Work in progress
The Testathon is scheduled to take place in the weeks of April 19, April 26th and May 3rd, 2021
Be aware that demo7.dspace.org will still undergo a database reset and that, as a consequence, links in the test plan can still be updated.
TL;DR : How to just get testing!
- You can help test DSpace 7.0 by visiting either:
- DSpace 7.0 Documentation is available at: DSpace 7.0 Documentation (Documentation feedback is also welcome! Contact Tim Donohue if you'd like to help us enhance our 7.0 documentation!)
- Help is available at the DSpace-TECH Google Group or via live text chat on Slack
Welcome to Testathon 7.0!
DSpace Development never stops! DSpace 7.0 is almost here, and with it arrive numerous new features, improvements, bug-fixes, changes, etc.
We ask that you take a few minutes of your time in these coming weeks to help us fully test this new release! We want to ensure we are maintaining the same level of quality that you come to expect out of a new DSpace release. We'd also love to hear your early feedback on 7.0!
WHO: You! Everyone is invited to take part. Whether you manage multiple instances, or are interested in trying it out, we welcome your feedback.
WHAT: Help beta-test DSpace 7.0 to ensure that it passes its ultimate test: that it does what users expect it to. We've added new features that could use more eyes, browsers, and mouse-clicks to make sure that things aren't missing, that they don't break, that they don't lose your data, and that they easily do what one expects them to do. So if any features have issues while your testing it.
WHEN: Monday, April 19 through Friday, May 7, 2021. You can keep visiting the site and post your feedback, as part of continual improvement.
WHY: The sooner we find and fix bugs, the higher quality the software will be when it comes time to upgrade or install DSpace 7.0.
- Optionally, you can also run and test DSpace 7 locally.
- Download and install 7.0-beta5: https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace/releases/tag/dspace-7.0-beta5 (See Installing DSpace or Upgrading DSpace)
- Or, use Docker to quickly install DSpace 7 locally (see Try out DSpace 7)
Updated Documentation for 7.0
There are substantial upgrades to the DSpace documentation for version 7.0. Volunteers are needed to review it for clarity and accuracy. Visit the DSpace 7.x Documentation page for more info.
The test plan for the DSpace 7 Testathon can be found on
Instruction video: Introduction to the test plan
Instruction video: Contributing test definitions
Reporting DSpace 7 Security issues
Even though DSpace 7 is still in beta, it can not be excluded that institutions are already running it on publicly accessible (test) servers right now.
Please report security issues to email@example.com according to the DSpace Software Support Policy. This way, investigation and resolution of security issues can be fast tracked, after which they can be publicly disclosed.