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 5.8

Support for DSpace 5 ended on January 1, 2023.  See Support for DSpace 5 and 6 is ending in 2023

DSpace 5.8 was officially released to the public on September 1, 2017.

DSpace 5.8 can be downloaded immediately from:

More information on the 5.8 release (and the 5.x platform in general) can be found in the 5.x Release Notes.

Upgrade instructions can be found at Upgrading DSpace

We recommend users of DSpace 5.x who use the ImageMagick Thumbnail filter process to upgrade to 5.8

DSpace 5.8 contains a fix to the ImageMagick thumbnail creation process. We highly recommend ALL DSpace 5.x users upgrade to DSpace 5.8.

DSpace 5.8 upgrade instructions are available at: Upgrading DSpace


DSpace 5.8 contains a fix for a bug introduced in DSpace 5.7. As it only provides bug fixes, DSpace 5.8 should constitute an easy upgrade from DSpace 5.x for most users. No database changes or additional configuration changes should be necessary when upgrading from DSpace 5.x to 5.8.

Major bug fixes include:

  • Resolve a performance issue in the ImageMagick Thumbnail Creation process for PDF files (DS-3661)

Other fixes

  • Update automated testing resources (DS-3674)
  • Set a particular version for CSS processing in Mirage2

In addition, this release fixes a variety of minor bugs in the 5.x releases. For more information, see the Changes section below.

Upgrade Instructions

No new features in DSpace 5.8

5.8 is a bug-fix and security-fix release. This means it includes no new features and only includes the above listed fixes.

For a list of all new 5.x Features, please visit the 5.x Release Notes.


The following bug fixes were released in 5.8.


key summary type created updated due assignee reporter priority status resolution

Unable to locate Jira server for this macro. It may be due to Application Link configuration.

Organizational Details

Release Coordination

  • Release Coordinator: Committers Team (shared coordination)

Timeline and Proceeding

Release Timeline:

  • Release Date: September 1, 2017
  • No labels