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#1520 task dread ckan-sprint-2011-12-19 closed fixed Disable name changing

Because of #1514 we should just disable name changing, until #1514 is done.

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#1521 enhancement zephod shevski ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed [super] Groups UI and UX improvements in v1.6 from Cygri

Various UX and UI improvements to groups.

Etherpad: http://ckan.okfnpad.org/feature-1521-groups-ux

Improved groups

From Richard Cyganiak.

This is a set of proposals to make the groups feature more powerful. As a result, currently separate CKAN instances such as http://ie.ckan.net/ could be turned into a simple group on the Data Hub without losing their separate identity.

  • Group homepages: Make the group pages more attractive and welcoming as homepages. The main Data Hub homepage does a great job at this now – can the group pages be made more like that? They're quite uninformative and bland right now.
  • Subdomains for groups: Enable subdomains such as ie.thedatahub.org as aliases for thedatahub.org/group/ireland
  • Search within the group: Have a big search box that searches just within the group on the group page, with a look like on http://thedatahub.org/dataset
  • Have an Add a dataset to this group link on the group page, perhaps in the sidebar.
  • Navigation within the group: Have some more navigation starting points on the group page, e.g., the Tags + Resource Format sidebar from http://thedatahub.org/dataset
  • Group documentation: Add the ability to add more “About this group” text, or pages like “FAQ” and “Extra field conventions”.
    • The only place where one can currently put group-specific text is before the dataset list. Putting much text there is bad as it moves the datasets below the fold.
    • Can the top-level sections of a group's description be automatically turned into separate pages that are linked from the sidebar? With headlines About, Frequently Asked Questions and How to get involved, we'd then get three links in the sidebar that point to datahub.org/group/ireland/about, datahub.org/group/ireland/frequently-asked-questions, datahub.org/group/ireland/how-to-get-involved
      • RP: WONTFIX this is being considered for future (generally useful) but cost/benefit here was low particularly as it wasn't clear what optimal implementation was.


  • Display members of a group as well as admins (if less than 10? If more than 10 display count only ...?)
  • Better group index page (sort by number of dataset, allow searching ...) - #1403
  • #1597 Tag search, filtered by group
    • RP: not worth it in terms of benefit/cost IMO


  • "Add Dataset" button on action bar
    • Make it a dropdown? -> New Dataset / Existing Dataset
    • Redirect Add Existing -> Edit
    • Check permissions
  • Expandable "about this group" box
  • Implement simplest search-this-group box
    • turn the list of datasets into a dynamic list of search results
      • pagination
    • Matching set of facets in the sidebar (matches 'real' search page)
      • Deleteable, displayed facets


  • Get rid of the old group_package_show action (confirm with team)
  • Tabbed "about this group" box (extract headers?)
  • Scrollable group members widget in the sidebar
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#1522 enhancement kindly kindly ckan-sprint-2011-12-19 closed fixed Add capacity to member table.

Need to add capacities to member tables.

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#1524 enhancement thejimmyg thejimmyg ckan-sprint-2011-12-19 closed fixed New Release of Latest MI Reports 1323172688000000 1323191733000000
#1525 enhancement icmurray icmurray ckan-v1.7 closed fixed [super] DGU package form refactor

Form refactor. New create/edit package form wizard for DGU.

Etherpad: http://ckan.okfnpad.org/dgu-package-form


  • #1526 : Simple one-page form.
  • #1527 : Tab-ify the form using JS. No validation between steps.
  • #1541 : Setup server for the DGU form-refactor.
  • #1537 : Package create form wizard
  • #1538 : Store partially-filled in package form data as a draft.
  • #1539 : Package forms auto-save

How the rest of the work is carried out is up for discussion, as it depends on the approach taken. Whether to continue with validation using AJAX queries, or whether to break the form down into multi pages. Google doc outlining design(s)

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#1526 enhancement icmurray icmurray ckan-sprint-2012-03-05 closed fixed [super] Update and test existing DGU package form

Re-create behaviour of old form without using form-alchemy. And unit test.

  • [X] write high-level functional tests for the form. Creation / edition / validation.

Original estimate: 6 days (3 days x 2)

Time spent: 3 days

Time remaining: 0 days

  • [X] write the html

Original estimate: 2 days (1 day x 2)

Time spent: 1.3 days

Time remaining: 0 days

  • [X] modify the existing validation schema

Original estimate: 2 days (1 day x 2)

Time spent: 1.3 days

Time remaining: 1 days

  • [X] split resources into types: individual, time-series, and additional.

Original estimate: 2 days

Time spent: 2.5 days

Time remaining: 0 days

  • [X] contact information is derived from Publisher, but can be altered for each dataset. #1617

Original estimate: 4 days

Time spent: 0 days

Time remaining: 4 days

(Waiting on publisher integration)

  • [X] foi contact information is derived from user, but can be altered for each dataset. #1617

Original estimate: 1 days

Time spent: 0 days

Time remaining: 1 days

(Waiting on publisher integration)

  • [X] provide stubs for the theme and sub-themes #1618

Original estimate: 1 days

Time spent: 0 days

Time remaining: 0 days

  • [X] provide stubs for the publisher hierarchy #1619

Original estimate: 2 days

Time spent: 0.5 days

Time remaining: 1.5 days

Note - the groups refactor is essentially ready to be used. And this would be a good test case for it.

  • [X] don't allow package-type selection when editing a package

Can't change a dataset from containing time-series resources to one containing individual resources or visa-versa. (#1620)

Original estimate: 0.5 days

Time spent: 0 days

Time remaining: 0 days

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#1527 enhancement icmurray icmurray ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Break DGU package edit form into sections
  • use javascript to selectively hide/show parts of the form
  • there's no validation between steps at this stage. It's still a "big save button at the end".
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#1528 enhancement zephod zephod ckan-backlog closed fixed Gravatar next to My Account link on all pages

Rather than the anonymous 'user' icon in the top-right corner, we could display your gravatar on all pages when you are logged in.

This was suggested by Richard Cyganiak: http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/ckan-discuss/2011-November/001825.html

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#1529 enhancement dread dread ckan-sprint-2011-12-19 closed fixed Display user name when logged in

Currently when you log in it says "logged-in". Most sites show your user-name and this is helpful when you have more than one account or human using the computer.

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#1530 defect zephod lucychambers ckan-v1.7 closed fixed URL field help text in wrong place

Confusion between entering values in the title and name/url fields in datacatalogs.org.

The help text "Url must be purely lowercase alphanumeric (ascii) characters and these symbols: -_" applies to the name/url field, yet in Lucy's browser the text that is actually hovering over the title field in my browser.

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#1531 enhancement kindly kindly ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed Update group create/update so you can add capacities and group types.

The new members table needs a way so you can add arbitrary domain objects against them.

We need to extend the group schema to accept types, and instead of just being able to add packages to groups add members with their capacities that associated with different table rows.


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#1532 defect dread ckan-sprint-2011-12-19 closed fixed Registration with OpenID has misleading error message

The log-in page says "Login using Open ID" and gives instructions for signing up. YET this is only available to users who've already added openid to their account. If you have not done this and then sign-in via OpenID (which is successful from the OpenID end) then you are told "Login failed. Bad username or password." in a flash message.

Proposed solution (i don't know if this is possible):

  • When you log-in for the first time via OpenID, it doesn't actually log you in in CKAN. It just sends you to the 'Create User' page with the OpenID field pre-filled, and puts up a flash message "This OpenID account is not yet registered on thedatahub. Please complete your details.". This allows you to complete the registration and logs you in, and allows you to log-in directly with OpenID in the future.


  • Just change the error message to be 'You need to register in CKAN first. Quote your OpenID in the registration form to use it in future.'
  • Remove OpenID altogether
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#1536 defect dread dread ckan-sprint-2011-12-19 closed fixed Group deletion doesn't work

In the Web interface and API, an administrator can set the 'state' field of a group to 'deleted' but this change is ignored in the save/submit and it doesn't get deleted.

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#1537 enhancement icmurray icmurray ckan-v1.7 closed fixed Package create form wizard

Create the form wizard for the package-new form.

Each section of the form will be a separate page as this was decided to be simpler than the alternative of making AJAX calls for validation at each stage. (*)

  • separate pages for each section of the form
  • validation carried out at each stage against the whole schema. Each section/page declares a list of schema keys that need to validate for that section to validate, and thus move onto the next section.
  • no draft saving to be performed in this ticket.

(*) - although the javascript alternative will probably provide better UX (each step would require a page-load in the wizard approach), it was decided that:

  • with the javascript approach it would be harder to test the workflow.
  • with the javascript approach there would be additional work displaying validation correctly. Although not that complicated, it was felt to add another point of failure.
  • the multi-page wizard is quicker and easier to implement, and if it provided poor UX, then the javascript approach would be used instead.
  • the multi-page wizard wouldn't preclude a javascript-tabbing create-form for other cases (where the wizard workflow wasn't such a good match, eg on the hedatahub.org)
  • the multi-page wizard wouldn't preclude a javascript-tabbing edit-form.
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#1540 defect amercader amercader ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed Search API returns an error if empty parameters are provided

Both in 1.5.1b:


and 1.5.2a (current master):


Although the error message in 1.5.2a is more verbose:

"Bad request - Bad search option: HTTP code=400, reason=org.apache.lucene.queryParser.ParseException?: Cannot parse 'groups:lodcloud title:': Encountered \"<EOF>\" at line 1, column 22. Was expecting one of: \"(\" ... \"*\" ... <QUOTED> ... <TERM> ... <PREFIXTERM> ... <WILDTERM> ... \"[\" ... \"{\" ... <NUMBER> ..."

Some parameter validation before sending it to Solr should do the trick

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#1541 task icmurray icmurray ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Setup server for the DGU form-refactor.

