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At a Glance

  • DSpace 7.3 - The current stable release. 7.x introduces a brand new User Interface and REST API. Future 7.x releases are in the works to port additional features from 6.x to 7.x, see DSpace Release 7.0 Status

Release Numbering Scheme

As of 2012, DSpace has moved to a new release numbering scheme/format.

Release Numbering Scheme: [major].[minor] (e.g. 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.0)

  • Major Releases: incrementing the first number ('major') will represent a new MAJOR release of DSpace. A major release may include any or all of the following: new features, system improvements, architectural changes, bug fixes. All major releases end in ".0", so "5.0", "6.0", and "7.0" would all represent major releases.
  • Minor (Bug-Fix) Releases: incrementing the second number ('minor') will represent a new MINOR release of DSpace. A minor release will only include bug fixes to an existing major release. For example, "5.1" and "5.2" would represent two minor releases which only include bug fixes to the "5.0" major release.

Release Support Policies

DSpace Committers provide the following support for existing and past releases of the DSpace Software platform

  • Security Updates: Provided for the most recent three (3) major releases of the platform. However, earlier end-of-life dates may be announced if major concerns arise over the stability or longevity of a specific release.
  • Bug Fixes / Patchs: Only provided for the most recent major release of the platform.

Much more information (including how to report security issues or bugs) can be found in our DSpace Software Support Policy.

Future Releases

Version 7.4 Status

The 7.4 release is being developed by the DSpace 7 Working Group. For estimated release schedule, see DSpace Release 7.0 Status

Version 8.0 Status

Version 8.0 planning has not yet begun. When it does, it will appear at DSpace Release 8.0 Status

Current Release

7.x Platform

Latest Version:

7.3 (24 June 2022)

Support Period:Under bug-fix support until v8.0 is released. Under security support until v10.0 is released. See DSpace Software Support Policy
Previous Releases:

7.2 (3 Feb 2022)
7.1 (28 Oct 2021)
7.0 (29 July 2021)

Release Notes:

7.x Release Notes

Release Team:

GitHub Codebase:

Frontend (UI): https://github.com/DSpace/dspace-angular ('dspace-7.3' tag)
Backend (REST API): https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace ('dspace-7.3' tag)

Download (latest):

Past Releases

6.x Platform - SUPPORT ENDS July 1, 2023

Support for DSpace 6 will be ending on July 1, 2023.  See Support for DSpace 5 and 6 is ending in 2023

Latest Version:

6.4 (28 July 2022)

Support Period:Under security support until July 1, 2023. See Support for DSpace 5 and 6 is ending in 2023
Previous Releases:

6.3 (27 June 2018)
6.2 (8 September 2017)
6.1 (13 July 2017)
6.0 (24 October 2016)

Release Notes:

6.x Release Notes

Release Team:

GitHub Codebase:

https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace ('dspace-6.4' tag)

Download (latest):

5.x Platform - SUPPORT ENDS Jan 1, 2023

Support for DSpace 5 will be ending on January 1, 2023.  See Support for DSpace 5 and 6 is ending in 2023

Latest Version:

5.11 (28 July 2022)

Support Period:Under security support until January 1, 2023. See Support for DSpace 5 and 6 is ending in 2023
Previous Releases:

5.10 (22 October 2018)
5.9 (25 June 2018)
5.8 (1 September 2017)
5.7 (12 July 2017)
5.6 (29 September 2016)
5.5 (21 March 2016)
5.4 (9 November 2015)
5.3 (29 July 2015)
5.2 (20 May 2015)
5.1 (25 February 2015)
5.0 (16 January 2015)

Release Notes:

5.x Release Notes

Release Team:

GitHub Codebase:

https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace ('dspace-5.11' tag)

Download (latest):

4.x Platform - END OF LIFE

Latest Version:

4.9 (25 June 2018)

Support Period:END OF LIFE / UNSUPPORTED as of July 2021
Previous Releases:

4.8 (12 July 2017)
4.7 (13 October 2016)

4.6 (19 September 2016)
4.5 (21 March 2016)
4.4 (9 November 2015)
4.3 (24 February 2015)
4.2 (22 July 2014)
4.1 (3 March 2014)
4.0 (16 December 2013)

Release Notes:

4.x Release Notes

Release Team:

GitHub Codebase:

https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace ('dspace-4.9' tag)

Download (latest):

3.x Platform - END OF LIFE

Latest Version:

3.6 (21 March 2016)

