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Id Type Owner Reporter Milestone Status Resolution Summary Description Posixtime Modifiedtime
#67 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.10 closed fixed List all of a user's recent edits on their home page

Additional feature related to ticket:66.

cost: 2h

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#68 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.9 closed fixed Show affected packages in revision list view

When listing revisions (at /revision/ or in atom feed) show affected packages. Minor but v. useful UI improvement.

Cost: 1h

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#69 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.9 closed fixed Change to text-only license field and use external license repo

Switch from license domain object to a simple license field and use license list from new centralised license repo:


  • This will require a migration

Cost: 4h (plus migration ...)

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#70 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.9 closed fixed Convert from py.test to nosetests

Cost: 1h

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#71 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Upgrade to Pylons 0.9.7

Cost: 2h

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#72 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Integrate new logo

Integrate new logo from http://wiki.okfn.org/ckan/logo into site:

  • In title

Also can do favicon (separate ticket:48)

Cost: 1h

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#73 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed invalid Put enquiry template in db so it can be edited by admins

Currently stored in the python controller file. This is not the right place and putting it in db will allow editing by admins.

May also want to do this for the footer (also in the controller file).


  • Will need to create a new domain object/db table. Suggest called miscellaneous and consist of key value pairs utilizing JSON type for values.

Cost: 2h.

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#74 enhancement dread rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Add Is It Open links to package pages

On each package page in the openness field if the package is not open provide a link to is it open create enquiry page.


  • may want to add to the url a query parameter indicating which package this relates to e.g. ?ckan-package=...
  • http://isitopen.ckan.net/enquiry/create/?ckan-package=...
  • do we provide link even if package is open (e.g. so that people can make enquiries about e.g. adding open data/content buttons ...)

Cost: 0.5h

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#75 enhancement dread rgrp closed duplicate Record and display package "usage" information
  • Number of package page visits on ckan (can we get this straight from google analytics)
  • Number of times url or download url is used - now ticket:937 (Record download stats for resoures)

How do we do this?

  • Google analytics will miss a lot of this usage (and how do we get that data out anyway)
  • Could use javascript but again misses usage.
  • One option is to redirect link but that is kind of nasty (but may be only option ...)
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#76 enhancement dread rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Convert to use formalchemy for all forms

Current form stuff is not very good (uses formencode). Switch to formalchemy would improve this, especially on validation.

As an extra we could utilize the formalchemy pylons admin interface (pretty much for free).

Cost: 12h


  1. Replace htmlfill and formencode extract in controllers/templates with formalchemy
    1. Crude and simple
    2. Suppress unwanted fields (revision, state, all revisions) and sort out ordering to be similar to before.
    3. Sort out tag field with a special renderer
  2. Validation - testing definitely required.
  3. Fix up description and pretty css etc
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#77 enhancement dread rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Rate packages

As a User or Visitor

I wish to rate a package in some way. On the package view, below Openness, there is a 'Rating' heading with the star rating which is selectable.

Rating out of 5. One user or IP, one vote.

package_rating table:

package | user | rating annakarenina | joe.bloggs.openid.com | 4 annakarenina | | 1

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#78 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-10-28 closed fixed Extend login cookie lifetime

When you login you get given a cookie but it is very short (life of your browser session I think).

Work out how to extend to something reasonable (30 days or perhaps forever with logout unsetting cookie).

  1. A quick investigation to see whether this is possible
  2. If possible do it

Cost: ?

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#79 enhancement dread rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Improvements to package search

Several things:

  • Default package search (used e.g. on front page) should deal well with multiple items: "abc xyz" means search for both abc and xyz (as separate searches)
  • Should automatically display a list of matching tags in a line at top with number of associated packages
  • have an option to only search for fully open material (or openly licensed material ...)

Since we should be moving to a more sophisticated search solution anyway (to allow prioritisation etc) maybe we should cautious as to what we do now.

