Spring is here and so is also our Release Candidate 2 Islandora 7.x-1.9 Machinery.
A wonderful scented bouquet of colourfull islandora modules was updated to 7.x-1.9 RC2 version and I'm happy to announce that also an incredible (and even) number of 48 bugs have been fixed since this release process started, which of course speaks good of you people. Not counting community participation, documentation work and general engagement, which would make that number close to infinite.
Also no dangerous, critical or even medium risk "Bugs" are open or in an irresolute state, which could mean that even small fixes could still get into this release because we don't know what to do with so much free time =)
Before: Give this a look again (by know you should already dream with this)
How to use Testing Machine:
Passwords, which URL, other questions, are answered here.
VirtualBox or VMware
Virtual Machine is available and ready to be tested at
etag is 4947dada98abb576c9968be1d0db96f3
and Md5 is: 4947dada98abb576c9968be1d0db96f3 (hu they match!)
Old good terminal action
git clone -b 7.x-1.9 https://github.com/Islandora-Labs/islandora_vagrant
wait for it...
This particular VM is reduced in cholesterol but same old flavour. Which means you will be downloading 1.3 Gbytes less of 1 and 0 than before, leaving more time for easter egg hunts, eating easter eggs any other social/outdoor activity you prefer this weekend (who are we to impose what to do with your free time?)
Need help? Did I say something wrong? The VM does not work? Too informal? Write me directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also on general Q/A, don't hesitate to reach out, contact us/me/or Melissa Anez (Project & Community Manager) if you have questions (email, IRC or Skype).
Nothing more to say than thanking you all for your feedback, pull requests and help.
Enjoy this community code. Test, explore and find / document/ bugs
Thanks again for making Islandora happen, over and over, at least twice a year.
Diego Pino Navarro / Islandora 7.x-1.9 release manager