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LIMS 3.1.7 and new Graphite theme released

Bika LIMS 3.1.7 and the exciting new Graphite theme 1.1 were released and are available for download. 3.1.7 Is a minor release, but features enhancements and eight new instrument interfaces. Graphite improves usability and user experience, moving Bika away from the standard Plone UI towards an even cleaner design. Exciting times!

Graphite, first Bika LIMS theme

Graphite by Naralabs is a Diazo theme improving Bika's usability and user experience further, delivering a  visually appealing and clean design that maximises Plone's work-space, quick access to most of the Bika LIMS features with minimum clicks, and dynamic view loads. Graphite video demonstration.

GT, Graphite Theme, 1.1 is compatible with Bika LIMS 3.1.7 and/or Bika Health 3.1.7. Installation instructions.

Thank you

JordiCampbellPauAlex, and all other code contributors, testers, feature requesters and providers of the enthusiasm that keeps everybody fired up.  

Viva Open Source LIMS, Viva! Amandla Awethu!

Sponsorship came from De Bortoli WinesDEOHS University of Washington, SANBI, Lab San Martin, and off course individual Naralabs and Bika Lab Systems team members who continue to contribute massively on their own accounts.

Upgrade instructions

LIMS 3.1.7 is a minor release, and there is no need for further changes or modifications elsewhere in the Bika LIMS instance. If your instance to be updated has been customised, please review whether the customisations are affected by the update by checking the CHANGELOG.txt file published with the release. 
See Installing Bika LIMS and/or upgrading Bika LIMS

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Please log issues, feature requests, or bugs in the Issue Tracker. And remember you can also enable your Bika LIMS instance to report bugs to us automatically via 


The Bika LIMS online demonstration installation will be upgraded to 3.1.7 shortly. 

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