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#80 enhancement dread rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Refactor or remove modes code

Get rid of modes in the RESTful API. Do json stuff directly in controllers.

  • package will have to_dict and from_dict methods (called by rest controller) which provide and consume JSON friendly dictionaries representing the object. from_dict - class_method. stuff in forms for tags as_string, maybe factor out. reuse validation stuff.
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#81 enhancement rgrp rgrp vdm-0.7 closed fixed Support for sqlalchemy 0.5 1248285433000000 1268487327000000
#82 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed Support diffing of versioned objects

Should have function/facility to get a diff of a version object between 2 revisions. Function should return a dictionary of fields with diffs.


  • Do we deal with m2m relationships (and m2one on the many side)?
  • What is diff?
    • For text fields output of python diff command
    • For non-text field guess just simple +/- for what was there before and now

Cost: 4h (don't think this is a huge request)

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#83 enhancement rgrp rgrp vdm-0.6 closed fixed Allow "ignored" fields on versioned objects

Allow 'ignored' fields on versioned objects (i.e. attributes which are not 'versioned'). This is not hard to do as we already have most of the necessary mechanisms set up in the Revisioner object.

Cost: 2h

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#84 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-future assigned Revert support on versioned objects

Basic revert in the classic wiki form is already support by purging a Revision. However may wish to support:

  1. Cases where multiple objects changed in a revision but only want to revert 1 (low priority)
  2. Want to revert but have reversion as a new revision of that object.

Seems low priority at present.

Cost: ?

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#85 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed Convert state from an object to an enumeration

No real benefit of having State object as opposed to a simple text field with enumerated values and this second option is both simpler and more flexible.

Main hassle here is that it requires migration in all projects that use vdm.

If we're going to do this we should do it sooner rather than later.

Cost: 2h (+ 1h for a conversion method)

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#86 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed Support for stateful dict-like collections

Already support stateful list-like collections and should extend this to dict-like collections.

(This is prerequisite for implementing versioned "extra" (key/value) attributes on packages in CKAN and elsewhere).

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#87 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed duplicate Multiple download links

Multiple download links, including links to mirrors and multiple formats/versions

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#88 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Download (link) metadata

Support for download metadata (file size, file formats, version information).

See also: ticket:87 (multiple download links)

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#89 enhancement nickstenning rgrp closed fixed Tag cloud for package tags

Should not be hard to do (lots of existing libraries) but not sure that this is very important.

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#90 enhancement nickstenning rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Link to RDF versions of CKAN data

We should link to representations on semantic.ckan.net

  • Each package page could link to its RDF representation
    • "Alternative formats" near star rating. Has logo for RDF (link to RDF) and JSON (link via CKAN REST i/f).
    • Some instances of ckan won't need this, so have option in ini file for this. rdf_store_url=xyz
    • Include machine-readable link to the RDF:
      <meta http-equiv=... />
    • 303 redirect to RDF when content negotiation requires RDF. Test:
      curl -I -H "Accept: application/rdf+xml" http://localhost:5000/package/warandpeace

Cost: 3h


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#91 enhancement dread rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Add author and maintainer attributes to package

Add the following attributes to package:

  • author, author_email
  • maintainer, maintainer_email

Gives us full compatibility to: http://docs.python.org/distutils/setupscript.html#additional-meta-data

Column ordering - should come after name, title, url, download_url.

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#92 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed wontfix Add RDFa to package pages 1249049927000000 1297344859000000
#93 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Access control for packages

Should be able to limit ability to a user's ability to do things with packages (read, edit etc). This is a big ticket (it may required splitting) and full details are in separate wiki page: AccessControl.

Cost: 8d

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#94 enhancement dread rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Use sqlalchemy-migrate to handle db/model upgrades

Details of how to go about this here <http://www.rufuspollock.org/2009/07/27/sqlalchemy-migrate-with-pylons/>

Cost: 2h

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#95 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed Add manifest support

Support for listing files (manifest) contained within a package.

