Just a brief reminder that the Testathon has begun. Any feedback would
be gratefully received. Ideally either by raising a Jira issue or using
the Feedback button on the Demo Site. The more we do the better a
product we will have.
It should be noted that the Configurable Reviewer Workflow is not
enabled on the Demo Site as it is not yet supported by the JSPUI, but we
expect to have it available soon on another publicly accessible site.
On Wed, 2011-09-07 at 22:48 +0100, Tim Donohue wrote:
> DSpace Community,
> On behalf of the DSpace Committers, we'd like to formally announce the
> DSpace 1.8.0 Testathon will begin on Monday, September 12 and last until
> Friday, September 23.
> This is your opportunity to get a preview of the upcoming 1.8.0 release,
> while also helping us to fully test the system and squash any last bugs!
> During the Testathon (September 12-23), you can help us by testing an
> early version of 1.8.0 on our Demo Site (http://demo.dspace.org) or
> other available Testathon sites (TBA).
> If you are technically inclined, next week you may also download a copy
> of this early release (1.8.0 RC1) and install it on your own local
> development server:
> Some key 1.8.0 features to be on the lookout for include:
> * Configurable Reviewer Workflow - adds ability to configure your own
> local approval workflow processes
> * Media RSS Feeds - Allows DSpace media content to now be published to
> iTunes U, iTunes podcasts, etc.
> * A SWORD Client - allows DSpace to send its content (via SWORD) to
> another SWORD enabled repository (including another DSpace)
> * Reordering of Bitstreams - Allows you to reorganize the files attached
> to an item into a defined order.
> * Virus checking during Submission process - when enabled, allows you to
> virus check all files *before* they get into DSpace.
> * Compatibility with SWORD v2 protocol - allows SWORD 2 clients to
> submit packages to DSpace.
> * Rewrite of Creative Commons Licensing - improves the process for
> adding a CC License to content during the submission process.
> * Split up the 'dspace.cfg' file into smaller, more easily managed
> configuration files.
> * Numerous other features, improvements & bug fixes
> A full list of features/changes in DSpace 1.8.0 can be found at:
> For additional information on the Testathon, how you can help, and how
> you can provide feedback, please visit:
> Thanks! We hope you enjoy your preview of 1.8.0 next week! Don't
> hesitate to get in touch with any feedback!