By Tim Donohue, Technical Lead for the DSpace Project
Ithaca, NY To make sure that all bugs have been located and fixed prior to the release of DSpace 1.6.0, the DSpace team will conduct a second Testathon next week (Feb 15-19, 2010). During the December 2009 Testathon several members of the DSpace community hosted public instances of Release Candidate (RC)1. The same procedure will be followed for testing Release Candidate (RC)2. There will be public instances available for you to sign onto in order to put 1.6 through its paces. You will also be able to download RC2 locally to perform a test installation or test upgrade.
More information will be available on the 1.6.0 Testathon page:
The DSpace team encourages everyone to participate in the Testathon. Any time you can provide–even if it’s just 10-15 minutes–will help make DSpace 1.6.0 one of the best releases yet!
Upcoming Release Schedule
DSpace developers believe that 1.6.0 RC2 has improved stability. Assuming that the bugs are minor or minimal in next week’s Testathon, the release of DSpace 1.6.0 is only a few weeks away. Here is a revised release schedule:
- Feb 10/11: Release 1.6.0 RC2
- Feb 15-19: Testathon of 1.6.0 RC2
- Feb 22-26: Resolve any issues from Testathon (hopefully all minor)
- March 1: Release 1.6.0 Final
This release schedule is tentative and may be changed based on the results of the 1.6.0 RC2 Testathon.
Thanks in advance for all your help. The DSpace team is excited to be in the home stretch for the release of 1.6.0!