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DSpace 3.0 Test-A-Thon: Second Round and Call for Translations

From the DSpace 3.0 Release Team

We thank you all for your great feedback during the first round of the DSpace 3.0 Test-A-Thon! You have helped discover many bugs, some of which we have already fixed. Since we have so many great new features in 3.0, we decided to give it another round of public testing to help make it to the final 3.0 release without any significant bugs.

The community has requested advance notice of testathons, so that you can make some time in your calendars for testing. Therefore we have scheduled the second round of testathon to officially start on November 5. But has been updated yesterday with bugfixes we managed to make so far, so feel free to test at any time!
If you find that a bug has already been reported, there's no need to report it again, we're probably still working on it. If the bug is marked as fixed, please do test if the fix works as expected!

I'd like to draw your attention especially to the new theme for mobile devices, which wasn't enabled in the first testathon on demo. It's a beta, so there are still some missing advanced features. It also not enabled by default because there are some extra steps required to use it in your installation (adding a "mobile." domain). There's a "View mobile theme (beta)" in page footer to switch to the mobile version and "View full website" to switch back to the regular version from the mobile home page. Here's a direct link, too [1]. Please, show it some love and report bugs and ideas to Jira as usual. Don't forget to mention what kind of device you're using to browse it!

Testathon essentials

Details on how to participate: see [1]

Details about new features, bug fixes in 3.0 and release schedule: see [2]

Call for Translations

This is also the time to send us your translations of DSpace 3.0 ( and messages_xx.xml files). Both new and updated translations are welcome. When updating translations, please try to contact the previous translator first to avoid possible duplication of work.

You may send translations at any time, but to make them easily available to others via the DSpace build process, try to send them before the 3.0 release date, currently scheduled for November 15.

To send a translation, register/log in to Jira [4], file a new issue (e.g. "Updated French translation") and attach the files to that issue.

You can find the latest English version of these files here: [5] [6]