Winchester, MA The Fedora team is pleased to announce the launch of Fedora 3.7.0 with thanks to the following individuals and institutions for their contributions:
• Benjamin Armintor, Columbia University
• Frank Asseg FIZ Karlsruhe
• Jesper Damkjaer, DMC
• Thomas Pii, DMC
• Scott Prater, University of Wisconsin
• Edwin Shin, Data Curation Experts
• Adam Soroka, University of Virgina
Fedora 3.7.0 is a bug fix release with some improvements. The principal goals of the release are compatibility with JDK 7 which is now the target platform, and upgrades of library dependencies to the most modern versions possible for stability as development effort on Fedora shifts towards Fedora 4. It is recommended that all current users upgrade to Fedora 3.7.0.
The Fedora 3.7.0 and 3.7.1 releases will be the last in the 3.0 line prior to the release of Fedora 4.0. Fedora 3.0 was launched in July of 2008 offering users an integrated structure–Content Model Architecture–for persisting and delivering the essential characteristics of digital objects in Fedora. The final 3.0 releases are aimed at making sure that Fedora 3 users continue to have access to stable repository functionality.
The Fedora repository platform is an unqualified success in the digital preservation and repository arena. More than twelve years since its inception, the project has seen three major releases, has hundreds of institutional adopters worldwide, and is the centerpiece of countless systems where preservation is a primary function.
Fedora is an open source project of the DuraSpace organization that provides a flexible, extensible and durable digital object management services. First released in 2004, it has hundreds of adopters worldwide, with deep roots in the research, scientific, intellectual and cultural heritage communities. See http://fedora-commons.org/ for more information. It is supported by its community of users, and stewarded by DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org).