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#1163 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-backlog new Improvements to Storage Extension

Storage is now working but there are

  • Integrate with Resources (e.g. create a resource for each file upload and give option to associate with a package)
    • Should we introduce rule that files *not* associated with a Resource are periodically deleted?
  • Allow setting of a file name/path before upload
  • Allow for file overwriting/deleting etc (how should this work -- do we want to allow this sort of thing)
  • Integrate local file upload stuff in api/auth/*

Different Backend Issues

Local file store is rather different from 'remote' storage in various ways:

  • For remote you don't want to use many buckets as there are bucket limits while for local you want to. Should we there have a single path that users provide which we then partition differently for different backends.
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#1190 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-v1.5 closed fixed [super] CREP 0004 Data API and Data Processing System

For some time (e.g. 1y+!) we have known that we want to integrate some kind of datastore / data processing system with CKAN. We've had a CREP in progress on this for some months (may copy that here at some point):


We can distinguish 3 modules that are needed:

  1. "Webstore": A datastore with dataapi - #1208

Suggestion is this would be sqlite based with a simple sql based API. http://ckan.net/api/data/{user|org}/{datastore_name}?q={some-read-sql-query}

  1. Automated conversion of suitable resources into datastore upon resource creation so that e.g. they are accessible via the API. #1398
  1. A data processing system which utilizes this datastore. One could

get a long way with simple javascript running in the browser for development with this javascript then run offline using something like nodejs. Alternatively one could allow one to specify a url to e.g. a python file which would then be run in a sandbox (with access to some specified set of python modules) - #1432

More info

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#1208 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-10-28 closed fixed Webstore: a datastore with web API
  • SQLite based
  • Use Cyclone for async http server on top with auth
  • Designed to not be specific to CKAN or anything else

Current code is here: https://github.com/okfn/webstore.

API Spec


Two basic ways to query::

    GET: /{owner}/{db-name}/?sql=...
    GET: /{owner}/{db-name}/?table=...&attr=value&attr=value&limit=...


      u'keys': [u'id', u'name'],
      u'data': [
          [1, u'jones'],
          [u'aaa', u'jones']


POST to::


Payload is json data structured as follows::


unique_keys: [list of key attributes] data: {dict of values}


Authentication and Authorization

Authentication: use basic auth header.


  • Default: all read, owner can write
  • Restricted: owner can read and write, everyone can do nothing

Possible future: config file can specify a python method (TODO: method signature)

Integration with Other Systems

TODO: Specify how to delegate authenatication to user database in some other system.

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#1239 defect rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-10-28 closed fixed Remove and re-add tag on package not working

See reports on list at:

Tracked this to issue in dictization/model_save whereby was ignoring case where Package Tag already there but in deleted state. Rather than describe at length see fix.

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#1240 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-backlog assigned [super] API v4

(Just creating this ticket as somewhere to keep notes)

  • Decide on REST api versus action API
    • Do we want to support both?
  • Tidying
    • Unify on /api/v{version num}/... structure (do we want a default option that points to current default? e.g. /api/default/ ...)
    • extras merged into normal field list in package
    • Get rid of /rest/ so just have api/v1/package
    • Get rid of separation of search api from 'rest' api
      • Propose that GET on REST index is search e.g. /package/?q=...
        • This is also resolves issue whereby GET at root returns whole package set (a *bad* idea) as this would now become the matchall search query (with a default limit on items returned)
  • Resource read/write in API (separate from package)
    • Does this need authorization work?
  • user/account API - read/write
  • Remove autocomplete -- can just use search
    • Do not worry about backwards compat as should only be used in our js (if others using it too bad!)
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#1245 task rgrp ckan-v1.5 closed fixed Reorganise ckan.org pages

Here is Rufus' plan for ckan.org reorganisation from http://ckan.okfnpad.org/documentation (22/7/11) (ticket made by dread):

  /overview <--- current 'about' page (the software)
  /customers <-- say "in addition to our clients..."
  /features <-- needs most work (pictures etc)
/pricing/  <-- simplest thing possible ... talk with Ira (cover pricing and support)
/developers <--- links to http://docs.ckan.org/, getting the software, the wiki, the mailing list /contact


  • add tagline in header - "the data portal software"
  • make and add glossy PDF
  • change "data hub" to "data portal" passim (if only using one term)
  • add [email protected]
  • image banner on home page - redo screenshots without menus
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#1249 enhancement pudo rgrp ckan-v1.5 closed fixed Exclude script tag from extraction for i18n

Currently have this script section put in for i18n. It shouldn't be.

<script type="text/javascript">
    $.fn.ajaxCreateSlug = function(name, url) {
        var title = this;
        var updater = {
            init: function(title, name) {
                // Add a new element where the validity of the package name can be displayed
                this.name_field = name;
                this.title_field = title;
                this.name_field.parent().append('<div id="package_name_valid_msg"></div>');
                this.url = url;
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#1250 enhancement pudo rgrp ckan-v1.5 closed fixed Search results should be sorted by score rather than alphabetical

At the moment we sort search results alphabetically. While this is useful for doing 'browse' case where no search bad for all other cases.

Adopt default sort order of 'score' though may wish to keep alphabetical for no search term (i.e. wildcard).


  • Default this in solr (no need to touch code) but fragile and affects everything ...
  • Do it in code and default to score
  • Do it in code and have alphabetical (on name or title?) when no criteria otherwise score

Aside: may also wish to support search in query api but that is for later!

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#1251 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-backlog closed fixed Rename wiki.ckan.net to wiki.ckan.org

Inline with general naming policy going forward.

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#1252 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-v1.5 closed fixed Deprecate ckan.net in favour of thedatahub.org

Deprecate ckan.net in favour of thedatahub.org

  • Announce
  • Create thedatahub.org and have it run same data as ckan.net
  • Announce closing down of ckan.net with 302
  • Implement 302 permanent

Also redirect wiki.ckan.net to wiki.ckan.org

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#1264 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-10-10 closed fixed Merge ckanext-admin into core

This extension should be in core now -- functionality is basic and very useful.

Copy across from here: http://bitbucket.org/okfn/ckanext-admin

Suggest this no longer even be an extension.

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#1268 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-10-10 closed fixed Speed up listing users by revisions by adding db index

At the moment this appears to be slow (kindly suggests because missing index in db). Page is /user on a ckan instance.

Would this also speed up user page where we recent changes?

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#1269 defect johnglover rgrp ckan-backlog closed wontfix User view page shows the packages followed by viewing user not user being viewed

This overlaps with Sean's follow support (for activity streams) and so will be dealt with there.

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#1271 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-10-28 closed fixed CORS support

CORS - http://www.w3.org/TR/cors/ - support.

This is what you do in Apache. Should do this in lib/base.py or similar.

    Header always set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*"
    Header always set Access-Control-Allow-Methods "POST, PUT, GET, OPTIONS"
    Header always set Access-Control-Allow-Headers "X-CKAN-API-KEY, Content-Type"

    # Respond to all OPTIONS requests with 200 OK
    # This could be done in the webapp
    # This is need for pre-flighted requests (POSTs/PUTs)
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ $1 [R=200,L]
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#1282 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-v1.5 closed fixed JS and WUI tidy up

Consolidate js. Remove cruft.

  • Move stuff to vendor
    • Have all vendor libs local (?)
    • jquery, jquery-ui etc
  • Consolidate autocomplete to use jquery-ui
    • package autocomplete (groups)
    • tag autocomplete (package)
    • user autocomplete (authz group create)
      • turns out that authz group edit had autocomplete disabled so refactoring meant enabling ...
  • Move forms.css into main
  • Remove tag cloud from front page (can be example going forward)
  • Remove bookmarklet (since in wiki at: http://wiki.ckan.net/Managing_Data_Packages#How_Do_I_Install_the_CKAN_Bookmarklet.3F)
  • Move name slug generation into standard js and clean up


  1. JS unit tests for the given pages ...
  2. Option to use external site to serve js and css (e.g. CDN)

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#1284 defect dread rgrp closed fixed Lots of revisions being created on datahub.org

Revisions aren't assigned to packages. Where are they coming from? This seems to have been occurring since the upgrade to 1.4.3b a couple of weeks ago?

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#1286 enhancement rgrp ckan-backlog new Remove remaining formalchemy stuff

Stuff I've spotted:

  • forms/*
  • template/group/edit_form.html
  • template/package/edit_form.html

This can go once new DGU form is in.

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#1293 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-09-12 closed fixed Rename Package to Dataset throughout WUI, API


  • All templates
  • [DONE] Routing: /package/ -> /dataset/ (including API)
  • [DONE] Tests: self.app.get('/dataset/...') rather than package ...
    • One test to check redirect works?
  • Docs


  • Stay with Package in code e.g. stay with 'PackageController?'
    • also leave stuff like pkg = .... (gradual migration)
  • Leave extensions


  • Package -> Dataset
  • Data Package -> Dataset
  • respect capitalization
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#1294 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-v1.5 closed fixed [super] Package creation and editing UX improvements

Largely an integration of work from ckanjs

  • #1295 Simplify package create form
  • Improvements to edit form
    • Split edit form into sections
    • Remove preview from edit form (introduce inline preview on description/notes field)
  • #1296 Improved resource adding/editing on dataset/page page
  • #878 File upload integrated into resource creation
  • #1297 In-place editing of notes field for existing packages
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#1295 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-09-12 closed fixed Simplify package create form

Sub ticket of #1294

  • Initial screen just title, name, description (notes), license (and tags?).
  • State that you can add data and more information on next screen. This takes you to Package 'view' where you can then do more stuff.
    • Flash some instructions? e.g. that resources are missing?
  • Name slug should by default look uneditable (cf wordpress way to do the slug)
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#1296 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-09-12 closed fixed Improved resource adding/editing on dataset/page page

Subticket of #1294.

  • Nice way to edit all resource attributes
  • Nice way to add new resources
    • Including file upload (cf #878).
      • Cf work in ckanjs (this can be a straight integration).
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#1297 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-09-12 closed fixed In-place preview of edited description markdown on edit dataset form

Subticket of #1294.

Can integrate from working system on ckanjs.

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#1300 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-11-07 closed fixed Core changes to base theme

Core changes to theme in order to make it easier to re-theme:

  • page_heading
  • side bar menu must be switchable (left to right) (through config or css)
  • Add optional_footer to complement optional_head
    • And adopt rule for template writers that all extra js must go in optional footer
    • That way we could move optional js to the bottom of the page to improve page load times.
  • Re-add support for body-class ... (seems to be removed by #1108)
  • more divs.
  • better labelling for css (and javascript)
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#1306 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-backlog closed wontfix Tests for the logic layer

AFAICT there are no tests for the logic layer at the moment. I imagine this is an issue (if it is not please explain and close as wontfix).

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#1307 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-09-12 closed fixed Implement captcha for signup
  • Major issue with spam signup on thedatahub.org
  • Suggest using recaptcha

Est cost: 1d

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#1311 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-backlog new Modal user register and login form

Subticket of: #1294

Rather than having to visit a dedicated page it would be good if registration and login could be done from a modal form (separate or combined ...).


  • It could be used from dataset creation page in situations where user needs to be registered / logged in to create a dataset (so we could allow someone to start creating a dataset and only get them to login at the end ...)
  • It allows for quicker and easier logging in


  • See Friedrich's work on the datahub
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#1320 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-10-10 closed fixed Extend basic markdown to support normal http / https links

It is very annoying that you have to wrap links in <...> and most people don't bother. Extend h.markdown in code and markdown in js to fix this.

(We should also support 'package' links etc in javascript?)


  • Note that CKAN flavoured markdown will not currently recognise dataset:my_data links (still uses package).
  • Move the markdown api to /util/markdown
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#1327 enhancement rgrp ckan-v1.6 closed duplicate [super] Dataset Archiving

Split out of #852. Automated archiving of datasets (related to QA).

Automated archiving using worker process

  • #890 - Timed actions in ckanext-queue
  • #891 - Resource download worker daemon
  • #892 - Make stored data available in WUI
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#1330 enhancement rgrp ckan-backlog closed invalid Deprecate / Remove test_authz.py

test_authz.py appears to test in great detail some very specific additional authz (related to total site lock-down it seems -- introduced I think for hri project).

I think there are simpler ways to get total site lockdown (use external auth!) and this test is slow and delicate (e.g. depends on specific words in templates). Suggest removing. If we don't remove we should at least refactor tests for access to certain pages to use a proper method of testing (e.g. agreed html comments in each page) rather than being depending on the presence of absence of specific wording.

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#1339 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-backlog closed fixed Issues / question re navl and data conversion

I ran into a bug with the size field on resources.

  • It would not accept an empty value from form (IMO this clearly equates to null/None)
  • This could be fixed via using ignore_empty instead of ignore_missing
  • However using this means there was no way to empty the field (e.g. i may just want to set the size field back to null not just change to another value)
  • similar issues could arise around other fields (such as last_modified ...)
    • cf cset:645031d07b60

To solve this (cset:58acdcfe6d4e) i created an int_converter temporarily in logic/schema.py (this is almost certainly the wrong place). But I think it raises a bigger issue about the conversion layer and how it works.

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#1343 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-backlog new [super] User related improvements (login, user pages etc)
  • Disallow account creation via openid - #1386
  • Require email field - #1319
    • Require email confirmation to be activated (?)
  • Improvements to user page (e.g. show activity and more info about user) - #1396
  • Modal user login - #1311
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#1357 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-10-10 closed fixed Integrate new version of data preview

We have an all new and much improved data preview system developed as part of QA in July. Need to integrate this.

  • Is pure javascript
  • Will have this in CKAN core but considered to be a plugin (so need datapreview in ckan.plugins list to work -- will enable this by default)
  • Will depend on the http://wiki.ckan.org/DataExplorer
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#1358 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-backlog assigned Generate configuration documentation automatically from the deployment_ini_tmpl file

At the moment documentation of config options is duplicated between source (deployment_ini_tmpl in ckan/config which is used to generate user ini file) and the docs.

Suggest we write a script that automatedly generates reference documentation for the config from the source.

May be obsoleted by #277 (some config in db)

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#1359 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-02-20 closed fixed Radically simplify standard list of licenses

Major UX grip and incredibly simple to do. May also want to have basic autocomplete support within the list (trivial to do as well I believe).

(Talk to RP about this re how we define lists of licenses).

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#1360 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-09-26 closed fixed Remove support for filter by download and filter by openness in search

Deliver little user benefit and easier just to search and then see what is listed as open and with resources.

Implementation Details

Areas to fix:

  • UI
  • lib/search/...
  • tests
  • ...?


Est: 2h

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#1361 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-v1.5 closed fixed Simple search support

Would be nice if CKAN could work out of the box without the need for SOLR (solr is great but complex and heavyweight to install).


  • ckan.simple_search config option
  • If set:
    • query via simple query to database backend
    • do no specialized indexing



  • TagSearchQuery? from lib/search (just do a search directly)?
  • #1360: filter by downloadable and filter by open search options

Possible Extras

(Probably future improvements)

  • Re-introduce full-text search indexing where supported in e.g. postgres and use for querying
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#1370 enhancement toby rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-04-30 closed fixed [super] Social sharing for datasets (and resources)

Add a way to share datasets and see mentions of datasets on twitter (and elsewhere)

As a visitor I want to share a link to a dataset I have found. I also want to see how many others have shared this (or mentioned it).

  • Sharing platform: simplest option is probably twitter but could generalize to e.g. sharethis system which supports, facebook, twitter etc etc.
    • Will need a config option for relevant API key e.g. ckan.sharethis.apikey
  • Location: Put this at top of sidebar on dataset view (a better suggsetion?)
  • Should show how many mentions / shares there are. (very important!)


  • (Tom and Ira and ...): do we really want this, versus e.g. proper follow extension?
  • What about bringing conversation back in to CKAN. E.g. show all times this dataset (i.e. its url) was mentioned on twitter. If we do this I think this should be definite +1.
  • Also, given our users, I think just doing twitter (identica) may be sufficient (how many people want to share links to datasets on facebook?)
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#1386 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-10-24 closed fixed Disallow account creation via openid

Superticket: #1343

Creation of accounts from OpenID causes large number of problems:

  • No guarantee of other profile info
  • Poor username (just from openid)

We therefore will:

  1. Require creation of user account via register (no auto-creation of accounts via openid)
    • sidebar of register page should point to login page rather than openid signin

  1. Permit association of an openid with an account ...
    • How: paste in your openid url (requires change to edit form to have this)
      • won't work for google with their weird openid urls
    • [future] Nicer way is to have login via openid while logged in (which association then happening in background)
  1. Migration (for 1+2):
    • (?) Generate decent usernames for all existing accounts
    • As this is nontrivial suggest instead we allow editing of usernames (by account owner and sysadmins). This is useful in its own right and is a reasonable 80/20 solution.
      • This does present the problem of re-associating commits with the new username. Best solution to this would be to switch revisions to point to userid rather than username. See #1534
  1. [optional] Change display_name to always be username
    • Change My Account to Username at top right of all pages (once we know usernames are short ...)
      • could do this straight away by truncating long usernames (e.g. truncate at 20 chars ...)
      • Also should we lose the icon?
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#1396 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Improvements to user page UX - 1d

Super ticket: #1506

  • Show member since
  • Display email (in obfuscated form)
  • List all owned datasets (in standard manner)
    • Will need change to logic layer to show datasets on user dict (this is useful for the API as well ...)
  • (Re)move list of changes
    • Should have activity (once activity available)


  • ?? Allow users to provide a home page, organization (requires migration)
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#1397 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-v1.7 closed fixed [super] Resource archiving

We want to cache/archive data associated to a resource so it is available if the resource url disappears (and in order to support other processing we may wish to do e.g. webstorer ...)

