SUNScholar/Reference Architecture

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Keep it simple, stupid (KISS)


In order to make the use of DSpace systems, simpler, more reliable and standardised it is proposed that the DSpace community adopt a reference architecture approach to DSpace.

The benefits of the reference architecture approach would be:

The very popular Wordpress CMS uses the LAMP stack as it's de-facto reference architecture. This has made Wordpress very easy to install, configure and customise. The popular Open Journal System (OJS) software also uses the LAMP stack.



Proposal for DSpace

  1. Standardise on an open source server operating system such as Ubuntu LTS.
  2. Match versions of DSpace to the server operating system.
  3. Match versions of required software to versions of DSpace and server operating system

For example:

Reference DSpace Ubuntu OS Database Java runtime Maven builder Ant compiler Java webapp server
RA-03-2015 5.X 14.04 LTS PostgreSQL 9.3 OpenJDK 7 Maven 3.0.5 Ant 1.9.3 Tomcat 7
RA-02-2014 4.X 12.04 LTS PostgreSQL 9.1 OpenJDK 7 Maven 3.0.4 Ant 1.8.2 Tomcat 6
RA-01-2012 3.X 10.04 LTS PostgreSQL 8.4 OpenJDK 6 Maven 2.2.1 Ant 1.7.1 Tomcat 6

Standardised Reference Architecture Installation of DSpace

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