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DSpace 1.6.2 Release will fix key issues in 1.6.1

The DSpace Developers would like to announce the release schedule for DSpace 1.6.2, which resolves an few key issues in 1.6.1.
DSpace 1.6.2 is scheduled for public release on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.
DSpace 1.6.2 is a bug-fix release which will resolve two key issues found within 1.6.1. This release will not introduce any new features.
Shortly after the 1.6.1 release, it came to our attention that we accidentally broke the Unix-based ’start-handle-server’ script (which provides an easy way to start up the DSpace Handle Server on Unix/Linux servers). Although this issue does not cause any instability with DSpace software itself, the developers feel that it is important enough that it should be resolved as soon as possible.
The DSpace 1.6.2 release resolves this ’start-handle-server’ script issue, and also makes a few small improvements to the official DSpace Documentation. In addition, 1.6.2 resolves a minor URL escaping issue located in the 1.6.x JSPUI.
Because of the overlooked ’start-handle-server’ bug, the DSpace Developers have taken steps to improve our Handle Server testing processes for future releases. CNRI (Corporation for National Research Initiatives) has kindly donated a Handle System Prefix ( to the DSpace project to help us improve our future testing processes. We would like to thank CNRI for their kind donation. We also apologize for any issues this bug may have caused with your local 1.6.1 upgrades.