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From Robin Taylor, Main Library, University of Edinburgh, on behalf of the DSpace 4.2 Release Team, and all the DSpace developers
Edinburgh, Scotland  The DSpace team is pleased to announce that DSpace 4.2 is now available. DSpace 4.2 is a bug-fix release and contains no new features.
DSpace 4.2 may be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:
• GitHub:  (see the "dspace-4.2" tag)
In addition, you are welcome to try out DSpace 4.2 on and continue to provide any early feedback you may have.
DSpace 4.2 Fixes
• Fixed occasional "Out of Memory" errors when indexing large bitstreams/files in Discovery (DS-1958)
• Fixed issue where REST API was not releasing "context" and ignored database pooling (DS-1986)
• Fixed Solr commit delays when "did you mean" functionality is enabled in Discovery (DS-2060)
• Fixed the "dspace classpath" command (DS-1998)
• Fixed issue where thumbnails were not displayed when using JSPUI + Oracle database (DS-2013)
• Fixed validation of OAI-PMH response (DS-1928)
• Fixed several Oracle database upgrade script errors (DS-2036, DS-2038, DS-2056, and DS-1957)
• Fixed Maven build issue on Windows operating systems (DS-1940)
• Various other minor fixes
For much more information on each of these features, please visit the 4.x Release Notes:
4.2 Documentation
The DSpace 4.x documentation is available online at:
A PDF copy of the documentation is still distributed with the software. In addition, it can also be downloaded from:
4.2 Acknowledgments
The DSpace application would not exist without the hard work and support of the community. Thank you to the many developers who have worked very hard to deliver all the new features and improvements. Also thanks to the users who provided input and feedback on the development, as well those who participated in the testathons. Additionally I would like to thank Tim Donohue of DuraSpace for ensuring that DSpace 4.2 went off without a hitch.
A detailed listing of all known people/institutions who contributed directly to DSpace 4.2 is available in the Release Notes.  If you contributed and were accidentally not listed, please let us know so that we can correct it!
For DSpace 4.2, we had a total of 21 individuals contribute bug reports and bug fixes.  A big thanks goes out to everyone who participated.  We hope you'll continue to be a valuable addition to the DSpace community for the next release and beyond!
More Information
More information on this release is also available in the DSpace 4.2 Release Notes at:
As always, we are happy to hear back from the community about DSpace. Please let us know what you think of 4.2!

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on Thu, 2014-07-24 11:06