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Important Note


This release completed full regression QA on Windows XP, Windows 7, and Mac OSX with Chrome and Firefox 3.6 and 4 Browsers. The Internet Explorer 8 Browser is not supported in this release, although Internet Explorer 9 performs as expected. A patch is currently being developed and will be released in the near future. This release is an excellent candidate for installation as of July 12, 2011.

Release Planning

 Click the arrow to see the schedule we followed, meeting outcomes, drivers, etc.

Upcoming Schedule

May 9-13: Scope Review meeting with Team Leads
May 16-20: Design Sprint
May 23-27: Development Sprint
May 30-June 3: Development Sprint
June 6-10: Development Sprint
June 13-17: QA, fix blockers, Release 1.8

Some of the work to be considered:
  • Bugs assigned to 1.8 based on key drivers noted below
  • Cleanup of bugs, tasks, improvements, etc. assigned to 1.x
    • View the version workload report for 1.x to see everything assigned to you
    • If a task, improvement, etc. is assigned to you, either close, retarget to a release, or retarget to 2.x
    • If you filed a bug, please confirm that it is still an open issue (can it be recreated?)
Main Drivers

The key drivers for 1.8 are:

  • Blockers for our implementers
  • Bugs currently causing data loss or inaccessibility
  • Full regression testing
  • Stable release

Summary of Work Completed

The CollectionSpace team is pleased to announce the release of CollectionSpace 1.8, which successfully completed full QA testing and is now available for download. This new release builds on CollectionSpace 1.3 by adding support for media handling, hierarchical vocabularies, the storage location authority, delete, import and export, many critical bugs, and full regression QA testing. Significant changes under the hood include improvements to performance, increased support for localization, simplification of configuration, and upgrade of the core platform to use PostgreSQL.

Initial development work in support of batch processing was started. Development efforts also included increased support for multi-tenancy, or the means by which a single CollectionSpace instance can support disparate tenants. This work is foundational to supporting CollectionSpace in a hosted environment.

Caching may now be enabled to improve performance, instructions may be found here: Configuring Caching in CollectionSpace

Please see our Documentation for more information about how to use these features.

Release 1.8 Installation Instructions

Installing CollectionSpace

Supported Browsers for this release

Tier 1
  • Firefox 3.6 on XP
  • Firefox 4 on Windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.6
  • Chrome on XP
Tier 2
  • Firefox 3.6 on Windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.6
  • Firefox 4 on XP
  • IE 7 on XP
  • IE 9 on Windows 7
  • Safari 5 on Mac OSX 10.6
  • Please note that IE 8 is not currently supported. A patch is currently being developed and will be released in the near future.

Issues resolved in 1.8


All JIRAs completed in 1.8 (${entries.size()} issues)

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