Traditional manifests just list the files. Suggest in addition we have support for optional metadata in form of key, value pairs.

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#96 defect rgrp rgrp closed invalid info command must give up to date information for python-type distributions

(2008-09-10) at present when setup.py is edited info command may not give up to date information if pkg-info (in egg.info) is not rebuilt.

Suggest: info command needs to rebuilds pkg-info in python-type distributions.

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#97 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed duplicate Do not create a distribution on a path is something already exists there

(2009-03-09) Do not create a distribution at path X if path X already exists and contains material (unless forced via a force option).

Cost: 1h

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#98 enhancement rgrp rgrp datapkg-0.7 closed fixed Replace use of pastescript templates in PythonDistribution with of something simpler

Replace use of pastescript templates in PythonDistribution? (write) with of something simpler (allowing us to remove dependency on pastescript).

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#99 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed wontfix Test DbIndex with sqla 0.5

Test DbIndex? with sqla 0.5 (and get it working if it does not work).

Cost: ??

Priority: low because DbIndex? is not currently that important to us (also wonder whether we should try using CKAN code here to stop us reinventing the wheel).

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#100 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed Convert existing data on disk to a datapkg distribution

(2008-10-29) convert existing directory on disk to a datapkg distribution (PythonDistribution? by default). This would be presented in the CLI as a convert command.


  • Add a metadata file (setup.py), perhaps prompting for input
  • List all existing data in that directory

Cost: 4h

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#101 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed (Improved) Download support
  1. Given a url download from that url to disk
  2. Given a package use download url to download to disk

Once on disk should uncompress (if necessary).


  • Should download either to tmp directory (defaulted in config) or a specified path on disk
  • In download would like to support as many types of target urls as possible:
    1. Single files (usually compressed filesets but could be individual files)
    2. Index pages listing files to download
    3. Revision control repositories
    4. ...

This will obviously be a significant amount of work. Suggest:

  1. Start off just supporting the first option.
  2. Have something like a plugin system to handle new target types
  3. Reuse existing work (e.g. easy_install and pip handle standard vcs such as svn, hg, git etc)

Cost: 1d

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#102 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed Switch to using UUIDs for revision ids

This is better for long term sustainability, especially if we want to "push and pull" from unrelated repositories in the future.


  • May wish to retain a number field updated in the usual incremental way (what's the cost/benefit here?)
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#103 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-v1.5 closed fixed View a package at a given revision

As a user I want to view a package at a given revision:

  • When I visit /package/read/xyz?rev=yyy I should be shown package at revision yyy
  • package history page should provide links to these pages

Cost: 2h

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#104 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed View a package at a given version

As a user i want to see a package at "version" X (NB: not revision X).

  • When I visit e.g. /package/read/xyz?version=0.7 I should be shown package at version 0.7 (or a message saying no such version)
  • Implementation:
    • Find revision for this version (search revision history for when version field was last 0.7)
    • Show pacakge at that revision (as in ticket:103)
  • On history page also shows versions in list of revisions associated with the package
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#105 enhancement dread rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Package groups (view)

As a user I want to be able to create groups of packages.

This functionality is different from tags:

  • The ability to add a package to a given group is restricted whereas anyone can add a given tag to a package
  • Specifically groups have owners and only the owners can add a package to that group

Group properties

  • id (primarykey, uuid style)
  • name (restricted content - same rules as package)
  • title (no restrictions)
  • owners -- many:many with user object
  • description (markdown)
  • packages -- many:many with package object

Don't version groups for now.

Groups address in the WUI will be:

  • /group - browse list of groups (reuse list action)
  • /group/list - same thing for now
  • /group/<groupname> - display: group properties with links to packages. No links to user pages (yet).

Group editing and searching will be another ticket.

Cost: 3d

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#106 enhancement dread rgrp closed duplicate Regularly convert CKAN data to RDF and put on Talis CC

Sister to ticket:90 (Link to RDF version of CKAN data on Talis Connected Commons).

Talis have already kindly done an initial conversion. We should repeat this process regularly and re-upload the data to Talis CC.

In the long run may wish to only re-convert packages changed since the last upload. However given relatively smaller size of full dataset this optimization is probably not yet required.

Attached is the ruby script used by Talis for conversion

Cost: ? (1d+ depending on e.g. how easy integration with Talis CC is)

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#107 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed invalid Provide information about uploading material

Often people who are registering resources want to make the associated material available. We should:

  • Provide a dedicated upload page giving instructions as to upload process
    1. Explain we don't store the data itself on CKAN. Suggest uploading to a store somewhere and then linking using download_url (that is its purpose)
    2. Upload to
      • Talis CC for RDF
      • archive.org
      • grid.okfn.org
  • link to this page from next to download_url item on new package page

In long run (now ticket:186) we may automate this by providing a ckan upload facility which caches the data and then reuploads it to relevant service (disadvantage is "we" are the owner of the data on that service ...)

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#108 enhancement dread rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Package search in the REST API

Add package search facility in the rest api at /api/search

Queries can be provided as for the normal package search either by posting to that url or by performing a get with a query string.

E.g. .../api/search/package?q=xyz

Query parameters:

  • q is keyword string (searches name, title, tags by default)
    • split by words and ANDed
  • additional parameters for specific fields
  • qjson is alternative to q for Searching by specific fields (in addition to keyword string). Payload to json is a JSON-encoded dict which is a dictionary with a q field for free text (keywords) and additional key/value pairs for specific fields
    • if q and qjson specified ignore q and just process qjson value

Additional parameters in addition to query ("q" or "qjson") are:

  • limit
  • offset
  • fullinfo=0/1 - return full record for each result (default=0)
  • order_by=field_name
  • search_notes=0/1 (default 0) do we search notes field in a keyword search

Return value is json encoded dictionary with keys:

  • 'results': list of results
  • 'count': total number of results

Extras (for the future)

  • Prioritisation is not part of this ticket (requires fulltext support in DB or in external app such as Xapian)
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#124 enhancement rgrp rgrp v1.0 closed fixed Display Generic Package Attributes in WUI

Split out from ticket:43

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#125 enhancement dread rgrp v1.0 closed duplicate Edit Generic Package Attributes in WUI

Split out from ticket:43

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#128 enhancement dread rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Add ckan_url attribute to REST JSON representation of a Package

Add ckan_url attribute to REST JSON representation of a Package pointing to the (read) url of package on CKAN.

Cost: 30m

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#130 enhancement dread rgrp v0.10 closed fixed Create a New Group via the WUI

As a


I want to

Create a new group via the WUI


  • locate at /group/new/
  • You must be logged in to create a group
  • Group creator is automatically given role of group admin
  • Edit screen is same as edit screen ...
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#139 defect rgrp rgrp v0.11 closed worksforme Ensure you cannot add same tag twice to a package

Seems some package have ended up with same tag twice: http://www.ckan.net/package/fred2dot0

Check whether this is still possible and if it is fix it ...

Cost: 2h

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#140 enhancement rgrp ckan-backlog new News section on front page

Have a news section (suggest as a sidebar item).

News section will link to latest 3/4 blog posts on CKAN from blog.okfn.org.


  • Suggest pulling via rss or similar.
  • Will want to cache this ...

Cost: 4h?

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#141 task dread rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Search api docs

Write up search api documentation and put it in a template that shows up at api/search/.

Cost: 2h

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#146 defect pudo rgrp closed worksforme Problem when an admin user logs in between commencing editing and saving
  1. Visitor starts editing a package (or creates a new package)
  2. Visitor logs in before previewing or committing
  3. Visitor is an admin (or sysadmin)
  4. Preview or commit fails

Reason (conjecture): the form we use for package editing is now dependent on whether you have admin privileges (we allow editing of state by admins). When you login the old form is now incorrect and this results in the formalchemy fieldset breaking.

