With the improvements that have happened to the METS Ingest and Dissemination packager classes in DSpace 1.7.0 (see
DS-466), we should deprecate & remove the old 'org.dspace.app.mets.METSExport' class, as it is now considered obsolete.
This older METSExport class is currently used in the following places:
- OAI-PMH interface (by the org.dspace.app.oai.METSCrosswalk class)
My proposal is to deprecate this class in DSpace 1.7.0, and then work to remove & replace its usage within the OAI-PMH interface in the next major version of DSpace (1.8.0).
The replacement for METSExport is the following classes: