Oct 27, 2011

datapkggui v0.2.1, an important bugfix

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.

written by dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.


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