From: Richard Rodgers <rrodgers@MIT.EDU> - 2004-04-23 13:55:05
DSpace 1.2 Beta Release Available
We are happy to announce the availability of DSpace 1.2 Beta 1 on
SourceForge. Please read all these notices carefully before installing
***** This is a BETA release! It should NOT under any circumstances
be used in a production environment. We are distributing this
to gain the assistance of the DSpace community in testing the
software functionality, upgrade procedures, and the accuracy
of the documentation. When the testing has concluded, a new
release will be posted suitable for production. This marks an
important departure from the way DSpace has been distributed in
the past, so don't assume that this beta release is like all
****** You must obtain the latest documentation set from SourceForge to
use this software. The documentation at dspace.org still refers
the latest stable version (1.1.1), and will not be replaced until
1.2 is offically released after the beta test period.
****** Since 1.2 necessitated some database schema changes, a database
upgrade is part of the process. Be sure to save any database
contents you want to preserve, using the PostgreSQL dump
****** If you have customized your DSpace software using local JSPs, pay
particular attention to the list of changed JSP files in the doc
file 'history.html' - a majority have either changed or moved.
Errors and strange behaviour will result if the local JSPs do not
reflect the changes in the base versions.
****** Report any problems to the new mailing list:
'dspace-devel@...', a list devoted to
development issues. It is a self-subscribing list, so join if you
are participating in the beta testing program. Try to include as
much specific context as you can: include excerpts from system
logs, stack traces, and detailed descriptions of the steps taken
to provoke the error, etc.
Many thanks to all who contributed to this release, and to those who are
joining us in this beta testing program.
The DSpace team