To enable us to show DGU work in progress, for feedback.

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#1543 defect johnglover amercader ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed Pagination links in the dataset listings don't keep the current filters

E.g. Pagination links on this page don't include groups=lodcloud http://thedatahub.org/dataset?groups=lodcloud

Not sure if related to #1501 (probably not)

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#1546 defect johnglover johnglover ckan-sprint-2011-12-19 closed fixed Package metadata_created returns the wrong date

metadata_created seems to be returning the date of the earliest revision (for all packages), rather than the earliest revision for a specific package.

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#1547 enhancement amercader amercader ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Add search methods (before and after) to the IPackageController interface

Time estimate: 1d

Add a two search method to the IPackageController interface so extensions can:

  • Modify the query being sent to Solr
def before_search(search_params):

    return search_params

  • Modify the results returned (after_search)
def after_search(search_results, search_params):

    return search_results

Please see this pad for implementation details:


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#1548 enhancement dread dread ckan-sprint-2011-12-19 closed fixed Simplfy inheritance in functional tests

It's hard to understand what's going on with the functional tests because there is so much going on in inherited classes. Would be better to be explicit in constructors, even if it involves cut & paste.

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#1551 enhancement ross ross ckan-backlog closed fixed CKAN auth for webstore changes

Webstore should use auth api ( #1550 ) for authenticating users accessing webstore rather than talking directly to the CKAN database. We also need it to suppose /user/ urls and /userid/ for accessing databases.

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#1552 enhancement dread dread ckan-sprint-2011-12-19 closed fixed Be able to set password on the command line when creating users

(instead of using the prompt) - needed for deployment

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#1553 defect aron.carroll dread demo phase 5 closed fixed Upload handles non-logged in user badly

When you install ckanext-store (Storage extension) then CKAN displays 'Upload a file' button in the dataset/resource edit tab.

If you are not logged in, then this feature doesn't work, but there is nothing to indicate this. The button should be disabled.

Furthermore, it lets you think you are starting the upload process, the spinner spins, it says 'Uploading...' and stays like that for a long while.

This is a problem CKAN 1.4.3(ish) - 1.5.1 (current version) when you install the current ckanext-storage.

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#1559 enhancement rgrp jilly mathews ckan-sprint-2012-04-02 closed fixed Comments Extension / Disqus

Polish off comments extension dev and test. estimate 2 days.

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#1566 enhancement David Raznik jilly mathews ckan-v1.7 closed fixed [super] Finalize Google analytics extension
  • (Deploy it)
  • Integrate with stats plugin (now that is in core) - #1101
  • Blog about it #1581
  • (Other tickets re upgrading for v1.5.1 - done but where are tickets?)
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#1574 enhancement ross ross ckan-v1.7 closed fixed [super] Storage changes including automated save to Webstore

Allow uploading of files to push the data into webstore. Initially we were going to suggest changes to ckanext-storage but after further analysis we arrived at the conclusion that this should be implemented by ckanext-archiver as it already handles archiving of data from various sources and would be the best place to 'archive' to webstore.

  1. A user wants to upload a file to CKAN, and so chooses the file upload option as they do currently with ckanext-storage. The file upload itself should be handled by this code internal to core (see #1608) but still using ofs [5d]
  1. The user is provided the link to the file as currently.
  1. The archiver's update task will check configuration to determine if it should upload some mime-types (tabular formats) to webstore. Configuration should also determine where webstore is. (see #1609) [5d] - took 6
  • It should be stored in webstore using {username}/{resource-id} where {username} is the name of the user uploading the original file.
  1. The archiver will continue to move the file into permanent storage as per current practice.


  • #1608 Merge storage into Core [5d]
  • #1609 Celery task for ckanext-archiver to write to webstore. [5d] (took 6)
  • #1687: Deploy to datahub [1d]
  • #1681: Core storage documentation [1d?]
    • Internal (perhaps in README somewhere or wiki): how does process work, where does data end up and in what order etc
    • External: here's how to configure it and here's what you get ... (goes in main sphinx docs)
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#1575 enhancement dread dread ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed tag punctuation lost in ca.ckan.net import

Last week I imported ca.ckan.net datasets into thedatahub.org, but the tags seem to have lost their dashes, underscores and dots.

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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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#1579 enhancement ross ross ckan-backlog closed fixed Full text search in Webstore

We should allow full text search within databases for individual databases, although we may want to wait for any pending ports to postgres.

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#1580 enhancement johnglover johnglover ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed Documenting TaskStatus table and QA changes - 0.5d 1324399664000000 1324478635000000
#1582 enhancement johnglover johnglover ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed Deploy QA for thedatahub - 0.5d
  • deploy celery
  • deploy QA and archiver tasks
  • write up a blog post announcing QA on thedatahub
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#1583 enhancement zephod johnglover ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Integrate QA into frontend - 1d


  • On dataset view page, add star rating after each resource view url. Probably similar to current format label after url.
  • Add star rating to resource view page, along with a way of displaying the reason for the rating and tips to improve. Should be unobtrusive.
  • Fix the table at http://thedatahub.org/qa/dataset/broken_resource_links - URLs should be truncated to a fixed not-too-long length and the other fields line up (eg by using a table)~
  • Handle 404s by showing that 'we think this resource is 404ing'.
  • Handle the absence of QA data on a resource (currently nothing is displayed. Maybe that's fine.
  • Do we need to integrate the 'reason for rating' string into the UI?