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#151 enhancement dread rgrp v0.11 closed duplicate User object should have a created attribute

User object should have a "created" attribute initialized to current datetime.

Require a db migration but o/w very simple.

Cost: 1.5h

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#157 enhancement dread rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Log message not persisted through preview

Log message on package edit page is no longer persisted through a preview (no doubt due to recent form upgrades). Let's fix this.

cost: 0.5h

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#159 defect dread rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Searching for tags:... resulting in lots of tags being found

Search of form: tags: ... behaves differently depending on whether there is a leading space:

  • tags: postcode - tags found correctly but no packages found
  • tags:postcode - tags incorrectly found but correct packages found

Let's fix this.

Cost: 0.5h

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#160 enhancement dread rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Implement internal links in CKAN notes markup

Suggest form is: key:value (with optional space after ':'.

Keys would be for an object, i.e. 'package', 'tag', 'group'.

Becomes a link.

This would be implemented by implementing a 'Parser' or 'Processor' object which is run before markdown is done. Regex replace.

Cost: 4h

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#161 defect dread rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Tag listing is incorrect

E.g. http://ckan.net/tag/read/postcodes this has no-postcode listed but when you look at that package 'postcodes' isn't a tag ...

I suspect this may be to do with search using deleted tags as I think no-postcode had postcodes as a tag at some point earlier ...

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#162 enhancement dread rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Tags should be automatially lowere-cased if not already

Rather than raising a validation error automatically lower-case tags on submission.

Cost: 0.5h

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#171 enhancement rgrp rgrp datapkg-0.7 closed fixed Create consolidated config for CLI

Create consolidated set of config by merging config from .datapkgrc and command line options and use that instead of mixture of command line options and other stuff ... (likely to be less buggy!)

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#172 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Build ckan documentation using sphinx and upload

Use python sphinx to build documenation in ./doc and then upload it somewhere publicly accessible.

NB: improving the documentation is another matter (as is integrating e.g. existing api docs).

Upload location (these are docs for CKAN codebase/concept not the ckan service at ckan.net so good not to associate it too closely with ckan.net):

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#179 defect dread rgrp v1.0 closed fixed Restore 404 and 500 messages in WUI

Cost: 0.5h (?)

Conjecture this went missing in cset:a35db862a841

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#182 enhancement rgrp v1.0 closed fixed Improve openness icons

Tick and cross aren't clear enough. Propose:

  • Icon for downloadability (nothing if absent ...(?))
  • Icon for open license? (Need something if closed ...)

Cost: 2h (?)

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#183 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed worksforme Browse packages by rating

At moment order packages by title.

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#184 enhancement dread rgrp closed fixed Stats page

Create /stats/ page displaying main statistics, e.g:

  • Most highly rated packages
  • Most edited packages
  • Largest groups
  • Top tags (by packages)
  • Package addition rate
  • Users with most packages

Related to ticket:181 - Stats side-bar


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#186 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed duplicate Automated upload to archive.org s3

(Follows on from ticket:107). We want to provide facility for users to automatically upload material.

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#187 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Full-text search

Standard search should search notes field in addition to name, title and tags (discussed in ticket:108 but not done). For this to work we need proper text search since o/w we get poor ordering and lots of bad results.

If we do this we need:

  1. To weight across fields in a sensible way
  2. We can also use proper text search on title or ...

Easiest way to do this is to use existing facilities in dbs e.g. postgres has full text support since 8.3: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/static/textsearch.html

Using this with sqlalchemy: http://lowmanio.co.uk/blog/entries/postgresql-full-text-search-and-sqlalchemy/

Issues with fulltext search:

  • tags not indexed, so would need to 'or' search of tags. This would cause problems with the order_by of the query, since the tags wouldn't have a ranking.
  • if tags are indexed then perhaps we don't want them converted into lexemes? Exact match could well be better.
  • can we split the name on dash or underscore before being indexed?
  • natural language search doesn't do partial words, so search for 'gov' doesn't bring up 'government'.
  • do we keep the existing search system usable with a config file switch for if we install on a db aside from postgres?
  • we want to weight name and title higher than other fields - achievable with custom trigger.
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#188 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.11 closed duplicate Improve package listing views

Propose change to tabular-like format showing these attributes (perhaps should be configurable?)

