The Evergreen development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Evergreen is a release candidate and while we encourage the entire community to download this version in order to test, we do not endorse putting directly into production. The bug reporting window for will open on September 14, 2009 and close on October 2, 2009.

For general community members reporting bugs, please send them to the development mailing list and include “bug” and “” somewhere in the subject.  If you have a support contract with an Evergreen vendor, please submit any bug reports through your normal support channels.  Assuming no critical bugs are discovered, we hope to have the supported release of the final version of 1.6 available by October 12, 2009.

Release Candidate includes the 13 bug fixes and 8 new features from It also includes 18 new features including formal support for IE8, Google Book Preview support, RefWorks export capability, more staff client and admin configurability, and a preview of the Acquisitions interface. The building blocks of the forthcoming Acquisitions functionality can be previewed in and includes manual funding management, PO creation, cataloging and receiving processes. These are functional but are not intended for insertion into current work flow scenarios. This feature was specifically included to solicit feedback from the community on this important feature.

See the release notes for all bug fixes and new features.

As always we would like to express our deepest thanks to everyone in the Evergreen community who contributes documentation, patches, bug reports, and ideas, and lends their voices to the project. You all help make Evergreen a far stronger library system than it could ever be without you.