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Version 6.2

DSpace 6.2 was officially released to the public on September 8, 2017.

DSpace 6.2 can be downloaded immediately from:

More information on the 6.2 release (and the 6.x platform in general) can be found in the 6.x Release Notes.

Upgrade instructions can be found at Upgrading DSpace

We highly recommend ALL users of DSpace 6.x upgrade to 6.2

DSpace 6.2 contains important performance improvements and database connection (Hibernate) enhancements which resolve several bugs in either 6.0 or 6.1. To ensure your 6.x site is performant, we highly recommend ALL DSpace 6.x users upgrade to DSpace 6.2.

DSpace 6.2 upgrade instructions are available at: Upgrading DSpace


DSpace 6.2 is a bug fix release to resolve several issues located in previous 6.x releases. As it only provides only bug fixes, DSpace 6.2 should constitute an easy upgrade from DSpace 6.x for most users. No database changes or additional configuration changes should be necessary when upgrading from DSpace 6.x to 6.2.

Major bug fixes include:

  • Important bug fixes to DSpace database connection/caching management
    • Indexing: Items failed to be reindexed after metadata changes were made: DS-3660
    • Batch processing: XMLUI Batch Import Failure: DS-3648
    • Group creation: Database migrations sometimes failed to create initial groups (Administrator and Anonymous) in fresh_installs: DS-3659
    • Cache management: DOIOrganiser CLI does not change the database anymore: DS-3656
    • Cache Management: Database changes of consumers aren't persisted anymore: DS-3680
    • Cache Management: Slow batch operations due to Hibernate caching: DS-3286
  • General bug fixes (to all UIs):
    • Pre-6.x Bitstream statistics were not being displayed: DS-3602
    • ImageMagick PDF thumbnail should always create sRGB JPEG files: DS-3517
    • ImageMagick PDF Processing Degraded with Changes in 5.7 release: DS-3661

For more information, see the Changes section below.

Upgrade Instructions

No new features in DSpace 6.2

6.2 is a bug-fix only release. This means it includes no new features and only includes the below listed fixes.

For a list of all new 6.x Features, please visit the 6.x Release Notes.


The following bug fixes were released in 6.2.


Key Summary T Created Updated Due Assignee Reporter P Status Resolution

Organizational Details

Release Coordination

  • Release Coordinator: The Committers Team (shared coordination)

Timeline and Proceeding

Release Timeline:

  • Release Date: August 2017?

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