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Specify 6.4.08 Update


This release has several engineering fixes for various small issues. Installing Specify 6.4.08 does not modify the database schema.

Release Notes
Specify 6.4.08
15 May 2012

List of changes:

  1. Schema update no longer crashes when updating if ISAM was mistakenly configured instead of InnoDB as the MySQL engine. Although this version does not update the Specify database schema. 2012-05-09 (Bugzilla 8777)
  2. Specify WorkBench now allows image files larger than 16 MB to be attached.  2012-05-09  (8793)

Specify 6.4.07 Database Update Release


Specify 6.4.07 Released

Note: Installing Specify 6.4.07 modifies the database schema; each Specify workstation connecting to a shared database in a local area or campus network will need to upgrade to this release level (6.4.07) to continue to access the database. The Specify 'IT User" password (the MySQL account with root privileges used for the original Specify installation) will be needed to complete the upgrade.

Specify 6.4.06 Important Update



Specify 6.4.06 Available

Specify 6.4.04 Update



Specify 6.4.04 Available

Specify 6.4.04 addresses a small number of issues; it does not modify the Specify database schema. This version is an update to 6.4.02 and earlier releases. Specify 6.4.03 was released briefly before we identified a problem caused during uploading. This release is identical to 6.4.03 and will fix any update problems you may have experienced with that version.

Release Notes
Specify 6.4.04
20 January 2012

Specify 6.4.02 Update



Specify 6.4.02 Update

Specify 6.4.02 has been pushed out. It addresses a small number of issues, and does not change the Specify database schema.

Release Notes
Specify 6.4.02
9 January 2012

  1. Pop-up error window no longer appears when updating Specify from a version earlier than release 6.4.00. 2012-01-09 (Bugzilla 8690)
  2. An issue that occurred when using a single space separator in the data table formatter has been resolved. 2012-01-09 (8688)

Specify 6.4.01 Released



Specify 6.4.01 Update

Specify 6.4.01 has been released. It addresses a small number of issues. This update does not change the Specify database schema.

Release Notes
Specify 6.4.01
8 December 2011

List of changes in Specify 6.4.01

  1. Specify now discovers database permissions correctly for Specify "Master" users.  2011-12-01  (Bugzilla 8679)
  2. Users no longer receive an error message when logging in for the very first time. 2011-12-01  (8678)

Specify 6.4 Released

Specify 6.4

A Major Release with Significant New Capabilities

TDWG 2011 and Specify 6.4 Preview

Specify at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, 17-21 October, New Orleans and Specify 6.4 Preview

Specify 6.3.07 Update

Specify 6.3.07 Update

Specify 6.3.07 has been unleashed to address a small number (muy poco) issues as listed in the release notes below. This update does not change the Specify database schema.

Release Notes
Specify 6.3.07
7 October 2011

List of changes in Specify 6.3.07

  1. Loading permissions for a user when editing user accounts is now faster. 2011-10-05 (Bugzilla 8569)

Specify 6.3.06 Update

Specify 6.3.06 Update

Specify 6.3.06 has been released to address a few issues as listed in the release notes below. This update does not change the Specify database schema.

Release Notes
Specify 6.3.06
28 September 2011

List of changes in Specify 6.3.06

  1. The auto numbering function can now be turned off properly. 2011-09-27 (Bugzilla #8552)
  2. Exporting a data set with associated images no longer causes an error. 2011-09-23 (8543)
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