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Location: (Meeting ID: 502 527 3040).  Passcode: dspace

Release Schedule:

The 7.4 Release will concentrate on maintenance (bug fixes, usability fixes and improvements), but will accept donated features from anyone in the community. Features which missed the 7.3 release will also be accepted.

  • Monday, August 1 (Donated Feature Notification Deadline): Any community members who wish to donate a feature to this release must notify Tim Donohue by this date (either via email, Slack or GitHub). The DSpace 7 team will then provide feedback on whether it will be possible to include this feature in the release (based on team member availability and the size of the feature).  Early notifications are more likely to get included in the release.
  • Friday, August 26 (Feature PR Creation Deadline): PRs should be created by this date if they are to be reviewed in time for the release.  Please note there is no guarantee that a PR will be included if it is created by this date. Larger PRs are recommended to be created earlier, as that makes it more likely they can be reviewed in time for inclusion. (Smaller bug fixes are welcome anytime)
  • Friday, September 9 (Donated Feature PR Merge Deadline): All new donated & approved feature PRs should be fully reviewed & merged by this date. Donated features are those which anyone donates back to the DSpace project. (Donated PRs which are improvements or bug fixes are accepted after this deadline)
  • Friday, September 16 (Final PR Review/Test Deadline): All code reviewers or testers should submit their feedback by this date. Code reviews must be constructive in nature, with resolution suggestions. Any code reviews submitted AFTER this date will be considered non-blocking reviews.  NOTE: Larger PRs or donated PRs will have their own deadlines established for PR creation, review and merger. This deadline only applies for PRs with no other deadline established.
  • Friday, September 30 (PR Merge Deadline): All PRs should be merged by this date.  (Note: bug fixes can still get in after this deadline, as long as they are small or important)
  • Week of October 3:  Internal / Early release goal. If possible, we'd like to release 7.3 this week.
  • Monday, October 10: Public Release Deadline. 7.4 will be announced/released by this date.

Ongoing/Weekly tasks:

  • Tim : On Holiday Aug 10-16
  • 4Science team (main version 7 developers)
    • Andrea: On Holiday July 25 to Aug 5
    • Corrado: no holidays over the summer
    • Giuseppe: On Holiday Aug 1- 19
    • Davide: On Holiday July 25 to Aug 5
    • Luca: On Holiday Aug 8 - 22
    • Misha: On Holiday July 22 to Aug 5
    • the rest of the dev team (> 10) have some weeks across July/Aug but there is always presence of REST, Angular and Architecture specialist
  • Atmire team
    • Lieven: July 25 - Aug 12 
    • Art: July 29 - Aug 5
    • Ben: July 25-29 and Aug 8-12
  • The Library Code team
    • Pascal: Aug 01 - Aug 23



Current Work

Project Board

DSpace 7.4 Project Board:

To quickly find PRs assigned to you for review, visit  (This is also available in the GitHub header under "Pull Requests → Review Requests")

Maintenance tasks we feel should be included in 7.4

(When selecting PRs to work on, please consider these higher level categories)

New Feature development process for 7.4

Issue Triage process for 7.4