Etherpad: http://ckan.okfnpad.org/queue (most relevant parts inlined here)


  • Add task_status table to store qa/archiever/webstore information that does not need to be versioned. - #1363 (and #1371 - related logic functions)

Configuration setup for daemons

Pass config through to workers i.e site_url, user, api_key. Need to make site user account. #1408

celeryd config:

All providers of tasks will add an item to the following entry point:

name = ckanext.{name}.tasks:....


from pkg_resources import iter_entry_points
for entry in iter_entry_points:

CELERY_IMPORTS = celeryimports

Work Items

  • Resource change notifications in core - Make an IResourceChange and IResourceUrlChange. [1d] [0.75d] - #1383
  • Generate archiving request on resource url change [0.25d][0.25d] - #1399
  • Make site user account.
  • Make entry point system for celery config
  • Archiver daemon #891
    1. implement link-check function and task (point 2 from Archiver.update above) [1d] [0.5d]
    2. Rewrite archiver to use external storage. (decide how!)[3d][~2d]
  • Write to resource and task status table.[1d][0.75d]
  • [Required?] Make archived data available in WUI - #892
  • Documentation - #1400
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#1398 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-11-21 closed fixed Automated conversion of resource data into webstore
  • Possible sibling / requirement: #1397 (resource archiving)
  • Setup test environment. 1d
  • Make task to upload files to webstorer. 3d
    • This includes writing back webstore_url and updated date. 0.5d
    • Type guessing of file format. 1d
    • Make cron to upload all un webstored resources. 0.5d
  • Testing for errors by running cron 2d
  • Make nice way to deploy celery 1d.
  • Documentation. 1d
  • Deployment. 1d
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#1399 enhancement johnglover rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-10-24 closed fixed Generate archiving request on resource url change

Superticket: #1397

Generate archiving request on resource url change by implementing IResourceUrlChange and sending tasks to celery. [0.25d][0.25d]

Will be part of of ckanext-archiver extension.


  1. A resource is added to CKAN
  2. IResourceCreate event generated
  3. IF: resource url points to ckan storage or falls within some other set of exclusion conditions then END else continue
  4. Generate a Archiver.Update task with resource.id
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#1400 enhancement johnglover rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-03-05 closed fixed Document Archiver Extension
  • Create page on http://wiki.ckan.org/ about setting up a queue (this will merge into core docs when this is stable) - having a queue will now become a generic requirement for a bunch of extensions
  • README with install instructions in ckanext-archiver
  • Create an entry in http://wiki.ckan.org/Extensions
  • Write a blog post
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#1402 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-v1.6 closed fixed Migrate repository from mercurial to git

Plan to migrate from mercurial git


  • Do trial run
  • Announce conversion date / time
  • Require everyone to have pushed all outstanding changes at that time
  • Do conversion
  • Test
  • Announce on list and ckan.org/
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#1411 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-backlog new Force resource format to be lower case (also mimetype)

Format should be lowercase. Automatically lower case (for extra points have a bit of javascript to force lower case when entering).

  • Even more points: do a update on thedatahub repo to make all format lower case (or script this as an update?)
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#1429 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-backlog new Provide DOIs for datasets in a CKAN instance

DOI = digital object identifier = http://www.doi.org/

As a Publisher I want a DOI for my dataset so that it can be cited by and linked to by others in a standard and easy way.


  • Probably implement as extension rather than core
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#1432 enhancement rgrp ckan-backlog new [super] Data processing system for CKAN and Webstore

Super ticket: #1190

A data processing system which utilizes the Webstore. One could get a long way with simple javascript running in the browser for development with this javascript then run offline using something like nodejs. Alternatively one could allow one to specify a url to e.g. a python file which would then be run in a sandbox (with access to some specified set of python modules)

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#1433 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-11-21 closed fixed Support SQLAlchemy 0.7

Why: current stable version of sqlalchemy. geoalchemy stuff required 0.7 and likely that some other things will require it soon.

Probably requires work on vdm https://bitbucket.org/okfn/vdm

NB: should have discussion before making 0.7 the default required version in CKAN core.

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#1435 enhancement rgrp ckan-v1.6 closed wontfix Switch to continuous.io for buildbot (?) 1320145831000000 1323283538000000
#1445 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-12-05 closed fixed Resource View page in WUI

Super ticket: #1032

  • Locate at: /dataset/{dataset}/resource/{id}

See: http://wiki.ckan.org/Dataset_View_Page

Implemented in branch feature-1445-resource-view.

Still to do:

  • Add inline data explorer to page
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#1446 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed Data Explorer v2

Super ticket: #1602 (Data Previewer v2)

We already have first pass of Data Explorer that was released as part of #1357.

Tickets include (* indicates improvement over current explorer)

Est: 10-15d (should be broken down -- partly is in recline issues)

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#1458 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-future assigned Support previewing kml files in data viewer

Super ticket: #1151 (viewing geo data)

E.g. preview of http://thedatahub.org/dataset/louisvillecrime should bring up a map

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#1459 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-backlog new Featured Dataset feature

Provide way to mark a dataset as featured. Featured database show up on the front page.

TODO: detail this more.

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#1460 enhancement rgrp assigned Improve extensions documentation

Current extensions documentation needs some work: http://docs.ckan.org/en/latest/plugins.html

  • Queue extension section may now be out of date (?)
  • Think about how it integrates with https://github.com/okfn/ckanext-example (especially tutorial and example extension)
  • Document all plugin points (auto-extract from CKAN source??)
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#1472 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2011-11-21 closed fixed Convert ckanclient to git and github from mercurial 1321624905000000 1321721874000000
#1506 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-03-05 closed fixed [super] UX improvements to dataset edit, create and search + group + user page (Dec 2011)

Historical Parent Tickets

Step Zero

  • COMPLETELY REDESIGN resource edit process

Dataset Edit-Resources

  • Force format field to be lowercase
    • Modify backend to serve it up in that format
  • Subticket #978: Add extra fields to resources in Web UI
  • Fix display of large datasets (http://test.ckan.net/dataset/europeana-lod)
  • When submitting forms with errors, open the correct resource pane.
  • No hint is given that the time format for a resource is in ISO, eg 2005-01-01T10:10:10
  • Resource description field to become the markdown editor we use everywhere else.

Dataset Settings

  • Subticket #1648: Clarify edit terminology
  • Merge Groups and Tags into main Settings section (no point having them on their own and most people will miss this).
  • Fix (i.e. allow / show) name editing on dataset edit.
    • Fix the slugify so it does not overwrite if i change title after fixing name.
    • Make slugify encourage people to use shorter names. Either by cutting off (not so good) or showing a warning and saying something like 'hey you may want to cut this down. Hit edit to customize the dataset name now'
  • Autocomplete the author/maintainer box (requires API extension?) [WONTFIX what? it's not like that field is linked to users of the site or anything]

Dataset View

  • Fix animation glitch in expanding description
  • Can we make the list of files look more like a table? Lose space between files? Lose rounded corners?
  • Verify that there are no more (none) placeholder <td> objects (i believe they've been refactored out)

Dataset Create

  • "Upload or link data files, APIs and other materials related to your dataset."
  • Include the description markdown editor again (keep it small)
  • Licence should maybe be restored
    • "(Don't worry if you don't know what your licence is)"
  • Show the log message field
    • Beautify
  • Pre-populate the log message field?
  • ? Show Home Page field when creating dataset [WONTFIX don't push it]
  • ? Do some Guerilla UX to see whether we need to Redirect to Resources directly after dataset creation? [WONTFIX doesnt make sense with new resource editor awesomeness]

User pages

  • Improvements to user page UX - 1d - #1396
  • Broken links for non-Gravatar use icons - 0.25d - #1719


  • Take before and after screenshots
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#1507 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-backlog assigned Minor fixes to dataset add on Group edit form - 0.5d

Group edit dataset add form needs some work

  • Dataset name is not cleared when you add
  • No way to remove item from list of datasets to be added if I make a mistake
  • (2nd Apr 2012) It now seems that option to add multiple datasets at once has disappeared (perhaps during the CSS/HTML refactor ...)
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#1508 enhancement ross rgrp ckan-v1.6 closed fixed [super] Finalize and deploy some of our major (new) features as of Dec 2011

This ticket is about finalizing, then deploying (to http://thedatahub.org/), and finally announcing some of recent major new features such as:

  • Deploy wordpresser extension for thedatahub (so we can start blogging) - #1533 - WONTFIX
  • (Deploy new Resource and Dataset pages (invite comments))
  • Get thedatahub geo-ified i.e. ckanext-spatial - #1601 (?)
    • Any additional dev that needs to be done? (e.g. geo in search ...?)
  • (Deploy / re-enable ckanext-googleanalytics on thedatahub - #1451 (more stuff #1566))
    • Rename the extension to ckanext-analytics?
  • Custom forms (and use of 'dataset types') - Ticket (??)
  • (Get QA deployed and running - #1582)

It would be best if this was done by someone *unfamiliar* with the extensions so feedback could be provided on quality of install docs etc etc.

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#1512 defect ross rgrp ckan-v1.8 closed fixed Modifying user name makes you semi-log-out

If you modify your user name, it looks like you are logged out, but you are actually logged in and therefore can't login. (Reported by Pablo)

As a work around, you need to logout and log back in.


  • We should force this by auto-logging you out (DR: maybe!)
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#1534 enhancement rgrp ckan-backlog new Change revisions to record userid rather than username

The use of username is problematic because username's can change.

  • Change all revision creation code to use user id (simplest is to change c.author field in lib/base.py (?))
    • (?) Add a field ipaddr for ip address of anonymous users? (or just keep putting this in author field on Revision and then acception that those won't match when we do a look up against user table)
  • Change user view page to look up against user id rather than name
  • Perform migration on existing Revision objects
    • Match should probably be against both openid and username when searching Revisions' author field (especially true on CKAN where some people have already changed their username from being their openid)
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#1576 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed Move stats extension back into core - 0.5d

Est: 0.5d.


  • Why do this?
    • tiny extension with few dependencies - and really nice to have out of the box
    • trial for doing this on larger scale
  • Do we keep as extension (even if in core)?
    • Ans: Yes, keep as extension because:
      • Already set up that way
      • Cleaner
      • Easier to disable / enable
  • How do we integrate with main them (e.g. have stats link)
    • Ans: not sure (this is part of more general issue of how we update theme for varying changes elsewhere). Best answer is to have some widgetization in theme.
  • Hide ratings section (at least until we reinstate ratings #1598)
    • Ans: no, let's not bother (and having ratings there encourages us to do #1598 and/or find out whether people are interested in ratings)
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#1595 defect kindly rgrp ckan-v1.7 closed wontfix Editing of a Group leads to recording a change against all associated datasets

Or at least it appears that way from revision log which displays all Group datasets against the changelog, see http://thedatahub.org/revision/4cdeeb42-3281-4f53-a29d-c694e1fd9217 -- not apparent from that page but see my user page: http://thedatahub.org/user/rufuspollock

This may turn out to be a UX bug rather than a real bug ...

Assigning to kindly for review and comment.

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#1598 enhancement rgrp ckan-backlog new Reinstate Ratings

Ratings were disabled approximately a year ago because:

  • Unclear purpose and UX. What did ratings tell you? How useful were they?
  • Spamming (esp by bots: you could submit an anonymous rating via a GET request which caused problems)

Both problems are solvable and it would be nice to have this feature reinstated.

  • Purpose: can make this more purposable by limiting to logged in users (or at least distinguishing logged in from non-logged in users)
    • Even better we could allow ratings to be made public (I'm interested in what someone else I respect finds important)
  • Spamming: limit to logged in users and / or use AJAX over an API to submit ...
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#1599 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed [contrib] Simple embeddable dataset count widget (esp for group count)

Simple embeddable widget for use on 3rd party sites showing dataset counts for a given search query. Have a specific version just for groups.

  • Simple group count widget in JS for embedding in wordpress and elsewhere
    • Requested by several people (e.g Guo Xu from Econ working group). Already have something like this in CKAN JS for doing an embeddable search box.
  • All you need to do is do a dataset query over the API e.g. http://thedatahub.org/api/search/dataset?groups=economics and then embed in some html!

Estimate: 30m (for someone who knows their jquery).

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#1600 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-v1.7 closed wontfix [super] User guide with integrated help in the WUI

Provide help to users in the WUI, with this linking to a detailed user guide.

  • User guide (suggest at help.thedatahub.org (or possibly help.ckan.org)
  • Snippets in the WUI with links to full user guide.
    • Provide helper methods for creating these links with config options for setting path to user guide so that the link location can vary on install by install basis
  • General info about publishing/working with/etc data (where we don't duplicate elsewhere)

Est: (?) 5-10d


See http://ckan.okfnpad.org/datahub-help

  • Step-by-step for adding a dataset including tips
  • API (perhaps link to main docs)
  • Command line interface and dpm
  • Using groups

Why do this

We already have wiki.ckan.org and docs.ckan.org. Why do this?

Answer for docs:

  • This is administrative guide and focused on general CKAN software.
  • Hard to provide completely generic help.
  • Integratable with the DataHub? site

Answer for wiki:

  • No spam
  • General feeling that wikis are a little bit loose and untidy. We want this to be smart, clean and useful.
  • Integratable with the DataHub?
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#1601 enhancement amercader rgrp ckan-v1.7 closed fixed [super] Well integrated Geo-spatial support including search

Need thoughts from Adria and James. RP thoughts

  • Integration into WUI search: #1469
  • JS Editor for adding/editing spatial attribute: #1818
  • Theme/template hook for adding the map e.g. on dataset page (or elsewhere)
  • Clear Documentation
  • Deployment
  • Announce post
  • (?) Map page for stats section showing location of datasets

Extras (probably separate):

  • csw support ...
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#1602 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-v1.6 closed fixed [super] Data Previewer / Viewer v2

We already have first pass of Data Preview that was done as part of #1357. This is about v2 of this. Two main components:

  • A new version of the separate Data Explorer library (now called Recline Data Explorer) - #1446 Est: 10-15d
    • Why:
      • Cleaner, backbone based solution.
      • Provides editing support if wanted.
      • Collaboration with Max Ogden
  • Integrate this into CKAN (into resource view page) - see #1630 Est: 1d
  • Improvements to Data Viewer / Previewer system in CKAN itself - Est: 2-3d
    • (Update Data Preview-er (View-er) to support images ...)
    • (WONTFIX here - (?) Update Data Preview-er to support geodata - #1151)

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#1603 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-v1.7 closed duplicate Search query builder

Super ticket: #1745

Ability to build up search query using a nice javascript-y interface.

  • Add facets by selecting attribute and adding -> search facet options in dropdown -> added to search (with 'x' to remove -- as we currently do).
    • (a bit like the data.hri.fi)
  • Some improvements to css
  • Improvements to faceting
    • Ability to configure faceting and number of items to show (?)
  • Pure JS search implementation to make it easy to reuse across site
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#1605 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-v1.7 closed fixed [super] Multilingual support in CKAN


  • dataset and resource metadata (and other objects such as groups?)
  • Field values in taxonomy (e.g. country names - Eurovoc)
    • #1665 Research into Eurovoc
    • Display Taxonomy in different languages
  • Field values not in taxonomy (e.g. title & description)
    • Use extra fields e.g. _i18n_title_fr = Le data.
    • (If lots of fields would need translating then would consider having a new package for each language, linked together with PackageRelationships?. But I think it is just title and description (resource description etc. are so minor, not worth translating?), so using extra field better.)
  • EC extension (templates, form)
    • Currently the pot file is just for CKAN core. New pot file for CKAN core and this extension? Or separate ones for extensions?
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#1630 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Integrate Data Explorer v2 into Data Viewer

Super ticket: #1602


  • Include (or git submodule) data explorer into vendor
  • Update existing js integration code
  • Fix css and any bugs

Est: 1d

Actual: 1d

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#1691 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed invalid paster user create command takes password on command line

Needed to support automated deployment more easily.

Est: 15m

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#1692 enhancement rgrp ckan-v1.7 closed wontfix Add image attribute to Dataset and Group

Add image attribute for Dataset and Group which would be shown in prominent place.

For dataset this could be a relevant image and for Group this would be more of a logo.

I think this has very high value from a UX point of view.


  • Do we need to support uploading and storing the image (or do users store elsewhere)
    • Could use something like transloadit service
    • Use our own storage facility with a reserved directory
  • Do we need to do resizing etc?
    • Maybe. Perhaps can prefer this in reasonably small size and then just size down in css for thumbnails etc.
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#1697 enhancement rgrp ckan-backlog new A Configurable list of states for a Dataset

Currently have 'active' and 'deleted' suggest also:

  • 'draft'
  • 'hidden'

(Do we need both). Also write out workflows related to these.

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#1737 enhancement icmurray rgrp ckan-v1.8 closed fixed Expose solr-based search API

Super ticket: #1745

Required for some improvements to UX (such as autocomplete and better search).

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#1744 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-03-05 closed fixed UX improvements to dataset edit as of Dec 2011

Super ticket: #1506

  • Show edit summary form again, at least on edit pages (and prefill it for create to something sensible like: Creating dataset {title} {name}) [Done #1506]
  • Fix drop down for resource types in resource add/edit to limit to fixed set of options (as per http://wiki.ckan.org/Domain_Model/Resource)
  • Allow reordering of resources (or: and this is somewhat more complex but possibly simpler: allow editing of a resource_order field and we use that to sort resources (this is more like wordpress page_order -- these two options could become the same if we just hijack the existing position field on the join table and get rid of ordereredlist extension)) [DONE #1506]
  • Radically simplify set of licenses [DONE #1359]
  • "Unsaved changes" warning briefly when you click "Save" #1735
  • "Unsaved changed" typo on dataset edit page
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#1745 enhancement rgrp ckan-v1.9 new Dataset search UX improvements as of Jan 2012

Changes to make search both more exploratory and more satisfying to use

  • Search query build - #1603
    • Ability to add new facet fields "live"
    • That is add fields which then contain faceted options (a bit like data.hri.fi)
  • (??) Autocomplete / drop down on search (i.e. search while you type)
    • Dubious about value / cost ratio here

Probably would involve to pure JS and HTML implementation.


