- 7.0 Beta 1 (released March 3, 2020) : Initial beta release, focusing on Security, Performance and Browse updates
- 7.0 Beta 2 (released April 20, 2020): Beta release focusing on Authentication / Authorization enhancements/fixes. Administrative Editing. Item Versioning.
- 7.0 Beta 3 (released July 2, 2020): Beta release focusing on Account Profiles, Submission/Workflow enhancements, Administrative tools
- 7.0 Beta 4 (goal: early Oct 2020): Beta release focusing on SEO enhancements, Theming enhancements, Batch processing, Solr-based Statistics, GDPR
- 7.0 Beta 5 (goal: Nov? 2020): Theming enhancements. This beta is also an opportunity for general bug fixing & cleanup before the final release. Might include finishing up any unfinished features (e.g. Configurable Entities or OpenAIREv4). Might also include resolving outstanding major bugs, documentation, etc.
- With the release of Beta 5, we will be running a Community-wide 7.0 Testathon (similar to v6.0 Testathon) to help locate any remaining major bugs that need to be resolved prior to 7.0 final.
- 7.0 Release: Final, production ready release of 7.0. Will be released as soon as all above Betas have been completed & any outstanding major bugs have been resolved. Roughly estimated at 1-2 months after last Beta.
- 7.1 Release (timeline TBD): Will include all features flagged as "7.1final" in Release Plan spreadsheet (see below) which were not completed in time for 7.0. Final timeline dependent on developer resources available after 7.0.
- 7.2 Release (timeline TBD): Will include all features flagged as "7.2final" in Release Plan spreadsheet (see below) which were not completed in time for 7.1. Final timeline depends on development resources available after 7.1.