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From Hardy Pottinger, on behalf of the DSpace 5.2 Release Team, and all the DSpace developers.
Winchester, MA  The DSpace developers are pleased to formally announce that DSpace 5.2 is now available. DSpace 5.2 is a bug-fix release and contains no new features.
DSpace 5.2 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:
• GitHub: (see the "dspace-5.2" tag)
In addition, you are welcome to try out DSpace 5.2 on and continue to provide any early feedback you may have.
Fixed in 5.2
• Solr statistics upgrade fixes:
- Resolve issues where statistics index was not being properly upgraded.
DS-2486, DS-2487, DS-2489
- Failure when sharding the Solr statistics index. DS-2212
• OAI fixes:
- Handle dates correctly in resumption tokens, so that harvesting captures
the full specified range. DS-2546, DS-2582
- List all authors in METS formatted metadata. DS-2474
- Change the declared OAI deletion mode to "transient", which corresponds
to what DSpace actually does. DS-2491
- Restore the ability to create additional Filters for OAI-PMH interface.
• REST API fixes:
- wrong SQL in REST /items/find-by-metadata-field. DS-2501
- Listing collections would fail when using Oracle DB. DS-2508
- Correctly apply bitstream policies. DS-2511
• Other notable fixes:
- "dspace update-handle-prefix" failed when using Oracle DB. DS-2218
- Do not index items that are still in a submitter's workspace. DS-2403
- Remember the context (community, collection) during browsing. DS-2482
- Better handle upload of file with a semicolon in its name. DS-2513
- EZID DOI minting properly sets the URI of the identified item. DS-2518
- Update of the list of robots recognized by DSpace. DS-2531
For much more information on each of these and other fixes, please visit our 5.x Release Notes:
5.2 Documentation
The DSpace 5.x documentation is available online at:
A PDF copy of the documentation can also be downloaded from:
5.2 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.
In particular Dr. Andrea Schweer identified various Solr statistics issues, and contributed fixes for those issues. Dr. Schweer also helped identify and test many other fixes for this release, and 5.2 would not be the same without her efforts.
Additionally thanks to Tim Donohue, DuraSpace, for ensuring that every DSpace release goes off without a hitch. Likewise, thanks for the tireless efforts of everyone on the DSpace 5 Release Team:
• Peter Dietz (Longsight)
• Hardy Pottinger (University of Missouri Library Systems)
• Ivan Masár
• Mark H. Wood (Indiana University)
• Robin Taylor (University of Edinburgh)
• Pascal-Nicolas Becker (Technische Universität Berlin)
• Andrea Schweer (Library Consortium of New Zealand)
A detailed listing of all known people/institutions who contributed directly to DSpace 5.2 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 5.2, we had a total of 22 individuals contribute 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 5.2 Release Notes at:
As always, we are happy to hear back from the community about DSpace. Please let us know what you think of 5.2!