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From 02/11/2002 to 03/12/2002

03/08/2002

02:41 PM Revision 968 (metacat): Method endElement in AccessControList was revised. A feature that put access document itset into xml_access was added.
Jing Tao
02:40 PM Bug #442: There is no entry in xml_access table for access document itself
Method named endElement in AccessControlList class was revised and the code
for putting access document itself into ...
Jing Tao

03/07/2002

02:50 PM Bug #442 (Resolved): There is no entry in xml_access table for access document itself
When we create a data package in Morpho and save it into metacat. But there is
no permission in xml_access table fo...
Jing Tao
02:14 PM Revision 966 (metacat): In hasPermission method, a rule for access document is implements. If user want to write a access document, it should hhave "all" permission.
The permission for access document now is looking up in xml_access table directly, rather get same permission to data... Jing Tao
02:14 PM Bug #436: Bug of MetaCat in handling permission issue
morpho jar file now is in the lib. Maybe will replace by source code lately.
Jing Tao
02:12 PM Bug #437: Document Access Control Rules
hasPermission method was revised. If there is no record in xml_access table
for a document. We will check if the use...
Jing Tao
06:30 PM Bug #441: Unable to increment data id revision numbers
In order to increase revision of data file docid, method registerDocument was
revised. Now it not only insert a new ...
Jing Tao
06:30 PM Revision 965 (metacat): In order to increase data file docid, method registerDocument was revised. Now it not only insert a new data file record to xml_documents table, but also can update the data file documents. Moreover, it can archieve the old version to xml_revisions table. Two other private methods were added to handl these futures: deleteXMLDocuments and getLatestRevisionNumber.
Jing Tao
04:17 PM Revision 963 (metacat): fixed my tagging error
berkley

03/06/2002

03:58 PM Revision 962 (metacat): some small changes I had to make to get the QAENGINE demo to work right. this should be committing in a branch
berkley
11:25 AM Bug #404: Create "CNAMEs" for LTER metcat and ldap
I've created the ip name knb.lternet.edu and have created the following CNAMES
to it for now:
knb-ldap IN ...
James Brunt
09:00 AM Revision 961 (metacat): We decided that the permission for a user to an access documents is as same as to the data set document(which contains the access document). In order to do this, we need to look-up xml-relation table. If we could find the data set document id, just check the id. If we couldn't find one, we need check if the user is owner. If it is, has permission. Otherwise, doesn't have.
Jing Tao

03/05/2002

03:28 PM Bug #441 (Resolved): Unable to increment data id revision numbers
In an attempt to let the Morpho user update a data file (NOT a metadata doc), it
was discovered that Metacat returns...
Dan Higgins
02:49 PM Bug #417: Is sequential numbering of versions needed?
A method named getLastRevisionNumber was added to AccessionNumber class. And
condition for checking accession number...
Jing Tao
01:14 PM Revision 959 (metacat): Add a new method getDataSetId to the class. The permission policy for access documents is: the user will have the same permission as data set file. (There is no entry in xml_access table for access document.
Jing Tao
01:11 PM Revision 958 (metacat): Add a throwing exception in hasPermission and hasReadPermission methods.
Jing Tao
01:09 PM Revision 957 (metacat): Add a throwing exception in haspermission method.
Jing Tao
11:38 AM Revision 956 (metacat): A constructor for this class was added. In the new constructor, user can specify the revision number he want to update. In method writeDocumentToDB, when a update action happend, the rev number would not automatictlly to add one, but it can go to specified number. This is for bug 417.
Jing Tao
11:33 AM Revision 955 (metacat): A constructor was added to this class. In this constructor, user can specify the revision number he want to update. And the number can be passed into a DocumentImpl object constructor in startElement method. But the number should be greater than current number in database.
Jing Tao
11:28 AM Revision 954 (metacat): A method named getLastRevisionNumber was added. And condition for checking accession number was revised too. Now metacat wouldn't refuse a revsion number which is 2 or more greater than current revision number in the database. This is for bug 417.
Jing Tao
09:19 AM Revision 953 (metacat): Access document was added to exported data package too.
Jing Tao
09:15 AM Bug #411: package export feature
Access document was able to be added to exported data package.
Jing Tao
08:48 PM Bug #411: package export feature
The permission issue was figure out too. In AccessControlList class, user,
public and group will be put into a user ...
Jing Tao
09:01 PM Bug #436: Bug of MetaCat in handling permission issue
In AccessControlList class, user, public and group will be put into a user
package. The permission for each element ...
Jing Tao
08:34 PM Revision 952 (metacat): The method - hasAllowRule was revised. If a action -read or update was approved, all ticket count of allow rule entries for this action will minus one if the entries have ticket count number (not null).
Jing Tao

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
 

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