- 7.0 Beta 1 (released March 3, 2020) : Initial beta release, focusing on Security, Performance and Browse updates
- 7.0 Beta 2 (goal: Mar Apr 2020): Beta release focusing on Authentication / Authorization enhancements/fixes. Administrative Editing. Item Versioning.
- 7.0 Beta 3 (goal: Apr May 2020): Beta release focusing on Account Profiles, Submission/Workflow enhancements, Administrative tools
- 7.0 Beta 4 (goal: May June 2020): Beta release focusing on SEO enhancements, Theming enhancements, Batch processing, Solr-based Statistics, GDPR
- 7.0 Beta 5 (goal: June July 2020, if necessary): May be optional, pending results of prior Betas. This beta is 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. Beta 5's scope to be determined in April 2020 (or whenever Beta 3 is released).
- 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.