Evergreen 2.7.0-beta1 released!

Success!  The 2.7.0-beta1 preview files are now available on the Evergreen website’s downloads page.  The first draft of the 2.7 Release Notes is also available with this release, see: http://evergreen-ils.org/documentation/release/RELEASE_NOTES_2_7.html

As of this 2.7.0-beta1 release, there will be no new features** added to master as the community shifts gears to focus on testing and stabilizing the features that have already been added.  This is also an opportunity for developers/reviewers to work on bug fixes and for DIG members to work on documentation.

**NOTE:  Okay, there will be one more feature that is likely to make it into 2.7 before things are wrapped.  There was one special exception granted to provide additional testing opportunities for the web-based staff client circulation module preview.  This new feature depends on a brand new version of OpenSRF (the upcoming 2.4 version) and developers have allotted additional time for its testing before merge.  The web client preview is the only new feature that will be part of the next pending milestone, which is the 2.7.0-beta2 currently scheduled for next Thursday August 21, 2014.

Huge thanks to everyone in the community who has participated this development cycle to contribute new code, test and signoff on features, and work on new documentation and other ongoing efforts.

A full list of different launchpad targets for the 2.7.0-beta1 build can be found here:  https://launchpad.net/evergreen/+milestone/2.7.0-beta1

See here for some direct links to the various preview files so far: