CKAN CHANGELOG

v1.4.3 2011-09-13

Major:
  • Action API (API v3) (beta version) provides powerful RPC-style API to CKAN data (#1335)
  • Documentation overhaul (#1142, #1192)
Minor:
  • Viewing of a package at a given date (as well as revision) with improved UI (#1236)
  • Extensions can now add functions to the logic layer (#1211)
  • Refactor all remaining database code out of the controllers and into the logic layer (#1229)
  • Any OpenID log-in errors that occur are now displayed (#1228)
  • ‘url’ field added to search index (e9214)
  • Speed up tag reading (98d72)
  • Cope with new WebOb version 1 (#1267)
  • Avoid exceptions caused by bots hitting error page directly (#1176)
  • Too minor to mention: #1234,
Bug fixes:
  • Re-adding tags to a package failed (since 1.4.1 in Web UI, 1.4 in API) (#1239)
  • Modified revisions retrieved over API caused exception (since 1.4.2) (#1310)
  • Whichever language you changed to, it announced “Language set to: English” (since 1.3.1) (#1082)
  • Incompatibilities with Python 2.5 (since 1.3.4.1 and maybe earlier) (#1325)
  • You could create an authorization group without a name, causing exceptions displaying it (#1323)
  • Revision list wasn’t showing deleted packages (b21f4)
  • User editing error conditions handled badly (#1265)

v1.4.2 2011-08-05

Major:
  • Packages revisions can be marked as ‘moderated’ (#1141, #1147)
  • Password reset facility (#1186/#1198)
Minor:
  • Viewing of a package at any revision (#1141)
  • API POSTs can be of Content-Type “application/json” as alternative to existing “application/x-www-form-urlencoded” (#1206)
  • Caching of static files (#1223)
Bug fixes:
  • When you removed last row of resource table, you could’t add it again - since 1.0 (#1215)
  • Adding a tag to package that had it previously didn’t work - since 1.4.1 in UI and 1.4.0 in API (#1239)
  • Search index was not updated if you added a package to a group - since 1.1 (#1140)
  • Exception if you had any Groups and migrated between CKAN v1.0.2 to v1.2 (migration 29) - since v1.0.2 (#1205)
  • API Package edit requests returned the Package in a different format to usual - since 1.4 (#1214)
  • API error responses were not all JSON format and didn’t have correct Content-Type (#1214)
  • API package delete doesn’t require a Content-Length header (#1214)

v1.4.1 2011-06-27

Major:
  • Refactor Web interface to use logic layer rather than model objects directly (#1078)
Minor:
  • Links in user-supplied text made less attractive to spammers (nofollow) #1181
  • Package change notifications - remove duplicates (#1149)
  • Metadata dump linked to (#1169)
  • Refactor authorization code to be common across Package, Group and Authorization Group (#1074)
Bug fixes
  • Duplicate authorization roles were difficult to delete (#1083)

v1.4 2011-05-19

Major:
  • Authorization forms now in grid format (#1074)
  • Links to RDF, N3 and Turtle metadata formats provided by semantic.ckan.net (#1088)
  • Refactor internal logic to all use packages in one format - a dictionary (#1046)
  • A new button for administrators to change revisions to/from a deleted state (#1076)
Minor:
  • Etags caching can now be disabled in config (#840)
  • Command-line tool to check search index covers all packages (#1073)
  • Command-line tool to load/dump postgres database (#1067)
Bug fixes:
  • Visitor can’t create packages on new CKAN install - since v1.3.3 (#1090)
  • OpenID user pages couldn’t be accessed - since v1.3.2 (#1056)
  • Default site_url configured to ckan.net, so pages obtains CSS from ckan.net- since v1.3 (#1085)

v1.3.3 2011-04-08

Major:
  • Authorization checks added to editing Groups and PackageRelationships (#1052)
  • API: Added package revision history (#1012, #1071)
Minor:
  • API can take auth credentials from cookie (#1001)
  • Theming: Ability to set custom favicon (#1051)
  • Importer code moved out into ckanext-importlib repo (#1042)
  • API: Group can be referred to by ID (in addition to name) (#1045)
  • Command line tool: rights listing can now be filtered (#1072)
Bug fixes:
  • SITE_READ role setting couldn’t be overridden by sysadmins (#1044)
  • Default ‘reader’ role too permissive (#1066)
  • Resource ordering went wrong when editing and adding at same time (#1054)
  • GET followed by PUTting a package stored an incorrect license value (#662)
  • Sibling package relationships were shown for deleted packages (#664)
  • Tags were displayed when they only apply to deleted packages (#920)
  • API: ‘Last modified’ time was localised - now UTC (#1068)

v1.3.2 2011-03-15

Major:
  • User list in the Web interface (#1010)
  • CKAN packaged as .deb for install on Ubuntu
  • Resources can have extra fields (although not in web interface yet) (#826)
  • CSW Harvesting - numerous of fixes & improvements. Ready for deployment. (#738 etc)
  • Language switcher (82002)
Minor:
  • Wordpress integration refactored as a Middleware plugin (#1013)
  • Unauthorized actions lead to a flash message (#366)
  • Resources Groups to group Resources in Packages (#956)
  • Plugin interface for authorization (#1011)
  • Database migrations tested better and corrected (#805, #998)
  • Government form moved out into ckanext-dgu repo (#1018)
  • Command-line user authorization tools extended (#1038, #1026)
  • Default user roles read from config file (#1039)
Bug fixes:
  • Mounting of filesystem (affected versions since 1.0.1) (#1040)
  • Resubmitting a package via the API (affected versions since 0.6?) (#662)
  • Open redirect (affected v1.3) (#1026)

v1.3 2011-02-18

http://ckan.org/milestone/ckan-v1.3

Highlights of changes:
  • Package edit form improved:
    • field instructions (#679)
    • name autofilled from title (#778)
  • Group-based access control - Authorization Groups (#647)

  • Metadata harvest job management (#739, #884, #771)

  • CSW harvesting now uses owslib (#885)

  • Package creation authorization is configurable (#648)

  • Read-only maintenance mode (#777)

  • Stats page (#832) and importer (#950) moved out into CKAN extensions

Minor:
  • site_title and site_description config variables (#974)
  • Package creation/edit timestamps (#806)
  • Caching configuration centralised (#828)
  • Command-line tools - sysadmin management (#782)
  • Group now versioned (#231)

v1.2 2010-11-25

http://ckan.org/milestone/ckan-v1.2

Highlights of changes:
  • Package edit form: attach package to groups (#652) & revealable help
  • Form API - Package/Harvester Create/New (#545)
  • Authorization extended: user groups (#647) and creation of packages (#648)
  • Plug-in interface classes (#741)
  • WordPress twentyten compatible theming (#797)
  • Caching support (ETag) (#693)
  • Harvesting GEMINI2 metadata records from OGC CSW servers (#566)
Minor:
  • New API key header (#466)
  • Group metadata now revisioned (#231)

v1.1 2010-08-10

http://ckan.org/milestone/v1.1

Highlights of changes:
  • Changes to the database cause notifications via AMQP for clients (#325)
  • Pluggable search engines (#317), including SOLR (#353)
  • API is versioned and packages & groups can be referred to by invariant ID (#313)
  • Resource search in API (#336)
  • Visual theming of CKAN now easy (#340, #320)
  • Greater integration with external Web UIs (#335, #347, #348)
  • Plug-ins can be configured to handle web requests from specified URIs and insert HTML into pages.
Minor:
  • Search engine optimisations e.g. alphabetical browsing (#350)
  • CSV and JSON dumps improved (#315)

v1.0.2 2010-08-27

  • Bugfix: API returns error when creating package (#432)

v1.0.1 2010-06-23

Functionality:

  • API: Revision search ‘since id’ and revision model in API
  • API: Basic API versioning - packages specified by ID (#313)
  • Pluggable search - initial hooks
  • Customisable templates (#340) and external UI hooks (#335)

Bugfixes:

  • Revision primary key lost in migrating data (#311)
  • Local authority license correction in migration (#319)
  • I18n formatting issues
  • Web i/f searches foreign characters (#319)
  • Data importer timezone issue (#330)

v1.0 2010-05-11

CKAN comes of age, having been used successfully in several deployments around the world. 56 tickets covered in this release. See: http://ckan.org/milestone/v1.0

Highlights of changes:

  • Package edit form: new pluggable architecture for custom forms (#281, #286)
  • Package revisions: diffs now include tag, license and resource changes (#303)
  • Web interface: visual overhaul (#182, #206, #214-#227, #260) including a tag cloud (#89)
  • i18n: completion in Web UI - now covers package edit form (#248)
  • API extended: revisions (#251, #265), feeds per package (#266)
  • Developer documentation expanded (#289, #290)
  • Performance improved and CKAN stress-tested (#201)
  • Package relationships (Read-Write in API, Read-Only in Web UI) (#253-257)
  • Statistics page (#184)
  • Group edit: add multiple packages at once (#295)
  • Package view: RDF and JSON formatted metadata linked to from package page (#247)

Bugfixes:

  • Resources were losing their history (#292)
  • Extra fields now work with spaces in the name (#278, #280) and international characters (#288)
  • Updating resources in the REST API (#293)

Infrastructural:

  • Licenses: now uses external License Service (‘licenses’ Python module)
  • Changesets introduced to support distributed revisioning of CKAN data - see doc/distributed.rst for more information.

v0.11 2010-01-25

Our biggest release so far (55 tickets) with lots of new features and improvements. This release also saw a major new production deployment with the CKAN software powering http://data.gov.uk/ which had its public launch on Jan 21st!

