The first open-source release of DSpace-CRIS was based on DSpace 1.8.2. Current releases of DSpace-CRIS are based on current DSpace 7 snapshot, DSpace 5.10 and DSpace 6.3 versions.
The latest release is DSpace-CRIS 7 2021.03.00 dated December, 30th 2021
This version, released on 30th Dec 2021, provides a new way of rendering an Item detail page, possibility of adding custom html fragments in home page, share functionality on social media. Search and browse performances have been improved, and further checks have been added to improve security and prevent saving of Items in an invalid state when edited. Details of this release are reported below.
For previous DSpace versions there are no official tags as an enourmous amount of improvements and new features was incorporated on running branches, including the alignment with the not-yet-released DSpace 5.11 and 6.4 versions. For such reasons, new DSpace-CRIS releases will be tagged as soon as DSpace 6.4 and/or 5.11 are out.
Below there is a detailed release plan covering all the known features contributed by 4Science and other community members who support the enhancement of this open-source extension of DSpace (see: DSpace-CRIS Working Group).
A visit to the community page maintained by DSpace-CRIS users is also recommended: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACECRIS/New+Features.
New functionalities are preferably developed for DSpace-CRIS 7 but support for all versions accepted by the DSpace Community is provided. Institutions interested in enhancements for DSpace-CRIS 6.x and DSpace-CRIS 5.x are still welcome to contribute but a plan to implement or support the same use case with version 7 should be provided.
Versioning & support model
Starting from DSpace-CRIS 7 the project has adopted its own versioning model to assure accurate tagging and tracking of the changes across the different releases. Version numbers will use the following schema year.major.minor. The major number will reset to 01 each year, minor numbers start from 00, for example 2021.01.00, 2021.01.01, 2021.02.00, 2022.01.00, etc.