Next Steps:

  • Use db dump of thedatahub.org for final testing.
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#1585 enhancement dread closed fixed Security fix

(details embargoed until 31/1/2012)

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#1587 enhancement johnglover johnglover ckan-sprint-2012-06-25 closed fixed QA - Check license as part of 5 star rating

Super: #1594

From Richard Cyganiak on the CKAN discuss list:

According to (most of) the definitions of the five-star scheme, the first star already requires an open license, so a dataset shouldn't get any stars at all if it's not under an open license.

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#1590 enhancement amercader amercader closed fixed Create customized feeds for the IATI Registry

We need a way to track changes on the registry (datasets edited or updated), globally and on a per country/publisher/etc. basis. RSS and Atom feeds are really popular, and after closing #191 and #1498 crating them from the search results should be fairly easy.

The following URLs are pretty self-explanatory:



As we need to implement custom wrappers for countries, publishers, etc, we might as well offer a fully customizable feed, e.g.:

http://localhost:5000/feed/custom.rss?q=activity_count:[* TO 100]

Apart from the actual feeds, there will be a small amount of work at the template level to add the links to the suitable pages (and maybe a generic page showing all available feeds)

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#1591 enhancement icmurray dread ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Upgrade CKAN 1.5 instances

CKAN 1.5 installations need to be upgrade to 1.5.1.

Working methodically through the CKANs on http://datacatalogs.org/group/ckan :

At 1.5:

Other versions:

Now deleted from datacatalogs.org:

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#1592 enhancement amercader amercader ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed Add metadata_modified and metadata_created to package_dictize output

The dict returned by package_dictize does not include metadata_modified and metadata_created. These are really useful properties, so it's worth having them on the standard package dict representation, which is used in several places, like at the template level.

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#1593 enhancement icmurray amercader ckan-sprint-2012-04-16 closed fixed [super] Create feeds from search results

Recent changes (see #191 and #1498) have made really easy to get search results ordered chronologically, and creating RSS or Atom feeds from them is relatively easy.

Feeds are extremely popular and there are several tools for consuming them, so it would be a great way to allow users to follow datasets related with their topics of interest.

Apart from the general feed with changes on the whole instance, other different "pre-set" feed endpoints could be implemented. The most obvious choices for custom feeds could be groups and tags:


These could be shown on the group/tag page, both on the <head> section, so browsers can autodiscover them, and on the UI, with a message like "Subscribe to this group/tag".

Another powerful option is to have a custom feed builder that accepts the same parameters as the search page, so users can subscribe to whatever query they are interested on


On this case a message "Subscribe to these search results" would appear.

Note that a lot of work on this front needs to be done for the IATI registry project (see #1590)

Other tickets related:

  • #1592: metadata_modified and metadata_created are not included in the search results, so an extra query for each package is needed right now.
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#1597 enhancement dread ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Tag search - filter by group

I want to browse tags, but filtered for a particular group. Currently our tag API doesn't allow for filtering by group.

This is important for improving groups as communities within a site #1521. It would be easy to do this by adding an option to filter by a group. BUT are there any other use cases that would warrant a more complete faceted tag search?


BTW I can currently draw a tag cloud for a group - I can get the top tags used in a group like this:

curl http://thedatahub.org/api/action/package_search -d '{"q":"groups:country-ca", "facet.field":"tags", "rows":"0"}'

but it only contains the top 20 tags.

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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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#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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#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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#1607 enhancement icmurray dread ckan-v1.7 closed fixed [super] Data.gov.uk Maintenance Refactor and UKLP Development Support

A ticket to collect all of the changes needed for CKAN to become the 'data' tab on DGU.

Design doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19h9bA1G4cQkv031m8jNCu6FEB3a8qpXUmdPAguM-Ofs/edit?hl=en_GB The design doc is the authoritative source of tasks. This ticket acts as a synopsis.

Current sprint (2012-02-20):

  • 7a. Public Publisher Dashboard (including QA Work and notifications) MUST PHASE 1
  • 6. Publisher Registration Improvements MUST PHASE 1
  • 3. Themes/Taxonomy? as well as tags WONT PHASE 2
  • 32. Browse by Tags PHASE 1 MUST
  • 12. Edit/Delete? for Harvested Datasets MUST URGENT PHASE 1
  • 13. Provider labelling MUST PHASE 1 [UKLP #14 MUST]
  • 17. Filter “UK Location Records” MUST PHASE 1 [UKLP #21 SHOULD]
  • 22. Mixed Licenses MUST PHASE 2

Plus, brought forward from last sprint:

  • Publisher hierarchy support
  • Improved dataset creation tools (form) - #1525
  • Edit/delete for harvested datasets

Overview of tasks: see the design doc.

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#1608 enhancement ross ross ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Merge storage into Core

As part of Storage Changes and http://ckan.okfnpad.org/newstorage it was decided to merge ckanext-storage back into core.

Other changes:

  • Remove /storage/upload page (we have frontend integration elsewhere now and we should also ensure that upload items relate to a resource or other domain object).
  • Provide a local path as well as remote path for form upload requests in API so that frontend can see url to CKAN path rather than cloud storage path ...
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#1609 enhancement ross ross ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Celery task for ckanext-archiver to write to webstore.

From super Storage changes - #1574 - and http://ckan.okfnpad.org/newstorage we determined that ckanext-archiver should have a celery task for grabbing local file uploads and writing to webstore


When I upload a file to CKAN:

  • End up with file in permanent storage
  • IF file is ot type ... csv,xls,xlsx,sqlite,.sql
    • End up with new db in webstore
      • Where? {username}/{resource-id}/...
        • If a single table: name it after the file name (appropriately slugified)
      • A resource *always* corresponds to a 'database' in webstore ...
      • In Data Explorer have "Sheets" tab ...
  • Resource url = /dataset/{x}/resource/{y}/link -> cached_url ...
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#1612 enhancement kindly kindly ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed Group view page slow

Group show that lists packages is slow due to not using query in pagination.

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#1614 enhancement kindly kindly ckan-sprint-2012-01-09 closed fixed remove po files from git diff

Its a pain to see the difference between branches as there are normally a lot of po file transaction. Make the default be see that they have changed without actually show the diffs themselves.

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#1616 defect amercader amercader ckan-sprint-2012-04-02 closed fixed Catch exceptions when rebuilding the search index

Right now if an exception is found while reindexing, the whole process stops and the remaining datasets are left out of the index. The process should continue after logging the exception. If more than a certain number of exceptions occur in a row, the process should stop.

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#1617 enhancement icmurray icmurray ckan-v1.7 closed fixed Update and test existing DGU package form : publisher / foi information

[Child of #1526]

Contact/FOI information is derived from Publisher/User?, but can be altered for each dataset.

Original estimate: 4 days

Time spent: 0 days

Time remaining: 4 days

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#1618 enhancement icmurray icmurray ckan-v1.7 closed fixed Update and test existing DGU package form : provide stubs for the theme and sub-themes

[Child of #1526]

Provide the interface for the themes and subthemes hierarchy.

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#1619 enhancement icmurray icmurray ckan-v1.7 closed fixed Update and test existing DGU package form : provide stubs for the publisher hierarchy

[Child of #1526]

Create the interface used to retrieve publisher and authz information from the publisher hierarchy.

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#1620 enhancement icmurray icmurray ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Update and test existing DGU package form : don't allow package-type selection when editing a package

[Child of #1526]

Can't change a dataset from containing time-series resources to one containing individual resources or visa-versa.

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#1621 defect seanh seanh closed fixed UnicodeDecodeError when validating user password

A test case is currently failing for me on master:

ERROR: ckan.tests.functional.test_user.TestUserController.test_user_create_unicode
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/seanh/pyenv/lib/python2.6/site-packages/nose/case.py", line 197, in runTest
  File "/home/seanh/pyenv/src/ckan/ckan/tests/functional/test_user.py", line 342, in test_user_create_unicode
    res = res.follow()
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/paste/fixture.py", line 603, in follow
    return self.test_app.get(location, **kw)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/paste/fixture.py", line 208, in get
    return self.do_request(req, status=status)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/paste/fixture.py", line 389, in do_request
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/paste/wsgilib.py", line 343, in raw_interactive
    app_iter = application(basic_environ, start_response)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/paste/lint.py", line 170, in lint_app
    iterator = application(environ, start_response_wrapper)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/paste/cascade.py", line 130, in __call__
    return self.apps[-1](environ, start_response)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/paste/registry.py", line 350, in __call__
    app_iter = self.application(environ, start_response)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/repoze/who/middleware.py", line 69, in __call__
    auth_ids = self.authenticate(environ, classification, ids)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/repoze/who/middleware.py", line 201, in authenticate
    userid = plugin.authenticate(environ, identity)
  File "/home/seanh/pyenv/src/ckan/ckan/lib/authenticator.py", line 29, in authenticate
    if user.validate_password(identity.get('password')):
  File "/home/seanh/pyenv/src/ckan/ckan/model/user.py", line 113, in validate_password
    hashed_pass = sha1(password_8bit + self.password[:40])
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 12: ordinal not in range(128)

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#1622 enhancement johnglover johnglover ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Deploy QA on DGU UAT test server - 0.5d
  • Update CKAN on DGU UAT to 1.5.1
  • Deploy Celery
  • Deploy QA extension
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#1623 enhancement dread dread ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Dump to exclude deleted objects

The database dump currently contains all Packages and their associated objects, even those that have been set to state=deleted. We should exclude these from the dump now.

