Hey guys,

I just wanted to copy you on my response to a query about what will be included in DSpace 3.0.  


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sands fish
Senior Software Engineer
MIT Libraries
Technology Research & Development
sands@MIT.EDU
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Begin forwarded message:

From: Sands Fish <sands@mit.edu>
Subject: Re: Question regarding DSpace 3.0 status
Date: May 30, 2012 10:29:00 AM EDT
To: Gökhan Kul <gkul@metu.edu.tr>
Cc: <tdonohue@duraspace.org>

Hello Gökhan,

I'm assuming you are referring to the document located here:

  https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+Release+3.0+Notes

Tim may be able to give you a better idea of where the "concept" of Fedora Inside stands.  Tim, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there is currently no commitment to include a "Fedora Inside" implementation in the 3.0 release.  

As for your second bullet about upgrading from 1.8.2 to 3.0, I can assure you that an upgrade path/plan will be part of the DSpace 3.0 release.  There is currently no intention to break the ability to upgrade from earlier platforms.  The release notes (perhaps a bad choice of name for the page in question) are actually just a current sketch for what we think DSpace 3.0 will look like.  

All of this said, the roadmap for what will be included in the DSpace 3.0 release has yet to be determined, and there is still a lot of conversation going on around how the next release will look.  Since we are an open-source community with many participating members and institutions, the contributions are various, and not always able to be articulated this far before the release date.

Gökhan, I think it is safe to say that if you watch that space (the URL above) you should see updates or at least links to further information, as it becomes available.  Please let me know if you have any other questions.


Cheers,

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sands fish
Senior Software Engineer
MIT Libraries
Technology Research & Development
sands@MIT.EDU
E25-131

On May 30, 2012, at 8:57 AM, Gökhan Kul wrote:

Dear Tim Donohue,
 
As METU, we are now considering using DSpace. Actually, we decided to use Dspace. However, there are some issues concerning our current status.
 
-          There is no definition of “Fedora Inside” in DSpace 3.0 release notes and announcements
-          There is nothing about the possibility of upgrading DSpace 1.8.2 to 3.0 in these documents
 
Without these information, all of the work that we may do until October 12, 2012 may be wasted.
 
Thank you for your help and collaboration in advance.
 
Sincerely,
 
Gökhan Kul
METU, Turkey  (www.metu.edu.tr)
(312) 210 3370 - (555) 668 1963