this date and final release.
November 6Release Candidate 1 taggedA DSpace 5.0 Release Candidate will be available for wider testing.
November 10Release Candidate 2 tagged5.0-rc2 was released to address missing optional artifacts from 5.0-rc1 (Mirage2 and LNI)
November 10-21TestathonIntensive public testing of the 5.0 Release Candidate is invited.  The Release Team will focus on getting problems resolved.
December 19Release Candidate 3 taggedAn updated DSpace 5.0 Release Candidate will be available for wider testing.
January 15DSpace 5.0 is publicly releasedDSpace 5.0 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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