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titleDSpace 7.0 Estimated Release Schedule

DSpace 7.0 is under active development. The next major milestone is:

  • Beta release. The beta release will be feature-complete and provide an opportunity for more extensive testing and finalisation. Estimation of effort for remaining tasks is currently underway. 

If you or your institution would like to contribute to and accelerate this release process, we welcome contributors to the DSpace 7 Working Group. We also welcome developers to simply help us review & test new features/improvements (pull requests) as they are developed. Contributing testing and/or code reviews can help us speed up the development feedback loop & get features into the release more quickly. Get in touch with Tim Donohue if you'd like to contribute!


(tick)  XMLUI
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(tick)  Community competition for different UI prototypes

DSpace UI Prototype Challenge
(tick)  Formal selection of Angular as new front end framework - XMLUI and JSPUI removed from dspace "master" branch on Github(tick)  Single built-in Statistical Engine (SOLR Statistics), upgraded to v7 and moved to separate webapp
(tick)  Conclusion of DSpace Entities Working group and formal decision to support rich entities in DSpace
(tick)  Adoption of Configurable Workflow as the standard, and only workflow system of DSpace 7Configurable Workflow
: new Angular UI that is modern, responsive, and built using a Bootstrap theme for easy customizationDSpace 7 - Angular UI Development
(tick)  Adoption of a HAL, HATEOAS, ALPS standards based REST API to maximize exposure of all DSpace features for integration purposes: A completely redesigned REST API that is self-documenting and human browsableDSpace 7 REST API
(tick)  Redesigned submissions and workflows featuring a one page submission process with a drag-and-drop interface, and automatic metadata extraction from common formats like PDFsConfiguration changes in the submission process
(tick)  Configurable entities, an optional new item type inspired by the DSpace-CRIS project that allows for complex linked relationships between items
(tick)  Single built-in Statistical Engine, upgraded to v7 and moved to separate webappSOLR Statistics
(tick)  Preview release, including Entity demonstrator and associated data setDSpace 7 Preview Release
(tick)  Docker installation and deployment proceduresRunning DSpace 7 with Docker
Feature-complete beta release

7.0 release


Please volunteer (by emailing Tim Donohue), if you are interested in joining the team!