Dump = paster db simple-dump-csv/json


The dumps are designed for end-users to be able to run scripts on the mass of data. Since end-users don't see state=deleted packages then they shouldn't need them in the dump. In fact their presence in the dump probably confuses them.

Admins get the full database anyway in the backup pg_dump.

We only included them in the user dump because it was designed before use of state=deleted was established.

Time estimate: 2h

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#1624 defect dread pudo ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Typo in dataset edit mode

Futher Information -> Further Information

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#1625 enhancement seanh seanh ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Add activity stream events for new/changed users

This requires adding a logic function for emitting an activity stream event, and then editing the logic functions for creating or updating users and making them call the new emit event function. This same emit event function can later be used to emit activity stream events for other types of object as well.

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#1626 enhancement dread dread ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed 'About CKAN' page update

thedatahub.org/about contains info that is very general to the CKAN and really quite technical. The text should be changed to be both specific to thedatahub.org and provide the context in a non-technical way. It should be easy to customise the About page to be appropriate for say new-york.ckan.net - a bit of info about who runs it, plus the general stuff about CKAN powering it and it was written by OKF to further open data.

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#1627 defect dread dread ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed favicon broken

On thedatahub.org the favicon doesn't display. i.e. the CKAN logo should appear in the browser's tab.

Original ticket #48

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#1629 defect dread dread ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed permissions changed during upgrade to 1.5.1

This was seen on datacatalogs. When we upgraded it 1.5 to 1.5.1 we saw some permissions being reset so that it could be spammed. Anonymous and logged in users were given anon_editor and editor permissions. I don't know what the previous config was. Permissions for sysadmins remain unaffected.

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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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#1631 enhancement seanh seanh ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Add activity stream events for new/changed groups 1326304020000000 1326736381000000
#1637 enhancement seanh seanh ckan-v1.6 closed fixed API call for getting the list of activity detail items for a given activty stream item

(and add test cases for it)

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#1639 enhancement seanh seanh ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Move activity streams CSS into external file

The HTML and CSS for the activity streams templates needs to be tidied up. Currently the CSS is inlined in the templates themselves, and there is much unnecessary repetition of CSS.

Perhaps put this one in hold until there has been some design discussion about how the activity streams and the user, dataset and group pages with activity streams should look?

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#1640 enhancement amercader dread closed fixed Setup publicdata.eu harvester for Serbian CKAN datasets

Set-up publicdata.eu to harvest datasets at rs.ckan.net (Serbian community CKAN).

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#1641 enhancement amercader amercader ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed ckanext-archiver: Content-length header not reliable to check if resource has been modified

The download task in ckanext-archiver performs a HEAD request on the resource URL and checks if the "Content-Type" and "Content-Length" headers differ from the values stored to see if the resource needs to be updated [1].

The "Content-Length" header, although widely used, is not mandatory and some servers don't provide it, e.g.:

$ curl -I http://portfolio.theglobalfund.org/en/IATI/Activities?countryCode=AFG
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Cache-Control: private
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/xml
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5
Set-Cookie: ASP.NET_SessionId=3qhqekddgmre0kmk5cynq0sy; path=/; HttpOnly
X-AspNetMvc-Version: 3.0
content-disposition: attachment; filename=AFG_IATI_12012012.xml
X-AspNet-Version: 4.0.30319
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:36:43 GMT

Also worth noting that requests, the python library that uses ckanext-archiver, sets an "Accept-Encoding: gzip" header by default, which depending on the configuration of the remote web server, may prevent the "Content-Length" server from being sent, e.g.:

$ curl -H "Accept-Encoding: gzip" -I http://iatistandard.org/published-temp/adb-activities.xml
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:12:46 GMT
Server: Apache
Last-Modified: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:55:35 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Encoding: gzip
Content-Type: application/xml

curl -I http://iatistandard.org/published-temp/adb-activities.xml
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:56:23 GMT
Server: Apache
Last-Modified: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:55:35 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 2686720
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Type: application/xml

All this can lead to some resources never getting updated, and of course the size property of the resource not being set.

As we need to download the resource anyway, it would be better to check if the real length of the data has been modified (and store it).

[1] https://github.com/okfn/ckanext-archiver/blob/0a189262dca4ab5b286fb6a02b4ab8a201f639f3/ckanext/archiver/tasks.py#L72

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#1645 enhancement icmurray icmurray ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Update and test existing DGU package form : Apply a simple theme

Theme the DGU form.

Doesn't need to be an exact replica of DGU, but just enough to show it's possible.

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#1648 enhancement shevski ckan-backlog closed fixed Clarify that additional info = extra fields + add guidance

Super ticket: #1506

Need to decide which term to use and then have the same for editing as well as viewing a dataset.

In creating/editing a dataset, want more explanation about adding extra fields (probably as a tooltip or similar).. i.e. that this let's you add extra custom metadata such as 'location: uk' which is then searchable etc

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#1649 enhancement ross ross ckan-sprint-2012-03-19 closed fixed Verify RDF Extension (ckanext-rdf) works
  • Make sure that the extension works as it should and isn't broken on current releases [3d]
  • Make it work with the EC schema, including extras [2d]
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#1651 enhancement johnglover dread closed fixed Explicit link mapper

In this commit https://github.com/okfn/ckan/commit/1772a5c John Glover set map.explicit=True in ckan/config/routing.py.

The reason this was done was to avoid links collecting parameters. e.g. if you were on page /dataset/{id}/resource/{resource_id} then by default all the links on that page generated by url_for (Routes) would include the id and resource_id parameters as well. To avoid this, you had to go through all the links and add id=None and resource_id=None to the url_for parameters.

When map.explicit was changed to True, the value of the controller, action, id and any parameters were no longer automatically carried over into the generated links for the page. So previously links within the same controller didn't need to specify the controller (for example), but now they did. So when we did this we also had to fix up links that weren't explicit:

John made the config change on 5/11/2011 which was merged to master https://github.com/okfn/ckan/commit/5a01e67 21/11/2011. The related fixes mentioned were in within the same week. This all went into release 1.5.1. The requirement

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#1653 enhancement toby ross ckan-sprint-2012-03-05 closed fixed Change URLs for multilingual site

To support multiple languages we should have an easy way to specify the language as part of the URL, so that URLs are both specific and we also reduce the dependency on the session.

  • Analysis [1d] - Find the best way of implementing this and how everyone else does their language URLs.
  • Write Middleware + update url_for to take account of the language. [2d]

  • Document the language setup, and how to replicate it. [1d]
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#1654 task amercader amercader ckan-v1.7 closed fixed [super] Update Publicdata.eu to the latest CKAN stable version

Tasks include:

  • #1813 Update ckanext-pdeu (4d)
  • #1814 Update harvesters (2d)
  • #1649 Verify ckanext-rdf works with latest CKAN (3d)
  • #1815 Reenable Sparql endpoint (?)
  • #1816 Update ckanext-apps (2-3d)
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#1655 task amercader amercader ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Setup issues on s025 (Publicdata.eu)

Time estimate: 2d

  • Fix logs (apache, ckan, harvest): rotate, set suitable levels
  • Fix harvesting jobs: supervisord for gather consumer, cron job
  • Fix backups

Also it may be worth setting up a test instance ( on s023 ?)

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#1659 defect dread dread ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Cannot logout if CKAN mounted at non-root url

If you set WSGIScriptAlias to mount CKAN at a URL other than / then you cannot logout without adjusting the OpenID logged_out_url to match in who.ini config. e.g.

[plugin:openid] ... logged_out_url = /sub/dir/user/logged_out

Note: all the other URLs in who.ini should not have the /sub/dir/ - it is just this one that doesn't take account of the mounting point.

The solution is to fix-up the repoze.who OpenID plugin to take account of the mounting point.

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#1663 enhancement seanh seanh ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed API call for creating an activity streams event

The create_activity() logic function already exists, but validation and authorization need to be added before it's hooked up to an API call.

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#1664 enhancement seanh seanh ckan-future closed fixed Smarter group activity streams

We already have simple activity streams for groups that have new group or group updated events (see #1631). Smarter/more useful group activity streams would also contain the events for things related to the group: users, datasets, other groups, etc.

This should just mean using a more complex SQL query in the group_activity_list() logic function.

Things might get tricky when a user or dataset joins a group, this may show up as two events (the user or dataset was modified, and the group was modified). We may want to have two separate events for this (one to go in the user or dataset activity stream and one for the group), or maybe we just want one 'user/dataset joined group' event.

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#1665 task seanh seanh closed fixed Begin doing research into eurovoc

How big is it? How are we going to store it? etc.

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#1666 enhancement seanh seanh ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Add activity stream events for tags

...and show them on the tag pages.

This means adding tag_activity_list() and tag_activity_list_html() logic functions, adding the templating to render tags as HTML, and adding the tag HTML into the tag pages.

What exactly should go into a tag's activity stream? As with datasets we may want a more complex SQL query, where events from objects related to the tag (datasets, users, etc.) appear in the tag's stream.

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#1669 enhancement ross ross ckan-v1.7 closed fixed [super] Publisher profile

Implement the necessary backend changes to build profile for publishers using the group refactor.

See http://ckan.okfnpad.org/publisherprofiles

Subtickets are at:

  • Publisher profile analysis #1670 [2d]
  • Publisher profile sysadmin authz #1671 [1d]
  • Publisher profile user authz #1672 [1d]
  • Test auth logic hooks for publisher profile #1674 [3d]
  • Publisher admin authz #1675 [3d]
  • Publisher editor authz #1676 [2d]
  • Add approval status field to groups #1673 [1d]
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#1670 enhancement ross ross ckan-sprint-2012-03-05 closed fixed Publisher profile documentation

Super #1669

Analysis of all permissions for users given their publishers to ensure that we have covered all of the bases and haven't missed any use-cases.

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#1671 enhancement ross ross ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Publisher profile sysadmin authz

Super #1669

Implement authz for sysadmins in publisher profile

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#1672 enhancement ross ross ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Publisher profile user authz

Super #1669

Authz for normal users in publisher profile as per sysadmin

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#1673 enhancement ross ross ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Add approval status field to groups

Super #1669

As groups need to be authorised in some cases, particularly publisher profiles, we need a field to denote how this is managed.

We should add an 'approval_status' field that will be used to denote its status. By default this will be "approved" but this will allow us to override it with a "pending" or "denied" status. The latter should also change the main status of the Group.

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#1674 enhancement ross ross ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Test auth logic hooks for publisher profile

Super #1669

Test all of the new auth logic hooks for publisher profile to make sure they work as expected. Also make sure that we have a test to compare the naming of the core auth funcs with the profile hooks (so we can see what may have changed in one but not the other).

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#1675 enhancement ross ross ckan-sprint-2012-02-20 closed fixed Publisher admin authz

Super #1669

Authz for the publisher admin (who has permission to administer the publisher group themselves).

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#1676 enhancement ross ross ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Publisher editor authz

Super #1669

Editor authz for publisher groups need to be implemented and tested.

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#1678 enhancement amercader amercader ckan-v1.8 closed fixed Make synchronous search the default behaviour

Right now you need to explicitly load the synchronous_search plugin in your ini file, when this is probably the behaviour that all users expect by default. We could keep a config flag to deactivate it, but synchronous search should be the default behaviour.

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#1681 enhancement ross ross closed fixed Core storage document

Document all of the changes and usage for #1574 so that we can mark it 'done done'.

Make sure we document any setup issues/processes and the settings.py setup required for CKAN so that Mark can announce next week and it should be easily deployable/testable.

Internal (perhaps in README somewhere or wiki): how does process work, where does data end up and in what order etc

External: here's how to configure it and here's what you get ... (goes in main sphinx docs)

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#1683 defect dread dread ckan-sprint-2012-01-23 closed fixed Dataset search results - last item out of order

On each page of package search results, all the items are neatly sorted apart from the last item of the page. SOLR gets the sorting of the results incorrect.

This is a known issue: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-1777 affecting SOLR 1.4 only (which comes with Ubuntu 10.04)

It is highlighted in CKAN test ckan/tests/functional/test_pagination.py:TestPaginationPackage of commit 39096ed54bda86d043521b08b2e14fc5e283a0ff which fails most of the time it is run (passes intermittently).

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#1686 enhancement seanh seanh ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Add activity events for when a dataset is added to or removed from a group 1326993692000000 1328527370000000
#1688 enhancement dread dread ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed API for changing the permissions on an object

We need an API for changing the authorization (permissions) on a model object.

This was neglected in #1253 because of various changes to authz were looming. But six months later it still hasn't been done.

Suggest this is just moving _add_user_object_role from ckan/lib/base.py to the logic layer, but no doubt it will be more complicated.

Estimate: 3 days

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#1690 enhancement ross ross closed fixed Rename storage settings with the ckan prefix

Missed the ckan prefix on the storage settings names so this needs to be fixed.

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#1693 defect ross ross closed fixed register_pluggable_behaviour should not be in routing

We should try and move register_pluggable_behaviour into environment and out of routing as it is causing import issues when using simple search.

These functions already take a map and so they should be fine any time after the call to make_map

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#1694 enhancement seanh seanh ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Add quick functional test(s) for activity streams HTML rendering

The activity streams feature is already thoroughly tested via the logic layer and API calls, but there needs to be a quick test of the rendering code, e.g. fetch a user's page (thus testing that ckan doesn't crash while rendering it) and then assert that the expected activity streams HTML is in the fetched HTML.

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#1695 enhancement dread dread closed fixed Relationships - improvements

Suggested by Richard Cyganiak in http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/ckan-discuss/2012-January/001977.html

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#1696 defect johnglover johnglover ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Maintain backwards compatibility with older way of creating custom forms

To maintain backwards compatibility, the package controller (new/edit) should check to see if the controller has a package_form variable defined, and if so render the form pointed to by this variable before calling the new self._package_form() function.

This behaviour is now deprecated however.

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#1698 enhancement seanh seanh ckan-v1.7 closed fixed [super] Tag Taxonomies

Add drupal-like "taxonomies" to CKAN.

Etherpad with user stories, feature list, design and implementation discussion:


Branch where this is being developed is feature-1698-tag-taxonomies:


Tickets related to this have keyword taxonomies.

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#1699 task johnglover kindly ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Setup Ckan on tenforce test server

Need to setup server in tenforce test server.

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#1700 enhancement johnglover kindly ckan-sprint-2012-02-06 closed fixed Document server setup for ckan server.

Document deployment on tenforce test server.

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