Hi all, Progress is being made toward DSpace 6.3, but it's becoming obvious that a lot of existing contributions made for the DSpace 6.x codebase will have to be postponed for 6.4 in order to release 6.3 in a timely manner.
We are currently aiming for a release on May 1st, which probably means a 'soft freeze' on merges to dspace-6_x on around April 25th to give adequate time for functional and user testing. That's only 12 days away! Over the next week you may see your PR or a PR you're watching have its milestone changed to "6.4". This doesn't necessarily mean it can't be in 6.3, but it will need some quick attention and help with testing/reviewing if it is to make it in. We have limited reviewer / tester / committer resources so we are trying to focus on some high priority and quick wins that can be finished in the next week or so. If you really want to see a contribution make it in, then the best way is to recruit some testers and reviewers, make sure the PR is ready to go, and lobby for attention in #dev in Slack or in the dspace-devel mailing list. Here are some reasons why a PR might be moved to 6.4: - The PR is waiting for changes or further discussion from the author(s) - The PR hasn't yet been tested, only inspected, and needs to find testers - The PR introduces a large number of changes that are unlikely to be thoroughly tested in time - The PR addresses an issue that needs further discussion, or the implementation of the fix needs further discussion - The PR is only adding new features, not fixing a bug or improving existing code - The PR hasn't gotten enough attention from anyone The timeframes could change, and if so I'll send another update. We are keen to get things out well before the next DSpace 7 sprint (May 7th) so attention from developers and committers is not too divided. As always please don't hesitate to ask further questions and please feel free to join the eternal conversation on DSpace Slack #dev channel or in the mailing lists! Wiki status page: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+Release+6.3+Status Cheers! Kim and the rest of the 6.3ers -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "DSpace Community" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to dspace-community+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/dspace-community. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.