  • Openness status
  • Title (not sure name is needed)
  • Tags

Cost: 4h

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#195 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Association listings should be alphabetically sorted (e.g. a group's packages)

Where an item has an association listing (e.g. package's tags or group's packages) these should be sorted in a sensible way. For present choose to sort alphabetically by name.

Cost: 2h

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#200 defect rgrp rgrp closed invalid PythonDistribution write method should write all available metadata

Current write method just creates a bare bones package and does not write any of the available metadata other than name.

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#208 enhancement dread rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Obfuscate author email and maintainer email field

Obfuscate author email and maintainer email field.

Use: webhelpers.html.tools.mail_to e.g. webhelpers.html.tools.mail_to('[email protected]…', encode='javascript')

Do we want to? Surely only public addresses should be on CKAN in which case why obfuscate?

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#209 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed Validate email address when creating an enquiry

p:wui 2009-09-09 validate email address when creating an enquiry

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#212 enhancement rgrp rgrp v0.11 closed fixed Switch to using m.okfn.org "kforge" media (css and behaviour)

We are already using standard kforge css though copied locally and with a few modifications.

We should switch to using common copy on m.okfn.org. Some work will be required to factor out any changes we have made.

Cost: 2h

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#228 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed duplicate Deal with duplicate packages

This needs to be thought out ...

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#231 defect pudo rgrp ckan-v1.3 closed fixed Make group versioned

Make group object revisioned/versioned.

  • Involves upgrade script both for group object and group_revision object
  • No changes required to WUI for present
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#232 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed invalid Add strapline to CKAN logo

Strapline (?): Sharing, discovery and reuse of data and content

Need to consult on this.

Cost: 1h

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#233 enhancement rgrp rgrp v1.1 closed fixed Allow simple site-specific customization/overriding of templates


  1. Allow for specification of genshi template paths to search in config. This way people can introduce their own templates and these templates can selectively override existing templates. (Already implemented this in shakespeare and it works)
  1. Include an extra site-specific genshi template which can then be used to customize site (e.g. by having specific calls to py:def that user can define but which are ignored if they don't exist).

Can do this using:

<xi:include href="base.html"><xi:fallback /></xi:include>

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#234 enhancement memespring rgrp closed wontfix UI Review - Autocomplete package names & tags in search

Broken out from ticket:216

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#240 defect johnbywater rgrp v1.0 closed fixed Do not allow creation of PackageResource object without a url

Currently it is possible (v0.11) to have a PackageResource? object without a url. This should be impossible to do (either at creation time or via modification).

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#242 defect pudo rgrp v1.1 closed fixed Miscellaneous tidying up (v0.11)

Dumping ground for various minor and miscellaneous items (mainly refactorings):rgrp

  • controllers/tag.py: why does this not use lib/search.py (but controllers/packages.py search method does)?


  • lib/search.py: inheritance would be nicer than switching on entity in search (i.e. have SearchPackage?, SearchTag? etc)
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#245 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed duplicate Support for composite primary keys

Problem here is that foreign key then becomes "complicated" (composite).

  • Could also deprecate continuity_id field in favour of the basic foreign key on ie
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#246 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed duplicate Support for primary key not named id

At the moment setting of continuity_id depends on base table pkcol being id. Should not be hard to change this -- and may get for free as part of ticket:245 (composite primary keys)

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#247 enhancement dread rgrp v1.0 closed fixed Alternative formats links on package page

"Alternative formats". Has logo for RDF (link to RDF) and JSON (link via CKAN REST i/f).