Probably require

  • API changes to expose solr style API directly #1737
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#1753 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-03-05 closed fixed Last fixes of Webstorer + Deploy on the DataHub 1328527932000000 1330990061000000
#1782 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-future new Improvements to datasets page UX (Feb 2012)
  • Relationships in sidebar [WONTFIX yet without some link to documentation or datastructure, something for me to render?]
  • Icons for *types* of resources in resource list
  • List of 'Owners' (administrators) at top right of sidebar (a la group page)
    • Much prefer owner to administrator ...
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#1797 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-03-05 closed fixed [super] Webstore v2 - Integrated and based on ElasticSearch

Main tasks:

  • Integrated seamlessly into CKAN (authorization etc)
  • Based off ElasticSearch?

Etherpad: http://ckan.okfnpad.org/webstore


  • New API point (config + controller) [0.75d]
    • /api/data/{resource-id}
  • Authorization [0.5d]
  • Documentation [0.25d]
  • Upgrade data viewer to use ES [0.5d]
  • Convert webstorer to new setup - http://github.com/okfn/ckanext-webstorer [1d] - #1753
    • See below
  • "Create DataStore? Resource" in Resource creation (??)
    • Just creates a resource with blank url and datastore enabled (webstore_url non null)
  • Tick box to enable DataStore? in Resource edit form (for time being would just set webstore_url to any non-null/non-empty value)
    • Also need to use this info in DataStore? extension?
  • Create nice instructions on Resource page about using the DataStore?
  • Rename webstore -> datastore
  • Deploy [0.5d]


Layout on ES


index = ckan-{ckan-id}
type-id = resource-id (1)

Request path

Req => Nginx => CKAN App (authz) => req to elasticsearch and returns results

See as an example: https://github.com/okfn/elastic-proxy


  1. How do we decide what to use in the viewer e.g. Webstore data versus DataProxy?
    • Check for existence of webstore_url on Resource (should really be webstore_enabled boolean or similar, however we stick with url for the time being because it exists and we avoid migration). If exists use Webstore o/w don't.
  2. How do we decide when webstore is activated
    • Ans: see previous.
  3. Do we (and how do we) allow for resources which are just for webstores
    • Ans: we have to set webstore_url = True ... on save. Or add a big button saying: "Create Blank Resource" ...
  4. How does webstorer work ...
    • CSV import - NS: make sure we add e.g. rownum or id = rownum ...
    • Separate mini-service (webstorer.thedatahub.org ...)
  5. How do we selectively disable recline where not appropriate (e.g. query support makes no sense for DataProxy?)
    • Ans: do not bother at present. Focus on Webstore route.
  6. Where does geodata support come in (in Recline or separately)
    • This is a separate issue

User Story 1

User -> CKAN instance -> Add Dataset -> Adds a Resource via uploading a CSV file -> Save

=> Result = New Dataset + Resource + Data API to resource and nice Preview of the data


  1. Allow normal upload process
  2. Webstorer queue task which should get triggered by new resource. Check the resource and if it can convert into the associated resource webstore database.
  3. Update the resource in some way (set webstore_url)

User Stories

User Story 2

User -> CKAN instance -> Add Dataset -> Adds a Resource via linking to some remote file (CSV or otherwise) or uploading some data (CSV or otherwise)

=> Result = New Dataset + Resource + nice Preview of the data (wherever possible)

User Story 3

User -> CKAN instance -> Add Dataset -> Adds a Resource which will be webstore database in CKAN -> User saves data to this data store.

=> Result = New Dataset + Resource (Webstore resource) which can now be written to or read from by the user

Solution: just create a resource with blank url (or better, have a new option to create webstore resource ...)

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#1823 enhancement rgrp ckan-backlog new Spring clean bin directory

Huge number of accumulated (and likely unnecessary) scripts in /bin directory.

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#1828 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-03-05 closed fixed Upgrade to Recline v0.3

Recline v0.3 has introduced some breaking changes in API and usage. Upgrade to use it.

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#2201 enhancement rgrp ckan-v1.7 closed duplicate Add citation info to Dataset and Resource page


%title. %author. Retrieved %date. %site_title.

For resource: %title = %dataset_title. %resource_name.

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#2202 enhancement rgrp ckan-future reopened Display page view count on dataset and resource pages

Just like we display download counts we should display view counts.

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#2203 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-v1.9 assigned Data Viewer support for PDF
  • Boot viewer for format/mimetype: application/pdf, application/x-pdf, application/acrobat, applications/vnd.pdf, text/pdf, text/x-pdf
  • propose we use pdf.js - https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js
  • We could also try iframing for browsers with native support but this seems more complex
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#2204 enhancement ross rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-04-30 closed fixed [super] Related (Stuff) Extension

This is a reworking of the existing apps extension.

Initial proposal at http://wiki.ckan.org/Proposals#Apps_in_CKAN and http://wiki.ckan.org/Proposals#References.2FLinks_in_CKAN


What do we call this extension?

  • related
    • RP best IMO but perhaps too close to separate relationships concept?
  • relatedstuff
  • links
  • references


"Related Stuff": Apps as in an application (website/service/tool) that uses this dataset (as in Apps and Ideas extension)


New table named Related with following structure

|| id (int) || type || title || description (markdown) || image_url || owner_id || url || created (timestamp)
  • type = Idea | App | API | Visualization | Post | Paper | News Article
    • Suggest we make this a ckan.ini config option (comma separated ...?)
      • Do we want the possibility of different templates for different types of Related objects?
  • image: ?? Depends where we store images. Simplest option would be to change to image_url and leave it to users to have already uploaded an image somewhere. If not we need to support image uploading and storage. See #1692 (add image attribute to datasets and groups) for more discussion, once implemented the URL here can be an internal url.
  • owner_id = user_id or creating user (see authorization below)

Related2Dataset (note that related_id, dataset_id tuple should be unique). This allows for m2m connections. If a given related item is only with one dataset this could be simplified. May contain status so dataset owner can turn this on/off.

|| id || dataset_id || related_id || status

status should be used to allow for a dataset owner (for dataset_id) to de-activate the relationship between the dataset and the related.


  • /dataset/{dataset-name}/related/{related-item-id}/{related-item-title-stringified}
    • If a reference item could exist in its own right (and perhaps refer to multiple datasets then it should get its own url at e.g. /related/{id}
  • /dataset/{dataset-name}/related/add => Modal dialog on related tab so we can use API to create them.

