Specify Web Portal Software Update

Current installations of the Specify 6 Web Portal are affected by an unexpected change in the Sencha CDN URLs. These URLs designate the remote location of the EXT Javascript library used by the Specify 6 Web Portal application. The Web Portal repository at https://github.com/specify/webportal-installer has been updated with working URLs. For those using git, issuing […]

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Specify HelpCasts Streaming

The Specify Software Project broadcasts short, weekly, video “HelpCasts” to provide practical tips and demonstrations on using Specify for specimen data computerization and biological collection management. Announcements for the live webcasts are made through the SpecifyNews e-mail list. To subscribe to SpecifyNews, browse over to: http://mailman.nhm.ku.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/specifynews. HelpCast videos are available for viewing any time at: http://vimeo.com/channels/specifysoftware, […]

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Specify 6.5.05 “Honey Badger” [Schema Update]

Release Notes Specify 6.5.05 26 August 2014 Release Summary Specify 6.5.05 addresses a number of issues, bugs and enhancements. The release updates the Specify database schema. Installation Notes for Existing Specify Sites Specify sites should backup their database before running the Specify 6.5.05 Updater. A momentary power or network outage during the Specify 6.5.05 schema […]

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Specify Project Upcoming Releases

We are pleased to announce three Specify Software product releases within the next several weeks. First, we are finalizing testing and in late August will ship a Specify 6 update. Specify 6.5.05 fixes about 50 software issues of a variety of kinds, including some related to: form behavior, catalog number formatting, performance, record sets, query […]

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Specify 6.5.04 “Prairie Chicken” [Schema Update]

Release Notes Specify 6.5.04 “Prairie Chicken” (1,2) 9 April 2014, Build 11494 Release Summary Specify 6.5.04 addresses a large number of issues, bugs and enhancements. It updates the Specify database schema and requires system-level installation of the Java 7 JRE package. Installation Notes for Existing Sites Specify sites should backup their database before running the […]

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Specify 6.5.03 “Turducken”

Release Notes Specify 6.5.03 “Turducken” (1,2) 27 November 2013 Specify 6.5.03 fixes several bugs. It does not modify the database schema. List of changes: An error which occurred under certain conditions when editing group members, collectors, or authors, has been fixed. 11/27/13 10:16 AM (Bugzilla 9449) The GroupNumber field in the Taxon table is now […]

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Specify 6.5.02 “Black Cat”

Release Notes Specify 6.5.02 “Black Cat” 31 October 2013 This update fixes the issue which caused Windows workstation sessions to disconnect from a networked MySQL server after an extended idle period. The release does not modify the Specify database schema. List of changes in Specify 6.5.02 Only one GeoCoord and one LocalityDetail record are now […]

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Specify 6.5.01 Update

Release Notes Specify 6.5.01 Released: 10 October 2013 Specify 6.5.1 fixes several bugs. It does not modify the database schema. List of changes: Clarified the text on the SpecifyDBSecurityWizard IT user and Master user screens, 10/03/13 02:48 PM, (Bugzilla 9414). Timestamp field now displays the time along with the date, 10/01/13 04:49 PM, (9411). If […]

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Specify 6.5 Major Release [Schema Update]

The Specify Project is pleased to announce a major update: Specify 6.5 The 6.5 release updates Specify’s database structure. We recommend existing Specify installations perform a database backup before running this update. Because this release modifies the database structure, a momentary interruption during the update process due to a power, hardware, or network failure would […]

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Specify 6.4.13 Update

Specify 6.4.13 fixes numerous bugs but does not modify the database schema. All workstations should be updated to Specify 6.4.13 from 6.4.12 and earlier releases. Release 6.4.12 was released on 9 January 2013 and then withdrawn within a few hours due to an unanticipated interaction between a software defect and unexpected data in some Taxon […]

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