  • How do we know if RDF available? Ans: see details in ticket:90.

Cost: 1h

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#248 enhancement dread rgrp v1.0 closed fixed i18n of forms

Need to do i18n of forms (not in templates but in code). Should consult with tonfa about this.

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#260 enhancement dread rgrp v1.0 closed fixed Display group package list in standard (richer) way

Currently use old "bullet-point" style. Should change to now standard style used on e.g. package search results page.

Cost: 0.5h

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#261 defect dread rgrp v1.0 closed fixed License does not work through REST API

Presence of license_id field in JSON input show below breaks REST API (with weird error about int not being subscriptable as if license_id field is being subscripted).

Using normal license field does not cause breakage but has no effect.

(Also think we should remove license_id from the API since there is no guarantee this cross system compatible since locally generated on install).

    ourjson = '''{
   "maintainer" : "Applications Division",
   "version" : "1999-01-01",
   "license_id" : 9,
   "name" : "geogratiswaterfraction1km_v100",
   "author_email" : "...",
   "author" : "Dissemination Branch",
   "tags" : [
      "Ground Water",
      "Surface Water",
      "Earth Science",
      "Land Surface",
      "Land Cover",
   "extras" : {
      "License" : "http://geogratis.ca/geogratis/en/licence.jsp",
      "Ministry" : "Natural Resources Canada",
      "Level of Government" : "Federal"
   "maintainer_email" : "[email protected]",
   "notes" : "This product is a raster coverage",
   "url" : "http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/geogratis/en/collection/metadata.do?id=67",
   "title" : "Geogratis - 1-km Water Fraction From National Topographic Data Base Maps, Canada"
    def test_15_random(self):
        offset = '/api/rest/package'
        import urllib
        tmpjson = simplejson.dumps(simplejson.loads(self.ourjson))
        postparams = urllib.urlencode({tmpjson: 1})
        res = self.app.post(offset, params=postparams, status=[200],
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#262 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed Mark package as duplicate of another package

Need a way to mark packages as duplicate.


  • Could work off a tag (meta-duplicate or somesuch)
  • What happens if we want to delete the package (to we leave a place-holder, do we merge content?)
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#263 enhancement johnbywater rgrp v1.1 closed fixed Improve and test openid login

At the moment the user has to figure out to login with providers -- this is not always obvious (e.g. google).

We could improve this with a small bit of javascript. As an example see: http://standalone.demo.civicrm.org/standalone/

Not sure exactly what library that is using (or if bespoke) so alternatives include (NB: we already use jquery):

In addition to implementing this we also need to test logging in with main providers: google, wordpress -- as we have had reports of it not working with e.g. wordpress (not sure if this testing can be automated really -- best hope would be selenium I think -- so OK if done by hand).

Cost: 3h (2h UI), (1h testing)

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#264 defect dread rgrp v1.0 closed fixed Investigate why there are revisions with no associated packages

Revision.packages should not include all changes so why are we getting revisions with no associated changes? See e.g. http://ckan.net/revision/read/814e39e1-2540-4449-90d1-ac9a92ab40fb?

Investigate and fix.

NB: if this is bugfix this should go against stable or metastable branch if at all possible and then be merged into default.

Cost: 1.5h (?)

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#267 defect johnbywater rgrp vdm-0.7 closed fixed Diffs for object that is created in that revision

Currently this raises an exception because there is no package/package_revision in existence at from_revision.

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#272 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed fixed Atom/RSS feeds for individual tags and groups

I want to be able to easily check when a package is added (or removed?) from a given tag or groups. To do this I would like access to an Atom/RSS feed for a given tag or group.

  • This would allow people to embed feed widgets in other places
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#273 task pudo rgrp v1.1 closed fixed Investigate search index options and create tickets

Work already here: http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/trac/wiki/SearchEngine

Add knowledge there or to:


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#274 defect rgrp rgrp closed fixed Allow searching by any extra field

At the moment only support a very limited set of extra fields (see docs for details). Should support arbitrary extra fields (note no need to put these in special full text index though ...)

