Evergreen 2.7.0 has been released!

Evergreen 2.7.0 has been released!

Small delay in announcing, but here we go…

Cheers and many thanks to everyone who helped to make Evergreen 2.7.0 a reality, our first official release of the 2.7 series! After six months of hard work with development, bug reports, testing, and documentation efforts, the 2.7.0 files are available on the Evergreen website’s downloads page: http://evergreen-ils.org/egdownloads

So what’s new in Evergreen 2.7? You can see the full release notes here: http://evergreen-ils.org/documentation/release/RELEASE_NOTES_2_7.html. To briefly summarize though, there were contributions made for both code and documentation by numerous individuals. A special welcome and acknowledgement to all our first-time contributors, thanks for your contributions to Evergreen!

Some caveats now… currently Evergreen 2.7.0 requires the use of the latest OpenSRF 2.4 series, which is still in its alpha release (beta coming soon). As folks help to test the OpenSRF release, this will no doubt help to make Evergreen 2.7 series better. Also, for localization/i18n efforts, there was some last minute bug finding and we plan to release updated translation files in the next maintenance release 2.7.1 for the 2.7 series.

Evergreen 2.7.0 includes a preview of the new web-based staff client code. The instructions for setting this up are being finalized by the community and should be expected for release during the next maintenance version 2.7.1 later in October.

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

Once again, a huge thanks to everyone in the community who has participated this cycle to contribute new code, test and sign-off on features, and work on new documentation and other ongoing development efforts.


— Ben