Friday, 8 December 2006

DSpace 1.4.1 Released

Scott Yeadon announces the release of DSpace 1.4.1 to the DSpace community. This release is principally bug fixes, stability and securing enhancements, and minor feature improvements.

Important things to note would be: Stats from older versions of DSpace are supported alongside the new log file format; improvement of HTTP status codes in relevant contexts; updated libraries and preventing spammers from using the Feedback page.

The DSpace community is pleased to announce the release of DSpace 1.4.1.

This stable release is primarily a bug fix release incorporating
numerous bugs/enhancements. Refer to the CHANGES file within the
distribution for the full list of enhancements.

The documentation for this release is bundled within the package. Note
that the site is in the process of being migrated to the
Wiki, so the most up-to-date version of the documentation is only
available within the 1.4.1 distribution.

DSpace 1.4.1 can be downloaded from the files area at or from CVS using the tag

Please use the mailing lists available at to provide feedback on this

Those wishing to do development work with DSpace are strongly encouraged
to obtain the source code using CVS. This is very straightforward and a
guide to doing this is available here:

We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you all to
participate in the DSpace development process. Extra developer
hands are always welcome, but there are other ways you can help:

- Test the system and report bugs
- Provide documentation (for end users and institutions, as well as
- Provide or update language packs
- Share your deployment experiences
- Donate content and metadata for testing and research
- Share your technical experience and ideas

Please visit the DSpace Wiki to see the various resources and
collaboration tools available to the DSpace community:

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, and to Scott and Claudia for all their work making it ready.

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