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Welcome to Release 6.3, a bug-fix release for the DSpace 6.x platform. Any previous version of DSpace may be upgraded to DSpace 6 directly. For more information, please see Upgrading DSpace.
DSpace 6.3 contains security fixes for the JSPUI (only). To ensure your 6.x JSPUI site is secure, we highly recommend ALL JSPUI DSpace 6.x users upgrade to DSpace 6.3
DSpace 6.x XMLUI users may also wish to upgrade as several major bugs have been fixed in the XMLUI as well.
DSpace 6.3 upgrade instructions are available at: Upgrading DSpace
DSpace 6.3 is a bug fix release to resolve several issues located in previous 6.x releases. As it only provides only bug fixes, DSpace 6.3 should constitute an easy upgrade from DSpace 6.x for most users. No database changes should be necessary when upgrading from DSpace 6.x to 6.3. One configuration addition (
orcid.api.url property) has been made to the default dspace.cfg to support the new ORCID API v2, for ORCID Authority Control users.
JSPUI security fixes include
Reported by Julio Brafman
[MEDIUM SEVERITY] Any user was able to export metadata to CSV format if they knew the correct JSPUI path/parameters. Additionally, the exported CSV included metadata fields which are flagged as hidden in configuration. (https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/DS-3840 - requires a JIRA account to access.)
Reported by Eike Kleiner (ZHAW, Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
Major bug fixes include:
For more information, see the Changes section in the DuraSpace Wiki.
The 6.3 release was led by Kim Shepherd
The following individuals provided tests, code or bug fixes or review to the 6.3 release: Saiful Amin, Pascal-Nicolas Becker, Ben Bosman, Terry Brady, Per Broman, Jacob Brown, James Creel, Tom Desair, Tim Donohue, Stefan Fritzsche, Hendrik Geßner, Werner Greßhoff, Marsa Haoua, Iris Hausmann, Chris Herron, Lotte Hofstede, Eike Kleiner, Ivan Masár, Dinesh Mendhe, Philip Münch, Sébastien Nadeau, Miika Nurminen, Alan Orth, Hardy Pottinger, Jakub Řihák, J. Savell, Christian Scheible, Kim Shepherd, Ilja Sidoroff, S. Solim, Eduardo Speroni, Alexander Sulfrian, Jonas Van Goolen, Philip Vissenaekens, Martin Walk, Andrew Wood, Mark Wood
DSpace 6.2 is a bug fix release to resolve several issues located in previous 6.x releases. As it only provides only bug fixes, DSpace 6.2 should constitute an easy upgrade from DSpace 6.x for most users. No database changes or additional configuration changes should be necessary when upgrading from DSpace 6.x to 6.2.
Major bug fixes include:
The 6.2 release was led by the DSpace Committers.
The following individuals provided code or bug fixes or review to the 6.2 release: Pascal-Nicolas Becker, Terry Brady, Tom Desair, Tim Donohue, jawadmakki, Steve Michaels, Sébastien Nadeau, Alan Orth, Hardy Pottinger, Adan Roman, Sven Soliman, Alexander Sulfrian, Chris Wilper, Mark Wood.
DSpace 6.1 contains security fixes for the XMLUI and JSPUI and REST. To ensure your 6.x site is secure, we highly recommend ALL DSpace 6.x users upgrade to DSpace 6.1.
DSpace 6.1 upgrade instructions are available at: Upgrading DSpace
DSpace 6.1 is a security & bug fix release to resolve several issues located in previous 6.x releases. As it only provides bug/security fixes, DSpace 6.1 should constitute an easy upgrade from DSpace 6.x for most users. No database changes or additional configuration changes should be necessary when upgrading from DSpace 6.x to 6.1.
Major bug fixes include:
Security fixes for both JSPUI and XMLUI:
Minor improvements include:
In addition, this release fixes a variety of minor bugs in the 6.x releases. For more information, see the Changes in 6.x section.
The 6.1 release was led by the DSpace Committers.
The following individuals provided code or bug fixes to the 6.1 release: Pascal-Nicolas Becker (pnbecker), Andrew Bennet (AndrewBennet), Andrea Bollini (abollini), Terry Brady (terrywbrady), Per Broman (pbroman), Samuel Cambien (samuelcambien), Yana De Pauw, Tom Desair (tomdesair), Peter Dietz (peterdietz), Roeland Dillen, Tim Donohue (tdonohue), edusperoni, Frederic-Atmire, Generalelektrix, Claudia Juergen (cjuergen), Bram Luyten (bram-atmire), Enrique Martínez Zúñiga ( enrique), Ivan Masar (helix84), Miika Nurminen ( minurmin), Alan Orth (alanorth), Andrea Pascarelli (lap82), Hardy Pottinger (hardyoyo), Toni Prieto ( toniprieto). Christian Scheible (christian-scheible), Andrea Schweer (aschweer), Kim Shepherd (kshepherd), Alexander Sulfrian ( AlexanderS), Jonas Van Goolen (jonas-atmire), Philip Vissenaekens (PhilipVis), and Mark Wood (mwoodiupui).
The following is a list of the new features included for the 6.x platform (not an exhaustive list):
A big thank you also goes out to the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT), who helped the developers to prioritize and plan out several of the new features that made it into this release. The current DCAT members include: Augustine Gitonga, Bram Luyten, Bharat Chaudhari, Claire Bundy, Dibyendra Hyoju, Elin Stangeland, Felicity A Dykas, Iryna Kuchma, James Evans, Jim Ottaviani, Kate Dohe, Kathleen Schweitzberger, Leonie Hayes, Lilly Li, Maureen Walsh, Pauline Ward, Roger Weaver, Sarah Molloy, Sarah Potvin, Steve Van Tuyl, Terry Brady, Yan Han and Valorie Hollister.
We apologize to any contributor accidentally left off this list. DSpace has such a large, active development community that we sometimes lose track of all our contributors. Our ongoing list of all known people/institutions that have contributed to DSpace software can be found on our DSpace Contributors page. Acknowledgments to those left off will be made in future releases.
Want to see your name appear in our list of contributors? All you have to do is report an issue, fix a bug, improve our documentation or help us determine the necessary requirements for a new feature! Visit our Issue Tracker to report a bug, or join dspace-devel mailing list to take part in development work. If you'd like to help improve our current documentation, please get in touch with one of our Committers with your ideas. You don't even need to be a developer! Repository managers can also get involved by volunteering to join the DSpace Community Advisory Team and helping our developers to plan new features.
The Release Team consisted of:
Additional thanks to Tim Donohue from DuraSpace for keeping all of us focused on the work at hand, for calming us when we got excited, and for the general support for the DSpace project.