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Re: [EP-tech] Is EPrints 3.4 and beyond open source software?

>*THAT* is why 3.4 is so slow
But doesn't explain why the code has been released as a tgz (Preview2 = http://files.eprints.org/1103/), but the code is *not* on e.g. GitHub.

If I install 3.4 (preview), and find issues, how do I log these?
If we discover a bug in 3.3, and want to check it against 3.4 (without necessarily having installed 3.4), how do we do that?

It's all a bit _strange_.


-----Original Message-----
From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Ian Stuart
Sent: 29 June 2017 08:27
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: Re: [EP-tech] Is EPrints 3.4 and beyond open source software?

Ah - yes..... their [Eprint/Southampton] problem is developer time: 10 
years ago, Southampton had a dozen people working on the code.

Now the money for these projects has dried up, and the research money 
has moved elsewhere.... there's not the developer time to do big 
re-writes.... *THAT* is why 3.4 is so slow

On 29/06/17 08:09, martin.braendle@id.uzh.ch wrote:
> Yes, and that one is still  version 3.3.x . Version 3.4 has been 
> promised since end of 2014 on various occasions (UK user group meetings, 
> OR2016), but now we just have hosted version (that's the managed 
> availability option) we should have to pay for. There are many 
> institutions that host themselves EPrints repositories due to many 
> reasons - shall they not be able to update anymore?

Ian Stuart.
Bibliographics and Multimedia Service Delivery team,
The University of Edinburgh.


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