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From 02/01/2002 to 03/02/2002

03/02/2002

06:07 PM Revision 951 (metacat): The two hasPermission methods were rewritten. Some logic bugs were fixed. Now user, public and group will not be checked speratedly, but they will be check together as string array. In order to do this, private methods isAccessDocument, containDocumentOwner, isAllowFirst, hasAllowRule, hasExplicitDenyRule, hasImplicitDenyRule, and createUsersPackage were added.
Jing Tao

02/26/2002

02:02 PM Revision 950 (metacat): In method transformXMLDocument, if no style sheet registered was found for the input document, the document will be send back, rather than use util.DebugMessge to print.
Jing Tao
01:55 PM Revision 949 (metacat): Only delete some incorrect comment.
Jing Tao
01:53 PM Revision 948 (metacat): When user request a data package, the old version documents would be exported. Only export the request one.
During the export function. Every document will be check if the user has the permission to read or not. Jing Tao
11:28 AM Bug #437 (Resolved): Document Access Control Rules
Now the rules for document access control in Morpho and MetaCat are:
1. If a data package doesn't have access contro...
Jing Tao
08:37 AM Revision 947 (metacat): The feature of check permission before Metacat handle a "read" action. If user doesn't have permission, its request will be rejected.
After creating a DocumentImpl object. A method named hasReadPermission in that class will be called to make sure the ... Jing Tao
08:30 AM Revision 946 (metacat): A method named hasReadPermission was added. The method will check if a user has permission toread a xml document.
Jing Tao
08:23 AM Revision 945 (metacat): A new method named hasPermissionToExportPackage was added. So when MetaCat handle export action, it will check if user has permission to read the data package. If it has, MetaCat will export a zip output stream to it. Otherwise, MetaCat will be through a exception.
Jing Tao
08:18 AM Revision 944 (metacat): Code to handle "read" permission was changed in hasPermission method. The old code used old way to look up the public_access field in xml_documents table.
Jing Tao

02/22/2002

03:24 PM Bug #411: package export feature
Export feature was implemented. When a request containing a docid and
action=export, this feature will export the wh...
Jing Tao
03:02 PM Revision 943 (metacat): A new action named export was add to it. This action will export a zip output stream for a data package. In the zip output stream, meta data documents, data files and a html summary file are include. The stucture will looks like:
package----/metadata/metadata docments
|
----/data/data files
|
----html file
Jing Tao
02:56 PM Revision 942 (metacat): Two metacat util methods were add. One is getDocIdFromString and the other is getVersionFromString. They output a docid and revision if a string like str1.str2.str3. were passed to them.
Jing Tao
02:53 PM Revision 941 (metacat): A method named transformXmlDocument were overload. It transform an XML document to StringWriter using the stylesheet reference from the db.
Jing Tao
02:50 PM Revision 940 (metacat): A public method named getZippedPackage() and other relative private methods were add to this class. The public method can give a zip output stream if a docid and other parameters were passed to it.
Jing Tao
02:46 PM Revision 939 (metacat): A property named "morpho" was added. It is the path for morpho.jar. (Now, in DBQuery class some morpho package class are used). Morpho was added to cpath too. During the "install", morpho willbe copy to the target too.
Jing Tao
02:39 PM Revision 938 (metacat): In QBQuery class some classes - Triple and TripleCollection, which come from morpho package wereused. So morpho.jar was added to metacat libray. The reseaon to use these class is xml document need to be parsed and get docids' relationship.
Jing Tao
01:05 PM Bug #436 (Resolved): Bug of MetaCat in handling permission issue
After login the metacat from that web page by using
"uid=tao,o=NCEAS,dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org" as username, the dat...
Jing Tao

02/21/2002

02:57 PM Bug #272: install production root LDAP server
Because of problems with the server space.lternet.edu, a new production LDAP server needs to be
setup. It is possibl...
David Blankman
02:35 PM Bug #435 (Resolved): Source of problem with LTER metacat localized
We have isolated the metacat problem to problems with the individual server
"space.lternet.edu". These problems sur...
David Blankman

02/20/2002

03:16 PM Revision 937 (metacat): Adding the style sheet of html file in zip data package for morpho to metacat.
So the html summary file can have the same style in morpho and metacat zip package. Jing Tao
03:10 PM Revision 936 (metacat): Adding a new doctype and its publicid="-//NCEAS//eml-generic//EN".
It connects http://@server@@style-path@/generic-morpho.xsl.
So the html files in zip data package have the same style...
Jing Tao

02/19/2002

08:14 AM Bug #433 (Closed): browse interface to metacat
Searching in metacat works fine, but as the number of enries grows we are going
to want to be able to browse through...
Matt Jones

02/18/2002

03:29 PM Bug #432: Metacat error message when authenticating from Morpho to LTER metacat
Database connection problem was a result of incorrect password. David Blankman
01:39 PM Bug #432: Metacat error message when authenticating from Morpho to LTER metacat
This is most likely a configuration issue on the LTER Metacat rather than a bug.
LTER does not yet have our public ke...
Matt Jones
01:06 PM Bug #432 (Resolved): Metacat error message when authenticating from Morpho to LTER metacat
[space: oracle] 124: Error creating pool of database connections in
MetaCatServlet.handleGetOrPost
Io exception: ...
David Blankman

02/15/2002

04:46 PM Bug #364: create OBFS interface for metacat
DONE. Lat/Long fields for OBFS has been completed. The webmdentry module now
provides the Guide via the template sys...
Matt Jones

02/14/2002

10:05 AM Bug #408: Authentication is by-passed when a client follows an LDAP referral
After a referral exception happend, we should reset enviroment properties again
before creating a contex. These envir...
Jing Tao
09:37 AM Bug #408: Authentication is by-passed when a client follows an LDAP referral
Please provide a more detailed explanation of what was wrong and how you fixed
it. Thanks.
Matt Jones
09:28 AM Bug #408: Authentication is by-passed when a client follows an LDAP referral
It is fixed
Jing Tao
05:48 PM Revision 935 (metacat): Some code format problem was fixed.
Jing Tao

02/13/2002

03:17 PM Revision 934 (metacat): The bug was fixed.
After a referral exception happend, we should set enviroment properties again before creating a contex. These environ... Jing Tao
12:28 PM Revision 933 (metacat): Removed an obsolete filter fromthe build.xml file.
Matt Jones
12:22 PM Revision 932 (metacat): Updated installation instructions to reflect the new procedures involved
with the changes to build.xml. Matt Jones
11:41 AM Revision 931 (metacat): Modified the build.xml file to make it easier to set up the configuration.
There is now a "config" target in which all of the properties that are usually
modified are located. Also, now one s...
Matt Jones
10:32 AM Bug #421 (In Progress): create simple turnkey installer for metacat Phase II
we need to use the previously protyped metacat installer to build a robust, one
click installer for metacat that inc...
Chad Berkley
09:14 PM Revision 930 (metacat): Authentication bug was fixed (bug 408).
However, it needs to test if referral cotaining a referral. Jing Tao
05:53 PM Bug #366: Install & Test LDAP SSL Componenet for o=lter server
LDAP server with SSL installed.
Fixed all problems with password synchronization between
o=lter ldap server and LTE...
David Blankman
04:15 PM Bug #163: need data repository interface for metacat
Postponing until a later release. SRB functionality is a useful addition but not
critical at this point. It would sti...
Matt Jones
04:13 PM Bug #364: create OBFS interface for metacat
The load-dataset.cgi script now works for both NRS and OBFS. Need to finalize
the lat/long listingfor OBFS, test, an...
Matt Jones
04:11 PM Bug #213: transaction support for packages
Postponing this feature to a later release. Matt Jones
04:07 PM Bug #305: create an ofa compliant oracle instance
Chad, this needs to be done. As part of the task, please also do an oracle
backup to the local filesystem. I can he...
Matt Jones
04:05 PM Bug #278: Install production o=LTER LDAP Server
Is this complete, David? If so, please close the bug or comment on what needs
to be finished. Thanks.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #101: generate data set usage metadata/ provide access log
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #131: add doctype identifier to returnfields
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #186: add web metadata entry form for Metacat
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #188: provide a metacat client library with a standard API
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #94: add DOM interface support to metacat
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #273: site deployment for metacat
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #192: create a dtd for result sets
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #325: create site filters to convert site metadata to eml packages
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #404: Create "CNAMEs" for LTER metcat and ldap
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #414: public key server for referral LDAP servers
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #412: Detecting Test Packages on Metacat
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #129: Metacat Performance: paged Query Returns
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones
04:03 PM Bug #151: need doctype equivalence specification
Moved issues that we do not intend to address during the current release to the
'Postpone' milestone.
Matt Jones