/dataset/{id}/related <- list

  • use image_url for small icon etc, title description (shortened?)
  • Click through to full related item (optional)
  • dataset owner is shown show / hide button ... (or on /dataset/{id}/related/{id} )
  • related owner sees an edit button / icon (pops up modal)

/dataset/{id}/related/{id} (optional)

/dataset/{id} will have a Related tab (with bubble with count).

  • Drop down with Add Related -> Pop-up modal and save via API

(Not used: /related/add with dataset prefilled ... )



Addition of related item be considered orthogonal to datasets (and hence with separate authorization i.e. i can add the info that site X uses dataset Y without needing permission to edit dataset Y).

Thus any logged in user could add a Related item. We set the owner of the related item to creating user and going forward only that user or a sysadmin can update or delete.

NB: we could have a system where datasets owners have to approve related items before they show up next to their dataset. This would add substantial complexity so I propose we leave out of phase 1.

Tasks and estimates {7.5d}

[x] Model + Migration for Related table. {0.75d}

[x] Controller for Related (or relevant sections in Package controller). {0.75d}

[x] Routing setup. {0.25d}

[x] Schema for related. {0.5d}

[x] Logic layer actions. {1.0d}

[x] Auth (default + publisher). {0.5d}

[x] Templates + Dataset changes (new tab etc). {1.0d}

[x] JS Application for adding Related objects in a modal. {1.0d}

[x] Testing. {0.75d}

[x] Dataset owner disabling of Related (via M2M table). {0.5d}

  • Updated to allow author of related to delete as well

[x] Documentation. {0.25d}

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#2223 enhancement zephod rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-03-19 closed fixed Switch to bootstrap from blueprint


  • We already use quite a bit of boostrap
  • We already plan to use bootstrap JS
  • Bootstrap is excellent and pretty light
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#2224 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-04-02 closed wontfix Simplify javascript and css dependencies and add minified version
  • Get rid of jquery UI
  • Remove modernizr (what do we use it for?)
  • Convert jquery.tmpl to jquery mustache (?)
  • Remove ckanjs moving core parts of it directly into our code.

Compress everything for releases and add minified version to build (with switch to enable use of this?)

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#2225 enhancement aron.carroll rgrp demo phase 2 closed fixed Run jshint on our javascript and clean up as needed 1331407316000000 1343220502000000
#2226 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-03-19 closed fixed [super] Refactor and improve documentation (v1.7)

Documentation is key to the success of projects!

Move material into main docs from wiki

Create a User Guide

Basic step-by-step on getting started with CKAN (See start on set of slides here e.g. http://blog.thedatahub.org/2012/03/02/tutorial-publish-data-with-the-datahub/)

  • Publishing data
  • Authorization and workflows
    • Publisher Profile (Workflow)

Break into sections

Suggest something like:

# General
* Intro
* Conceptual Overview
* What CKAN helps you do (http://ckan.org/)
* FAQ ? (or point to the wiki)

# For Administrators

* Installation and Setup
  * Configuration options
* Customization - Theming etc
* Authorization and Workflows
* Storage

# For Users (Publishers, Data Wranglers, etc etc)
* Walkthrough of publishing a dataset
* Storage
* API (see Developers section)

# CKAN Developers

* Domain Model
* Extensions
* i18n

CKAN Developers
* Buildbot
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#2235 enhancement rgrp ckan-future new Group drop down on dataset edit should use chosen and sort groups by name 1331907357000000 1338204726000000
#2236 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-03-19 closed fixed Updates to Recline and integrate them
  • (Recline) Better graphing (multiple graph types etc)
  • (Recline) Bootstrapify
  • Integrate
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#2258 enhancement rgrp ckan-future new Customizable contributor agreement
  • Customize text at bottom of forms
  • Also need to make clear that this does not apply to the data itself (that is covered by the license you choose on your dataset ...)
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#2267 enhancement aron.carroll rgrp demo phase 5 closed fixed Add generator=ckan tag in head

Add generator=ckan tag in head of templates to identify site as generated by CKAN

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#2278 defect rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-04-16 closed fixed DataStore enabled is disabled by default but is needed for DataStorer to run

Major UX gotcha reported by several people is that DataStore? is disabled by default and must be enabled for DataStorer? to run and import data.

Suggest switch to enable datastore by default for file and file.upload types (disable for API). People can always disable if they want.

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#2279 enhancement rgrp rgrp ckan-v1.8 new Write tutorial for our DataStore API / Data Explorer

Unfortunately ES is a little bit complex / opaque to newcomers. Need to write a simple tutorial walking through this.

This is documentation / example only (no code!)

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#2283 enhancement rgrp ckan-v1.8 closed wontfix [super] Data Previewer / Viewer v3
  • Basic geo map
  • Facets
  • Filtering
  • Pivot table support (?)
  • Export data (?)
  • Save data query and share
  • More and better graphing
  • Embedding! - /resource/../embed

User stories and analysis: http://ckan.okfnpad.org/feature-2283-data-viewer-v3

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#2291 enhancement kindly rgrp ckan-v1.9 new DataStorer incorrectly attempts to store JSON in DataStore

See http://thedatahub.org/dataset/ecb13156-cf11-4e91-b51c-f287d154276e/resource/5db67915-40cb-467e-9d72-194ea4973670

This was marked as json format (and is JSON) but appears to have been imported as a quasi-CSV. Either this hsould not be imported at all or it should be imported as JSON ... (which is straightforward to do).

Assigning to David for triage and review.

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#2292 defect rgrp rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-04-30 closed fixed Group edit form no longer allows for adding of multiple datasets at once

Can only add one dataset at a time now (not sure when this broke but was working ~2-3m ago).

Assigning to seanh for review and estimation. I'd rate this as quite annoying but not absolutely critical (hence assigned priority).

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#2293 defect ross rgrp ckan-sprint-2012-06-25 closed fixed Rename of Group results in disappearance of associated datasets from group page

Rename of group makes all the datasets associated with the group disappear on the group listing page. (But they are still there if you look at edit).

Suspect this is because we are using group name (rather than id!!) in the search index ...

As group rename should be rare I'm marking this as minor though actual effect is major.

Assigning to rossjones for review and cost assessment.

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