Cost: 1h

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#275 defect dread rgrp closed fixed Add forms renderer for JsonType fixing bugs in admin interface

This will solve e.g. issues in formalchemy admin interface (which is due to lack of renderer for Json type)

Cost: 0.5h

from ckan.model.types import JsonType

forms.FieldSet.default_renderers[JsonType] = formalchemy.fields.TextFieldRenderer
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#276 defect dread rgrp v1.0 closed fixed Resources in Package form seen multiple times upon preview

Create a new package with a name 'blah' and resource format 'blah'. Hit preview. There is an error because of the lack of resource url, but in the resource input boxes, there are now four resources with format 'blah'.

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#284 defect johnbywater rgrp v1.0 closed fixed Move tag/read/xxx to simple tag/xxx like package and group

Also put in redirect from old locations (see examples with plurals in routing.py)

Estimated cost: 20m

Actual cost: 40m

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#285 enhancement rgrp assigned Paginate list of packages on tag read page

Is this worth doing? On hmg.ckan.net start to have a lot of packages with a given tag ...

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#301 enhancement rgrp assigned Package discussion pages

A package discussion page is like a wikipedia discussion page: an editable free text page for people to have discussion/post comments about a given package.

It provides a way for people to make suggestions about a package without needing access to main package.

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#306 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed duplicate datapkg build command

Need to be able to build a distribution. Need:

  • new 'build' command
  • specify distribution format. Suggest at the moment a simple zip or tar.gz build in most straightforward way form distribution.
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#307 defect rgrp rgrp datapkg-0.7 closed fixed datapkg upload command

Support uploading a distribution somewhere.

  • New cli command: upload
  • Pluggable uploader framework. Suggest initial support

Depends on ticket:306

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#308 enhancement rgrp rgrp closed duplicate Autocomplete package names & tags in package search

Extracted from ticket:216.

Dubious of its merit.

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#310 defect dread rgrp v1.1 closed fixed Commit message box looks wrong in edit page since edit style overhaul

Suggest move this below the label and make full width of screen and only 3/4 rows high (more like a wiki site).

  • Also change label to: Edit summary (Briefly describe the changes you have made)
  • Remove: you can markdown formatting here.
  • Move author: if you have not signed in smaller and closer (like markdown instructions are nwo).
  • Change commit -> save
  • Remove "please save" just have the bullet points
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#311 defect dread rgrp v1.1 closed fixed Reordering of package resources can lead to integri

Created a new package resource line and then moved it up above existing one and hit save. Result: 500 error. In logs have:

[Sat May 08 21:55:41 2010] [error] [client] Error - <class 'sqlalchemy.exceptions.IntegrityError'>: (IntegrityError) duplicate key value violates unique constraint "package_resource_revision_pkey", referer: http://ckan.net/package/edit/cofog
[Sat May 08 21:55:41 2010] [error] [client]  'INSERT INTO package_resource_revision (id, package_id, url, format, description, hash, position, state, revision_id, continuity_id) VALUES (%(id)s, %(package_id)s, %(url)s, %(format)s, %(description)s, %(hash)s, %(position)s, %(state)s, %(revision_id)s, %(continuity_id)s)' {'hash': '', 'description': 'The Treasury record of COFOG functions. ', 'format': 'XLS', 'url': 'http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/cofog_definitions_coins250609.xls', 'package_id': '8482334d-fe2e-4285-9114-5243130f80c0', 'state': 'active', 'continuity_id': '8bf302db-8a80-47d3-b5dc-bc07512a3928', 'position': 3, 'revision_id': 'e4e2cb2d-4bd5-414e-b646-e484f174d9ab', 'id': '8bf302db-8a80-47d3-b5dc-bc07512a3928'}, referer: http://ckan.net/package/edit/cofog
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