For a full listing of tickets see: <http://ckan.org/milestone/v0.11>. Main highlights:

  • Package Resource object (multiple download urls per package): each package can have multiple ‘resources’ (urls) with each resource having additional metadata such as format, description and hash (#88, #89, #229)
  • “Full-text” searching of packages (#187)
  • Semantic web integration: RDFization of all data plus integration with an online RDF store (e.g. for http://www.ckan.net/ at http://semantic.ckan.net/ or Talis store) (#90 #163)
  • Package ratings (#77 #194)
  • i18n: we now have translations into German and French with deployments at http://de.ckan.net/ and http://fr.ckan.net/ (#202)
  • Package diffs available in package history (#173)
  • Minor:
    • Package undelete (#21, #126)
    • Automated CKAN deployment via Fabric (#213)
    • Listings are sorted alphabetically (#195)
    • Add extras to rest api and to ckanclient (#158 #166)
  • Infrastructural:
    • Change to UUIDs for revisions and all domain objects
    • Improved search performance and better pagination
    • Significantly improved performance in API and WUI via judicious caching

v0.10 2009-09-30

  • Switch to repoze.who for authentication (#64)
  • Explicit User object and improved user account UI with recent edits etc (#111, #66, #67)
  • Generic Attributes for Packages (#43)
  • Use sqlalchemy-migrate to handle db/model upgrades (#94)
  • “Groups” of packages (#105, #110, #130, #121, #123, #131)
  • Package search in the REST API (#108)
  • Full role-based access control for Packages and Groups (#93, #116, #114, #115, #117, #122, #120)
  • New CKAN logo (#72)
  • Infrastructural:
    • Upgrade to Pylons 0.9.7 (#71)
    • Convert to use formalchemy for all forms (#76)
    • Use paginate in webhelpers (#118)
  • Minor:
    • Add author and maintainer attributes to package (#91)
    • Change package state in the WUI (delete and undelete) (#126)
    • Ensure non-active packages don’t show up (#119)
    • Change tags to contain any character (other than space) (#62)
    • Add Is It Open links to package pages (#74)

v0.9 2009-07-31

  • (DM!) Add version attribute for package
  • Fix purge to use new version of vdm (0.4)
  • Link to changed packages when listing revision
  • Show most recently registered or updated packages on front page
  • Bookmarklet to enable easy package registration on CKAN
  • Usability improvements (package search and creation on front page)
  • Use external list of licenses from license repository
  • Convert from py.test to nosetests

v0.8 2009-04-10

  • View information about package history (ticket:53)
  • Basic datapkg integration (ticket:57)
  • Show information about package openness using icons (ticket:56)
  • One-stage package create/registration (r437)
  • Reinstate package attribute validation (r437)
  • Upgrade to vdm 0.4

v0.7 2008-10-31

  • Convert to use SQLAlchemy and vdm v0.3 (v. major)
  • Atom/RSS feed for Recent Changes
  • Package search via name and title
  • Tag lists show number of associated packages

v0.6 2008-07-08

  • Autocompletion (+ suggestion) of tags when adding tags to a package.
  • Paginated lists for packages, tags, and revisions.
  • RESTful machine API for package access, update, listing and creation.
  • API Keys for users who wish to modify information via the REST API.
  • Update to vdm v0.2 (SQLObject) which fixes ordering of lists.
  • Better immunity to SQL injection attacks.

v0.5 2008-01-22

  • Purging of a Revision and associated changes from cli and wui (ticket:37)
  • Make data available in machine-usable form via sql dump (ticket:38)
  • Upgrade to Pylons 0.9.6.* and deploy (ticket:41)
  • List and search tags (ticket:33)
  • (bugfix) Manage reserved html characters in urls (ticket:40)
  • New spam management utilities including (partial) blacklist support

v0.4 2007-07-04

  • Preview support when editing a package (ticket:36).
  • Correctly list IP address of of not logged in users (ticket:35).
  • Improve read action for revision to list details of changed items (r179).
  • Sort out deployment using modpython.

v0.3 2007-04-12

  • System now in a suitable state for production deployment as a beta
  • Domain model versioning via the vdm package (currently released separately)
  • Basic Recent Changes listing log messages
  • User authentication (login/logout) via open ID
  • License page
  • Myriad of small fixes and improvements

v0.2 2007-02

  • Complete rewrite of ckan to use pylons web framework
  • Support for full CRUD on packages and tags
  • No support for users (authentication)
  • No versioning of domain model objects

v0.1 2006-05

NB: not an official release

  • Almost functional system with support for persons, packages
  • Tag support only half-functional (tags are per package not global)
  • Limited release and file support