datapkggui v0.2.1, an important bugfix

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I don’t usually post about bugfixing releases, but this one is very important.
It seems that nobody (including me and datapkg developers) noticed that datapkg default configuration currently points to the old CKAN Api url,

http://ckan.net/api/

.
While developing datapkggui, I simply changed the configuration line

ckan.url = http://ckan.net/api/

to

ckan.url = http://thedatahub.org/api/

.
New users that directly download datapkg (or datapkggui) will face errors, because the program creates an invalid configuration file and the underlying libraries can not handle the domain redirect.
I signaled the bug in ckan-dev mailing list.
Meanwhile, I updated datapkggui to version v0.2.1, that automatically detects the old configuration entry and corrects it.

New users, you can now enjoy these initials releases of datapkggui.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.