Support Period:END OF LIFE / UNSUPPORTED as of April 2016

Previous Releases:

3.5 (9 November 2015)
3.4 (24 February 2015)
3.3 (23 June 2014)
3.2 (24 Jul 2013)
3.1 (30 Jan 2013)
3.0 (30 Nov 2012)

Release Notes:

DSpace Release 3.6 Notes
DSpace Release 3.5 Notes

DSpace Release 3.4 Notes

DSpace Release 3.3 Notes

DSpace Release 3.2 Notes
DSpace Release 3.1 Notes

DSpace Release 3.0 Notes

Release Team:

GitHub Codebase:

https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace ('dspace-3.6' tag)

Download (latest):

1.8.x Platform - END OF LIFE

Latest Version:

1.8.3 (25 July 2013)

Support Period:END OF LIFE / UNSUPPORTED as of January 2015
Previous Releases:1.8.2 (24 Feb 2012)
1.8.1 (15 Dec 2011)
1.8.0 (4 Nov 2011)

Release Notes:

DSpace Release 1.8.3 Notes
DSpace Release 1.8.2 Notes
DSpace Release 1.8.1 Notes
DSpace Release 1.8.0 Notes

Release Coordinator:

GitHub Codebase:

https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace ('dspace-1.8.x' branch)

Download (latest):

1.7.x Platform - END OF LIFE

Latest Version:

1.7.3 (25 July 2013) 

Support Period:END OF LIFE / UNSUPPORTED as of January 2014

Previous Releases:

1.7.2 (27 May 2011)
1.7.1 (28 Mar 2011)
1.7.0 (17 Dec 2010)

Release Notes:

DSpace Release 1.7.3 Notes
DSpace Release 1.7.2 Notes
DSpace Release 1.7.1 Notes
DSpace Release 1.7.0 Notes

Release Coordinator:

GitHub Codebase:

https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace ('dspace-1.7.x' branch)

Download (latest):

1.6.x Platform - END OF LIFE

Latest Version:

1.6.2 (16 June 2010)

Support Period:END OF LIFE / UNSUPPORTED
Previous Releases:1.6.1 (24 May 2010)
1.6.0 (2 Mar 2010)

Release Notes:

DSpace Release 1.6.2 Notes
DSpace Release 1.6.1 Notes
DSpace Release 1.6.0 Notes

Release Coordinator:

Stuart Lewis (1.6.0)
Kim Shepherd
(1.6.1, 1.6.2)

SVN (latest):

https://svn.duraspace.org/dspace/dspace/tags/dspace-1.6.2/

Download (latest):

1.5.x Platform - END OF LIFE

1.4.x Platform - END OF LIFE

Prior to 1.4 - END OF LIFE

Prior versions of DSpace are still available at either of the following locations. Please note that all prior versions are END OF LIFE / UNSUPPORTED.

Unreleased Branches of Software

Version "2.0" - END OF LIFE

Release Date:

Will not see a formal release. However, many features of the DSpace 2.0 Prototype are being incrementally added to DSpace over time.

  • Initial developer preview released mid-2009 (DSpace 2.0 Prototype)
  • Some 2.0 Architectural Changes have been released in 1.x versions
    • DSpace 1.7.0 - Included Stats and Discovery as Services
    • DSpace 1.6.0 - Included DSpace 2.x Service Framework
    • DSpace 1.5.2 - Included DSpace 2.x Spring Framework & Cocoon Upgrades (XMLUI)
Support Period:END OF LIFE / UNSUPPORTED

Release coordinator:

DSpace 2.0 team & DSpace Committers

SVN:

https://svn.duraspace.org/dspace/dspace2/

Changes:

Old Version 1.6 DAO prototype - END OF LIFE

Release Date:

NEVER FORMALLY RELEASED / UNSUPPORTED

Notes:

  • I feel this has been placed on hold until we can solidify the 2.0 implementation and begin focusing on porting any usable code from here it the 2.0 branch – Mark Diggory 20:11, 12 February 2009 (EST)
  • This code will need to be ported to either the 1_5_x branch and thus into the "new" 1.6, or else to 2.0, or both. This line of code is unlikely to release independently – Bradley McLean 08:21, 13 April 2009 (EST)

Release coordinator:

James Rutherford

Backup coordinator:

Mark Diggory

SVN:

http://scm.dspace.org/svn/repo/dspace/branches/dspace-dao-prototype/

Changes: