Contribute to the DSpace Development Fund

The newly established DSpace Development Fund supports the development of new features prioritized by DSpace Governance. For a list of planned features see the fund wiki page.

Version 1.6.1

We invite developers to help with the next maintenance release of DSpace. DSpace 1.6.1 is a bug fix release to resolve any issues located within DSpace 1.6.0 (see DSpace Release 1.6.0 Notes). Contributors are strongly encouraged to obtain the source code using SubVersion. This is very straightforward, and we've published a guide to doing so here: Code Contribution Guidelines

Installation Documentation

The DSpace System Documentation is available from our list of DSpace Resources.


Release Coordination

  • Primary Release Coordinator: Kim Shepherd

Timeline and Proceeding

Release Timeline:

  • May 14, 2010 : Code Freeze – No new 1.6.1 code/fixes should be added after this date, unless formally approved by the Release Coordinator.
  • May 21, 2010 : 1.6.1 Release Day

Release Process needs to proceed according to the following Maven release process: Release Procedure

New Features/Changes

1.6.1 is a bug-fix only release. This means it will include no new features and only includes fixes for bugs which were found in the 1.6.0 release.


Changes which are currently marked for release in 1.6.1 are available on the 1.6.1 Release page in Jira

Known Issues in 1.6.1


Also: Known bugs affecting 1.6.1