02/12/2002

11:50 AM Bug #258: upgrade to xerces 1.4.1 and test metacat
The xerces.jar in CVS server ../xmltodb/lib was update to 1.4.4
Metacat seems working well.
Jing Tao
11:43 AM Revision 929 (metacat): xerces.jar was update to 1.4.4
Jing Tao
05:56 PM Revision 928 (metacat): Please check it.
Jing Tao

02/11/2002

01:04 PM Bug #41: consolidate methods for XML output
Much of this has been done in individual methods. No need to redesign those
methods at this point.
Matt Jones
11:12 AM Bug #258: upgrade to xerces 1.4.1 and test metacat
Consider more recent versions of Xerces as well, but note that Xalan may not
work in conjunction with Xerces2.
Matt Jones
08:10 AM Revision 927 (metacat): In order to fix bug 408 (authentication), some important variables' values
were followed. Jing Tao

02/08/2002

10:00 AM Bug #417: Is sequential numbering of versions needed?
I think I agree. This feature is somewhat left over from when metacat did the
sequence number assignments. I think ...
Matt Jones
09:06 AM Bug #417 (Resolved): Is sequential numbering of versions needed?
Currently, version changes of documents must be sequentially numbered. This
means that someone working locally in Mo...
Dan Higgins
09:48 PM Bug #414: public key server for referral LDAP servers
We can add a flag - installedPublicKey to LDAP server. If theflag is true, this means its public key already was inst... Jing Tao
04:33 PM Bug #414 (Resolved): public key server for referral LDAP servers
Right now, all metacat servers point at ldap.ecoinformatics.org for
authentication. When we turn on SSL, those serv...
Matt Jones

02/05/2002

09:41 AM Bug #412: Detecting Test Packages on Metacat
Good idea. Recategorizing this to be a Metacat bug -- much easier to do this
from Metacat than in Morpho.
Matt Jones
09:16 AM Bug #412 (Resolved): Detecting Test Packages on Metacat
I was just trying to clear out a few of my old test packages and noticed that
several others had made test packages...
Eric Fegraus
09:10 AM Revision 926 (metacat): took my password out of the build file
berkley
09:09 AM Revision 925 (metacat): integrated the postgres and oracle properties into one build file. now, if you want to switch between oracle and postgres, you just change the 'depends' attribute in the 'init' target. also, I fixed the path to the servlet.jar file to match up with where tomcat now stores it (lib/common/servlet.jar instead of lib/servlet.jar).
berkley
06:03 PM Revision 924 (metacat): Modified the build file to point at the proper eml directory so that the
"getdtd" target can find the right files to be checked out. Matt Jones
04:57 PM Bug #411 (Resolved): package export feature
Metacat needs to be able to produce an exported version of a data package in the
same ZIP format that morpho creates...
Matt Jones

02/04/2002

11:31 AM Revision 923 (metacat): Committed changes to the build file so that it properly copies the Xalan
jar files instead of the oracle xml parser which has been eliminated. Matt Jones
08:44 AM Bug #408: Authentication is by-passed when a client follows an LDAP referral
This is probably a problem in not handling referrals in AuthLdap.authenticate()
correctly.
Matt Jones
10:02 PM Revision 922 (metacat): Added qformat parameter for switching css stylesheets.
Matt Jones
09:44 PM Bug #404: Create "CNAMEs" for LTER metcat and ldap
This is a convenience fix that I'll submit this week. These will initially point
to quark - a Sun Ultra 10 that will...
James Brunt

02/03/2002

08:38 PM Revision 921 (metacat): Fixed bug in login.xsl that was preventing a successful xslt transform. Now
successful logins redirect correctly, unsuccessful ones redirect to the
login page again.
Matt Jones

02/02/2002

01:14 AM Revision 920 (metacat): Set the qformat parameter so the stylesheets can use it for conditional
processing. Matt Jones
12:56 AM Revision 919 (metacat): Added new stylesheets for displaying the eml-attribute and eml-entity modules.
Matt Jones
06:07 PM Revision 918 (metacat): Changed the link urls in the eml-dataset display stylesheet to use the
default style-set as set in the build file rather than hard-coding the
value 'html'. This allows more flexibility in...
Matt Jones

02/01/2002

03:28 PM Revision 917 (metacat): fixed error with dist target so that it now copies the source correctly
berkley
02:29 PM Bug #408 (Resolved): Authentication is by-passed when a client follows an LDAP referral
The ldap.ecoinformatics.org LDAP database services the dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org
tree, but is extended by LDAP refer...
Chris Jones
 

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