- Posted by 4Science
- On Thursday September 14th, 2017
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4Science is glad to announce the availability of the 5.8 version of DSpace-CRIS built on top of the recent bug fix release DSpace JSPUI 5.8:
This version includes bug fixes from DSpace 5.8 and provides support for the ORCID v2 API, making DSpace-CRIS the first known open source implementation of DSpace supporting the new ORCID API.
The official demo of DSpace-CRIS 5.8 can be found here: https://dspace-cris.4science.it/
We are committed to keep DSpace-CRIS functionalities aligned in version 5.x and 6.x so that institutions using DSpace-CRIS are not forced to move to the latest version to enjoy all the new functionalities. The ORCID API v2 support will be introduced also in DSpace-CRIS 6.x in the next couple of weeks.
Please note that DSpace-CRIS 6 is still a release candidate as we are waiting for additional tests before cutting an official release. You can find a public test-drive site for DSpace-CRIS 6.2 RC here: http://test.dspace-cris.4science.it/
As for DSpace 6, the most important things we worked on are “behind the scene” and they are technical changes in preparation of DSpace(-CRIS) 7.
Our goal was to make this release as stable as possible but it is undisputable that the underlying persistent layer of DSpace 6 is too young and not intensively tested on and optimized for large sites yet. We suggest developers to use version 6 either if they need to make extensive customizations on the business layer or if they want to contribute to DSpace(-CRIS) 7. For standard use of DSpace-CRIS, the version 5.x is a more solid choice at present.
A special thanks to Andrea Pascarelli, DSpace Committer and lead Engineer at 4Science, who put a lot of effort on this new release making it possible.